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Song Parodies -> "Mars, Life On Mars"

Original Song Title:

"Ride, Captain, Ride"

Original Performer:

Blues Image

Parody Song Title:

"Mars, Life On Mars"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Too bad "Ride, Captain, Ride" was not one of the early 1970s songs they used on the show.
(instrumental opening)

'73 men walking
on the New York City street.
Cop walks into precinct house
and he looks real beat.

He's calling everyone, and asking them,
"Hey, what year is this?"
Lieutenant Gene Hunt tells him,
"The year of the fist!"

No one explained things to him
or believed him at all.
No computers or cell phones
to make an important call!

A pair of chicks sympathetic
but can't quite bring themselves to see
'73 man, he's not:
He's come back in history!

Mars, Life On Mars
was such a mystery trip.
Poor old Sam, he is lost.
He thinks he might have flipped!

Mars, Life On Mars
was such a mystery trip.
All that stuff that he knew
is stuff he now has missed!

(instrumental break)

'73 men jailed up
thanks to Sam Tyler's good work.
For all his confusion, he's still
a good cop in New York!

He's calling everyone he can think of
to try to get him home.
But it was NASA confusing him
with message inside his dome!

Mars, Life On Mars
2035 trip!
Be amazed they didn't not try
to copy first show's tip!

Mars, Life On Mars
2035 trip!
Fans of first version of show
were feeling mighty gypped!

Mars, Life On Mars
2035 trip!
Sam and Dad
"Major Tom"
finally got a grip!

(long instrumental fadeout)

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Old Man Ribber - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Michael - A good series...and an even better parody. ;D
Patrick - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
If only I could go back to 1973 and still know what I know now. Haven't seen the show, but you've provided a good summary.
Michael Pacholek - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, well, if I could go back to 1973, I'd follow "Back to the Future II" and make lots of money betting on sports. Then I'd buy a tux and fly out to Hollywood and impress Raquel Welch. Heck, why go back that far, just 1993, head to London and get Catherine Zeta-Jones before IT did.

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