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Song Parodies -> "Clutch at the Shin"

Original Song Title:

"Dust in the Wind"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Clutch at the Shin"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Dedicated to the talents of the Italian World Cup winning team (though they were not the only guilty parties). World game, R.I.P
It's no surprise
Rolling 'round while groaning till the ref is conned
Add some screams
Can't believe my eyes at your recovery!
Clutch at the shin
Fall in pain and clutch at the shin

Plainly wrong
Justice not important to Mater-Azzi
For Azzur'
Tumbles to the ground more than I've had hot teas

Sly little grins: "How can it be wrong if we win"?

(Beautiful violin music accompanied by scenes of footballers flying in graceful slow motion arcs towards terra firma. Again.)

Wow! Carry on
Hold your crotch, look plaintive, throw your hands to sky
It's pithy play
Don't think it's funny, asking help from the Big Guy...

Clutch at the shin
All World Cup they clutched at their shins
(Bastardised the game, got to win)
Clutched at their shins
(Justified, as long as they win)
'As they only must', they did win...

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Jeff Reuben - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
As a soccer fan, I found this hilarious!
Ravyn Rant - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not a soccer fan and I found this hilarious. "Hold your crotch, look plaintive, throw your hands to sky" was brilliant. Great pacing. 555
John Barry - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Me neither. And ditto.
alvin rhodes - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
beautifully the imagery in the middle section
AFW - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Great soccin'
Meriadoc - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you all!
Peregrin - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone. I see some have divided themselves into fan/not fan. I am a fan and a very strong one since the early 70's. Whilst I hate heaping crap on the game I love, there's one thing that non-fans complain about more than any other, and that it the diving/acting. As an Aussie, I was not thrilled that Italy won (as they knocked out out on the way - with an extremely dubious penalty given for a swandive...) - but I was thrilled they won the whole thing, as it gave me the impetus for the parody...and as a fan, I hate the acting too. Shame the song wasn't longer, the refereeing would have copped a serve as well. Idiots. ;-p
Red Ant - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Though I used to play, I am not a pro-soccer fan, mostly due to the games are boring and the "acting/diving", and occasional stadium riot. I absolutely detested getting kicked in the shins intentionally (murder should be excused for kicking a guy in the shins) as that is worse than getting kicked in the jewels. I liked this though.
Stuart McArthur - August 10, 2006 - Report this comment
before I read your comment Pippin, I was about to redeem myself for yesterday's faux pas, by announcing that Pippin DEFINITELY wrote this one - because like you I was up at 3am-ish watching the Italian last-minutes dive - we were all dumbstruck - and the fact they eventually won the Cup gives us some logical argument to claim that we came (a virtual) second - 555
mandamoo - August 11, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but it reads beautifully and though I'm not a footy fan - I saw enough of it during the World Cup to appreciate this ! Brilliant...and as funny as !!!
wandlimb - September 07, 2006 - Report this comment
All World Cup they clutched at their shins Guess you had to be there.

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