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Song Parodies -> "Those Were the Caves"

Original Song Title:

"Those Were the Days"

Original Performer:

Mary Hopkin

Parody Song Title:

"Those Were the Caves"

Parody Written by:

Leo Keough

The Lyrics

Once upon a time there was a cavern
Where we used to braise the calves we slew
Remember how we hacked away for hours
And gleaned all of the wheat and grass we grew

Those were the caves, my friends
We'd squat to rest and mend
We'd drink and plan to live another day
We'd speak the words we knew
Though they were very few
For we were Trogs and certain of our way

La la la la...
Those were the caves, oh yes, those were the caves

Then a dizzy fear came rushing at us
We saw the scary motion of a dray
Rolling stones were headed for the cavern
No telling problems this would cause one day

Head for the caves, my friends
Our lot is set to end
Let's sling the lance and hope that we can save
The life we stand to lose
Let's fight this awful news
For we are Trogs, and we're nobody's slaves

La la la la...
Those were the caves, oh yes, those were the caves

In my fright I stood before the cavern
Never dreamed I'd live so long to see
In their grasp, I saw a strange reflection
From the metal coins they handed me

Those were the caves, my friends
Now we have cash to lend
Let's fling a chance and leverage our trade
Let's bet on swine and ewes
Let's get too big to lose
For we are Trogs and sure to be repaid

La la la la...
Those were the caves, oh yes, those were the caves

Through the forest came militia gathered
We saw their faces, heard their words so grave
They'd been sent as soldiers, not advisors
To do their part and repossess our caves

Those were the caves, my friends
And now we've met our end
Our sinking chances disappeared that day
We'll live on grubs and shoots
Like tribes of ancient brutes
For we are Trogs, obscured to pass away

La la la la...
Those were the caves, oh yes, those were the caves

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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alvin - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
unique concept....retained the nostalgic feel of the OS
Timmy1000 - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Absolute;y brilliant on this one - from one soon to be Trog to another - taken to another level. Nice imagery, too.
TJC - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Leo, your caves are deep, man, deeeep... Mystorical parodyin' at its finest!
Mark Scotti - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I see 555 etched on the cave walls...
John Jenkins - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent parody with clever substitutions. The "Though they were very few" line stood out for me.
Patrick - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Reminds me of the short story "The Portable Phonograph". Wonderful imagery, great rhymes. I take it as a frightening look at a possible future.
Michael Pacholek - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe nobody else thought of this yet, but... Seeing that this parody deserves a five is so easy a Caveman can do it!
Leo Keough - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks all! ... Patrick, you hit the nail on the head with your take!
Agrimorfee - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
What's so awesome about this parody is how it directly resets the OS song's time frame backwards by a couple centuries. Clever, clever.
MadameCavee - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh awesome BatMan, press me to your DieselChest, take me in your mighty arms and whisk me away in derBatmobile, a non-Stop flight to the BatCave, where we can play all day !
Fiddlegirl - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Humorous... yet disturbingly profound (or profoundly disturbing-- take your pick) ;)
Guy - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC05T)

Leo, I like the ballad style parody, one that tells a story and this one does. It has been so long since I heard the OS to this that I'd completely forgotten it but when I got to the chorus it all came back to me. Now that is some fine writing that can make one remember the OS just from the read.
Stuart McArthur - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) beautiful pacing and quite lyrical, Leo, and if Freddy Mac and Fannie May hadn't been quite so subprimal we'd all still have all our lovely caves today - 555
Matthias - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought this was going to be a parody of the theme song "All In The Family" which it actually might be but my computer isn't letting me run Youtube for some odd reason.
Melanie Lee - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Interesting story, great twist, plenty of laughs. 555 BC.
DJ Blaze - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Quite the trogged-out satire! 555
bobpiecheese - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) I'm a little lost here, though that's mainly because the word 'Trog' completely threw me off. Am I missing out on some pop-culture reference here? Or am I just an idiot?
Below Average Dave - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Well, this is one of those so obvious I can't believe I didn't do it kinda things--except not so obvious until after it's written. . .I know I probably just said a very confusing set of circumstances, but you get the picture, great job.
Red Ant - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Never heard the OS 'il now - great matches to it, Leo. Nice story telling and flow here.

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