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Song Parodies -> "Me Fallin'"

Original Song Title:

"Free Fallin'"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Me Fallin'"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I want wood burls from sequoias,
Love tree trunks from American yews.
I take wood burls, carve 'em like Elvis
And horse heads, and my toy friends, too.

It's a long way up shinnyin' red cedar.
I can pee way down to my backyard.
Got a bad hold on a limb that's not limber,
Now can't grab hold--it's breakin' apart.

Now that's me, me fallin'
From a tree, me fallin'.

I'd scampered higher, so I'd see the valley
And wrest out a splendid burl so hard.
But now I feel just like that Bart Simpson's dad--"D'oh!"
Land on wood pile and bones are broken parts.

Now that's me, me fallin'
From a tree, me fallin'.

I didn't glide down when I was fallin',
It was like I was dropped from the sky
Gonna tree-fell when screws are stuck in.
Cedar tree will be a woodpile.

See that tree, tree fallin'.
Soon I'll be tree maulin'.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 6

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Dominic L. - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
455, Do you do anything during your day other than writing parodies? How do you get like 10 everyday? It's crazy
Serafina - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Very well paced except for a few missing lines, but overall it's good. I also noticed how your words are rhymed so close to those of the original. Anyway, 5-5-5 despite a few minor pacing problems.
John Barry - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Serafina, Dominic--I'm self-employed; business is slow; sometimes, for better or worse, I get on a roll.
Red Ant - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good. I just wish I knew more than roughly 15% of the OSs you parody.
John Barry - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Red Ant. I'm kinda stuck in the 60s.
Michael Pacholek - July 30, 2005 - Report this comment
How does John Barry get out of a tree? He sits on a leaf and waits for the fall.

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