Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Alec Baldwin, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brando, et al.

I don't relish posting a half-finished effort here, but this site is supposed to be about work-in-progress, and work-in-progress is certainly what this is: a parody of Warren's On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe.

The ending was written first.

What to do about that crazy release of Mercer's, though? Бог знает, if that's how you spell it.

Anyway, the lyric:

When Al Qaeda bombs the Pentagon,
Celebrities will organize a telethon—
Till September 12th, when they fly away
Back to Aspen and Tahiti—and to St. Tropez.

When the market outlook’s none too good,
There’s cheery camaraderie in Hollywood,
Just as long as things still are A-OK
Back in Aspen and Tahiti—and in St. Tropez.

[Here she comes!
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Hey, Jim! You bet the game is rigged.

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Celebrities have got it made? Well, I’ll be jigged!

When Katrina wipes out New Orleans,
The movie stars‘ll rally ‘round with pork-and-beans;
But they hoard foie gras and crème brûlée
Back in Aspen and Tahiti—and in St. Tropez.

Lyric © 2006 Nathaniel DesH. Petrikov

Bombs the Pentagon scans funkily, and still are A-OK isn't exactly idiomatic, but I can't think what to do about it.


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