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Song Parodies -> "The Corridor"

Original Song Title:

"Conquistador"

Original Performer:

Procul Harum

Parody Song Title:

"The Corridor"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

http://www.team-ict.com/midi/21/21.shtml Scroll down to "Conquistador_pharum" and play. A good midi
Corridors of emotion stand
I need epiphany
I was mum but talking now
I looked at honesty
I see the first door and I'm stressed
But I wince not - it's seen
And in my breath ask grace
There are no lines, I wipe them clean.

And though I looked for more things to find
I could find no ill ways to mind.

In corridors a vulture sits
This time fear is revealed
And with my trusty scabbard plow
Through strands - I do not bleed.
And through the dual entrusting made
I've not been sundered still
And she has crossed at her own pace
I'm shaken but not spilled.

And though I looked for more things to find
I could find no ill ways to mind.
Though I looked for more things to unwind
I just see my gaze is confined.

Through corridors this one last time
I just weigh and inspect.
And know he comes to peer at you
But leaves now with respect
And all these rooms they were no ball
I see there is woe, after all.
And through my claim with roar ask why
You are no masquer, only shy.

And though I looked for more things to find
I could find no ill ways to mind.
And though I looked for more things to find
I could find no ill ways to mind.


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Johnny D - August 14, 2004 - Report this comment
You're The Thinking Parodist's Parodist, Pat! This is off-the-wall yet below-the-surface and over-the-top! 5's
Adagio - August 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Johnny!
Guy - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Pat - This song sounds like a celebration of sorts. I share your joy if it is. Wonderful word play with that tinge of mystery that makes it curious. Very well written. I could hear Procul Harem blasting the lyrics as I read this.
Adagio - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy, you got it..a celebration of sorts. :)
Paul Robinson - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, You did a Fantastic job on this, 5's. This one took me deep inside of someone else's dream-scape construct that I would not be able to get to on my own. Then it pointed me a new door to check some things out I had not considered before about the human condition. And then it dropped me off, because everybody has to find their own answers from that point on.. Again, WONDERFUL work here. BRAVO...You'll be getting a bill from my Psychiatrist. I told him those dreams were all your fault...
Adagio - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul....:) :) :) You obviously read very deeply into this. Love your comment and you taking my work seriously. Thank you
Guy - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Procul Harum is always fun to parody. Glad you picked this one for competition. It could use more exposure. I don't think it got treated fairly when it first posted.
Adagio - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy.
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM AUG) Adagio, after re-reading this, slowly and thoughtfully, I come away from it seeing it as a Rorschach Inkblot Test --- I sense that you did not write it with specific allegorical or symbolic meanings in mind for each and every word and phrase and sentence and image....I sense that you wrote this in a self-automatic mode from your own subconscious, and that you yourself aren't entirely sure what it means....or rather, its apparent meaning shifts from moment to moment, day to day, thought to thought, heartbeat to heartbeat. Am I on the right track? I guess it's obvious now that I find this parody fascinating! ;-)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another poetically haunting piece. Have you done any original poetry? I'd like to read it if you have. JD, this one clearly expresses the transatlantic migration of the African swallow, if you ask me!
Adagio - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Oooh, I love it when people come back to reread seriously.

Johnny, you are kind of on the right track. While it means something specific for me, for others it can be a Rorschach Inkblot Test, leading them deeper into their subconcious and discovering hidden truths. And thanks for reading it again.

Luke, this has been called poetry. When I get my bearings, I would like to write more like this. I like when other's read into it even stuff like the migration of the African swallow. You are definitely reading your own meaning into it, which is good. Thanks for stopping by! Btw, on my website, I have a section for poetry. I'll start adding poems that I've written.
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmm...he comes to peer at you, but leaves now with respect, because he sees that you are protected by the gift of grace you received when you asked for epiphany?
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
You're close, Johnny : the swallow is passing digested seed onto the Sphinx. What's your website, Adagio?
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny...that's so close to what I meant that I would say 'yes'. Also, those lines meant something really special to me. I'm glad that you picked them out. :)

Luke, my website is listed under my profile on the messageboard. So far, I have only very clean parodies (Johnny...put "Ear Doctor?"...please?). As to the poems, I want to stay away from 'there was a girl from Nantucket' kind, eh :D
Johnny D - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the feedback on my hypothesizing, Pat! Really, "Ear Doctor"? Its language is not exactly squeaky-clean, y'know.....
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, yes "Ear Doctor" isn't squeaky clean, but it's so hilarious, I'm wondering how to somehow modify it and not lose the hilarity! What do you think? You know, even now...I was laughing again. Either there's something seriously wrong with me or you're a genius.
Agrimorfee - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(aug 04 sotm) I echo Guy's sentiments that it reads like something Procol Harum would do...maybe even Moody Blues. :) Good stuff.
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee.
Aban - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't imagine asking someone to change their parody so that it better fit my own tastes. A little ballsy if you ask me.
Johnny D - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Tell ya what, Adagio ..... You have my permission to post "Ear Doctor" on your website so long as you give me full credit for it and do not alter, change, censor, or otherwise "bleep"-out any of its contents.
Aban - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Good for you, Johnny!
Sister Sledge - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
How dare you ask someone to change their song? If it isn't fit for your site as is, then it shouldn't be on there at all.
Johnny D - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, I have no connection at all to the somewhat harsh comments surrounding our discussion of "Ear Doctor" !! Please believe me, I intend no offense. I just think that "Ear Doctor" is actually clean-enough as it is, seeing as I only needed to use a couple of asterisks in it, and no explicit obscenities at all. So please use it only if you're willing to take it as-is with no changes --- and please be assured that I disassociate myself from anyone lecturing you here ---- they're not speaking for me, my friend! ;-)
Aban - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I wouldn't presume to speak for you, Johnny, any sooner than I would ask you to change something that YOU created to fit my own fancy.
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, I really didn't think that they were talking for you...those two sour grapes! And I wasn't asking you to change it either...it's just that I found it so hilarious....eh, those two wouldn't understand, anyway...you and I can discuss and understand each other, right? (You didn't think I was asking you to change it, were you?) You two sour grapes, you got under my thin skin. :'( ;)
Johnny D - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi Adagio! You're right, on re-reading and re-thinking-about your sentence "I'm wondering how to somehow modify it and not lose the hilarity! What do you think?", I must admit that you aren't suggesting "Ear Doctor" should be changed, but on the contrary, you were indirectly affirming that it couldn't be changed!
Aban (sour grape number one) - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I have read and re-read the initial comment, and I cannot find one alternate meaning to the phrase: "Johnny, yes "Ear Doctor" isn't squeaky clean, but it's so hilarious, I'm wondering how to somehow modify it and not lose the hilarity! What do you think?" Looks like a change request to me. And obviously I am not the only one, because Sister Sledge and I are two entirely different people.
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Right Johnny!! I really wouldn't change it for the world. Maybe I just worded it too 'untactfully' for some? Hmm...two sour grapes seemed to have spoiled my fine wine of "The Corridor", though. Johnny D - September 09, 2004 2:54:39 PM - Report Inappropriate Comment -------------------------------------------------------------------------­------- "Hi Adagio! You're right, on re-reading and re-thinking-about your sentence "I'm wondering how to somehow modify it and not lose the hilarity! What do you think?", I must admit that you aren't suggesting "Ear Doctor" should be changed, but on the contrary, you were indirectly affirming that it couldn't be changed!"
Johnny D - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Nothing and no one can ever spoil this soulful masterpiece of a parody, Adagio. You should be proud of it --- I'll say again, it fascinates me and I'm delighted you wrote it! If only more people on Amiright would take the time to write a deep and thoughtful parody now and then....writing for laughs and fun is great and I love to do it, but there's so much more to enjoy and explore!
Adagio - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Johnny!
Guy - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I have to agree with JD when he calls this a soulful masterpiece.

Your style is most unique to the site. Yours is like the onion and garlic in the stew. Very few like to eat these things right off the stalk and the stew is seriously lacking something when these incrediences are missing. You add this flavor to the site. Amiright would would be lacking some of its spice without you. Keep writing, I look forward to more.
Adagio - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy
Johnny D - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Amen to that, Guy!
Arwen - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--Sorry, Adagio...I don't know the original. I'll see what I can find and be back...
Ash - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM-dktos... too bad, I wanna know what it is
Phil Nelson - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS. Not really funny, but ok........
Adagio - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, Ash...I did provide a midi for you at the top.

Phil, it's not supposed to be funny, like JD and Guy said. soulful. Thanks!
Spaff.com - September 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Whew. I've read this a number of times now, Patagio, and I've decided that to grasp it, I'm going to need really good annotations and really good footnotes. Either that or really good drugs.
Adagio - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Spaff. I told Johnny somewhere in these comments (and will probably have to start using disclaimers) that the parody means something specific to me, but to others can mean anything they want it to. :)
Phil Alexander - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
They should give this to children in poetry class, along with the question "What was the author thinking when she wrote this?" - and give them a link to this page so they can research the comments ;-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Random lyrics, random comment. No wait, that made sense.
Adagio - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil..on your comment did you mean what WAS the author thinking? lolol... I've put a thread about poetry on messageboard and a page on my site for poems.

K1...not random lyrics at all. :)
martha - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
fabulous yet again Afdgio .. you really have great talent as a poet... very impressive.....
Adagio - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, martha!
Adagio - September 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I put a thread on the messageboard for anyone interested in poetry. Please take a look. It's under song parodies. http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php/topic,3513.0.html
Peregrin - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Adagio
Meriadoc - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ah hah! I knew there had to be drugs! In the first stanza! Lines of coke.... in an interrogation room, even.... ;-)
Paul Robinson - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(AUG SOTM) Fantastic job, as in my earlier comments above. 5's. Yeah, and I'm still sending you those analyst bills, too...
Claude Prez - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Why am I picturing Fran Drescher? Make it stop MAKE IT STOP!!!! I'm just kidding. Very thoughtful, which is usually a big problem for a goofball like me.
Adagio - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Peregrin

If you insist, Mer. :D

Thanks, Paul

Claude, you're picturing Fran on this one? ? Was it too squeaky? lol
Adagio - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the imagination you all showed...Mer, I was curious how you got lines of drugs in an interrogation room...I see now. And I know Claude.....same song.
2nz - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Indeed very poetic and thoughtful. Good entry, since I still had the original laying around from Fran's appearance earlier this year. On a different note, I'm a little confused as to how to join your website.
Adagio - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2nz. About my website...do you have a hotmail account? You can use that, or where it says to 'join now' go to 'learn more' and it will lead you to a sign in page, then ask you if you need a .net passport. I just use my hotmail to sign in. From there, I just have to approve your membership, which I will.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - April 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Great to come back to this one after so long, adagio. I'm interpreting a haunting sense of death in this one, but like the Grim Reaper character from Terry Pratchett books, there is a mutual respect involved. That, or the African swallow has flown into a window. ;)
Charlie Decker - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(AbC) Heavy stuff...don't know exactly what it means, though.
Agrimorfee - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(abc05) see above
Adagio - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Luke (lol), Charlie and Agrimorfee.
Johnny D - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above...I was the first here!
Guy - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-C) Still an enjoyable read. See my other comments above.
Adagio - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Guy.
Melhi - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
C - I still don't have a clue what this one is about.
Kristof Robertson - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, Adagio...but your poetry is once again captivating
Adagio - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Melhi and Kristof.
MysteryGoat - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Adam Eccleshall - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Well and truly flummoxed as to what this means...
Jeff Reuben - April 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Interesting read, I enjoyed it.
Adagio - April 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff, Adam and MG.

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