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Song Parodies -> "Up and Swimming Strong"

Original Song Title:

"Up Where We Belong"

Original Performer:

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Parody Song Title:

"Up and Swimming Strong"

Parody Written by:

Timmy1000

The Lyrics

In February, I used this OS to write about Michael Phelps' adventure with the bong. I just read where he is back in the pool and set some records in a race, so here is an update on his career.
I'm done with my sorrow binge,
In a word, I will just dive,
Wall below, it will help me heal,
And reveal, career will revive,

I road the bong, I was drowned, in disarray,
But in time, I step away.

Tough, swift, I'm up and swimming strong,
Where the swimmers fly with an athlete's high,
Tough, swift and yup, there's no more bong,
Star in the pool for dough, yup, where I'm not so slow.

Some sang of me, "used to be" (1)
Give high fives, looking unkind,
All my pot and beer was Wow,
All my strife, I was maligned.

I road the bong, I was down and in dismay,
But those slime - a misstep, change my way.

Tough, swift, I'm up and swimming strong,
Where the swimmers fly with an athlete's high,
Tough, swift and yup, there's no more bong,
Star in the pool for dough, yup, where I'm not so slow.

Primed, I'll fly,
Those slime defy,
Life's too darn dry,
I'll dive today.

Tough, swift, I'm up and swimming strong,
Where the swimmers fly with an athlete's high,
Tough, swift and yup, there's no more bong,
Star in the pool for dough, yup, where I'm not so slow.


(1) like Timmy1000 in "Yup, Give Me the Bong"

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jonny - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
One of the best duets of the early 80s, and a great parody of this song. Nicely paced, and great title subsitution. 5s
Mark Scotti - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice pacing and great update... I wrote one of his escapades (check out "Michael Phelps")
Leo Keough - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice job of rhyming here...FWIW, jonny forgot to vote his 5s...Hope my 555 will have you swimming with glee!
Timmy1000 - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Jonny, Mark and Leo. Mark, I went back and looked at yours - nicely done - it looks like he has again chosen the pool, although I read the day after submitting this that he actually lost a race.
alvin - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
very uplifting....it went swimmingly

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