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"[If Dave Mustaine Wrote] Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

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Okay I'll jump on the trendy band wagon. Here's my little spoof of if another artist wrote a song I've never even heard before. So without further ado, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald had it been written by Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine. (Original Song here.)
The legend passed down from Chippewa
The lake will not give up drowned souls
Oil tanker thinks it's watertight
Sail on doubtless on through the night

The storm it came out of no where
Freezing rain from monsoon weather
Waves crash over starboard rail
Captain calls out that there is no bail
No bail!

One storm changes everything
Twenty-nine men barely think
That wreck is soon to become
The Edmund Fitzgerald

The hatchway began to cave in
Little done as peril begins
One by one each crew member drowns
And the ship is just pulled on down
Goes down!

One storm changes everything
Twenty-nine men barely think
That wreck is soon to become
The Edmund Fitzgerald

Now the lake it starts to sing lies
In it's abyss of death and ice
As the church bell rings of the lives

The ghosts remain on down below
Because the lake it won't let go
They will remain deep down in the cold
My trend spirit is satisfied. A bit of a darker Edmund Fitzgerald spoof, but oh well.

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Patrick - August 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Welcome aboard our sinking ship. I'll have to check out the original melody. Megadeth is a good description of a ship sinking with all hands. Your lyrics are evocative of the event and the Gordon Lightfoot song. I like the line "abyss of death and ice". You have made a worthy contribution to the series.
SamuraiMaster - August 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Awesome coming from the man who started the trend, however I must say, with all due respect.....Megadeth is far from a sinking ship.

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