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Song Parodies -> "Born To Sail"

Original Song Title:

"Born To Run"

Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"Born To Sail"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

In the day I sweat it out at the office with a runaway teenage dream
One day we'll leave the rat race behind in a sailing machine
Hoist the white sails on mast and stay
let the wind billow them and steer out on the rhumb line
Oh, honey, this life rips the bones from my back
It's a real drag, it's a tedious rap
We gotta get out, we can't fail
'Cause tramps like us, honey, we were born to sail!

(Yes, honey, we were!)

Oh, Tommy, let me steer, I wanna be your dear
oh, let me track our course and bearing
Just guide the tiller and feel the vibration
and let the compass guide our steering -
Together we could break this trap
We'll sail till we drop, baby we'll never go back
Oh, will you sail with me out to blue sea
'Cause honey, I'm just a scared as a girl can be
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know when the wind blows wild
Babe I want to go to the oceans for real !

(Oh, can you sail with me?)

Beyond the archipelago those yachts
sail out in gentle wind
Sails reach for the wind and skippers steer
And the deckhands adjust them in
The islands, they rise bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna sail with you Tommy at the sea tonight
In an everlasting kiss

One, two, three, four!

The fairway's jammed with yachts small and big on tailwind spinnaker run!
Everybody's out on the sail today and tacking there is no fun!
Together, Tommy we can live through this sadness
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
Oh, Someday, boy, I don't know when
We'll head to the paradise islands
where we really wanna go
And we'll sail in the sun
But till then tramps like us
Honey, we were born to sail!

Oh honey, tramps like us
Baby we were born to sail!

Come on with me, tramps like us
Honey, we were born to sail!

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 10

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John Jenkins - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Good stuff, Susanna, particularly the clever double entendres.
Chris Caillouet - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Beautiful, buoyant! TOS seems like the perfect vessel for expressing your passion for sailing.
Patrick - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I'd feel safer sailing with you than riding a motorcycle with Springsteen.
Rob Arndt - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
555 for all your parodies today. Your passion for the sea is admirable and congrats on reaching 500! I like the sea, but would prefer a U-boat or S-boot to a sail boat ;-)
Callmelennie - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Who is Tommy, Susie;? bBcause this is quite a beautiful song of love to whoever Tommy is
Das Coot - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Rob shouts "Torpedo Los" in his sleep.
Susanna Viljanen - February 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Callmelennie, he's my husband.
Susanna Viljanen - February 03, 2015 - Report this comment
To everyone: Nothing is as comforting as to hold the tiller and feel the slight vibration of the rudder as the water streams past it - and to have your loved one next to you. That is true love - simultaneously to your dearest hobby and dearest person.

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