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Song Parodies -> "Burning Monday"

Original Song Title:

"Gloomy Sunday"

Original Performer:

Billie Holiday

Parody Song Title:

"Burning Monday"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Supposedly this is a depressing song. It actually sounds more like something Romeo (as in Shakespeare) would say when pining for his 'not-yet-lost-Lenore'. Someone 'dared' me to play with this thing...
Monday is shining,
Burning behind my eyes,
Driving the night away,
Beneath blazing skies,
Looking for work today.
There is plenty of work,
For everyone I see,
Faces greasy with pork,
Wallets fat with glee,
Rushing into the murk,
The sole exception is me.
Echoed: (or so it looks to be...)

A nightmare on Monday,
Driving my life away,
Seeing others' daydreams,
Wishing for me they'd stay.
But for me those are *screams*,
Or so I've been informed.
And now, I must leave this road,
With others' curses and scorns,
Hide myself like a toad,
In my office so dim,
Working day after day,
Consigned like a parts-bin,
Loaded out on E-bay.

Monday, Monday,
I wish 'twere a dream,
But dreams are for others,
They happen not for me.
No darling to see, now...
Not a hope for the world,
Like a rabid squirrel,
Twirl in an endless whirl,
Monday, Monday.

(For Tuesday, it ends - but NOT for me!)
I wonder if this is what was wished. Is it?

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Patrick - May 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Funny really isn't the correct term, we've occasionally discussed finding a better way to describe serious songs, haven't come up with one yet. You have created a Gloomy Sunday for today's angst. Few people today would consider suicide to reunite with a lost loved one. And, if I recall my Christian doctrine, taking one's own life is a major sin. Often when a person is depressed, the sight of other peoples' happiness can amplify the feelings of despondency. You have also captured the idea that others' happiness is an illusion, the lack of awareness on their part of the tenuousness of existence or the evil around them. This is a thought-provoking song. You have met the challenge and succeeded. I'm not sure if it fits your style and sensibilities, but there is a song I have heard about a crippled soldier. It's called "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". One of the greatest anti-war songs of all time. I commend it to your viewing. There are a couple of good examples on youtube. Maybe you can do something with it. War is always with us.

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