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Song Parodies -> "Blue Laws"

Original Song Title:

"Blue Eyes"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Blue Laws"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Elton John's Magical History Tour.
Blue Laws,
Town has got Blue Laws
Like the Pilgrim times:
Ancient history.
Blue Laws,
Colonists' Blue Laws
For your Sabbath rest,
For your sanctity.
Don't you see...

Can't go working seven days,
Toiling for your gain.
Town has got Blue Laws,
So go to church...again.

Blue Laws,
Town has got Blue Laws
Taken way too far,
Taken piously.
Blue Laws,
Purists love Blue Laws:
Show their faith in God
Sanctimoniously:
"Look at me...!"

Don't go singing in the sun,
Dancing in the rain.
Town has got Blue Laws,
So sit at home...
So sit at home again...

Don't go having any fun.
Joy you must restrain.
Town has got Blue Laws,
So sit at home...again...
I'll post the link to the OS another time. This public library computer won't let me cut and paste!

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Peregrin - April 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Good one Melanie. Being from far-flung land, I had to do a quick google of blue laws just to make sure I was interpreting your meaning correctly - which I was - so that was a good thing, the parody explained enough to me to make sense anyway :) Any town in particular?
Matthias - April 30, 2018 - Report this comment
These blue laws are giving me blue balls! No fun? That's not fun at all!
Melanie Lee - April 30, 2018 - Report this comment
No town in particular. I was picturing early Massachusetts, but I also remembered Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the first of her books, set in Wisconsin in the 1870s. There was a chapter where five-year-old Laura frets about having to sit quietly all Sunday, and her parents Charles and Caroline share their stories about their experiences with blue laws.
Peregrin - April 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks Melanie :)
Stuart McArthur - May 01, 2018 - Report this comment
I'd never heard of Blue Laws until I just googled it. Great theme Melanie and great title sub. Organised religion is a curse - any of them - and the imposition of faith by way of blue laws is symptomatic of their holier-than-thou patronising highnesses - you can't inherit or be forced to believe, it should be a product of one's own personal spiritual effort and journey, and if that work IS done, it's hardly going to land one in the lap of the antiquated anachronistic dogma of organised religions - 555
Peter Andersson - May 03, 2018 - Report this comment
I'm familiar with Blue Zones (where people on average live longer than in normal places), but like most here I had to google Blue Laws.
Rex - May 05, 2018 - Report this comment
I grew up in the USA southeast when blue laws were strictly enforced and my friends from the north were shocked that they couldn't shop on Sunday. Excellent review.
Melanie Lee - May 08, 2018 - Report this comment
Thank you for your feedback and your compliments. Yes, Blue Laws can go too far. Consider, though: if not for the concept of the Sabbath rest, we would not have the weekend. You would not enjoy your Saturdays and/or Sundays off. You would be forced to work seven days a week. Perhaps some of you do work all week, either pressured or required by your employers, or freely choosing to work every day yourself.
FYI - May 08, 2018 - Report this comment
California Loony Laws reports that animals are banned from mating in public within 1,500 feet of a school, tavern or place of worship. Additionally, Redwood City outlaws the frying of gravy; a person in Blythe County may not publicly wear cowboy boots unless he owns a minimum of two cows; mousetraps may not be set without first procuring a hunting license; more than 2,000 sheep may not be driven down Hollywood Boulevard at any one time; and children may not be kept from jumping playfully over puddles of water. Finally, the detonation of a nuclear device within the Chino city limits may result in a fine of $500
Back When... - May 09, 2018 - Report this comment
I grew up in the '70s not knowing about Blue Laws. I just thought that was normal. Dad would gas the car, mow The lawns, and get all the groceries on Saturday. On Sunday, we went to church and then took a family drive with a packed lunch. I can't remember anything open, not even gas stations! It was fun and relaxing. Everyone did the same routine and it was cool. But of course, our whole neighborhood was White and all the men were employed. All the women were housewives who cooked and took care of the kids. Our policemen cruised the neighborhood and we knew them, the firefighters, the mailman (who was male), and we watched out for each other. I'm not ashamed to say things were better back then. So-called "diversity", homosexuality, and liberalism changed all that. Our neighborhood was systematically destroyed.i don't even recognize where we grew up. Everything our parents told us about minorities, fairies, and commie-pinkos turned out to be true. Technology also helped to ruin things with ATMs, beepers, cell phones, video games, devotion to television, movies, etc... I wish the Blue Laws had stayed. People in the '70s had more morality back then. We never knew about Megachurches and politics rarely collided with religion as an enemy. There were just Catholics, Protestants, and Jews. Atheists were rare.
Melanie Lee - June 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Back When...: So, let's see...you were good Christians (and Jews) who kept the Blue Laws, and you could be good Christians as long as your neighborhood was all White. Then the wrong kind of people moved in and you couldn't be good Christians anymore. Did I get that right? I think Jesus would call that straining a gnat and swallowing a camel. BTW, what specifically did those minorities, homosexuals, and liberals do to destroy your neighborhood?
Melanie Lee - June 06, 2018 - Report this comment
Remember the man who asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Jews and Samaritans hated each other, yet the Samaritan on the road helped the wounded Jewish man when the man's fellow Jews passed him by. To Jesus, the question wasn't, "Whom would I rather have as a neighbor?", but "Toward whom am I behaving as a neighbor?" From Bishop Michael Curry: "Love the neighbor you like, and the neighbor you don't like. Love the neighbor you agree with, and the neighbor you don't agree with. Love your Democrat neighbor, your Republican neighbor. Your black neighbor, your white neighbor. Your Anglo neighbor, your Latino, your LGBTQ neighbor, love your neighbor. That's why we're here."
Factoid - June 06, 2018 - Report this comment
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born in 1970 - June 07, 2018 - Report this comment
The 70s...more morality? Hahahahaha...oh geez, hahahaha! You...gawlly...haha haha!...I just can't stop...hahahahaha...

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