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Song Parodies -> "(Will I Ever Survive Not) Living Next Tree To Lucy"

Original Song Title:

"Living Next Door To Alice"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"(Will I Ever Survive Not) Living Next Tree To Lucy"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

Q1: Did man predate music, or did music predate man?
Q2: Does anyone have a link to a good, brief overview of the story/discovery of Lucy back in the early 1970s?
Chimpey ooked, and he tried to talk
I got "I, up, now, yo, walk"
And "Lucy"
Well I jumped to a top branch, and I scanned in awe
I felt dizzy, begun to rave
As a big two-legger stepped out, of her rain-shelter cave

I don´t know why she´s leaving, I haven´t got the brains
I guess she´s got her reasons, but I´m staying off the plains
Now for twenty-four years I´ve been living next tree to Lucy
Twenty-four years she´s waited for a chance
To leave with an erectus and I never had the hands
When he got two legs up I was living next tree to Lucy

We grew up together, two apes in the trees
We gnawed our bananas, eat our fleas
Me and Lucy
Then she walked out the path, by the monolith
Ahead to the valley, she called the rift
That big two-legger moved swiftly, gave Lucy a lift

I don´t know why she´s leaving, I´m feeling lost and dumb
I guess I could have hitched a hike, but I don´t have the thumb
Now for twenty-four years I´ve been living next tree to Lucy
Twenty-four years of grooming but I stink
More hunter than collector so there too´s a missing link
Now I gotta get used to not living next tree to Lucy

When Lucy was gone, I yelled and jumped
I cried ´cos I knew, I got dumped
Love my Lucy
I thought that "Lucy´s gone, but fire´s there
No more I´ll be rubbing wood twenty-four years"
Those bipedalists left it here

I don´t know why she´s leaving, my cortex is too small
I guess there is a chance that Ethiopia´s a ball
But for twenty-four years I was living alongside Lucy
Twenty-four years of hairy, sweaty palms
Of maggot eating, peeling, tries to reach the speaking realms
Now I got to rise up to not living alongside Lucy

Will I ever survive this, not living next tree to Lucy?
© Peter Andersson

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D-Boz - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
LMAO!!!! This had me laughing so hard I nearly cried! Excellent work and spot on pacing as well.
Know 1 can hear you dream - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx for the comment! I´m glad to see that someone enjoyed this because I had some major hesitations whether or not to use a somewhat obscure, thirty year old one-hit-wonder song for a parody with references to a now almost historical in itself and therefore somewhat obscure paleontological find. Shows my age I guess though I´m not quite yet at the brink of personal exstinction. Also, and for the honesty record at the desk of the Saint that I´m named after, I´m not sure that I really deserved a five for pacing (the verses are as tricky to pace as is easy) but the vote is very much appreciated anyway. :-)

And D-Boz: Did you catch the reference to Stanley Kubrick´s ”2001”?
Know 1 can hear you dream - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
What I meant to say was: (the verses are as tricky to pace as THE CHORUS is easy).
Stuart McArthur - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
very funny, Peter - I don't recall Lucy, but it's a great idea GIVEN the story as I now understand it

how come you and I are the only ones who know this song? - in Australia it's still being played (for want of a better word) mercilessly - altho I think Sweden and Australia have a connection because you've done early Kylie songs too I think, that noone else knows
Peter Andersson - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Stuart: All I know is that this was a big hit here, big enough for Smokie to tour here for several years. I think they were big in Denmark too, but I'm not willing to swear on that bit.

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