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Song Parodies -> "I Translate for Dogen"

Original Song Title:

"Git Along Little Dogies"

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Parody Song Title:

"I Translate for Dogen"

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The Lyrics

LOST's sixth season introduced mysterious Japanese Temple leader Dogen and his translator, Lennon, whose position was not terribly necessary. Here's Lennon to the tune of the old cowboy song.
Well, it was a calm afternoon at the Temple
Till Reyes and his band of castaways came.
It seemed their arrival disquieted Dogen.
He told me to order our men to take aim.

Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen.
I've been a polyglot since I was young.
Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen.
He doesn’t like how English tastes on his tongue.

Reyes was quick and protested to Dogen.
He said a guitar case could prove who he was.
Inside was an ankh, and in that was a name list,
‘Cause Jacob digs distance just like Dogen does.

Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen,
Who hates to mingle with regular folk.
Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen.
Without him, this Temple would go up in smoke.

Well, I feel a bit silly translating for Dogen;
He’s almost as fluent in English as me.
But I can’t complain; it’s a cushy position,
Superfluous as we both know it to be.

Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen.
He leaves his phrase book inside on the shelf.
Kinda dumb, I know, but I translate for Dogen
Until he decides to just speak for himself.

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Guy - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Have Lennen translate this - Bucca yerro. Yep learned it in Japan. It means stupid ass and it is about the worst thing you can say in that language because it insults the intelligence.

I especially liked the go up in smoke part - you locked than in there nicely. Here's lockin' at fives Bil.
Bilbopooh - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
You learn something new every day! My brother's in Japan right now; wonder if he's come across that one... Thank ya kindly!
Guy - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Bil. If he's been in country for any length of time I am sure he has heard it especially if he is there with the military.

Do you have an account on the AIR messageboard? I looked you up but nothing came up. I am out there but I use a name that is close to my real name but not quite. I looked you up because I was going to PM you for some reason.

If you don't know where it is just click the misscellaneous pop down at the top of this page and one of the selections is "Messageboard". Click that and you are on your merry way.

Or you can enter www, from your browser and get there that way. Laters.
Hurley - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Dude - You need to mention food more in your Lost parodies. You know how I get.
WarrenB - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
As always, a pleasure to read.
Bilbopooh - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Warren! LOL, Hurley! I'll have to work in some Apollo bars! Guy - No doubt he has then! Just signed up on the messageboard, same name. Haven't posted anything yet...

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