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Song Parodies -> "Across the Sky Again"

Original Song Title:

"Lost the Sky Again"

Original Performer:

Newsboys with Steve Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"Across the Sky Again"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

When the rumor began to circulate in 1944 about German fighters without propellers, the USAAF bomber crews had a good laugh until the first sightings and attacks. The Me-262 jet was encountered first and then an amazing sight of the Me-163 Komet rocket fighter that had a top speed of 600 mph and an incredible climb of 16,000 fpm vertically to 39,000 ft after which it had only 8 mins to dive on the bomber stream and open up with two 30mm MK-108 cannons that could shred a bomber with a few bursts. Usually the Komet only had time for a single pass but some made two and then a long gradual decrease in speed as it glided back home to land on a skid. This made it vunerable to Allied escorts that followed the planes or attacked them on take-off. The volatile binary fuels also caused many Komets to explode due to intense vibrations and the acidic fuels could literally dissolve a LW pilot so they had to wear protective flight suits and goggles. Yet the Komet was the only rocket fighter used in combat operationally in history. Few were flown, however, due to lack of fuel and were thus grounded most of the time. Around 50 scored 18 kills in under a year of limited flights. But they caused panic whenever spotted. The escorts could do little when the Komet was powered and a modified version, the Me-263, was being developed to provide conventional tricycle gear and an aux. rocket chamber to allow longer combat time. The Soviets captured that prototype and MiG modified it as the I-270... but gave up on rocket powered aircraft as impractical postwar.
Flies a Flying Fortress about to be pounced
Messers and Fockes arrive unannounced
Flak bursts at first really bad
Damage inflicted
Mustangs and T-bolts try to surround
Watching and waiting, longing to shoot the Krauts down
All prepared to shoot, bomber escorts
Here they come… but hey, wait a minute…

Another Nazi miracle
of radical design
Something without propellers and a wicked climb
Watch it go, it go, it go, Oh so fast!!!
A rocket plane
“Devil’s Broomstick” fame
It climbs and dives again
Makes a pass
Flying way too fast
Blazing across the sky again

The waist gunners are scared to death
Incoming Komet, can’t seem to catch their breath
Walter rocket roars like thunder
How long?
When we first heard the rumor, it made us all laugh
Planes without props? Then it came to attack
30 (mm) MK-108s scored
A single pass and the tail was torn

We had to defeat it- but how?
Small numbers, but were strong
Just the sight caused us dread,
Wondering 'how long?'
Watch it go, it go, it go, Oh so fast!!!
A rocket plane
But the escorts didn’t give up
Long glide back to base slowed its pace
An Achilles heel, a high price to pay
.50 cals then started to blaze
Plane in flames…

No real gain
Lost the game

Me-163 Komet: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.walker6/komet/flight/me163_01_sm.jpeg Me-263: http://www.nurflugel.com/Nurflugel/Lippisch_Nurflugels/me263/me263.jpg MiG I-270: http://prototypes.free.fr/ye8/images/i270_02.jpg

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Porfle Popnecker - July 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Interesting subject!
Rob Arndt - July 09, 2012 - Report this comment
So much of Third Reich technology used in combat usually is!

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