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Song Parodies -> "Mr. Wasteland"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Spaceman"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Mr. Wasteland"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This parody is based on the supposition that London's filthy air helped do in poet T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), who emigrated to England from the U.S. in 1914.
Woke up this morning with soot-darkened skies;
It's now breakfast time; he'll eat shepherds pies.
Turns on the light and then he rubs his eyes.
It's time to write some lines.

He was a stranger when he'd taken flight,
But he feels alright with people uptight.
With each work his vision grows much more darkó
Perhaps it's the lack of light.

Hey, Mr. "Wasteland,"
You also wrote "Prufrock's Song";
They both are pretty damn long!
Hey, Mr. "Wasteland,"
You will never sail back on the tide.

Smoke from the chimneys made his lungs very seared,
And then as some feared, his ending was near.
Lungs deprived of wind, though he'd made his name;
He attained literary fame.


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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 3

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mac - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I just checked out "The Waste Land", and from reading the first few lines, I can see why you are a fan, Farmer John. Good job with this one, 5s.
John Barry - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mac. My fields have been fallow. . .time to replant.
Michael Pacholek - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Eliot must not have been a Red Sox fan: It's not April but October that "is the cruelest month." But he must have been a Republican: "We are the hollow men.
alvin rhodes - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
fun to sing along to...5s

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