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Song Parodies -> "Amelia"

Original Song Title:

"Cecilia"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Amelia"

Parody Written by:

lifeliver

The Lyrics

This is inspired by Merry and Pippin's recent blitz on this catchy but rather uncharacteristic S&G hit. It's not one of my favorites, personally preferring the warm folky guitar sound and sublime high harmonies of their 'Wednesday morning 3 a.m' period. It seems to be a favorite of everybody else's. It's a fun one to parody though, so here's my take on it.
AMELIA

Amelia, it's breaking my heart
I'm waiting for news of you daily
Oh Amelia, you're down in the seas
What's left of you please do come home

Amelia, Amelia Earhart
Adventurers search for your trail-y
Oh Amelia, lost in the breeze
I pray they can bring you back home
Come on home

She took off in the afternoon (from New Guinea)
She wore no perfume (zoom zoom zoom)
She got up a terrific pace
But then she went down in some Pacific place

Amelia, your plane fell apart
From the cockpit down to the tail-y
Oh Amelia, Amelia Earhart
They've not yet found a single bone
Just a comb

Jubilation. They just found a lead
They searched the seafloor and they're chaffing
Anticipation. More data they need.
If this isn't it I'll be barfing.

Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! (etc.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5_QV97eYqM youtube.com

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Peregrin - August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the shout out! It seems such an obvious sub, why didn't we think of it? I blame Merry :) Good stuff lifeliver. I enjoyed reading this :)
Tommy Turtle - August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Not fond of OS and never done it, but agree with Peregrin on his shame for *them* not finding it. ;-D
    Alas. most in US today won't have any idea whom this is about. Isn't AIR-har(d)t sometimes? 555, and you have this title-switch thing nailed.
William Shellspeare - August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Any of you culture mavens ever come up with "Ophelia"?

Ophelia,
You're breakin' Ham's heart
You're makin' him think suicid'lly ,,,,,
Meriadoc - August 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Great title, great lines, great job. Glad we were able to inspire you.

Mr. Shellspeare - cool idea, we will leave you to it. We wrote about Ham once, but it was a different Ham. :)
lifeliver - August 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Glad you liked it, M&P. If not for you ... @Mr Shellspeare: Tommy, is that you? Thanks also for not pointing out the last verse is CRAP. It was going pretty well, but I fell in a heap rhyming 'laughing'. That phonetic is always a problem because of US vs UK pron. so I usually avoid it. Also, 'chaffing' is a malapropism. The word should be 'chafing' or 'champing' as in 'at the bit'. Later I hit upon the solution: 'Searched the sea floor photographing' ... Too late now. A good lesson here - leave your creation for a day or two and come back to it for a fresh look before posting.
lifeliver - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
@Tommy Turtle In fact, Amelia's been in the news a bit recently, with new data emerging about her fate. They believe they've identified the atoll she was stranded on and are now searching the sea floor adjacent the nearby reef for her plane, which was probably landed safely. It's quite a story, you can wiki it. It seems the probable nature of her death was horrific, starved and dehydrated and eaten alive by crabs when she had no more strength to resist. There's even a video on YouTube which takes you on an aerial tour of the atoll. Fascinating. On a less morbid note, while on this topic I can't help highly recommending the song 'Amelia' by one of the 20th century's greatest lyricists, the mercurial Canadian-American singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, in which she compares Earhart's destiny in 'icy altitudes' to her own state of mind. There's a wonderful version on her DVD 'Shadows and Light' (1978) which segues in to a sublimely ethereal Pat Metheny guitar solo. The concert is also famous for excellent footage of legendary, ill-fated electric bassist Jaco Pastorius. You can Y-tube it. One of my most precious musical moments.
Peregrin - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! Another person who treads this earth who knows that the term is 'chAmping at the bit' and not 'chOmping'. You have made my day, LL.
lifeliver - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
@Peregrin Cheers O fellow literate one. It's kinda like tenderhooks vs tenterhooks, I see that one a lot.
Peregrin - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
"Foul swoop" instead of "Fell swoop"

"Momento" instead of "Memento"

"Titbits" instead of "Tidbits"

The list is unending. There has to be a parody in here somewhere!

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