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Song Parodies -> "Sky's Back Pages"

Original Song Title:

"My Back Pages"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Sky's Back Pages"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

CSICOP (pronounced "sigh-cop") is the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
Ships unnamed fly through light-years
Knowin' why Earth's mighty men

Trounce with lies and lame retorts
Those who sight ships in heav-en

"We'll ridicule them goons," said they,
Proud 'neath secret vows

Hubble's eye was so much bolder then
My government cracks down


Half-baked cover-ups leap forth
"Saucers are fake," they scream

Lies that space is black and dead
Break from their dull-eyed schemes

Top-secret facts of what's up there
My nation keeps, somehow

Hubble's eye was so much bolder then
My government cracks down


Mars' "face" --- it formed a forward path
To hope of honesty

For realizing all of this
Ancient space mystery

Torn down by CSICOP analysts
Thought-policemen unbowed

Hubble's eye was so much bolder then
My government cracks down


A self-ordained magician's tongue
Imperious and cool

Spouted out that U.F.O.s
Are just frivolity of fools

"Frivolity" ?
Revolting word!
Cast it upon the scow!

Hubble's eye was so much bolder then
My government cracks down


With emboldened glance, I aim my scope
At the stars above and reach

For a thought that might descend from heaven's sea
To humanity and preach

A pathway through adolescent wars
Scrutiny of Earth's dumb rows

Hubble's eye was so much bolder then
My government cracks down


Yes, a guard stands hard when aliens
Too powerful to stop

Come freely into the Earth's sky
With this message to drop ---

"Good or bad --- choose your destiny ---
--- end all Earth's wars, somehow!"

Ah, we'll sigh with so much bold love when
Our stellar friends land now!

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alvin rhodes - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
masterfully written...5s
Michael Pacholek - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Put this on the front page, and not just of the Weekly World News.
Paul Robinson - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
OH, this was great, JD...yeah, and what alvin and Michael P said, too...5's ~ ~ ~
Johnny D - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin, Michael, and Paul.
Dee Range - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
You, me, and Pacholek are the only 3 to do this under appreciated Dylan tune...one of my favs. I was "A Ledgeful Of Suicidal Yankee Fans" during the Yanks/ Sox series last fall, with MY YANK RAGES. This is an awesome job with a sore subject of mine...gov cover-up of UFO sightings. Masterfully done, Johnny. High 5's
Johnny D - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dee. My mother, brother, and I once visited and interviewed the woman at the New Hampshire farmhouse located at the site of the famous UFO sighting recounted in John G. Fuller's book "Incident At Exeter". Also --- I have an uncle who is a retired Strategic Air Command (SAC) pilot of KC-135 refueling planes --- and he told members of my family that he has seen UFOs, that they are real physical objects, and that we must never ask him about them again.
Johnny D - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
My uncle's request to my family was worded something along the lines of "Please don't ask me anything more about it, I can't talk about it." Gently-worded, but the impression I get was that he really did not want us to ever ask him about U.F.O.s again.
Adagio - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Sounds like a serious X-File to me. 5's
Johnny D - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Pat!
Michael Pacholek - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
I read once that John Lennon claimed to see a UFO in 1974, but when he called the police, he didn't give his last name, because they'd figure it was just "John being John" again. But when the cop came, he told Lennon that others had reported a UFO that night too. I also read that Jimmy Carter once claimed -- long after he left the White House -- that he'd seen a UFO. Good thing he didn't say so while he was President. He might have lost his bid for re-election in a landslide. Unless he said that Reagan stepped out of the UFO. Klaatu barada taxcuto.
Adagio - January 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(CLASSIC) I still like it.
Red Ant - January 07, 2006 - Report this comment
The truth is out there, and the truth here is I like this!
Scathe - January 08, 2006 - Report this comment
This is a very poetic spoof.
Agrimorfee - January 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(Classic tourney) Yes, quite poetic and satiricial. Like if Wordsworth collab'd with Mark Twain. :)
Jeff Reuben - January 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Classic: Well, once Bush gets us to Mars, maybe we'll shed some light on all this. Well written.
Larry - January 17, 2006 - Report this comment
(CLASSIC) DKTOS, but really good parody.

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