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Song Parodies -> "Space Oddity With Lo Mein"

Original Song Title:

"Space Oddity / Major Tom"

Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:

"Space Oddity With Lo Mein"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

To the tune of David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity/Major Tom", in honor of China's first "taikonaut", Yang Li Wei, who is still orbiting the earth as of this writing:
Ground Control to Yang Li Wei
Ground Control to Yang Li Wei
Take your ginseng pills and stow your gear away
Ground Control to Yang Li Wei
Commencing countdown, on your way
Check ig-nition, and may Mao's love be with you

This is Ground Control to Yang Li Wei,
You've really made the grade!
And the Party Chairman wants to shake your hand,
But before he can you're going to have to land.

This is Yang Li Wei to Ground Control,
I'm stepping through the door,
An un-scheduled space-walk feels just right today,
'Cause my capsule's cramped and full of bad Feng-Shui

For here...am I floating in a tin can,
Far above the world
Below is The Great Wall, and it's looking very small

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling rather ill
'Cause I think I ate a bit too much lo mein
Now I have a most uncomfortable gas pain

Ground Control to Yang Li Wei
Your air's gone bad, too much methane,
Can you hear me Yang Li Wei?
Can you hear me Yang Li Wei?
Can you hear me Yang Li Wei?
Can you...

Here, am I farting round my tin can,
Far above the world
Wishing for Bean-o, as around the earth I go

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Phil Alexander - October 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good... and very topical, too :-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Congrats on being the first on a subject I expect to be sticky as rice. I kinda expected someone to do Beatles "Yellow submarine" somehow but this choice was just as good.
Claude Prez - October 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good.
Guy DiRito - October 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Most excellent parody, original and well written. I see the one's guy got to this one. Maybe he's a communist too. This parody should have more votes and more comments. Keep writing Johnny D. I'll always support great writes like this one. And come on people show Johnny and make your X here.
Robert J. Pagliaro - October 17, 2003 - Report this comment
10-4 on originality and writing - echo the "topical" comment and first on the subject. (As you probably are aware, (I believe) the only man made structure that can be seen from the moon is the Great Wall.)
Adagio - October 17, 2003 - Report this comment
That was a funny one!!
malcolm higgins - October 18, 2003 - Report this comment
awesome work.. you have talent on a Guy DiRito scale.. listen to guy and keep writing.. and to the arse who gave this 1-1-1 I hope you die a cold lonely wet dark death. 5-5-5 from the canada side.. great work
Michael Pacholek - October 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Number One Son write Number One Parody!
Johnny D - October 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Malcolm, I take your comparison of my writing to Guy's as a very high compliment - thank you!
Phil Alexander - October 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Just as an aside - the Great Wall is probably discernable from the height of orbit Lang Yi Wei is at, but snopes reckons it's not going to be visible from the moon: http://www.snopes.com/science/greatwal.htm
malcolm higgins - October 22, 2003 - Report this comment
you earned the review, Johnny keep it up hey phil do you think the biggest factory in the world is visible from outer space? the chinese autobody replacement parts shop??
Wild Man - October 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Great Job, and Malc they have the parts in that warehouse alright.
Johnny D - November 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Wild Man !

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