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Song Parodies -> "Oran"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Michael Nesmith

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

We could footnote this, but to do it justice you should really just read "The Plague" for yourselves. Or, you could watch paint dry...
If you do not know the OS, a low bit-rate MP3 can be found here
So famed was Oran
'Cus it did quite a battle with bubo-o-o-onic
April launched a reign of torment
When some rats betook to streets
And then they snu-u-uuu-uffed

Rieux and Castel, Docs, town thrust
Quarantined, to isolation
And the priest Paneloux
Then preached righteous-borne damnation
For Oran and it's land
And the pan-ic bade them try run

From the pen of Tarrou
The fibre moral flowed eff-ortless-ly-y-yyyy-y
That Cottard's crime was hid
Hoped that all would soon forget
His crimes did he-e-eee-e

Some praying for death
Had them, nothing left of reason
Rambert's hope escaping
From that wide open prison
Into hell and the blues
Where marooned, this town of plague was stung...

Grand's one sentence is long
He had for years revised it o'er
But still yearly sought it more

The plague of Oran
Hung around, for some annums it went o-o-oooo-on
With no vac-cine and no hope, they
Found roadblocks and sentinels
And death a bu-u-uuuuummer

But perusin' of this tome
Could drive one to desperation
As for hours you've spent
With gross existential-ation
For Oran I proclaim's
Plaguey theme conveyed brings forth yawns

'Bout Oran, wrote a man
Named Camus, now where is my gun...?

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 10

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alvin rhodes - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
i'm afraid i know more about mike nesmith than "the plague" but this was amusing
Rick C - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I do know this OS and, I appreciate this parody. Good work :-) 555
Peregrin - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I read the book in order to help write the parody. What can I say ? Albert Camus was a manic depressive to the order that makes D H Lawrence's writings seem positively entertaining...

Not surprisingly, the last 2 lines were mine
Meriadoc - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Still wish I could have worked "A Happy Death" in there...
wandlimb - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Existentialists R Us.
mandamoo - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Clever !

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