early and often (sd) Mon 6 Nov 00 10:52
I suppose that you could say that we had to have a suite of songs on the election because we have a couple of numbers for each major candidate, so yes. The more embarassing thing to have to admit is that we often end up with two songs on exactly the same subject and end up with a medley or just picking the best of the two. This happens when we are working on the song and a second idea pops up. Sometimes two folks have discussed a subject and are working on the same idea with different vehicles without knowing it.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 6 Nov 00 14:20
plate o' cell phones! I was just thinkin' about the proliferation (and misuse) of these suckers. To the tune of "Drive My Car": Looked around and I started to groan Everybody's got a tiny new phone Talkin' loud everywhere they go I need a cell phone to join the show Won't someone call my phone I don't want to be alone If you'll simply call my phone I'll answer on first ring beep beep mm beep beep mm "Yeah?" Dropped by the Shack and checked out the scene Got a deal on a the latest machine Trouble is, mumble mumble mumble. But I've got a cell phone And that's a start! Won't someone call my phone I don't want to be alone If you'll simply call my phone I'll answer on first ring beep beep mm beep beep mm "Yeah?"
Linda Castellani (castle) Mon 6 Nov 00 17:30
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 6 Nov 00 17:39
I think the "mumble mumble mumble" part needs a little work...
early and often (sd) Mon 6 Nov 00 19:17
That mumble line could go something like I know talking while drivin's not smart AND if you used that you could substitute I'll pull over and answer you for I'll answer on first ring Then you'd have the whole issue of dangerous driving while being distracted by the phone in there in two simple lines. just a thought. Great stuff Cynthia!! Another note to non-wellians, folks on the well often use the phrase plate- o-shrimp to indicate a bizarre coincidence, thus, cdb's comment at the top of 27 is a play on that.
Linda Castellani (castle) Mon 6 Nov 00 20:17
Good catch, Alan!
Angie Coiro (angie-aaron) Tue 7 Nov 00 11:19
Interesting sidelight, which is probably too much of a tangent to work into the same song: British research released this past week links a significant drop in teen smoking to the huge upswing in teen ownership of cell phones. Turns out, cell phones accomplish the same goals of making you look cool, adult, and sophisticated, so why smoke? And to make it more humorous, some British physicians immediately fussed that this may be just exchanging lung cancer for brain cancer. Hey, Alans, how about a song on how EVERYTHING will kill you, according to research?
early and often (sd) Tue 7 Nov 00 11:39
see Joe Jackson on (was it night and day? think so) "Everything" The chorus was: Everything give you cancer... I like a similar idea that toward the end of the sexual revolution the only thing left to feel guilty about was food.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Tue 7 Nov 00 13:48
And what a successful transferrence that was! Food guilt is rampant.
Nancy White (choco) Tue 7 Nov 00 14:59
Something comes to mind on that thread with "Everythings coming up roses" I'll be fine I'll be great If I don't eat a thing on my plate No cell phones No cigars Damn seatbelts In my cars Oh, no-things gon-na save me from my-self Baby, everything's just gonna kill me!
Dave Waite (dwaite) Tue 7 Nov 00 16:02
Haven't finished it yet. not sure where to take it... To the tune of side by side... Well, I got me a new fangled cell phone Only crashed once on the way home but I'm cellular now I'll show you how drive on by I called tripple A on the highway My call took only a short wait and I'm cellular now I'll show you how drive on by... I can't decide if I should take this either 1: to a verse where the tow truck driver runs over the phone, or 2: yacking as the tow truck driver pulls up. either way, I need a hook for the last verseto go with drive on by.
oh, but i DO have to get snippy about it (sd) Wed 8 Nov 00 04:14
I'd say the first option. AND you might want to use a line like in the original song for when the truck arrives When I see you driving down the street I get off the phone and onto my feet...
oh, but i DO have to get snippy about it (sd) Wed 8 Nov 00 04:16
anyone want to help get ready for an eventuality? how about: The people have spoken, who cares?
oh, but i DO have to get snippy about it (sd) Wed 8 Nov 00 07:39
My little bride, terrilee sang the following this morning: Anything you can win, I can win better...
whatsmatterU (dwaite) Wed 8 Nov 00 08:37
He he ... Great!
Angie Coiro (angie-aaron) Wed 8 Nov 00 16:57
As started in the original topic ... feel free to brainstorm about election-related parody songs here!
Gail Williams (gail) Wed 8 Nov 00 23:23
A stab at it for today, after reading the Onion today: Jumped up out of bed bright early one day, said who's the president anyway? Just wasn't certain, I couldn't be sure, when I went to bed the night before. Turned on the teevee while pouring a cup, what had America's voters cooked up? The newsdude was smooth and quick to assure, we'd chosen a ticket, we voted Bush/Gore. (Chorus:) VP on each ticket is bit of a bore; so the people decided, we chose Bush/Gore. Bush/Gore's the duo, if it causes an itch, call for Gore/Bush and these guys can switch: Gore/Bush. Bush/Gore. Gore/Bush. Bush/Gore. (Second Stanza:) A check and a balance all rolled up in one, this presidential ticket will be twice the fun. (yada yada.... anyway, it was a thought.)
Alan Thornton (sd) Thu 9 Nov 00 08:01
great stuff gail! did you have a tune in mind?
Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 9 Nov 00 17:51
It sounds like that Beatles song...um, er.."Woke up! Grabbed my hat, made the bus ten seconds flat. On the way downstairs I drank a cup, somebody spoke and I went into a dream..."
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 9 Nov 00 23:03
Heh... it uses those images. I didn't really write to a tune of, I just tried to stay to a meter. But a little rewrite could fit it in... anybody want to try a verse, maybe one actually to the Beatles tune?
Alan Thornton (sd) Fri 10 Nov 00 11:05
Daybreak in the life: Jumped out of bed one early day said, 'whos the pres now, anyway?' Wasn't certain I could not be sure when I went to bed the night before (snore snore snore snore) Turned on the tube and poured a cup Saw Danny Rather was still up VPs on each ticket are really a bore So the US Americans Chose Bush/Gore (blaaaah blah bla blaaah, blah bla blaaah, blah,bla blaaaaaaaaaaa) Bush/Gore is the billing but don't bitch after two full years they won't fight they'll switch..... I got the blues to day O boy About a southern state that couldn't count And though their brains were rather small those votes they'll count them all theyve used those brains before although they're not really sure why pat buchanan's numbers mount They'd love to steeeeeer usssssss wrooooonnnnnnnngggggggggg............
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 10 Nov 00 13:17
LOL! Love the last stanza, Alan!
Linda Castellani (castle) Fri 10 Nov 00 15:16
Alan Thornton (sd) Fri 10 Nov 00 17:59
thanks, i figured i had to do some original work on it. btw the second line of the last stanze should be cut.
whatsamatterU (dwaite) Sat 11 Nov 00 06:08
Ok.. I got the frist line about Florida (the Beverly Hillbillies) Let me tell ya'little story 'bout a Governor name Jed TV gave the state away and his face turned red 'Bro said wait a minute Something's wrong right here I've got the state The end is near.... Pollsters are wrong I'm figuring... The Stations did a turn around, 'too close to call.. Jed was beaming,"I knew it all along" 5 days later, The country's up in arms Gore has the Cities Bush has the Farms.... Rural that is, Past Harvet time I'd go on, but I think you get the idea :-)
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