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Song Parodies -> "Into the Great Wide Open [Crevasse]"

Original Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Open"

Parody Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Open [Crevasse]"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I'm using the term clew liberally here, as a cord (one meaning of the word)--i.e. rope. Pitons and carabiners are mountain-climbing equipment. "Topo" is short for topographical. BART = Bay Area Rapid Transit.
Eddie wants to climb up where its high, cool.
If he'd fall he would be splattered goo.
But something's missing--it really matters, too.
Crevasses were wide open.

He encountered little streams. . .easy to ford.
Soon he reached giant peaks that started to soar.
The thing he had left far behind was his cords.
This guy was a dimwit.

He's climbin' up the slope 'n'
The sky is azure blue.
He forgot to put rope in.
He'll rappel without a clew.

It was 8 A.M.; he'd got an early start.
Part of the way to here, he rode free on BART.
He opened his pack and checked the topo charts.
This guy was a dimwit.

His pitons and his carabiners jingled.
He reached the peak and frosty air tingled.
He went to rappel and dropped fast as Kris Kringle.
Straight down high cliff the dope went.

Into the great wide open
Crevasse is where he flew.
Too bad he put no rope in.
He rappelled without a clew.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 5

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alvin rhodes - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
rappel without a clew..brilliant ! ...5s
Rick Cormier - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with Alvin. Nice work, John! 555
John Barry - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Many thanks, you two.
Catch 23 - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
The play from "The sky was the limit" to "The guy was a dimwit" is brilliant stuff. 555
Johnny D - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
You are seriously out of control, JB, just like Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, and Voltaire.

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