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Song Parodies -> "Break Your Feet"

Original Song Title:

"Baker Street"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gerry Rafferty

Parody Song Title:

"Break Your Feet"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

(The introduction part is not part of the OS, but to be spoken while the sax is playing)Sax part: http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/6861/pop/
Introduction:
To the sound of the saxophone playing in the background, a disheveled, grief-stricken, barefoot man walks along the side of the road leading away from his house. He's so lost in his thoughts, he doesn't know where he is, and doesn't care.

***Parody begins***

Findin' some way that don't break his feet
Plight in his head, not out in the street.
Well, another day he'll pray
He'll think the night away
And he thinks about everything.
Wish I could say I had told you so
He's got so many needs, but my way is so cold.
You know it does take so long
To find out where you're wrong
Guess you thought you knew everything.

You had told me that it was all so easy
You're finding out that it's not so easy
But you're dyin'
To buy in, wow.
I know that you thought that I was too sappy
And this time it's your turn to be sappy
And you're sighin'
You're sighin' now.

(The man continues walking. What will he do?)

Looks way down beat there's no hope in his face.
Wish he would pour feelings, but it is not my place.
And no asking how you've been,
I tell him books I've seen,
But he talks of the same damn thing.

He always thought he would be the same old man.
He gave up that stuff, this is not what he planned.
He just wanted to settle down in some little town
Not be bothered by anything.

To himself he has to keep provin'
But I know he has to keep on movin'
To keep fallin'
Must keep fallin' down.

When you wake up you won't be mourning.
The Son is speakin' in those new mornings.
Don't throw in,
You owe no one.

(Keeps walking, wondering when it will end)

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 15

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Royce Miller - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, this original song is kind of tricky to write to, and you did a good job; knew it wasn't meant to be funny, but as food for thought, it's all 5's.
Adagio - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, whoever!
Johnny D - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Got your PM, Pat --- great job here !!
alvin rhodes - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
fits the somber tone of the OS well...5s
Rick C - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Nicely written. Like Royce said, it seems to be a tricky OS but, you did a bang-up job on it. 555
carol - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
good job on this one. 5's
Red Ant - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Couldn't access the site for the sample Adagio. This is very deep, liked the read.
Adagio - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks carol. Thanks for the read, Red Ant. Actually, I only put the midi up top because it has the sax part in it. It's sample of verses are terrible. Try the albums to the right of us. They have a sample of the OS.
Red Ant - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, I could access the site now and the MIDI wasn't that bad. I followed this perfectly through the first time hearing it (I have heard that song countless times just didn't recognize it by name). Top marks.
Adagio - October 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Red Ant. Glad you could access the site. : )
Josh 2 - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS soz, not really uny, dunno if it was ment to be, il take was ppls word aobut apcing 544
Agrimorfee - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Thought provoking work from the Elizabeth Barret Browning of amiright.
Red Ant - November 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM- See above (twice) and as mentioned by others above, it seems like a tricky song to do well.
Adagio - November 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Josh2, Agrimorfee, and Jack.
Peter Andersson - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - DKTOS, but I DO know the version from International Undercover, which I would recommend to anyway that likes this song, though since this isn't based on that one linking to it would be wrong.
Rick C - November 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still mysterious and thought provoking.
Adagio - November 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C. and Peter.
wannabemustangjockey - November 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - well done! You've done a good job on this one, despite it being more or less a DKTOS for me. Fear not, I looked it up, so it makes perfect sense now.
Adagio - November 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, wannabe!
Stuart McArthur - November 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) It's actually a little bit Dylan Thomasish, Pat, I was thinking - the futility of life and all - I could almost hear the sax in the middle bit as the shot pans back of him walking and wondering
Adagio - November 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks loads, Stu! You caught the mood of the parody!
Johnny D - November 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above, but watch where you step!
Tim Mayfield - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - It's gonna take me months to figure this one out..
Scathe - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very meaningful parody, Adagio.
Spaff.com - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I love the OS; unlike Alvin, I don't consider it somber, but your parody certainly is, Patagio. I caught the Christian reference at the end, but not sure I can put the rest of the pieces together. I could use some "foot" notes.
Arwen - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...thanks for the midi...this turns out to be one of those OS's that I know...but didn't know by the title...so...yeah, thanks. This one made me think...which I generally hate to do this late on the last day of a holiday weekend...but alas...it's nicely written, so I'll forgive you...=).
adagio - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny, Tim, Scathe, Spaff (the explanation is what Stu said...futility of life), and Arwen.
Claude Prez - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm a total clown so I have a hard time with serious stuff; it makes me want to shoot myself in the head. Some clever matches to the original though.
Phil Alexander - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Peter (and anyone else who doesn't KTOS), go out and find a copy: it is one of *the* songs of the '70s. And I kind of got the Dylan vibe, to this one too. I was going to add a smiley, but it'd probably best be one like this: :-
Kristof Robertson - November 29, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A very thoughtful parody painted in shades of grey. Well done. 555
Dee Range - November 29, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...like most of yours, not meant to be funny, but well written. 534
Ethan Mawyer - November 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I saw Batman Begins this week and when Bruce was a child, his father told his that, "the reason we fall is so we can get back up again", or something like that anyway. I felt that this had that sort of don't give up, things look terrible but they'll get better sort of theme and then there's the depressing parenthetical note at the end. And, once again, I'm completely lost. I don't think I'll ever understand these despairodies.
Adagio - November 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks all!!

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