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Song Parodies -> "Anyone Know Why Plane Went Astray?"

Original Song Title:

"Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"

Original Performer:

Burt Bacharach

Parody Song Title:

"Anyone Know Why Plane Went Astray?"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Flight 370...
Anyone know why plane went astray?
It’s been away so long. It turned back wrong and lost its way
As to why it crashed… no one will say
Transponders off, so Interpol suspects foul play
Two fake passports are a give-away
Lost contact and fell off the charts
In a week, maybe two, they'll find a few parts
Confirming worst fears. Lives lost- it crashed
Was terror or pilot error?
Wondering why it disappeared so fast…

Maybe bomb was placed and was blown-away.
Got to comb a lot of space. Still not a trace where sections lay
Tragedy now in watery grave
Chinese sats spot three objects in ocean… but still can’t say
They just mapped it- planes must track it
Ships moving to the wreckage zone
Recovery… will any bodies be shipped home?
Hopes turn to doubt and hurt families
And there is where the search will end
Wait for others to solve mystery

No one knows why the plane went astray
No black and white, it‘s all in gray…

[musical break]

Two fake passports are a give-away
Lost contact and fell off the charts
In a week, maybe two, they'll find a few parts
Weeks turn into years. How quick they pass
Confirming worst fears. Lives lost- it crashed
Was terror or pilot error?
Wondering why it disappeared so fast…
No one knows why the plane went astray
We only know it was a fatal day
No closure until they find that plane…

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 21

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Jonathan - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm familiar with the lyrical version of the OS by Dionne Warwick which is what I used good parody good pacing but of course as expected by the subject matter not all too funny still why let that ruin a perfect 5's streak?
Michael Pacholek - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
It's been almost a week, and nobody's claimed "credit" for it, so I think we can rule out terrorism.
Ann - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I had trouble following and I know this song pretty well. Not really the best subject for a parody either, in my opinion, since we don't even know what happened yet and it will probably not end well.
Rob Arndt - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Ann, I vaguely recall this song from memory and yes, the way the song architecture at 2 lyrics sites I went to were different. I am of course NOT using DW's version but Burt Bacharach's from the '60s. Don't know if that makes any difference...??? At least you're not a 1-bomber so 433 is OK by me :)
Rob Arndt - March 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I've given up following CNN, FOX, and other news outlets. All they are doing is hyping the fears and over-speculating with guest-after-guest each day. Nobody knows anything after a week. It's eerily like Flight 19, but at least they were in a group! TG that MA Flight 370 wasn't flying over the Bermuda Triangle to start that nonsense all over again (sadly, I've already heard some UFO nuts and conspiracy freaks are chiming in). In the latter case, they suspect that the Malaysian AF shot the plane down by mistake after it changed course and is covering up, delaying... :(
Infrequent Flyer - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Ten days later and still no ex-plane-ation! I wonder if the Sr pilot had been playing an Ace Combat type game if the Malaysian authorities would have seized his Ps-3 or 4???
David Letterman - March 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Top Eleven Reasons For Disappearance Of MH 370

1. Pilot and co-pilot both ate the fish.
2. Passengers rioted over in-flight Army Signal Corps. movie on gonorrhea.
3. Gigantic publicity stunt for rollout of Airplane III!
4. Pilot incapacitated trying to open bag of peanuts.
5. Friendly co-pilot invited Chinese woman to drive.
6. MH 370 is currently on a secret island where Dr. Evil is contentedly petting his cat.
7. If God had intended for Man to fly, He would have given him wings.
8. Malaysian Airlines is a subsidiary of Carnival Cruises.
9. Russia annexed the airplane in mid-flight.
10. GioLio disabled any radar that was a palindrome.
11. Blitzer, Blitzer, Blitzer.
Rob Arndt - March 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Reason #12... Angry minister proclaims God's retribution for homosexuality! I might write a parody with this, but maybe too many groups get offended... ;-)

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