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Song Parodies -> "The Other Side Of Strife"

Original Song Title:

"The Other Side Of Life"

Original Performer:

Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"The Other Side Of Strife"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

midi...http://rock.mididb.com/20030518/Moody_Blues/?Title=The%20Moody%20Blues
You persevere
And you're beat all right
And you're striving meets
The real world.
Been heard down here
All your feats all right
Is the purist music
I've heard.
So take your cares
To the cliffs that are there,
And bid them all adieu
Sent on their way
'Pon the breakers today
To your chagrin they're new once more
They all begin anew.

Maybe, maybe, maybe
Should investigate
The other side of strife tonight.
Saw divers kind of writers
And the necks they break
They're on the other side of life tonight.
Lose what we may,
"Go completely astray"
For this junk is in vain.
I know the only way to get there
Is to be born prep
And on the other side of tracks tonight.

- instrumental-

You persevere
And you're beat all right
And you're striving meets
The real world.
Been heard down here
All your feats all right
Is the purist music
I've heard.
So take your cares
To the cliffs that are there,
And bid them all adieu
Sent on their way
'Pon the breakers today
To your chagrin they're new once more
They all begin anew.

Maybe, maybe, maybe
I should abdicate
My only guide to life tonight.
The givers and the takers
and the masks they make
Are on another ride to strife tonight,
I've lost my way
Gone discreetly astray
Might find myself insane.
Was told the only way to get there
I did take that step
Took the good side out of strife in fright.

-instrumental-

....I've lost my way
Gone discreetly astray
Might find myself insane.
Was told the only way to get there
I did take that step
Took the good side out of strife in fright.

(Fade)






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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.9

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Johnny D - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Truly a Moody Masterpiece. 5's
Melhi - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Haunting. Very nicely done!
Adagio - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Melhi.
Guy - July 25, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS - But the lyrics are awesome. Well done.
Adagio - July 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy
Paul Robinson - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, this really is superb. I had to read it a number of times and each time I drew out something a little bit "more" and a little bit different.
Adagio - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, that makes me very happy that you take the time to go over the lyrics again. Thanks!!
Rick D - August 01, 2004 - Report this comment
A lot of your stuff isn't so much ha-ha funny as it is insightful and poetic, like this one. I know that doen't lend itself to winning the contests, but it is a cool writing skill. I said this to Johnny once, but have you written originals? I might be interested in seeing some of those.
Adagio - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick, that's a real compliment coming from you! I really didn't start writing parodies until a year ago (yeah, I was wiped out in the debacle) and I'm just starting to see some possibilities in these poetic ones. 'Course I do throw in a 'funny' once in a while too. :D
Rick D - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Restoring votes
Johnny D - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) It's times like these you warp the 'How Funny' criteria into originality and writing skill, which just simmers gracefully from this one. 5s.
Adagio - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick and Johnny

Luke...thank you...a lot...:) !!
Phil Alexander - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Didn't look at this one first time around as I DKTOS, but I'd like to echo what Rick said (in his first comment, not the "restoring votes" one, of course). This one's beautiful.
Adagio - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Phil!! :)
The Invincible - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked this parody because I could relate. Sometimes I drive myself crazy just by thinking. Sometimes I think I think too much. Anyway, I gave you some fives.
Adagio - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Invincible. Write out your thoughts sometime...and decide later if and where you want to put them...helps me if I think too much.
Agrimorfee - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC--Good stuff Maynard. 544
Claude Prez - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Didn't think I knew the original but that cool midi brought it back in all its glory; very easy to follow, too. Well done.
Peregrin - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I didn't KTOS either, but found it, and really like it. Like the parody too!
Adagio - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude and Peregrin!!
Meriadoc - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Cool parody! Even tho' that silly part of me kept picturing someone throwing something off the Tallahachee Bridge... ;-D
Jeff Reuben - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
abc: Well written...a good serious song
Adagio - August 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Merry and Jeff. Merry, now I'LL be thinking of the Tallahachee Bridge when I read this...:D
martha - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
superb stuff adagio .. it gets my vote(ABCs)
adagio - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
This one has a different meaning to me these days. Been there, done that...but don't have a t-shirt. NOT missing a ring that's gone for good soon, though.

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