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Song Parodies -> "Renaissance Man"

Original Song Title:

"2.000 Man"

Original Performer:

KISS

Parody Song Title:

"Renaissance Man"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

This is one of my two parodies for the Final Round of the AmiRight Survivor Contest. It´s about the renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci. He was probably a pretty humble man, though in this parody, written as if sung by himself (from above), I have given him kind of an attitude. :-)
Well, my name was Leonardo,
I´m known for art on canvas cloth
And I´ve been painting Mona Lisa´s
mysterious little smile of sloth
You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all

You know the Popes did respect me
Even though I was quite über
I did tell'em "smalldeville"
´bout the lexes of Luther
You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all

My daddy, lived in da Vinci
Ser Piero, I was his son
My mommy, she was a peasant
Cat'rina, I was her son

For decades, my brain was dashing
Pre "Cogito, Ergo Sum"
Others they came down crashing
Seeing all they haven´t done
Facing multi talent ONE

Like Keppler, proud of his planets
And Bruno, burned at the stake
Magellan, tough as a giblet
Columbus, wave in my wake

(Guitar solo on homemade watermill-driven electrified violin)

For decades, my books were lectures
Still they´re full of food for thought
Also of architecture
Sculpting, math and pets I bought
Space and time and things I tought

You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all
You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all

Renaissance man
THE renaissance man
THE renaissance man
THE renaissance man

You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all
You know I, was the renaissance man
In my time, they did not understand me at all

(Reborn guitar solo)

I was renaissance man, did the renaissance tour
I was renaissance man, hear my renaissance roar
I was renaissance man
Yeah
Renaissance
© Peter Andersson. Footnote: The original ("2.000 Man") was of course sketched by Leonardo da Vinci long before Jagger/Richards recorded it, Stanley/Simmons covered it on the Dynasty album, or Bruce Willis tried to hawk the synopsis. "Smalldeville" is wordplay on "small devil" and "vaudeville" and "Smallville", tying together the lines before and after so that both comes with both Theology/Martin Luther and Superman/Clark Kent interpretations. :-)

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The Great Karlando - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
2000 Man is one of my favorite Stones songs, and I was totally unaware that Kiss covered it. This is a really cool idea, and I like the foreign language (Itallian, I would assume, but then again I am TOTALLY clueless about anything that happened in this particular time period, so it could be Swedish for all I know.) Anyway, good job.
Adagio - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
That shows a lot of research and of good rhyme...good job!!!
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Karlando: "Cogito, Ergo Sum" is the famous mathematician and philosopher Rene Descarte´s famous saying "I think, therefore I am". Leonardo was "pre" (about a century) to him. :-)
The Great Karlando - November 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Ya know, I probably should have figured that out, since I use the workd "ergo" like 500 times a day. Thanks for the lesson :)
Phil Alexander - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
This one's excellent - but I thought Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink therefore I am" ;-)
Clean Slate - July 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Pre-Vote Tally: Exactly 4,67-4.5-4.5 as the average).

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