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Song Parodies -> "The Wreck Of Island Aeromotive"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Wreck Of Island Aeromotive"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

ABC's new rave series Lost. Gilligan's Island it is not. It's survivor ODed on steroids.
A jet engine sound on a beach on the ground,
As Jack did wake he'd need stitchies soony.
He ached in his head as he saw all the dead,
Was a smell in the air there jet fumey.

That jet engine did roar spinning on beach sand full bore,
While the Island Aer'motive * layed denty.
That air ship was strewn on the beach's sand dunes,
And the wails of survivors rang surly.

Airships will not glide to the American side,
It took off from an airfield Austrailian.
Did the nav'gator know, that the course he did post,
Was untrue and his mappin' bad reasoned?

Eluding some storms with a couple of left turns,
When they left fully loaded near Auckland.
But later in flight when that airship's shell banged.
They could see it by then the roof peeling.

The wind on these fliers broke the rudder tail down,
Could they save a ship that was failing?
And everyone knew that the captain and crew,
Must now ditch 'cause disaster's now dealing.

Now drawn by fate like crash test dummy bait,
Came the wails as they're rendered to crashing.
A monsoon like rain took to seizing a plane,
As it placed that big airplane on island.

When suppertime came Hurley looked at the wreck saying,
Fellas, need food stuff, let's eat yea.
In heaven sent tin the main galley saved him, he said
Fellas, there's meals here I'll show ya.

The captain wired in "over water going in",
And his airship was a flying barrel.
The cockpit took flight he did light far from their sight,
Came to wreck in the trees tops unraveled.

Not any one knows where that plane took a nose,
Won't be saved now in minutes or hours.
They search far away as the pilot did say,
They're one fifty times ten miles behind yer.

Some want to split up and some cannot decide,
If to stay on the beach or seek water.
They burned the remains of the dead on the plane,
Save their lives if the flames some one spot there.

Locke used to roll on wheely chair things,
And there's Boone with his ice water Shannon.
Michael it seems has a son he ain't seen,
And Claire looks nine months from some sportin'.

Hurley don't show that he's loaded with dough,
And Jack is a weary med mender.
It's an old note though that gets Sawyer to blow,
The details of a terror remembered.

Like rusty old nail it's Sayid some evade,
Once upon a time Saddam's troop evil.
In urgent sign Sun and Jin have to mime,
Due to knowledge of English quite narrow.

No phone, no lights on, there's no motor cars found,
And they haven't a single luxury.'
The wearier they get as they give up the sweat
It's like Gilligan's island gone surly.
* Island Aeromotive Inc. Since the series hasn't, to my knowledge yet named the carrier of this ill fated flight, I used one that I found on the internet.

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Royce Miller - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
alot of work here and funny
Adagio - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
So interesting, I think I want to watch the program now. This ending is genius...

No phone, no lights on, there's no motor cars found,
And they haven't a single luxury.`
The wearier they get as they give up the sweat
It's like Gilligan's island gone surly

:D 5's
alvin rhodes - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
i avoided the show like the plague, but nice job on the parody...5s
Dee Range - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job, Guy. Fav line was "Claire looks like nine months from some sportin'...LOL
Rick Cormier - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody! 5's
Michael Pacholek - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, I guess I should say something... (chuckles)... (really good candy, by the way)... If this is the first "Lost" parody on the site, let there not be a second, because nobody's gonna top this. Five homing beacons.
Johnny D - April 05, 2005 - Report this comment
"It's like Gilligan's island gone surly" ... HAR HAR MATEY !!
Stuart McArthur - April 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I've been meaning to watch it but thought I'd missed the boat/plane - I'll use this as a users guide - and ditto about the last verse - very clever/amusing - 555
Red Ant - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
( SOTM ) DRTOS
Dumb Ass Kid - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS
Agrimorfee - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is probably the first Lost parody on the site...and probably the last. In spite of it's really difficult poetic license that I had a hard time reading throughout, this is a parody of epic proportions. You should do a follow-up, since so many of the details are already outdated.
Scathe - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Masterfully done.
Rick C - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already voted, commented
Dee Range - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...already voted and commented
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Dee Range said. I follow the show but 14 eppys in now it begins to look as no catastrophe to miss one or two. I actually saw it before going to bed yesterday and the main story was about the black guy and his son and some previous issues of custody, gave me flashbacks from some really crappy eppys of "Friends". That said, this was a more than nice take on the subject/series.
Jeff Reuben - May 12, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: Well done Guy. I've caught the show a few times, not hooked quite yet.
Arwen - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--I haven't watched the show at all...so a lot of this is clearly lost on me...but this is very well written...=) Nice work!
Melhi - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I started out watching the series, but only managed to catch a few scattered eps, so figured I'd pick up the season box if/when it comes out. Nice job!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
A great effort here. Now get lost.
Charlie Decker - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) My family is obsessed with the series, but I haven't been able ot get into it yet. Nice parody, though. 555
Rex - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Haven't seen the show, but good job of writing.
Johnny D - May 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Spaff.com - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I've never seen the show, so I'm a bit Lost (har har har). But you've cleverly tweaked the original just enough to tell a similar-but-dissimilar story. Ditto the kudos on "nine months from some sportin'" and the final stanza.
Stuart McArthur - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) masterfully done Guy, but I still haven't seen the show due to aggressive programming by other channels - but this has sparked my interest
Phil Alexander - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
:-)
Kristof Robertson - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm really sorry Guy, but this is lost on me...everyone seems to know the show but me :-(....I always love TWOTEF parodies, and yours is well-written....but I'm still clueless
Claude Prez - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Started watching this show once but they lost me at the first commercial; I'm totally spoiled by HBO. Clever as always though.
2nz - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Consistently excellent use of the original, Guy. My favorite example is:

"Some want to split up and some cannot decide,
If to stay on the beach or seek water."
MysteryGoat - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS
Tim Mayfield - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Late comment due to Firefox and lack of sleep (I guess).. Good job.
Bilbopooh - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Fab job! A fittingly epic song for the many ordeals faced by the castaways in the first year. Little did they know things were about to get even worse... Makes me want to go watch season one again! Da plane is 555 miles off-course - the perfect place for it to be!
Guy - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Bilbopooh - I see you found both of my lost writes. I did not know the name of the airline until way after this was written. Does anyone know exactly when we learned that the lost folks were on Oceanic Flight 815? I probably missed it during the first season. But I swear that thanks to DVR technology I was able to view each and every episode of Lost.

Lost junkies the world over are in withdrawal since their fix of Lost is now over. I'm lost without Lost.

Bil - Thanks for reviewing these although I really didn't plug them at you. I really like the two you did today. When I re-read this parody I cannot believe all that had happened since the first season.

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