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Song Parodies -> "Dusty's On Our Minds (Shakespeare, Too)"

Original Song Title:

"You Were On My Mind"

Original Performer:

We Five

Parody Song Title:

"Dusty's On Our Minds (Shakespeare, Too)"

Parody Written by:

Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Explanation of our new genre, as in today's other post, "Mix Dusty Springfield; Rome-o (And Juliet)"
Matched to this OS video.

When I wake up each morning
Dusty's on my mind
With Shakespeare intertwined
Hamlet's troubles, Whoa-oh
Favor, curries: Rom'yo:
Juli-et's behind

Our intent: Dusty, join her -
With Will-ie's refrains
Rust: diseased, our brains
Writing "doubles", Whoa-oh
Post in flurries: Oh, no!
Minds, lame, roam again

Not a joke; it's a warning:
Dusty's on our mi-i-i-ind, and --
Shakes-peare gets combined
Cauldron bubbles, Uh-oh!
Witches stirring, Oh, no!
"MacBeth": some - day, find [1]

Make Bill more appealin':
His words con-fu-u-u-use, so:
Mo-dern songs, re-u-u-use
Yeah, it's quite a gamble, we know
We got a groove on; Let's go!
We're gonna rock on Avon's muse

English teachers, in mourning:
Shakespeare: students, bli-i-i-ind, 'cause --
-- They think he's a griiiiiiiind
So, are ours rubble? (Say, "No!")
Meaning blurry? (Hope, no)
Play and tune, entwined

[1] You've been warned. It's on the list, but no idea when.

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Mark Scotti - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
'Oh, where for art thou, Son Of A Preacher man????" Classic!!!
Old Man Ribber - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
To paraphrase Alexander Pope, "Hope Springfields eternal in these human beasts. To write is human, to write REALLY well is TT and FG."
2Eagle - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Dusty is Ophelia. Look up my parody of "If You Go Away".
TJC - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Wondrous wordplay you two!
And unlike Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', this Avon's never Gauling!
Three merrily bubblin' cauldrons o' fives!
AFW - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
To parody, or not to parody, that was the question...and this was a very good answer
Tommy Turtle - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Or "Daughter of a preacher-man", knowing now of Dusty's leanings .... Nice mashup yerself! Thanks!

Old Man Ribber: "To write together is human; to come together is divine.' I'm so glad that FG and I came together! (ponders whether to rephrase that, and *not* gonna touch the "breasts", so to speak.) ... Man, Ribber, Old, his comments, are we blessed." (follow-up line to your first quote). Thanks!

2Eagle: Repeating reply @ other post today, please see the Hamlet/Dusty mashup (just click the link, "Hamlet's troubles"), in which her tragic life was described, with its probable cause. Will check yours out, too. Thanks for v/c.

TJC: That's odd .... already started a parody on the bubbling cauldron -- sick minds think alike! Thanks for your classic quote, "All gall is divided into three Fives"! ;)

AFW: And that was a very nice comment, thank you.
Fiddlegirl - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Thanks! Nothing like the classics, I always say... which is why I like TT... ;)

OMR: Awwww... thanks, man

2Eagle: I beg your pardon! She washed her face and hands before she came, she did... Oh, wait-- wrong play. N/m. ;) Thanks for v/c, as always.

TJC: Thanks! I'd type more, but TT has turned me into a newt. ;)

AFW: (low curtsey) and a warm thank you, sir. :D
TT @ 2Eagle - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I looked up your parody of "If You Go Away". What does Ophelia have to do with Los Angeles or Australia? (Or Oktoberfest, or Monday Night Football?) ... sorry, Bro.
2Eagle - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
You read the wrong version. I did 3 parodies to "If You Go Away" and the one I meant was "Why I Kvetch All Day". That had your comment about Dusty being les and cutting herself. Anyway, her songs say she was co dependent - "You don't have to say you love me....".
TT - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Probably a case where a link would have been helpful, rather than searching an author with 159 parodies, including three of the cited OS, and there's have been no shame in that plug.

I don't get that from YDHTSYLM. It's a basic torch song about not wanting to be left. Elvis did it. Was he co-dependent? .. No, he was just dependent. (on many drugs to get through the rigorous tours, mostly uppers.)

Also, she wasn't co-dependent, she was dependent. The co-dependent is the person who is attached in an unhealthy way to the (substance- or whatever-) dependent person.

co-de·pen·dent or co·de·pen·dent

"Of or relating to a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an unhealthy way on someone who is addicted to a drug or self-destructive behavior, such as chronic gambling"

So, someone who was hooked on Dusty, and enabled her continued dependency rather than encouraging ther o seek treatment or quitting dependency, would be a co-dependent. (Might alter your parody -- will await that.) Cheers.

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