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Song Parodies -> "Dam The Teton ( Teton dam collapse )"

Original Song Title:

"Dam That River"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Alice In Chains

Parody Song Title:

"Dam The Teton ( Teton dam collapse )"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

This parody is not being insensitive to people who were caught up in this mess, which occured on June 5, 1976 in Madison County, Idaho. This is for the stupid planners who built on faulty walls, filled the dam WAY too quickly, etc., and ignored an inevitable and obvious dam failure. Not the worst in American history, Johnstown flood in the late 1800's killed many more, but this one.....well, I'm no engineer, but this thing was a damn failure from the start. ( I know it was built to be a water supply for farmers, but when it collapsed it destroyed alot of the land it was supposed to save)
You broke down in the canyon
With water from that lake
And the soil you did not survey
Engineers your disgrace

(chorus)
Oh you thought you'd dam the Teton
And gambled with piss-poor planning anyway
Thought you could've dammed the Teton
And it washed it all away

It leaked and then it crumbled
It broke and lost it's face
Your scared like me so follow
Got to find a safer place

(chorus)

It floods for miles around you
Wiped all that it could take
Huge error more than failure
The building was your mistake

(chorus)

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How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 9

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MrMacphisto - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Educational....
Red Ant - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks MrMacphisto.
Peter Andersson - November 07, 2005 - Report this comment
It feels like I've seen this parody before, if so I probably passed on voting because I know absolutely nothing about the subject. Well, that's been corrected now, 545.
Scrawny Johnny - December 05, 2005 - Report this comment
If the Animaniacs taught us anything, it's that educational parodies are fun.
Red Ant - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter and SJ.
Stephen Harrington - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
555, good, very good.
Red Ant - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Step-chan.
Geoffrey - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Pretty lame, probably the dumbest thing I've read about the Teton Dam.

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