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Song Parodies -> "Friend in the Storm"

Original Song Title:

"Candle In the Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Friend in the Storm"

Parody Written by:

Darrell

The Lyrics

This is my tribute to ABC'S Peter Jennings, who died Sunday night. He always had my utmost respect. This isn't perfect, but it's the best I can do. RIP Mr. Jennings.
Goodbye Peter J,
Though I never knew you at all
You had the hope to hold us up,
While Rather and Geraldo fell
Brokaw and Woodward
Were always in the know
But they never could catch you
And you always stayed the same

And it seems to me you came to us
Like a friend in the storm
We always knew who turn to
When tragedy set in
And I would have loved to meet you
But I am just a kid
Your life signed off long before
Your memory ever will

9/11 was tough
The toughest story you ever told
Bin Laden created a thunderstorm
And lives were steeples that were struck
Even with the lungs
Oh the right-wing still laughed at you
All Fox News had to say,
Was that Peter was in the liberal news

And it seems to me you came to us
Like a friend in the storm
We always knew who to turn to
When tragedy set in
And I would have loved to meet you
But I am just a kid
Your life signed off long before
Your memory ever will

Goodbye Peter J
Though I never knew you at all
You had the hope to hold us up,
While Rather and Geraldo fell,
Goodbye Peter J
From the young man who watched your show
That saw you as more than a newscaster
More than just Fox News' foe

And it seems to me, you came to us
Like a friend in the storm
We always knew who to turn to
When tragedy set in
And I would have loved to meet you
But I am just a kid
Your life signed off long before
Your memory ever will

Your life signed off long before
Your memory ever will

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Paul Robinson - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Darrell, nice tribute to a fine professional and a gentleman. Unlike many of today's news anchors Jennings actually had a solid reporting background and wrote many of his own stories that he delivered on the air...his kind is all but gone and will not likely be seen again...our loss...did not vote because I can't place the whole song in my mind and lack time to find the OS and listen to it...Suggestion...Darrell, if you happen to think it is not quite perfect in some places set it aside for a week or maybe two and come back to it and see if you can make the parts you are less than 100% with and see if you can make them better...I know that when I have tried to get a tribute piece like this out quickly that I might write a pretty good piece but still miss some obvious ways to make it even better...they come easier when you look back at it after creating a bit of distance from your original frame on mind when you wrote it...the idea is not necessarily to re-post it...unless you really raise the bar significantly, but just to see how good you can make it...Good luck...

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