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Song Parodies -> "Learning To Swim"

Original Song Title:

"Learning To Fly"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Learning To Swim"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Going the distance, the river looks black
But what's the point? There's no turning back
My guide is Nancy; my fate is sealed
Out near the dock, I cannot yield
A rubber floater holding me at the waist. Did
I go for this with considerable haste?
Looking at Nancy just gets me high
I'll just admit it, I'm a beach-bound, lovesick guy
She criticizes my water wings
She says sweetly, "You won't need those silly things"
Get me outta here, I wanna go home
Just let me go back to find a phone
My sole intention was learning to swim
And I'm sure glad this wasn't in the high school gym
I need some goggles to cover my eyes
I'll just admit it, I'm a beach-bound, lovesick guy
She lets me go, I say a prayer
My flapping arms are reaching out for empty air
Across the water, I see my life flash by
Hey, look out, Mama—I am going to die
I grab for something to set me free
The thing I grab is Nancy's bikini
There's ten more lessons to add to this
Maybe I should learn the rest from Sis
Can't keep my mind off of Nan, though I try
I'll just admit it, I'm a beach-bound, lovesick guy 1988, Agrimorfee

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Melhi - July 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(L) Great job!
Adagio - July 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good job, wish I knew it because I like Pink Floyd.
Johnny D - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Cute in a weird kind of way!
Agrimorfee - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
JohnnyD said: "Cute in a weird kind of way!. Yeah, that's me in a nutshell! :)
Meriadoc - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Like the beach-bound, lovesick guy lines!

And incidentally, I KNEW there was a Pink Floyd fan floating around the board somewhere - Agri go check out our "Halve a Guitar" please! :-)
Jeff Reuben - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Good song...I sang half of it to Tom Petty's version when I realized I was off (my bad)
Peregrin - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad at all Agri!
Agrimorfee - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Meriadoc, I will go see "Halve a Guitar" if you will go see my "The Pile of Bricks"!
martha - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
very nice parody with a summer feel to the lyric .. loved the beachbound lovesick guy refrain.... rolls off the tongue....( and that is definitely not intended to be any kind of double entendre!!
Agrimorfee - July 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Jeff R said: "Good song...I sang half of it to Tom Petty's version when I realized I was off (my bad)" Y'know it kind of works, until Petty starts singing the refrain! :D
Ragdoll - August 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know this song...but I have a question about what you said about my "My Favorite Boys" parody of "My Favorite Things." What does Arwenesque mean? Thanks.
Agrimorfee - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey Ragdoll, thanks for reading...Arwen is one Amiright's favorite authors, and her parody style is very autobiographical, often her adventures as a single woman in the first person...not to assume your work was autobiographical. :) keep on writing!

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