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Song Parodies -> "The Bite of a Viper's Fangs"

Original Song Title:

"The Court Of The Crimson King"

Original Performer:

King Crimson

Parody Song Title:

"The Bite of a Viper's Fangs"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

MIDI (rictus: a gaping grimace) Poisonous Snakes.
You trusted snakes, they poisoned you
It mattered not to them.
I walked a road, not wise to change,
My contentment's undone.
That old pit viper made me swoon
Then I began to hum.
I thought I sang in an ancient tongue,
That's my bite from the viper's ....
....Faaaaaaangs! Owwwww, Oww, Oww!

In weakness was my pity plea,
Please shut your mouth, I plead.
I lay outside the viper's hole,
Hallucinated schemes.
And there I chant
a piper's march.
I'm cracked; perhaps he'll sing
And summon back the fire which
The bite of the pit viper....
.....briiiiiiings! Owwwww, Oww, Oww!

~snake dance instrumental~

Owwwww, Oww, Oww, Oww!

I'm pardoner and I intervene
Don't trample poor snake's power.
I taste the wine of that crimson rip
It tasted metal and sour.
The patterned wriggler lifts his head
My final song begins.
As slowly leaks the winding gore
From the bite of the viper's......
.........Faaaaangs! Owwwww, Oww, Oww!

~~~~pied piper music~~~~

My skin's gray, mourning over me,
And I began to choke.
I run to grab watering vines,
To satisfy my bones.
I'm the yellow viper's done prey
He roughly pulls the strings.
His rictus as his puppet danced
From the bite of the viper's......
.........Faaaaangs! Owwwww, Oww, Oww, Oww......!

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Johnny D - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
555, and bravo, Adagio! You and me, Pat --- we're the only wackos crazy enough around here to attempt writing a parody of "In The Court of The Crimson King" !! ;-)
Paul Robinson - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, I am DKTOS on the OS, but the writing is quite good here. I need to hear the tone of the OS to get a real feel for whether I think those "Oww" lines are as funny as they read or whether they are more towards "serious", but either way you did a nice job.
Adagio - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny (I noticed...a whole two of us trying it....lol)

Thanks Paul (try the midi).
Rick C - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Having just heard this OS recently, I am very familiar with it. Great job, Adagio. Poetic and haunting, like the OS. :-)
Agrimorfee - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow! It's just as if Pete Sinfield (King Crimson's lyricist) got a snake bite and tried to put it in song! A goodnatured rip on prog rock. 555.
alvin rhodes - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
sinuous AND sensuous...like the puppet dancin' bit
Adagio - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Aww! Thank you all...Rick C., Agrimorfee, and alvin.
Lionel Mertens - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I hope this isn't your final song. 5's
Kristof Robertson - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Your use of language constantly astounds me, Pat. Loved this alot. 555
Adagio - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Final song, Lionel? No way and thanks. (BTW, where am I going? lol)

Thank you Kristof. I do like the way some words can be interwoven...that part is fun to me.
Red Ant - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I sunk my teeth into this one! DKTOS, but I'm sure the pacing is right on, as always. 555. PS - Maybe a follow up to "Eye of the Tiger" with a similar title? ;-)
Adagio - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Jack.
Adagio - June 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, Jack...I don't know the OS.
Phil Alexander - July 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Pat. Simply marvellous. :-D
wannabemustangjockey - July 08, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - not exactly "bitingly" funny but well written.
Adagio - July 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil !! That means a lot coming from you. : )

Thank you, wannabemustangjockey.....I forgot the disclaimer again, you interpet the parody how you want it to be.
Cat - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great imagery here Adagio, one of your best.
Max Power - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Good
Adagio - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Cat and Max.
tomario - July 17, 2006 - Report this comment
i didn't know you'd met the wife lol epic parody should be a film top marks
Adagio - July 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, tomario!
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - July 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Respect! A more than eight minutes long song has got to be some sort of SOTM record (and I've d/l a version more than nine minutes parallell to the Midi), you're really not making it easy for yourself Pat.
Adagio - July 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter! It was fun parodying the OS.
Matthias - July 24, 2006 - Report this comment
This Song Bites, but in a good way
Adagio - July 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias.
Rick C - July 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pretty poison for sure, Adagio :-)
Adagio - July 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C! : )
Johnny D - July 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above ... every BIT of this parody BYTES ... in a GOOD way!!! ;-)
Adagio - July 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot Johnny. : D
Red Ant - July 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above, and I did d/l TOS, all 9:27 of it (wow!). This maps tightly to it, as I suspected, and around the 7:05 mark there are some light cymbals that sound remarkably like a snake's rattle slowed down a bit. Great use of TOS, especially the "Owws".
Adagio - July 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I love your attention to litle details like the time, cymbals, etc. Thanks a lot, Jack! : )
Kristof Robertson - July 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above...Amiright's very own female Wordsworth..
Adagio - July 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Aww! Thanks, Kristof.
bobpiecheese - July 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Best pacing I've read in a while, but it's the first about an injury I've read! Which means about one injury, not repeated injuries. Nice work, Adagio!
Stuart McArthur - July 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Rick C nailed this with "poetic and haunting - I didn't K the OS, but the midi worked perfectly to show off your pacing, Pat - nicely done - one of your best :-) - 555
Adagio - July 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks bobpiecheese!

Thanks a lot, Stu!
Arwen - July 31, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM...I don't know the original...but enjoyed reading this, Adagio.
Adagio - August 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Arwen!

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