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Song Parodies -> "If Bruce Springsteen Wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""

Original Song Title:

"Dancing In the Dark"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"If Bruce Springsteen Wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I thought of having Bruce rewrite "The Wreck," "Sundown" and "If You Could Read My Mind," one song for each verse of "Glory Days," and calling it "Gordon's Ways." I thought better of it.
(instrumental opening)

They head out in the evening.
And they ain't go nowhere to go.
Don't hear from them in the morning.
I go to bed -- Where are they? Don't know?
I ain't nothin' but tired
of figuring out where's that boat?
Hey there, baby...
did you hear the song Lightfoot wrote?

You can't stop the water.
You can't stop the water, it's made its mark.
This iron ore freighter
it is gonna be sinking in the dark.

Messages keep getting clearer.
"Holding our own," but he lied through his face.
Bad moves from freighter's steerer.
Didn't know Whitefish Bay was the place!
And they ain't gettin' nowhere!
They're just dying on the Eddie Fitz!
The ship is lying out somewhere.
Baby, I just don't know where it is.

You can't stop the water.
You can't stop the water, it's made its mark.
This iron ore freighter
it is gonna be sinking in the dark.

The waves around, getting higher.
There's a witch in November, yes sirree.
It's not a funeral pyre.
Come on, baby, might as well be!

Still in the church in Motown.
And bells chime twenty-nine times, all right.
They say you gotta stay brave now.
Hey, baby, I'm just about shaking tonight!
They're dying on Superior!
Hear the song, see the film, read book!
Inside the lake's interior.
Only one survived, 'cause he's sick, the cook.

You can't stop the water.
Wives and sons and daughters, with broken hearts.
This iron ore freighter
don't you know it was sinking in the dark.

You can't stop the water.
Took the one bigger than most, tore it apart.
This iron ore freighter
don't you know it was sinking in the dark.

Don't you know it was sinking in the dark.

Don't you know it was sinking in the dark.

Don't you know it was sinking in the dark.

Hey, baby!

(saxophone fadeout)

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Wendy Christopher - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Liked this one very much, Michael - 555. I take it there's some sort of competition going on for Wreck of the Edmund Fitgerald songs this month? ;^)
Patrick - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Not sure it's a competition. Probably something more akin to the dancing mania outbreaks that sometimes occurred during the Middle Ages. What you see here is a prime example of a Fitz by the writer I credit/blame for starting it all.
Old Man Ribber - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Michael - You are indeed Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! ;D
Michael Pacholek - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
As long as I'm not Oedipus Wrecks.

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