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Song Parodies -> "Gone Down"

Original Song Title:

"Sundown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Gone Down"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

No, it's not what you think, you filthy-minded people. Though the last verse may have Johnny D going for a moment. This is another attempt at combining two songs, in this case related only by the fact that they're Lightfoot's two biggest hits. Just because I could (remember, the two songs have four and fourteen verses, respectively) I added a verse.
I can see her leaving port in the Badger State
and her crew don't know they face a tragic fate.

Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.
Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.

She's the metal-freighter queen of the lakes so green
but the Gales of November hit her really mean.

Sometimes, I think it's a shame
that Lightfoot ain't elected to the Rock Hall of Fame.
Sometimes, I think it's a shame
that Lightfoot ain't elected to the Rock Hall of Fame.

I can picture Big Fitz hit as the waves they break.
Leaving in November was her last mistake.

Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.
Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.

(guitar break)

I can see her struggling hard by Ontario's coast.
As marine voyages go, this was much worse than most.

Sometimes, I feel my heart break
when I think of Big Fitz upon the floor of the lake.
Sometimes, I feel my heart break
when I think of Big Fitz upon the floor of the lake.

(guitar break)

I can see longshoremen cry on the Detroit dock
and they can't console themselves with being off the clock.

Sometimes, I feel my heart break
when I think of Big Fitz upon the floor of the lake.
Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.
Gone down, they sank way down there
when they find waves around 'em and they're dying scared.
Sometimes, I think it's a sin
that they tried so hard to make to a place like Cleveland.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 11

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Johnny D - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
And as Lightfoots go, yours is Gordon than most.
Gordon Fisherman - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Catchy tune, sticks in your head! ;)
Guy - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael - You pulled this one off well. Not an easy task combining two songs into one. I can take the last line in your parody two different ways. Was there a bit of Yakov Smirnoff in this? Anyway Yakov and I both give you 5s.
Royce Miller - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
very impressive, Michael
alvin rhodes - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
a very clever idea...5s PLUS
Serafina - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I'd say it was okay; my vote is 5-4-5.

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