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Song Parodies -> "Solyndra"

Original Song Title:

"Maria"

Original Performer:

West Side Story (Musical)

Parody Song Title:

"Solyndra"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Solyndra, a fledgling solar-panel producer, received loan guarantees for $535 million from the federal government in 2009. In 2010, President Obama visited and hailed it as a green-jobs model. In 2011, it filed for bankruptcy protection. Its only connection to TOS is its three syllables ending in "a" with accent in the middle. But I think that there may be a love story here, too, that ends badly.
(spoken)
Solyndra . . .

(sung)
The most sickening sound I ever heard:
Huge windmills in windrows that spin when the wind blows. [1]
Solar power abounds, saves the world from the drilling herd.
Corn ethanol's in; drab coal bins' dross old cinders. [1]

Solyndra . . .
Barack bet on world-famed Solyndra,
And suddenly that name
All climate change would tame
For free.

Solyndra . . .
They just p*ssed grants hurled at Solyndra,
And suddenly they're found
Now plundered to the ground.
Can't be!

Solyndra!
They were proud, with our money playing,
But their lofty intentions went straying.

Solyndra,
I'll never stop paying Solyndra! [2]

The most beautiful sound I never heard:
So-lyn-dra!

[1] These are less desirable competitors to solar. I first replaced TOS's fourfold repetition of "Maria" with "Solyndra", and then tried to match those sounds as much as possible.
[2] My own share is only $1.75, and a family of four pays $7, but it still hurts.

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Old Man Ribber - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Dagnabbitt! You beat me to this one. Your selection from "West Coast Story" is magnificent. I've even heard pregressives saying "So what! The greater green good is being served"! Bravo! ;D
John Barry - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Seems only yesterday I was watching construction of this place on the unfortunate occasions when I had to travel on I-880. The place collapsed faster than a Massey coal mine.
King Midas - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Everything I touched turned to gold, everything King Barack touches turns to s**t.
BJM - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: If you meant that I beat you to a parody on Solyndra, yours on another OS would be welcomed, I'm sure. Were "Coast" and "pregressives" typos or intentional? LOL! Thanks for kind words.
JB: Don't worry; BHO is going to rehire those laid-off construction workers.
KM: You're tougher on BHO than I; the WH says it's only an isolated failure.
Old Man Ribber - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - You are the consumate editor. I way too often submit late at night, and now and then in a state of moderate intoxication...lol. I never take offense at your corrections. ;D
GIOVANNI - April 05, 2012 - Report this comment
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE MELODY FITS WITH THE FIRST SUNG SECTION AFTER THE SPOKEN PART BUT BEFORE THE SOLYNDRA REFRAIN IE HUGE MINDMILLS, SOLAR POWER, CORN ETHONAL BUT AFTER THAT ITS PRETTY GOOD

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