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Song Parodies -> "Emissions (from 'Fiddling With The Earth')"

Original Song Title:

"Tradition (from 'Fiddler On The Roof')"

Original Performer:

Zero Mostel & Cast

Parody Song Title:

"Emissions (from 'Fiddling With The Earth')"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

The pacing of the original "Tradition" was tricky; it changes with each
stanza. I've known this song for years, but never noticed the
pacing changes until I tried to write this parody!
Emissions, emissions. Emissions!
Emissions, emissions. Emissions!

Moms drive the car to drop the kids at soccer
Go out to the market
Buy our daily fare
And what do they drive that gobble up the Ozone
And belch out the fumes?
Minivans, minivans. Emissions!
Minivans, minivans. Emissions!

Do you know where I can buy a decent car?
A quiet car, that goes real far,
I don't want my car to kill the atmosphere
Or have tree-huggers give me dirty looks
The compacts, the compacts. Emissions!
The compacts, the compacts. Emissions!

I love to drive my vehicle, but there is one thing wrong.
It only gets 6 M.P.G., and that ain't pretty.
The Hummers, the Hummers. Emissions!
The Hummers, the Hummers. Emissions!

When will the E.P.A.
Enforce its fresh air rules?
Efficient cars are best
When gas is priced like jewels!
Restrictions, restrictions. Emissions!
Restrictions, restrictions. Emissions!

Emissions, emissions. Emissions!
Emissions, emissions. Emissions!

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tashayahr - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Perfect pacing, and topical! You really drove the point home!
Johnny D - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought this was going to be about the nocturnal variety......5's anyway!
Agrimorfee - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
"Of course, one may ask...How did these Emissions get started?...I'll tell you...I dunno!" 555
Leo Jay - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Very original idea, well executed. Great job with a tricky, irregularly structured tune.
Trojan Cat - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good. I'll bet you live in Southern California. Mazel tov!
MasonR - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D: Yeah, I thought of that (I might've named it "Positions," but there's that policy about sexual content here...) Agrimorfee: "They're fiddling with the Earth! Sounds crazy, no?..." Trojan: I live in central NJ, which is probably not as bad as California, but the air quality here is heavily dependent on which way the wind blows... Thanks for all the 5's, everyone (keep 'em coming)!
Stray Pooch - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Mason, oh Mason, have I got a ride for you! It's classic, it's green (alright - next year it's glue!!) But it's a nice ride, a good horse - true? True! I promise you'll be happy, 'cause here's a little scoop. It doesn't make emissions - it just makes poop! :D Nice job! 555
MasonR - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL! Good one, Pooch!

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