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Song Parodies -> "Adagio's Parodies"

Original Song Title:

"Building a Mystery"

Original Performer:

Sarah McLachlan

Parody Song Title:

"Adagio's Parodies"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

No introduction necessary...
You write late at night
sometimes resembles prose
then post it on this site
those odd, ethereal tomes
Your stuff sure stands up hairs
atop of some folks domes
They get cross; 'cause they can't divine
just what she is saying
You're writing a parody

Some reader's lurch
as your words creep down the barren halls
They stumble, vaguely curse
in the Corridors behind the walls
Entangled; they still don't know
They're beguiled; they are in your Sway
Fall Down during Air trips
Shadowed by crowded clouds; in a trance - they gaze

You're inscrutable
they allege you harm them
they squawk earfuls
then bray out false alarms

Still you're lurking
gilding what they can't see
Showing thoughts once deep within
Deftly weaving
Glimpses of dim-lit scenes
Muted blues glow so eerily

You provoke screaming; it's loud
astride strife-fraught other-ly signs
Unfettered by jeers
of those with deaf ears, so
Build us an anthem
From the glow sparked within
Muster some seeds blown
in the breeze and the wind

extruding the crux out thin
inventing future lines
phrases waxed and shined

Was your wording
really such a mystery
The scoldings; odd - the whole thing - thin
Yeah, some turkeys
they will whine incessantly
as we yawn so - wearily

(Instrumental break)

Do those quirky
opaque parodies
That rope us all; then rope us in
Slightly murky
meanings; shaped by how we read
amusing to those who dare to dream

Need not worry
Writing is skilled, we see
It holds up fine, quite sublime
Tell those turkeys
"Chill out, don't you mess with me"
then goose them all so - merrily

They should skip your parodies

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 16

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   14

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Dee Range - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Absolutely beautifully written...surreal and ethereal. What you said about Adagio...she goes over most heads, including mine. Writers of the mundane, such as myself, could take many lessons from her...and 555 needless to say
Adagio - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, Paul...that was beautifully written. I was surprised to see a lot of stuff in there that I didn't really expect. What an honor! 5's
Kristof Robertson - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
It's philistines such as I who really don't appreciate Adagio as we should. Well written and the sentiment is perfect. 555
Rick C - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Exquisitely poetic tribute! I have nothing to add but fives.
Paul Robinson - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Dee - Thanks! I really enjoyed writing this...a week or so ago I remembered this OS and thought about trying to use it...I remember seeing/hearing it on a late-night TV video a few years back and liking it...I d/l the lyrics and then the song itself...and realized it didn't fit my usual "sledgehammer" imagery style...I thought, "This song is really something Adagio would be able to do something with..." Well, there went my initial parody idea...Jeez...maybe "Failing in History" would have been really, really good...Kristof - I don't remember calling anybody a "philistine" in this...OH...wait...that was "turkeys"...OOPS! poetic license - for effect, you know...what I meant was "those readers with a more literal bent who prefer more tangible/concrete imagery" I tried that, but it didn't fit in with the pacing scheme very well...Rick C - Thank you - Well, I stand, ham that I am (oink) - hogging the limelight (again)...this is supposed to be about/for you...but then, all these witty bon mots/remarks of mine should draw more attention you,
Adagio - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny D - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Heh heh heh keep 'em guessing Pat!
Paul Robinson - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for stopping in , JD ~ ~ ~
Serafina - June 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I missed this one on Friday...I love it. Nicely done; I especially like the brilliant rhyming to the original's corresponding words. 5-5-5 all the way. ;)
Paul Robinson - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Serafina - Thanks, glad you liked it. It was a whole lot of fun to work on.

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