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Song Parodies -> "Sights From the Boxed In/Late Intent"

Original Song Title:

"Nights In White Satin/Late Lament"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"Sights From the Boxed In/Late Intent"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

Sights from the boxed in, which I cannot extend,
Journals I've written, that was only pretend.
Duty I've never missed, can't say I adore.
Just what is the truth? I never knew before.

My box is blue, yes it is blue, oh and how it's blue.

Looking at people, some just demand,
Demands just tell me what they cannot defend,
Why are they waiting? For just some final hand?
Just what I'm giving them, they will get in the end.

My box is blue, yes it is blue,
Oh and how it's blue, yes it's truly blue.

- flutes -

Lights they are hitting, just where I have been penned.
It is unwritten, "you cannot have a friend."
Off duty is my sole wish,let my eyes explore.
Just what the world does,I don't want to ignore.

Box won't be blue, no it's not blue,
No, it won't be blue, no it won't be blue.
Box won't be blue, no it's not blue,
No, it won't be blue, no it won't be blue.

- long instrumental -


Late Intent

Don't sleep, come out of the womb
See lights played in every room
Embittered people look on and resent
It was useless the hostility spent.

Old-fashioned thinkers trussed up this one
And wonders why lonely when all shun.
Moth turned to a butterfly when done,
Keep fist tight and it will surely run.

Cold hearted ones think rule by right,
Removed the colors from all sights.
All is black or all is white.
We decide what is right,
They can keep their illusion.


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Agrimorfee - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Adagio, long time no see! I'm a little surprised at seeing so many of the OS words still being used in your work here. And usually I can "get" your drift of thought, but it didn't happen this time for me. Don't go away so long!
alvin - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
you put the moody in moody blues...love the poem
Dee Range - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm with alvin, Adagio. Nice work.

Agrimorphee: I seldom read your work, but after reading your comment here, I took a peak at your entry today. I find your comment about OS words quite puzzling, because I found 18 instances of repeating OS song words in YOUR post, and only 5 or 6 in Adagios, which, on the face of it, is quite hypocritical. Use of original song words is quite common in the right instance, and very often hilarious when used , for instance, with different meaning or intent than the usage in the OS. So there is nothing inherently wrong with it, There is absolutely nothing wrong in Adagio's parody concerning excessive use of OS words, IMO. I would think , if anything, your entry would be the one to look at in that regard.
Adagio - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, thank you Dee! I didn't think I used that many OS words, but yea...unless someone is really blatant about using a lot, they may be appropriate and very funny. Thanks again. Thanks alvin! Thanks agri.
John Barry - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm with Alvin and Dee.
Adagio - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks John!
Agrimorfee - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
It's a subjective thing...Dee, to my mind, there was very little change in the actual meaning of the tune to really give the parody a different (and comprehensible) meaning. I usually see Adagio's work with complete makeovers of the words, so this really surprised me. Which parody of mine are you referring to?
Adagio, you know I pull very few punches, but I still like your work, overall, I hope you know that. Peace.
Adagio - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Agri., I deliberately avoided the same meaning, simply because I had something to say of my own, not their meaning. Don't take it badly that you didn't get the drift...I'm kind of glad that you didn't. In my eyes, it was one of my most transparant ones, so it is nice when somebody doesn't get it. In such cases, I usually tell people to attach their own meaning to it...something that they identify with. Oh, might I say...some welcome after being gone...been saving it up? j/k
Dee Range - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee: Your entry today, as my first post indicates....Sh-boom. You have 3x the usage of OS words as Adagio (you used 18, she had 6, I think), which is why I was, and still am, puzzled at your comment.

And your second post confuses me further. In your first comment to Adagio, you say:

"I'm a little surprised at seeing so many of the OS words still being used in your work here"

But in your second comment to Adagio you say:

"I usually see Adagio's work with complete makeovers of the words, so this really surprised me. "

I don't see how you can be "surprised at seeing so many of the OS words STILL being used" when you "usually see Adagio's work with complete makeovers of the words".

I guess I'm just easily confused :-)
AFW - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought it was great poetry, Adagio..
stuart mcarthur - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I always attach my meaning adagio, as you know, and I'm making the blue box what it was in Mulholland Drive, my favourite movie, which was very very spooky indeed! - 555
Adagio - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW, thanks stu....sounds spooky!!
Red Ant - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
This makes perfect sense with the last few messages you sent me, Pat. Without that knowledge, it would be vague, as you intended, and pulled off. Loved the line "Moth turned to a butterfly when done". 555
Adagio - June 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, jack. : )
Johnny D - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Every verse is a Phrase Of Blue Surpassed!
adagio - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Johnny! I love that turn of phrase ! Thanks!

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