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Song Parodies -> "Isthmus Karma"

Original Song Title:

"Instant Karma"

Original Performer:

John Lennon

Parody Song Title:

"Isthmus Karma"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Isthmus karma's gonna get you. . .
Land strip that connects like a thread.
If you venture off, you'll get wetter--
Bet you'll sleep in a water bed.
It's a part of the world that's shoved
In water like an ungloved
Finger of earth connecting two
Masses of land, yeah, two.

Isthmus karma's gonna get you. . .
Gonna be livin' in a place
That might keep two continents from partin';
Keep 'em face to face.
Lots in the world are in the sea.
Water. . .two sides, not three.
Where on earth d'ya think you are,
Peninsula, like Florida?

And it's no island,
Such as remote and chilly Iceland.
Or Taiwan, Hainan;
But landlocked it's non-.

Isthmus karma's gonna get you,
Between where two masses meet,
Connected but not encumbered.
Two cuisines you eat.
Let's say that one has broiled deer,
While the other thrives on stout-stewed steer.
You commingle the fare,
You grab silverware,
Then you eat your share.

And you all dine on--
Hear a "moo"; makes you start; then you're done.
Yes you all dine on.
For desert, there's dun.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Agrimorfee - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't quite get the dinner tangent in verse 3, but still an interesting addition to your Isthmuseum.
alvin - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
second only to peninsula when it comes to land descriptions that are fun to say
2Eagle - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Now try "motu" and "lagoon" which the South Pacific is full of. Get a surfboard and paddle across lagoons from motu to motu. Motus - or moti - make up an atoll.
McKludge - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I kinda like "archipelago" myself. Maybe I'll do a parody of Margaritaville called Archipelago. The syllables fit.
Tim Hall - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
5 Panama hats to you!
AFW - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Merry Ishthmus
John Barry - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Agrimorfee, Alvin, 2Eagle (thanks for the info; maybe I'll ponder it), McKludge (go for it), Tim, AFW.
Dee Range - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Isthmus with a lisped lithp twist...try saying THAT 3 times, or 555 times.

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