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Song Parodies -> "Bad Navigation"

Original Song Title:

"My Generation"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Bad Navigation"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Seems our boat is going d-down (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
Now who the klutz did run aground? (No need for an explanation!)
Can't you read the charts at all? (Illiterate at action station)
We have to make a MAYDAY call (SAR communication )

This is bad navigation
This is bad navigation, shipmate!

Didn't you follow GPS? (Modern sea instrumentation)
Can't you see we're in distress! (It is nasty situation)
Don't say you don't know cardinals (And the fairway demarcation)
East and west and all that stuff (It is basic information)

Bad navigation!
This is bad navigation, shipmate!

Did take the altitude of stars? (I don't know that constellation)
Sextant use would get you far (All that math is a damnation!)
See that red light on the shore (Colourful illumination)
Warning of a danger, sure (It denotes the rock location)

This is bad navigation
This is bad navigation, shipmate!
Bad bad bad navigation!

Do you know our coordinates? (And the compass deviation?)
What's our bearing and change rate? (And magnetic variation?)
Things they do look awful wet (We're about to get inhumidation)
And they even worse do get (That is one humiliation)

This is bad navigation (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
Bad navigation! (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
This is bad navigation, shipmate! (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
This is bad navigation (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
This is bad navigation (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
This is bad navigation (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)
This is bad navigation (Talkin' 'bout bad navigation)

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Dave W. - December 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Blimey . . I've never seen such bad navigation rimey.....But it was very good
Susanna Viljanen - December 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Let's say I am sick and tired of Yuppies who purchase a big yacht and show absolutely no maritime skills nor maritime conduct and no respect of rules of the seaways. And who have absolutely no nautical skills either. Finnish waters are extremely nasty - they are shallow and rocky, and almost every weekend the SAR (Maritime Search And Rescue) has to save such crew who have hit the rocks. One of my friends works for SAR as a volunteer, and she told about half of their gigs are due to "we didn't know where we are" error.
Rob Arndt - December 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Not a bumpy ride of rhyme-555!
Jonathan - December 03, 2014 - Report this comment
so.. that SAR... about how many pieces of ship do you think they find each rescue? 5's
Rob Arndt - December 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Susanna, do you have any info on Finnish-German cooperation on fast attack boats? I know that you got rid of the old WW1 and intetwar types, but what about joint boats? The Germans killed a lot of Soviet vessels in the Baltic and only really suffered some damage with their destroyers, but did Finland develop any independent attack boats or get any from Germany? Germany worked with Italy on explosive speedboats...

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