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Song Parodies -> "Some Day"

Original Song Title:

"Today"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"Some Day"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Scientists, noting the anatomical similarities of reptiles and birds, have postulated that birds may have descended from lizard like creatures over millions of years. Since there are still lizards crawling around, perhaps some of them never felt the need to change. On the other hand, a few of the more ambitious, did.
Today my first feather emerged from a scale
I stood on my hind legs and wiggled my tail
A million tomorrows must still pass away
'Ere I'm a bird, not the newt that I am today

I'll be a robin or I'll be a plover
They'll know what I am by the song that I sing
I'll swoop like a hawk, like a hummingbird hover
Who knows what the future will bring?

Today I'm a reptile, I creep on the ground
But soon in a nest in a tree I'll be found
A million mutations must come into play
Air is my goal, and that joy will be mine some day

I'll not be contented to crawl on my belly
The genes in my cells tell me I'm meant to fly
Mud clings to my claws, the swamp water's smelly
I'll sprout wings and take to the sky

Today I am earthbound, I cling to the soil
Some day my front limbs will become an airfoil
A thousand millenia will pass like a day
There in the clouds, that's where I will soar and I'll play

Today is the day I begin to evolve
With goals to be met and new riddles to solve
Some physical changes the price I must pay
Air's my true home, that's where I'm going to stay
The original has been recorded by a number of singers and groups. I chose to attribute it to John Denver, a man who lost his own life in pursuit of flight.

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Rob Arndt - May 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Nice "Info-parody" Patrick... wonder why no one is 1-bombing you??? J/K! Anyway, I never bought evolution b/c all life comes from existing life. The chicken and egg nonsense is ridiculous b/c the egg is an object of reproduction of the original species and can NEVER be first!!! So who created the chicken? God or another Higher Intelligence (ie Aliens)! For all the fossil record, where are the transitional lifeforms and the missing link between the animal kingdom and man? Nothing found b/c they never existed and many of the fossil evidence has been cobbled together from different parts of the world and yet presented as if they were dug-up complete (exception of Mammoths which are very much like elephants on steroids)! Basically, evolution is asking you to wait around long enough and there will be a spontaneous major event that will move the universe forward or back! Gee, that takes MORE faith than in God!!! All of this magnificent earth, life, and diversity are downgraded to chance. No way. Btw, Archaeopteryx, the first semi-bird was found in what would become Germany and the Neanderthals now have music and symbology in their art! One of those early depictions is of a bird to worship- pre-Adler!!! 555!!!
Patrick - May 22, 2013 - Report this comment
A creature must be adapted to its environment or it will perish. If it isn't, then it's too late to change. As you said, where are the missing links and transitional species? Now it is said that people of Northern European ancestry carry some Neanderthal genes. Those of African or Asian origin usually have less, but still some. Neanderthal are just an example of human diversity, perfectly capable of interbreeding with homo sapiens, just as people of different races today can produce offspring of various colors, hair, height, and other physical characteristics. There are still people today living in caves. That must have been even more common at the times the Roman, Chinese, Aztec, Japanese and other "early" civilizations flourished. Most mutations tend to be harmful. Interbreeding between different species, if it even happens, such as horses and donkeys, produce offspring that are sterile. Neanderthal were capable of passing their genes through fertile offspring with homo sapiens, therefore Neanderthal were indeed human. Perhaps they were outnumbered, or they were conquered, dominated by a more advanced group. This happened to many Native people in North America. The Wyandotte people, first modern settlers of Kansas City, Kansas were all but wiped out by Euro-American wars and diseases. They also adopted white and some African people into the tribe to maintain their numbers and replace lost family providers. There are no "pure" Wyandotte today, but they still maintain a community and culture, based on a shared past. That is likely what happened to the Neanderthal. I've noticed that fewer parodies are being posted anymore, except perhaps Monday. And very little commentary. Maybe AIR is devolving.
Callmelennie - May 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't think the ancestors of the current inhabitants of the African continents interbred with Neanderthals at all, as there are no fossil remains of Neandethals in Africa at all. Seems to me, the Neanderthals were a cold climate adaptation, or perhaps mutation, as they were thicker in body mass and lived at the upper reaches of the snow and glacier line in Eurasia. That would mean they didn't tolerate heat well, which may have played a role in their demise
Patrick - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Lack of heat tolerance and resistance to tropical bacteria were major factors limiting the colonial ambitions of north European peoples in Africa and Southeast Asia, until they developed the technology to survive and flourish.

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