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Song Parodies -> "Wreck of the Florida Coastline"

Original Song Title:

"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Wreck of the Florida Coastline"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I never did a hurricane parody, so here's a belated one.
The legend lives on from Tallahassee on down
Of sweet Mother Nature's foul temper.
Global warming's rise made her red in the eyes,
And she sent us some storms to remember

Well Ivan was first; some say he was the worst
As he beat that penninsula both ways.
The rain it did pour, the debris it did soar.
As he bent all the roadside signs sideways.

Before folks could react, came another attack
From Jeanne on that battered old seaway.
The buildings were gone, the cars wouldn't last long
As old Jeanne made the first mid-air freeway.

Well Karl was up and so was their luck,
Though Florida was doin' some learning
It would have be fine for the third freakin' time,
But he sandwiched with Ivan's returning.

The folks were insane, trying to place the blame
But they still couldn't use all their phone lines
Well they then made some plans as they surveyed the land
Of the wreck of the Florida coastline.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the weather makes rivers in cities?
A boat for a car seems like a step gone to far,
And the explitives sure aren't pretty.

Well somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico
Is enough blown debris for a cruise line.
But it will stay here as the folks bust their rears
To repair the old Florida coastline.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   2
 5   8

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Kristof Robertson - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Some really great lines here, Scathe...and a memorable tale told thing, tho...when ya take on TWOTEF, ya gotta do it all (yes, all 14 verses) or Pacholek will have your guts for garters! :-)
Guy - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I guess now I know the half of it. Instead of three nickles I'm giving you three half dimes. What you did pen was good.
Johnny D - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job, says this weather nut. I once considered becoming a meteorologist, but I discovered that my academic forecast included a 100% probability of not liking differential equations.
alvin rhodes - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
it blew me away
John Barry - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Good work.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny: It might not be too late, I hear that a lot of meteorologists have quit their jobs now because they can't stand the pressure. :-)
Johnny D - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Peter: It IS too late, my friend ... I already went and drowned my differential sorrows at 1000 milliBARS. ;-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Johnny, judging from many of your parodies, at least you don't have a COLD FRONT! :-)
Laurence Dunne - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
You missed Frances!!!!
John Jenkins - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I've got to agree with Kristof on the great lines and the missing verses. I'm not as nice as Kristof, but I'm more reasonable than Pacholek, so 445.
Michael Pacholek - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Uh... Well, Scathe, I agree with the others that the 7 verses you did do were very good. And the fact that the original ship, and the song thereof, contains the words "hurricane west wind," so this was appropriate, turning a woulda-been-5-but-has-to-be-3 into a 4. Johnny: I was wondering what precipitated your change of line of work. There's no business like snow business. Know 1: Maybe he'll write a parody about an ex-girlfriend with a cold front.

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