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Song Parodies -> "House Of Flying Daggers"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"House Of Flying Daggers"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

This is a tribute parody to the beautiful movie "House Of Flying Daggers"
starry flying knives
jagged palette, green and teal
divas from the colour wheel
emerge from the blind darkness of the sky
shadows on the hills
bamboo forest, bamboo kills
wounded Wind, exquisite skills
and blood lies on the snowy linen land

try to understand
this, a flight of bold beauty
exotic choreography
impossible, unreal as real can be
as the pebble makes
its lonely flight
perhaps perhaps tonight

house of flying knives
triple-crossing daggers blaze
swirling, curling, deadly ways
reflecting from the spectrum, China's hues
turquoises and blues
sweeping fields of amber grain
uniform men writhe in pain
truth and love both dying to touch hands

try to understand
that circumstance with just one man
ruins all your loyal plans
yet cannot set you free
you knew to try
you did not know how
then it's too late now

arrows, sharpened, whoosh through
the ghost-white forest dew
when all you had to do was ride
from the house of flying knives
you took your life as lovers sometimes do
and as the winter closed, Mei
this world of yours, so painterly and beautiful closed too

and now you lie there dead
your blood-soaked men in blood-soaked clothes
friends your love turned into foes
lie crushed and broken on the thudding snow

noone ever knows
the nature of the end journey
how you honoured your integrity
hoping it would set you free
it happened
it is happening still
perhaps it always will

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Kristof Robertson - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Beautifully poetic, Stu...I've yet to see the movie, but it looks fabulous. 555
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
It is Kristof - I'm still under its spell - I hired it and watched it twice one night and again the next night, but I'd love to see it on the big screen
alvin rhodes - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
didn't see the movie, but this was beautifully written...5s
AFW - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Not familiar with the song or the movie...but I, too vote for the poetry of the read..
Rick C - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
I've never even heard of this movie but, your beautiful words have inspired me to take up the art of knife-throwing! 555 This OS was one of the first songs I taught myself to play on guitar. Love it.
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks alvin, AFW and Rick - it makes a lot more sense if you've seen the movie (and obviously I recommend it - it's elegant, ingenious, crisp, and it's just impossibly visually stunning in the action, the scenery and the sets)...where was I, oh yes, I just tried to cram as many features and images from the movie in as I could, in somewhat random order!
Red Ant - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
What AFW said.=)
Rick C - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Stuart, this isn't one of those movies where the combatants fly during martial arts scenes is it? I've been disillusioned since childhood from watching Rocky and Bullwinkle. For years, I believed Rocky was really a flying squirrel but, if you look very closely during one of the cartoons, you can just make out the wires that hold him up.
PMS - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
I've yet to see the movie but I enjoyed the poetic picture you painted.
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick: yes, they actually admit that now about Rocky, but they didn't for a long time, out of respect for Bullwinkle, who actually DID do all his own stunts - Bullwinkle was worried he'd be tarred with the same "phoney" brush

(you don't want to be out there walking the walk, pulling a vicious lion out of a hat every day, and then have people calling you a phoney)
Dee Range - June 24, 2005 - Report this comment
555. Great OS, and although I haven't seen the movie, with this brilliant poetic visage, I don't have to now...although I will.
Rick C - June 25, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL Stuart! Dee, where the hell ya been, dawg?
Stuart McArthur - June 25, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks Dee, and yeah, where?
Michael Pacholek - June 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I also haven't seen the movie, but this is definitely in the spirit of the OS, which is about as sad as music gets. I wonder if Mike Tyson likes van Gogh?

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