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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Something there is that doesn't love a Wall...

The other day, Jeff over at "In The Loop" was nice enough to use a bit of parody language I offered for a bit he did on his show.  There's even a video of his recording the "mash up" on his Facebook page.

Even when I suggested the idea, I thought there was more to do with the "Desperado" parody than the couple of lines I came up with off the cuff.  And I "liked having thought of it so well," as Robert Frost said it, in his poem, "Mending Wall."

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun,

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

He will not go behind his father's saying,

And he likes having thought of it so well

He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."

I wanted to share it with you here. 

Apologies to the Eagles -- but it's parody, so it probably qualifies as fair use, doesn't it?

Here's hopin'.

North Korea

(A parody with all due respect sung to the tune of "Desperado" by The Eagles)

North Korea, why don't you come to your senses?

You've been building defenses, for so long now,

Well, Kim's a hard one

I think he's losing his reason

These games that are pleasing him

Will hurt you somehow.

Don't play with threats too often, boy,

If you've got one atomic toy,

Well, we've got more, but we would rather talk.

Don't think it's weakness that you see,

They say the word Diplomacy

Means sayin' "Nice Doggie" till you find a rock...

North Korea, Kim Jong Il's gettin' no younger,

And your pain and your hunger are drivin' you home,

And freedom, oh freedom, is not just some people talkin,

You're prisoners, walking through this world all alone.

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time,

In bunkers down on the borderline,

The floodlights make the nighttime like the day.

When you're standing guard in blinding snows,

It ain't funny how the feelin' goes away...

North Korea, why don't you come to your senses,

Come down from your fences, and open the gate.

Well you've been lucky, there's still no

Mushroom clouds above you,

You better let somebody love you, before it's too late....

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