Parody of “Lesson”, words and music by
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Reprinted from Songworm 3
Parody lyrics ©1/27/89 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.
Parody of “Lesson”, words and music by Larry Warner
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Use lyrics that are tasteful, but allude with no holds barred.
The misty lake may teem with fish, its surface yet unmarred.
As rocks may show geologists the metamorphic group,
So each new song you change will show the depths to which you’ll stoop.
So, like the funhouse mirror, be affectionately cruel.
Like rocks can change the mirror’s shape, your pen can be the tool.
And like that glass indignity that everyone enjoys,
Make each song mirror faithfully the image it destroys.
Years later, now, I stand once more within the mirrored hall.
My teacher’s twisted metaphors still make no sense at all.
But even so, he taught me well to warp and to reshape.
And though the lynch mob claimed his hide, I’ve got it all on tape:
The land beyond the looking glass, to make of what I will.
Like fine food through the Cuisinart, my pen has been the mill.
And like the artist searching for new oil paints to mix,
By mixing others’ metaphors, this songworm gets his kicks.
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