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Song Parodies -> "Lame It Was to Call It Nova"

Original Song Title:

"Blame It on the Bossa Nova"

Original Performer:

Eydie Gorme

Parody Song Title:

"Lame It Was to Call It Nova"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

From the Web site where I found the lyrics: Note the woefully out-of-tune organ in the instrumental break of this song. Eydie Gorme later tried a unsuccessful sequel nine months later called "Can't Get over the Bossa Nova." Around the same time, Elvis had a related Top 10 hit, "Bossa Nova Baby" in October of the same year. The phrase "bossa nova" means "new wave" in Portuguese.
Lame It Was to Call It Nova

GM took a chance, it would catch their eye:
A midsize Chevy that, souped up, would fly.
But no Spanish class did they ever know,
Because the name translated to "don't go."

CHORUS 1:
Lame it was to call it Nova
Where Latinos dwell.
Lame it was to call it Nova. . .
Didn't sell too well.

GM just forgot to study this Romance
Language and got kicked square in the pants.
Lame it was to call it NovaŚ
Car that don't run.

CHORUS 2:
(Could be called "Luna")
No no, they called it Nova.
(They had the "Vega")
But no, they went with Nova.
(How 'bout "Alguna"?)
No, no, the boss said, "Nova."
(The car that don't run)

[organ break]

GM had to say to its agency:
From now on check each language family.
Good thing that they did, because it snuffed out
A planned Opel model to be named "Kraut."

CHORUS 1

CHORUS 2 (2x)


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Know 1 can hear you dream - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS but I remember a couple of year ago when Honda named a car after a word that here in Sweden and in Norway meant... well, see for yourself, I┤ve Googled out some info on it for you:

http://www.youthlacrosseusa.com/generalnews/102503_GMLacrossecarName.html­
alvin rhodes - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
clever concept...5s...i had a '64 nova at one time...my dad promised to get me another car, cause he was afraid i'd die in it
John Barry - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin. Know I--I checked out the link you supplied. Poor GM.
Johnny D - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
IRJEOTOS ( I Remember Just Enough Of The Original Song ) .... 5's ... and if I remember correctly, I think they renamed the Nova, "Caribe".
The Thought police (that "p" is small on purpose!) - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't believe my last comment mentioned exactly what the song mentioned -I'm definitely going to call it a night....zzzzzzz--555---zzzzzzz---555----zzzzzzz....
Dee Range - August 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't know this, but the kraut line cracked me up.

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