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Song Parodies -> "You Clown"

Original Song Title:

"Sundown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"You Clown"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Gordon Lightfoot lives -- at least for now. The author of "Sundown," "If You Could Read My Mind" and, of course, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" was prematurely declared dead in the media. This adds him to the list of rockers REALLY gone before their time, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, George Harrison (sadly, only a few days premature), Whitney Houston, and even Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (allegedly in the same car crash). Here's the story: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/gordon-lightfoot-lives/
(instrumental opening)

I can see my sad demise in Canadian Press
and I don't really know why they made this mess.

You clown, you'd better take care
that you don't make a premature of my death declare.
You clown, you'd better take care
that you don't make a premature of my death declare.

Wouldn't do this to The Queen or to Avril Lavigne
and I don't really know what you really mean.

Sometimes, I think it's a shame
when you say that I'm dying, when I'm still in the game.
Sometimes, I think it's a shame
when you say that I'm dying, when I'm still in the game.

I can picture all the news that a man could make.
Posting story that I'm dead was your worst mistake.

You clown, you'd better take care
that you don't make a premature of my death declare.
Sometimes, I think it's a sin
when the press blows the story, are you boozing again?

I can see you typing fast in your faded jeans.
You're a lousy reporter, got me feeling mean.

Sometimes, I think it's a shame
when you say that I'm dying, when I'm still in the game.
You clown, you'd better take care
that you don't make a premature of my death declare.
You clown, you'd better take care
that you don't make a premature of my death declare.
Sometimes, I think it's a sin
when the press blows the story, are you boozing again?

(instrumental fadeout)
Indeed, the legend lives on.

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Mark Scotti - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Great job, Michael! LOL....I thought he was dead as well!
Old Man Ribber - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
(singing) "If you could read my brainwaves, you'd see the mistake you've made!" Way to set the record straight, eh! ;D
Timmy1000 - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I hadn't heard the rumor of his death, but a well done tale on this - he was probably just hiding out too long on the shores of Gitchee Gumee.
AFW - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Ugh..Gordon have Lightfoot for heavy parody
? - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought this was about Max P!
Phil Nelson - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Hadn't heard of this before either. Funny! 5's

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