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Song Parodies -> "Heights of Flight That's When/Late Delusion"

Original Song Title:

"Nights In White Satin/Late Lament"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"Heights of Flight That's When/Late Delusion"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

Heights of flight that's when
Ever leaching I penned;
Fetters I'm ditchin'
Ever weaning my friend.
Duty I'd always kissed
But this guise sees more.
Just where my youth is
Don't much care any more.

I'm part of you
I'm part of you
Oh! I write of you.

Gazing at gleeful
Ones that are bland;
My gut it always knew
I cannot demand.

One tries to sell me
Thoughts - forgets to pretend;
Just what you flaunt at me
You have been here to mend.

I'm part of you
I'm part of you
Oh! I write of you.
Oh! I write of you.

~ instrumental ~

Light it has happened.
And there's teaching again.
fetters I've bitten
Ever trying to rend.

Duty is in our midst
Myth it is no more.
Just what that truce says
I can't say anymore.

I'm part of you
I'm part of you
Oh! I write of you.
Oh! I write of you.

I'm part of you
I'm part of you
Oh! I write of you.
Oh! I write of you.

~ instrumental ~

Late Lament
Grief weeps and gathers the doom
While I pray it will not loom.
Sad bitter people sit back and resent
Some other ways success makes me content.
Old-fashioned minds have melded as one,
Only my eyes think of this; there's none.
I find rather bricks instead of just one,
But there is sense of alikeness sung.

Gold hearted one that stops the flight
Removed my error from your sight.
If I stay I just might slight,
But I decide what is right
And what is my delusion.

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 24

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Johnny D - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I love it when you stick it to all those clowns who demand obvious literal meanings. 555
Adagio - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
:-D Thanks Johnny...I knew you'd find a Moody Blues one sooner or later. This one was fun.
Stuart McArthur - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
you know what, old-fashioned minds DO meld as one - nice observation - 555 adagio (should help cure the effects of 3s-guy)
Adagio - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart...for the words and the boodt in score. ;)
Adagio - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart, I meant boost.
Stuart McArthur - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
the mis-spelling didn't flummox me adagio - whenever I read your stuff I apply a lateral approach to every word :-)
Cookie-man - December 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Good work! 555
Adagio - December 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks cookie-man!
Guy - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Fav lines:

Just what that truce says
I can't say anymore.

Fine write, and great spoken part at the end.
Adagio - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Guy! :)
Know 1 can hear you dream - December 04, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Been here, been confused.
Cookie-man - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Forgot to put this in my initial comment (SOTM) :)
Rick D - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Still waiting for that fantasy novel.
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very vivid and poetic. Although I have no idea what it's about. But that's typical of me when I read poetry.
Adagio - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rick and Scathe
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--nice job, Adagio.
Melhi - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Particularly like the "Just where my youth is..." couplet! Nicely done and perfectly scanned!
Adagio - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Melhi.
Paul Robinson - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - Wonderful work - 5's - your replacement words matched the OS lyrics just about perfectly in pace & cadence, flowed poetically and also made complete sense (at least to me they did). Can't be done much better than that.
Adagio - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul. :-) That's very sweet of you!
John Jenkins - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I agree with Paul, except it did not make complete sense to me. Of course, a lot of things don't make complete sense to me so I can't hold that against you. Well done, Adagio.
Adagio - December 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks John J.
Phil Alexander - December 14, 2004 - Report this comment
What JJ said... I always had that problem in English class when the teacher would ask what the poet meant - at one point I answered "How should I know - he's obvious couched it in poetic language just to confuse poor schoolchildren like me" ;-)
Adagio - December 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Phil!
Spaff.com - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I guess I'm less like P-Rob, to whom this made "complete sense," and more like one of Johnny DD's "clowns who demand obvious literal meanings." And you managed to "stick it to" me once again. But kudos for making me feel moody. And blue.
Paul Robinson - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Spaff (and others) - so now you can really begin to comprehend just how demented and deranged I REALLY am...(maybe) ~ ~ ~ be careful when you demand literal meanings, though...sometimes they can really give you the blues...
Adagio - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Spaff...I really didn't try to make you feel moody or blue. :/

Paul , thanks. I think if I look close enough at your comment, there may be a slight dig, eh? lol
Spaff.com - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Kiddin' about the moody and blue thing, Pat. Just a little wordplay I couldn't resist.
Tim Mayfield - December 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Adagio, I should give you a lower score because you brought back high school memories with this one. Ugh! ;-) Seriously, this is so opposite my style that it's hard to grade it. I wrote a poetic imagery poem in high school that I thought was atrocious but the teacher gave it an A+ and kept berating the other students about doing better. I just don't know good poetry when I read (or write) it.
Adagio - December 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Tim...but did you like it? There are no additional votes. :)
Johnny D - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Stuart McArthur - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already commented
Adagio - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again Johnny and Stuart.
Claude Prez - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, two SOTM entries in a row using the word "loom"; I bet that's never happened before. Anyway, great pacing; nice job.
Peregrin - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Interesting, yet confusing, Adag! Yet a good read, I would write more but I now have a sudden need to visit my therapist!
Meriadoc - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Pippin said ! :-D
Adagio - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude, Pippin and Merry! Pip and Mer...lolol.
Jeff Reuben - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done!
Adagio - December 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff.
martha - January 04, 2005 - Report this comment
very atmospheric as usual.... 555
Adagio - March 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Belated thanks, martha!
Adagio - March 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Red Ant.
Red Ant - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Lol, the irony Adagio. I said on the parody I made of NIWS that nothing further need be said, yet now something further need be said. Already voted this 555. As far as saying something other than "good job" here, I'm still at a loss for words at the moment, other than "surreal" I suppose.

Note: Surreal is good.
Adagio - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Hee, Ant. I thank you again!
Melhi - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) Already commented. (Unless that was part of MY delusion. ;) )
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) In the immortal word of Keanu Reeves: "Whoa!"
Adagio - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Melhi and Agrimorfee :)
Charlie Decker - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Haven't heard the Moody Blues in a while, but they're one of my favorites. Well done!
Adagio - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Charlie.
Johnny D - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above again! ;-)
Rick C - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05)Great job! I've always been a Moodies fan.
Adagio - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Rick C.
Dee Range - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) Great peotic visage Adagio. Very spellbinding. One of your top-notch efforts.
Stuart McArthur - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) already commented, and already made the point that I've already commented - gotta admit that, like Spaff, I prefer literal meaning too, but I make exception for your stuff Adagio, because it comes across as personal and poetic
Adagio - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks very much Dee and Stuart!
Scathe - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-H) Read and voted; still confused.
MysteryGoat - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Jeff Reuben - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC-Very poetic, another I needed to read several times over to think about.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, reading your poetry is like having a giant spoonful of chocolate icecream slowly melting down the back of my eyes. Wonderful work as usual.
Adagio - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Scathe, MG, Jeff and Luke.

Jeff, I love it when somebody takes enough time to think about different styles of writing!

Luke.....LOLOL...I got that image in my mind!
Arwen - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--I read this before for SOTM...and it WAS like a captivating poem...as others have said. Not that I could understand it...but...; )
2nz - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Your use of the original song is so clever in certain instances, that that in and of itself is funny and captivating. So this gets a 'clever and captivating' from me, Pat. And that's all I have to say about that.
Adagio - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Arwen and 2nz. :)

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