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Song Parodies -> "My Horse, It Is Lame"

Original Song Title:

"A Horse With No Name"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

America

Parody Song Title:

"My Horse, It Is Lame"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

I guess you had to be there...;)"This is one of those that you interpret the parody in ways that you like."............
In the first year of the journey
I was blinkin', plenty of strife
Stared at charts and words and books and things
It was planned to heal our wings.
The first one I met was a guy who did bug,
And the cry, but not loud.
Discreet he's not and I frowned, asked why
But he answered with no sound.

I knew all the subverts, but of course, they had names
It felt good to be out of those chains
Now I'm alert, because November's my name
'Cause I feint from ones that gave me such bane.
La, la, la....
La, la, la....

After two years I thought I had won
My grin became one of dread.
After those years of my writing fun,
I saw my fingers turn into lead.
And the stories I wrote as a giver, I owed.
Made me glad to think I'd been led.

I knew all the subverts, but of course, they had names
It felt good to be out of those chains
Now I'm alert, because November's my name
'Cause I feint from ones that gave me such bane.
La, la, la....
La, la, la....

After three years I found the source, you see
You just assert and turn the key
But I can't see words they block most things,
All the sadness it stills not sings.
Emotion is a river that just lives underground
With sweet replies above
Under these ditties there's a part you've not found,
And you sir are out of luck.

I knew all the subverts, but they're not much to blame.
Was still good to be out of those chains.
Now I'm alert, because November's my name
'Cause I feint from ones that gave me such bane.
La, la, la....
La, la, la....

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 10

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Johnny D - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
"Under these ditties there's a part you've not found" .... HAR HAR HAR --- I love it, Pat!
John Barry - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I like it it--has a Lewis Carroll quality.
alvin rhodes - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
intriguing as always...there is no mulberry bush i would rather go round then yours...5s
Adagio - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Aww, thanks Johnny, John Barry, and alvin (double aww here, I think)!
alvin rhodes - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
hey...if you're gonna be cryptic, so will i....lol..but yes, that was a compliment
Red Ant - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, I don't get it but since I dislike TOS you get an automatic 555 here.
Ashley Schwartz - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Not to get technical or anything here...but you titled your parody "My Horse, It Is Lame"---that phrase doesn't appear in the parody itself. But the phrase "of course they had names" seems to substitute for the point in the original where the title is mentioned. Aside from that, the parody isn't too bad...I give it fives anyway.
Stuart McArthur - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Ashley, then you wouldn't have been very impressed with Bohemian Rhapsody either, or the Dylan classic, Subterranean Homesick Blues.

...and you'd tear your hair out if you went through my parody catalogue as about 20 of them would collapse under your technical analysis, including this year's March SOTM-winner - on which not a single commenter mentioned the fact the title didn't appear in the parody

on the contrary in fact, I see the title as another opportunity for expression or humour, as adagio did here - "My Horse, It Is Lame" lampoons the OS very drily - nice work adagio - 555 - and good on you Ashley, for still giving it 555, as I will
Adagio - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Hehe, alvin. Sure, get cryptic. :) and thanks!

Ant, and Ashley thanks.

Stu....thanks...I like the point you made of a title being another opportunity. If I have to worry about the title alone being there then I can't concentrate properly on the parody. Your points are well made. ; )
Paul Robinson - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
As to the title discussion, I often only use the title line once in a piece...and sometimes not at all...it really depends on the piece...sometimes a title that sort of views the work from a different vantage point than the piece is presented from...not from the main character or narrator, and maybe even a different view than the author himself wrote the piece from...can make it more interesting and fun...Anyway, I thought this was one of your very best pieces, Pat...and I thought the "Top Comment" was a good way to give the reader's, particularly those not used to your type of stuff, a way to process what they were reading and find themselves (or parts thereof...lol) somewhere in the shadowy areas of the text...like I was able to do in that piece "Corridors" that you posted some time ago...one of my favorites, still...OH...5's here ~ ~ ~
Adagio - August 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul!

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