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Song Parodies -> "Arboretum"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Arboretum"

Parody Written by:

DJ Blaze

The Lyrics

My first true serious parody, about planting trees and helping the earth.
Arboretum
Oh won't you help me plant this tree
You see the soil back at my house is overrated
Located in L.A.
Where they plant the trees all day
A place that holds the king of all arboretums

Isn't this the place they say it grows?
I'm hope it gets real big
And give me the planter so I can plant it
And it will sprout, grow a really big tree
It'll show, I care about the globe

Enough to clean the air
By planting trees right here
I just convinced myself clean air just isn't real
But that's not the way it feels

Arboretum
Oh won't you help me plant this tree
I'm sure this seed will burst into growth with patience
All that it needs is light
Some water might just be alright
I think about the earth, how this tree could help it

Isn't this the place they say it grows?
I'm hope it gets real big
And give me the planter so I can plant it
And it will sprout, grow a really big tree
It'll show, I care about the globe

Enough to clean the air
By planting trees right here
I just convinced myself clean air just isn't real
But that's not the way it feels

No no no no
That's not the way it feels

Arboretum
Please don't forget about this earth
There's people here that we love and cherish
Thank you for the land
I know it's much more than just sand
Nature needs a hand

Isn't this the place they say it grows?
I'm hope it gets real big
And give me the planter so I can plant it
And it will sprout, grow a really big tree
It'll show, I care about the globe

Enough to clean the air
By planting trees right here
I just convinced myself clean air just isn't real
But that's not the way it feels
*sob* We need to *sob* care more for our earth. God gave it to us, and we should take the best care of it.

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

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Mark Scotti - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Nicely done. Planting you fives...
alvin - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
this was lovely....great job
Christie Marie M - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Great take on an environmental parody! I care about the trees as much as you do! I remembered in school is reading a newspaper about how trees are being cut down, which is very heartbreaking. I also learned about the dispute between lumberjacks and environmentalists' right to use the forests. Lumberjacks felt they needed to cut trees for their logging industries while environmentalists were trying to preserve those forests. I've also worked in companies where we're not supposed to throw any paper in the garbage at all and to throw it in the recycling bin in the main office because they're a "green" (environmentally committed) company. My mom and I are environmentalists at heart. When I read the bottom comment, you're very sweet, very sensitive. Shows you really do care! :) As a matter of fact, I've always been the crier in general. Anyways, I'm planting you 5 oak trees, 5 maple trees, and 5 evergreen trees!
DJ Blaze - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks to Mark Scotti, Alvin, and Christie! Another thing that gets to me is mountaintop removal. I was going to a library one day and the mountaintops were almost gone. And thanks for calling me sweet and sensitive, Christie. I do care a lot about God's creation, and keeping it preserved.
Guy - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
DJ - Great write - your timing and pace is spot on in this parody. And I like to do parodies of Jim Croce OSes. He does a lot of ballads and I get to tell stories more easily with ballads. I think we missed a lot of great songs that would have been if Jim did not die so young and tragicly in a plane crash. I often wonder what else he would have done. He did a lot in his short life. If you are writing this well with only 42 paodies under your belt you are bound to become name brand on amiright because it is just natural that the more you write the better you get. But that only counts for those who have the gift of parody which I believe you do. Keep writing!
DJ Blaze - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy! I wish Croce would've lived longer, too. Name brand on A.I.R.? That would be very great for me. I love getting feedback on my parodies, it's one of the things here I thrive for. It'll be a while before I'm considered good as the rest of AmIRight's best, though!
Guy - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, comments are what trips my trigger as well. Votes don't mean a lot and I pay very litlte attention to mine.
DJ Blaze - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree. I like getting straight 5s, though. I do not like getting bombed by people who could care less about the parody.

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