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Song Parodies -> "Ancient Grease On Ancient China"

Original Song Title:

"Empty Chairs At Empty Tables"

Original Performer:

Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables)

Parody Song Title:

"Ancient Grease On Ancient China"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Inspired by a visit to last year's exhibition of treasures from the lost city of Pompeii. Ancient Greece is mythology, Ancient Egypt is archaeology. But Ancient Rome is us. Amazing to see how much daily life, art and architecture resembled the way we live today. All they lacked was electricity and the internal combustion engine.
Scientific excavation
'neath volcano's dormant cone
Where they search beneath the layers
Stories lost once more made known

Here they live a life quite normal
Here they cook their daily meal
Here they're sitting down to eat it
Here a tremor they now feel

From their table in the corner
They could see their world in flames
And they rose with shouts of panic
"Haste, we must leave here now!"
And their final exhortation
As the molten lava came
Was a cry of fear and grief and pain

Then at last the the spade uncovers
Treasure trove by lamplight shown
Food uneaten on the table
Living flesh now turned to stone
Ancient grease on ancient China
In a room in Ancient Rome.
There's a jolt of recognition,
Long-lost friends that we have known
Are we guests, are we intruders?
To their recreated home
Ancient Grease on Ancient China
In a room from Ancient Rome

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? - April 27, 2018 - Report this comment
What's with the Grease spelling? Hidden meaning or poor proofing?
Patrick - April 28, 2018 - Report this comment
A lot of the residents of Pompeii were caught and buried instantly in the midst of their daily activities. That included meals uneaten. I've visited a couple of museum exhibits recently and just decided to link a few of the more popular ancient civilizations. Grease was a play on words. The Roman Empire did have long-distance trade with China. I guessed that ceramics would have been one of the more desirable imports.
2Eagle - April 28, 2018 - Report this comment
I give this a 5 for sick humor.

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