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Song Parodies -> "A Long Moving Tale"

Original Song Title:

"A Trick Of The Tail"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Genesis

Parody Song Title:

"A Long Moving Tale"

Parody Written by:

John Lomain

The Lyrics

The parody 3 1/2 years in the making
Bored of the life in the state of the palms
I left and let everyone know
Gone was the weather I had known from a child
Along with a dream of the state

I drove up the wide open road
And played the arcade
In search of a new state to live in my life
I went
Everyone seemed so strange to me

They've got big dogs and they've got no trees
They will soon forget of their existence
Am I wrong to long for that old state of the palms
That's south a real huge distance

I asked myself as they led me to their stadium
"Team with no chance" read the sign
The people they talked with this funny accent
And seemed to like everything there

But soon they grew bored of my tale
State with palm trees?
More like a joke or publicity stunt, no way, no way

They got no class and they got no trees
They don't even mind awful disturbance
Am I wrong to long for that old state with some peace
That's south a real huge distance

I asked and faced the traffic
And got lost but drove on out
Didn't take the train 'cause it wobbled so much, then I shout

There, beyond the bounds of your hick imagination
Lie the noble palm trees of my old state, big and green
Let me take you there, show you a thriving great state
Let me show you others just like me, Why did I ever leave?

They've got big dogs and they've got no leash
They say that it's nice with great persistence
Everything is in this real huge city which stinks
And all with a big distance, I had to go

And so they set out with me and all my friends
And my crazy description of home
Several hour long journey, we came to the sign
Where I then looked abroad and spoke out

They followed me then and they thought that maybe they saw
A glimpse of the sea, just was tears in their eyes, that's all
They liked it so much, by then I had left

They have state fruit but knocked down its trees
And every road name has much consistence
So I went and moved back to the state of the palms
That's south a real huge distance
Hello friend, welcome home.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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John Lomain - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry for the double post, thought it didn't go through the first time. I didn't get the usual "thanks" screen
Jason - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought this was good. If you want you can contact ChuckyG and ask him to remove the duplicate parody.
John Lomain - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Jason
Tommy Turtle - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Being a turtle who naturally frequents very warm waters, are we referring to the same very southern state with palm trees? in which case, welcome back!... I've had some that *didn't* go through, but with an error message, "Must have cookies enabled". Turns out that spending too long tweaking it in the sub box, and the cookie expires. No harm, resub. Better safe than sorry, and yeah, email CG and remove the dupe. No biggie -- happens pretty often (at least once before in this week alone. Five Palms. (pun! = applause)
John Lomain - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep I meant Florida. Yeah, I got that error message. Apparently it went through though. Thanks TT.
Andy Primus - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice one - follows the OS very closely
Below Average Dave - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I could strangely relate to this having once been a Florida resident myself, and I may eventually end up back there again (trying to avoid that personally, I needed a break from FLA) Original song choice too, certainly not many of these floating around the site, that alone gets you 5s, the fact I could relate only strengthens them!
Mark Scotti - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Worth the wait. Tough song to do, but you pulled it off nice!!
John Lomain - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Andy, Dave, and Mark
Porfle Popnecker - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
This was a real pleasure to read.
John Lomain - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks Porfle

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