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Song Parodies -> "Miss Athena"

Original Song Title:

"Mr Zebra"

Original Performer:

Tori Amos

Parody Song Title:

"Miss Athena"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Go read The Odyssey.
Hello Miss Athena,
Can I have your blessing
Cause it's cold cold cold
On the deep blue sea
Scylla and Charybdis
Sometimes her, sometimes her friend
He's a gigantic whirlpool
That will your journey end...

Hello Miss Athena,
Ran into some confusion with a Mrs. Penelope
Horny suitors staying on
They think she's Paris Hilton
Or a classical keg-party
And meanwhile...

Figure it out, Hel!
He is the son of Nestor, And Tele- machus with him, Is son of Ulysees, ...
Figure it out, Hel!
They're looking for his father
Their mother burying him prematurely for
Those men...
Note: 'Hel' is short for Helen of Troy. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 3.6
Overall Rating: 3.6

Total Votes: 5

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pickle - February 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Made more sense than Tori Amos's original!
Paul Robinson - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Perniegirl - Nice job! I gave you "5-5-5" Not too many folks here know too many Tori Amos songs as far as I can tell (or they can't figure out what they mean). I happen to like her quite a bit. I normally wouldn't use her stuff for parodies but I happened to use "Mr. Zebra" about a month back to vent a bit on CA new Governor Schwarzenneggar's campaign smear of one of the women who accused him of a " groping" incident from some years back. Happens that I know the women, though I haven't seen her in years. Anyway. If you are interested it's "I Am Governor Schwarzenegger" Parody by Paul Robinson. If you click on the title "Mr. Zebra" that appears at the top of this page it will show your current parody and then mine.
Question - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Did Tori really have 80s stuff? I thought she released her first album in the 90s; maybe she had some obscure stuff before then that I'm not aware of.
Some guy - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
You're right, Question. The original was from the 90s.
dude - February 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Tori did have 80s stuff, in 1988 she released an album called "Y Kant Tori Read". I don't think this is from that album. Of course decade whining is forbidden here too.
Some guy - February 17, 2004 - Report this comment
No it's not. But I believe you now about "Y Kant Tori Read."
PernieGirl - February 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul- Yes, I saw your parody of this song and I was completely thrilled that someone else had heard of it! (I was scared that no one would recognize the original). I like yours a lot, and I agree, Tori songs shouldn't be parodied in a mean way. I was studying for a test on the Odyssey and bits of this just kept floating through my head until I wrote it down. Thanks for the votes :) -PG
Paul Robinson - February 18, 2004 - Report this comment
FYI - "Mr. Zebra" was originally on Tori Amos's "Boys For Pele" album from around 1995-1996. It also appears on her current release "Tales of A Librarian" (2003). Tori fronted a group in about 1987/1988 that did "Y Tori Kant Read" It is for the most part best forgotten. She was trying to be a "Pat Benatar"-type; electric guitar instead of piano...
Some guy - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
There ya go then, Paul. That proves that "Mr Zebra" is from the 90s. You are absolutely right about "Y Kant Tori Read" -- as mentioned above.
Oh well... so the parody author made a mistake. We all do sometimes. :)
PernieGirl - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, sorry about the wrong decade. I must have hit the wrong number, or not cared or something :) Please 'xcuse! -PG

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