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Song Parodies -> "California's Burnin'"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreaming"

Original Performer:

The Mamas & The Papas

Parody Song Title:

"California's Burnin'"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Forests turnin' brown
(Then they're fallin' down)
And the sky is gray
(Hazy, smoky gray)
Singein' never stops
(Flames in the tree tops)
Go from May to May
(Torchin' every day)

I'll be chafin' warm
(Where is the rain storm?)
Feel just like crème brulée
(Here it's called "flan," OK?)

California's burnin'
(California's burnin')
Each year from May to May

Watch that burnin' Birch
The whole stand is flambé
Gonna take down all the trees. . .
Whatever's in the way
(Soon they're all passé)

You know, the Beech are toasted poles
(Beech are roasted poles)
Deciduous soufflé
(Dis could be Dante)

California's burnin'
(California's burnin')
Each year from May to May

Forests burnin' down
(Turnin' smoky brown)
And the sky is gray
(Is it night or day?)
Singein' never stops
(More retardant drops!)
Go from May to May
(Torchin' every day)

Mornin' sky is yeller
(There's a smokey smell here)
As the leaves decay
(It's straight from Dante)

California's burnin'
(California's burnin')
Each year from May to May
California's burnin'
The winter's like L.A.
California's burnin'
More new fires every day

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Meriadoc - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved the flan line and the 'deciduous souffle'.
2LD4U - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Great song! All it needs is to be sung by Al Gore!
alvin - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
fun and scary at the same time...this needs to be followed up with "mudslide" done to "landslide"
2Eagle - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Good rhyming.
John Barry - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Merry, 2LD4U, Alvin (go for it), 2Eagle.
AFW - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Very well executed...and timely
littleFLANcakes - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Barry, . . . I know it's you ! Here in NorCAL we do indeed refer to it as "flan" ! Oh, you're still a ~Flim-Flam~ man ! < 0 > PS: glad to see your ship's back "in the Harbor" . . . It is smokey here, around the ~SFO~ Bay , Sir.
Peregrin - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Good one, JB. May it pass quickly.
Guy - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
JB - Neminem did this same parody back in 2003. I guess if the fires run from May to May this must somehow be the same fire? Both versions of this song are well done.

Good news / Bad news:

OK - give me the good news.
The Fire is 100% contained.
That is good news - how can there be bad news?
The containment runs the complete border of California from SF south - across the US - Mexican border, then north to the Oregon line, then west to the Pacific and finally ending soutbound at SF.

This is sort of a repeat comment of what I said to Neminem's parody. 5 Alarms for sure.

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