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Song Parodies -> "Germanicized"

Original Song Title:

"Learning to Fly"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Well, it used to be kinda like Deutsch, so
we started to atone,
and we chopped it down, had inflections still,
but they’re mainly rump,
close to, not quite, nil.

Once Germanicized. . .got rid of them things
but for one case. . .a pun, methinks.
And them bad old days will not return,
meaning cases we will not have to learn.

A simple “you” has replaced “thou”;
“Thou goest”—“you go” now.
“He/she goeth” became—so let’s be fair—
“he/she goes,” so there’s one place where
it ain’t simplified, but “thou” went down,
and cases got out of town.

To German, “bye-bye”—though there’s still “he/she brings,”
but “thou,” “thee” a history thing.
And them bad old days will not return,
but the Amish ain’t sought them days to spurn.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Meriadoc - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Der, die, das, den, dem, des....Ich liebe alle Dinge uber der Sprache; denn denke ich Dieses sehr fantastische! I've often wondered why only English among all the Indo-European group seems to have lost it's cases? Could we possibly be the laziest speakers on the planet? Drei funfe fur Sie.
Meriadoc - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Ooops - should be its, not it's. Damn 'postrophe just jumped in there!

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