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Song Parodies -> "Smoke and Low Water"

Original Song Title:

"Smoke on the Water"

Original Performer:

Deep Purple

Parody Song Title:

"Smoke and Low Water"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Where did all the green lawns go?
The lakes have receding shorelines.
We've set records; got long to go
In season of fire time.
Crack! Zap! Bit bolts. Another
Dry lightning strike's coming down
With the effect of a flare gun--
One more forest turns brown.
Smoke and low water. . .
Fires' flames leap high.

They've burned down another house--
It's just ashes on the ground
Dunk buckets in water. . .running out
Threatened is Big Sur town.
When will it be over?
Will the firefighters win the race?
But big dimes are running out,
'cause a huge deficit's in place.
Smoke and low water. . .
Fires' flames leap high.

The end of the Ventana hotel?
It's now hot and of guests bare.
These days it's only fire trucks can take a ride
Down Route 1. . .can't go there.
There's a red sky--looks like the sun bled
Firefighters get no rest.
And the reservoir levels have dipped. . .
There goes another forest
Smoke and low water. . .
Fires' flames leap high.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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alvin - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
as ominous and threatening as the OS
Meriadoc - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Had a bit of trouble with some of the pacing, but the rest was just great (balls of fire).
Cal-Lips-o'Honey - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Pirate Jack Barrow, I see your ship is docked in the harbor, so It must be 'lowtide' . . . . You seem to be fit as a fiddle , Sir, so complete with churlish Pen & trick Knee !
AFW - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Very descriptive..gotta' be rough out there on the coast
Peregrin - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Scary, see it on the news. Good job with this one JB.

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