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Song Parodies -> "Myrmidon"

Original Song Title:

"Carry On"

Parody Song Title:

"Myrmidon"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

A while ago I used "myrmidon" (an unquestioning follower/subordinate) in a parody. Then I though--why not a whole song on the subject?
Myrmidon

They bore in and smoke up my view—
My discernment's gone.
My new gray: a new brain; occlude
Eyes—I'm just a pawn.
Go their way, I've no mind. . .a
Myrmidon.

My eyes aren't clearing, and my
Fight has gone out.
I'm stunned, benumbed, I twirl,
I'm puppet-like.
Give voice to noise; I have no choice—I'm
A myrmidon.

I support their fables; they're able
To string me along.
I'm witless, no quickness enriches
The thoughts I've spawned.
I've got no clues; I'm no longer attuned—a
Myrmidon.

Myrmidon,
Got me coming,
Got me going, beck and call.

That's smoke they're blowing up my rump.
It sounds like it was borrowed
From a tract of sappiness
Masked as plans for tomorrow.
Unquestioning, I spout these schemes.
What I see is what they see.
Pavlov's puppy stalks my dreams.

I'm no longer on my own—
Chase like a hound.
Don't know what makes me run
After my tail, which can't be found.
Just a lemming, I spout these schemes.
What I see is what they see.
Pavlov's puppy stalks my dreams.

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Johnny D - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow. Superb job, JB. Magnificent rhyming to the corresponding syllables of the original song.
Paul Robinson - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
JB - Geez, I'm still not sure what a "myrmidon" is, but , hey, I'm followin' Johnny D - 5's...uhhh...great job...uh, I think...
Ashkicksass - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
It was so nice of you to tribute the Republican party!

Seriously, though, amazing job, John.
John Barry - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, my followers. (Just a little myrth.)
Dee Range - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
John, thanks for letting me cancel my Readers Digest. I learn more new words reading your songs thanI ever did with their vocabulary section

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