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Song Parodies -> "Summer of '89"

Original Song Title:

"Summer of '69"

Original Performer:

Bryan Adams

Parody Song Title:

"Summer of '89"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I bought my first real four-string
it was a blue Squier P
Tuned it, and plugged on amplifier
played riff and melody -

Me and some - gals from the college
got together at my dad's garage
When we hauled the amps and the drums in
my momma freaked and started to cry -

"Sue! No way, that just won't do -
Your noise just seems to break our nerves, and
think about your studies too -
and what about the ears of your old man?"
Those were some rantings of my mom

Can't do no practise as a bass lass
When you got the labs to do
Spent my days in library and in class
In the evenings I played song or two -

Deep down at the dad's garage
He told "you girls could play together" -
Oh and when we had that band -
I knew that it was now or never -
Those were some dear words of my dad

Back in Summer of '89

Mom, we were playing fine
We were young and geeky
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever, no

And now the times have been changing
Look at the things that's come and gone
Somethimes when I play that blue four-string
I think about and wonder what I've become -

Typing on the Am-I-Right
spoofing 'nother song, to say
Oh, and when I get it rhyme
I wish that I had done it that day
These are the songs I wish I'd played!

Back in the Summer of '89!

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John Barry - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Nicely told and evocative.
McKludge - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Sweet story. You know, it's never too late to pick it up again. The world needs more chicks who can rock.
AFW - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Enjoyed your musical Bio....fine parody pickin\\'
Jon Lovit - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Very nostalgic. If you play as well as you write, it will be music to the ears. 545
Susanna Viljanen - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Jon, if I only was a chick anymore... the chick has grown into a hen. I graduated, I got married, I have 9-to-5 job and nothing is as pathetic as a woman past 30 who wants to re-live her teens. But I do still have that bass, and I still play bass and guitar, and perhaps I'm never too old to rock and roll again. Hmm... Finnish Idols competition - do they approve bands?

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