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Song Parodies -> "I'd Rather Be Tom's Baby Than A Snail"

Original Song Title:

"El Condor Pasa"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"I'd Rather Be Tom's Baby Than A Snail"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

In some situations you absolutely need the power of positive thinking
I'd rather be Tom's baby than a snail
yes I would
if I could
I surely would
(mm mm-mm)

I'd rather live with Tom than with Dan Quayle
yes I would
it'll be so goo-ood!
I truly would!
(mm mm-mm)

There's heaps...of worse things I could be-e-e
like a wart
or a dead flea
My life's...not ruined yet, you see
oh-no, not aut-
omatic'ly
not 'til I'm three
(mm mm-mm)

I'd rather be quite wealthy than quite sane
yes I would
it's a good
good livelihood

I'd rather have Tom messing with my brain
yes I would
if I only could


okay wait, lemme think

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Rick C - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
You're not talking about Tom Turtle here, are you? :-) 555
alvin rhodes - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
yes, i suppose things could be worse, barely...........great concept
TJC - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Seems awfully well crafted... I'm probably just dense, but who(m) is the 'Tom' you're referring to? Is this political? TJC (tentorium just cquit)
AFW - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny write..I'm working on one with this theme, also..while, it's still a hot topic...5's to ya'
Dee Range - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL, Stu....If this is Tom 'the scientologist' Cruise, it's a tough call, ain't it? High 5's, mate.
Tom (Turtle, Not Cruise, Thank Goodness) - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL title and a really stupid OS speared.... first thought of Tom Delay, then saw Rick C's comment... ouch...thought that war had ended in truce... Tthank goodness Dee Range offered another option! 555, and glad you're back.

TJC, the best I can do with that is "Justice follows in a tent." Can you help the dilLatintte a little?
Stuart McArthur - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks TT - no, rest assured this is about Tom Cruise's new baby, the brilliantly described tomkitten, and the future that inevitably awaits the poor child, and I second your query to TJC

thanks Rick, alvin and TJC - all your questions I've answered in the previous paragraph

looking forward to yours AFW...and spot on, Dee, absolutely a tough call :-)
Larry Hensley - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
After reading the comments, I am fascinated and enlightened. Well, not really, but I know what you're talkin' about. Funny, 555,
TT - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
TJC: "Who". See discussion of "copulative verbs" at Stuart's parody, "My Name Is Tommy...(Turtle)". http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/suzannevega22.shtml.
The sentence in question, un-questioned and without the prep phrase that doesn't matter, is "Tom is who?" After "is", the object "who" takes the subjective case, rather than the objective case that it would take after other (non-copulative) verbs, as in "Whom do you trust" (You do trust whom?)

While you are there, don't miss the discussion of how quadripedantic this Turtle can be at times, as you have seen amply. I think Stuart is still my friend anyway... maybe...
Red Ant - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow, indeed a tough call that requires further review..hmm, I don't know - indoctrination into Scientology is probably worse than living your life as a snail. 5s.
Who Wrote ThaT? WriTTen By Whom? - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Confusing the issue, the prepositional phrase would take "whom" if one indeed doesn't end the sentence with a preposition: "Who is the Tom to whom you are referring?" (.... You are referring to whom) ... subject is You, verb Refer(ring), object Whom. Ok, enough.... Stu, feel free to have this deleted. - TT
Stuart McArthur - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
no way Tommy - if ever me (or anyone) go(es) back to teaching, you've written his first week's lesson plans for I ;-)

thanks Larry and Red:-)
Royce Miller - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Definitely unique, like the snail. Eye catching title.
Turtle, Not Sucker-Fish - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
:)Ya thought I's gonna fall for those deliberate goofs, didja? ...no, you were makin' fun of me :) :) :) another cold one for my bro' here.
Peregrin - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny idea, Stu. Nothing I can add that you didn't say in the song :)

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