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Song Parodies -> "I've Tempted My Fates, By Damn"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Herman's Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"I've Tempted My Fates, By Damn"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

I've tempted my fates, by damn
Tempted my fates by damn, by damn.
I had buried weird thinking done before
It's been buried many times or more
And every one was an enemy (enemy)
I wouldn't put some chili on my ham (my ham)
I just ate old spam, plenty green.
Tempted my fates by damn.

Second verse same as the first

I've tempted my fates, by damn
Tempted my fates by damn, by damn.
I had buried weird thinking done before
It's been buried many times or more
And every one was an enemy (enemy)
I wouldn't put some chili on my ham (my ham)
I just ate old spam, plenty green.
Tempted my fates by damn.

---lead guitar---

Now head's put on straight, it am
It's put on straight, no sham I am
I was buried under shadows afore
Now I've carried out my plans once more
But every plan turned out temp'ry (temp'ry)
I couldn't have a really decent plan (no plan)
It's my eighth began, (lunacy)
Tempted my fates, by damn.

E-N-E-M-Y
Enemy (enemy)
Enemy (enemy)
En'my of my pate it am,it am
Enemy - m'pate, it am

Yeah

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Johnny D - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
555.....wow.....I didn't realize you believe in fate, Adagio.
Adagio - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Johhny. I guess in a way I do.
Suga Ray - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
This is terrible
Adagio - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Ray...care to explain?
Guy - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
A fate worse than stressed.
Paul Robinson - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, this parody was fated for five's.
Adagio - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
What happened to my comment? I was thanking Guy and Paul. :)
Paul Robinson - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, That IS odd, because I SAW the other people I signed off earlier today. And it's a different one from the one you have posted here now. Hmmm..."Fates" - disappearing remarks - what does it all mean?
So Confused - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Is this supposed to make sense? Because it doesn't. I have read it 4 times to make sure I'm not missing something and I'm getting nothing. Also, I stumbled on pacing several times.
Adagio - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul. it must be fate? (groan)

so confused, it's the kind of parody that I write that means something specific to me and other's make up their own meaning. This one was relatively clear as opposed to something like "The Corridor" that I wrote....so just enjoy the words and parody...Thanks.
Paul Robinson - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow! and I see the word "people" in my last remark when I thought I typed "before" (but in my case I probably did type the wrong word, I've done it a couple times in the last few days, but I've caught most of them before submitting the comment.). Your style of writing takes some people places they are used to exploring, others get to see what's behind doors they hadn't been able to open before (me), and some are not able to see anything there at all (nothing wrong with that, we all have different "access routes" to understanding things, I do better with music than with books or visual media).
Stuart McArthur - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
It's a bit like the movie Eyes Wide Shut. I know it has deep meaning but I can't figure out what that is. also, most of the pacing's perfect, but I tried every which way and still couldn't get "had buried weird thinking done before" to fit (where am I going wrong?) :-(
Adagio - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart, you are going nowhere wrong. Paul's comment above yours explains it well. In fact I may 'steal' his explanation for top comments on some of my parodies.
Meriadoc - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thought provoking as usual. Nice one.
G-Harmony-8 - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I feel like the girl on the emperors new clothes because this song really doesnt make any sense but everyone is pretending it does because they dont want to admit that the emperor is crazy. Because this song doesnt make any sense at all. Chili on ham and spam? Why would you eat green spam. thats just gross
So Confused - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm with Stuart. That line was one of the worst for me to get to work.
Johnny D - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
It's Zen, people, it's Zen. What is the sound of one hand mouse-clicking? Oh, wait, that really does make a sound. Okay, never mind.
So Confused - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Something tells me we have a different understanding of Zen, Johnny. I studied Zen Buddhism for a semester in college, and it was one of my favorite classes, so I've continued to read up on it since then. That having been said, this parody still doesn't make any sense.
Adagio - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Merry!! Glad you enjoyed it.
G-Eunich - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, will you please explain this?
Johnny D - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
So Confused: Zen teaches you to go beyond the aspect of your mind that craves thoughts that "make sense". Buddhism is all about letting go of craving. I'd make a lousy Buddhist since I'm full of cravings, but I can dig that aspect of Zen. If you are experiencing objective awareness of your own subjective state of mental confusion, that is a good sign that you are growing in wisdom and clarity of awareness. And if that last sentence sounds a bit like a Zen koan, well.... ;-)
Adagio - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
G-Eunich - The parody means something specific to me, but to everyone else, it means something different. Apply your own meaning to it or...just enjoy the words and don't think too hard about it.
21st Century Troglodyte - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
"GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING! GOTTA FINDA MEANING!"

....and then the 21st Century Troglodyte's mental motherboard exploded.
So Confused - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I would like to know what it means to you, Adagio. Because I STILL can't find a meaning for myself.
So Bemused - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
So Confused, why don't we all just let it go? Why don't we all just respect Adagio's privacy and stop concerning ourselves with the question of whether or not we can find meanings for ourselves? After all, it's just a song parody, it's not the Rosetta Stone or the Da Vinci Code.
Speck Tater - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
"Respect Adagio's privacy"? She posted this in a public forum for public feedback. We, the public, are dutifully trying to figure out what to make of lines like "It's my eighth began, (lunacy)" and "En'my of my pate it am,it am." Surely it's not just senseless rambling...?
Teck Spater - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Speck Tater, the public is always free to choose to respect the boundaries of an author who publishes publicly in a public forum.....the fact that she posted this in a public forum for public feedback does not mean that she is obligated to satisfy every inquiry from the public. She's already given her response up above, by inviting people to give the parody their own meanings. Whatever it may mean to her, privately, is not for public discussion, even though the parody is posted in a public forum. But if badgering her gives you pleasure, Speck Tater, well, nobody can stop you...use your free speech however you wish...just don't make the mistake of thinking you're entitled to know an author's private thoughts about their own parodies...none of us members of the public are.
Paul Robinson - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Well spaken Tech Spater...wow, is that a tongue-twister? Try to say it fast, I dare ya...
Guy - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Welcome to mystery theatre. Now M&P are not the only act in town.
Adagio - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy...;)

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