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October 16, 2009

Around To Shout

Filed under: Parody — Tags: , , , , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 8:34 PM

A long, long time ago, in a college far, far away, I awkwardly sat in on one of my first dorm parties. The stereo was playing “Roundabout” by Yes. I didn’t know much about rock and roll, having grown up with parents who preferred country and western. The old country and western, with the twangy voices and such. Not today’s rock and roll-style country that the younger folks, and even some of the older folks, enjoy today. I knew I liked the song and said so to the guy next to me. He looked at me and said, “You’re normal.” Little did he know…

If I do say so myself, I prefer this version of the song to the original, because my lyrics make more sense. You can actually tell what the hell my song’s about. It’s about Fox News Channel, of course. I hope you enjoy it.

Around To Shout
Original words and music “Roundabout” by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider

They’ll be around to shout
The words will make you have your doubt
They spend the day this way
Call it boring, trying, useless sound, it’s in and on the telly……

The pundits dance and sing
They make the wingnuts really ring
They spend the day this way
Call it boring, trying, useless sound, it’s in and on the telly……

This is a loud disgrace
Charges come out all the time and they stand there
One guy overworks the “fair and balanced” view
Bet you someone’s angry there and crying, too
Plenty more before they’re done, you’ll see, they’re unfair to you

They will dissemble news
Then pirouette and change the view
Of just the facts they fear
Call it boring, trying, useless sound, it’s even on the telly……

This is a loud disgrace
Charges come out all the time and they stand there
One guy overworks the “fair and balanced” view
Bet you someone’s angry there and crying, too (boo-hoo-oo-oo)
Plenty more before they’re done, you’ll see, they’re unfair to you

Among the shifting doubts, the evil reaching out to the land
Pitching the talking points, the anchor feeds the fear of the land
The banner’s dancing lies distract as pundits spin out of hand

Exposure folds their hand, they’ve hardly no more than brains of sand
They stand to use all lies, a thousand answers fly at their hand
Next to their deeper fears, they stand surrounded by a million tears

They’ll be around to shout
The words will make you have your doubt
They’ll be around to shout
The words will make you have your doubt

This is a loud disgrace
Charges come out all the time and they stand there
Plenty more before they’re done, they’re unfair

[cool musical interlude]

They’ll be around to shout
The words will make you have your doubt
They spend the day this way
Call it boring, trying, useless sound, it’s in and on the telly……

This is a loud disgrace
Charges come out all the time and they stand there
One guy overworks the “fair and balanced” view
Bet you someone’s angry there and crying, too (boo-hoo-oo-oo)
Plenty more before they’re done, you’ll see, they’re unfair to you

Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb
Duh duh duh duh duuum dumb dumb

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3 Comments

  1. Cool.

    Comment by chris c — October 17, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

  2. great job, Wayne. The music night thing was total coincidence but I was happy to add some reinforcement.

    Got a question for you. I have a verse or so for a song parody and am stumped on the rest. I’d be happy to hand it over to the master. Its about bin Gleck and set to Stephen Still’s “Love the One you’re with”.

    Interested?

    Comment by hoodathunk — October 21, 2009 @ 3:12 PM

    • Sure, why not? No promises, but I can see if something comes to me as I look at it.

      Comment by Wayne A. Schneider — October 24, 2009 @ 10:35 PM


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