Noah's Origin


Reprinted from Songworm 3

Parody of “Noah's Song”, words and music by Nate Bucklin

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Parody lyrics ©1/8/90 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Nate says that he named the original Noah s Song because all the rhymes are with ark, and that it s just a happy coincidence that it also sort of makes sense as the story of a modern-day Noah. With that in mind, I originally planned to name the parody after some goddess of the east, like Aurora or Eos, because all the rhymes are with east and because features on Venus are named after women and goddesses, like the two biggest mountain ranges, Ishtar and Aphrodite. It actually took me several days to realize that if I named it Noah s Origin it would give the ending an even better twist, changing Don t let this happen to you to Don t make the same mistake again.

Nate is an outstanding guitarist, but he has a soft spot in his heart for all you beginning guitarists.  (I m no kind of guitarist, myself.)  He originally wrote this in the key of F for the piano, but when I asked him for chords he transposed it to E to make it easier for you.  But then his true nature came through, and he added E-major-7ths and stuff all over the place.  Anyway, he said to tell you  Capo on the first fret.

To E
out
er space we sent our ships to find new worlds to B7
tra
vel,
Not B7
sat
isfied with Martian rust and dreary lunar E
gra
vel.
ExE
plor
ers came to Emaj7
Venus
, her E7
sec
rets to unA
rav
el.
It s C#m
no 
worse than Los Angeles, at B7
least
.

We E
made 
our camp on Venus in the peaks of AphroB7
dit
e.
We B7
built 
two big strong pressure domes,
and named them  High  and  E
Mi
ghty.
Our E
crops 
grew up on Emaj7
Thurs
day  cause we d planted them on A
Fri
day,
So at C#m
dawn 
we cut them down and had a B7
feast
.

Chorus:
As E
though 
E7
this 
planet were a pleasure.
As Am
though 
we work well under E
press
ure.
As C#m
though 
that F#m
sky 
were drawn by Escher.
As the B7
sun 
sinks slowly in the E
east
.

The E
press
ure domes are cozy things, with little room to B7
rum
pus.
Our B7
tel
escopes don t work too well, and neither does our E
com
pass.
The E
at
mosphere weighs Emaj7
down 
just like a E7
gi
ant set to A
stomp 
us
If the C#m
plas
tic ever cracked or bent or B7
creased
.

The E
at
mosphere on Venus is as dense as it is B7
smog
gy.
It B7
rains 
sulfuric acid  til your spaceship hull is E
sog
gy.
If E
an
ything had Emaj7
lived 
here it would E7
look 
like  Someone s A
Mog
gy,
UnC#m
less 
it was a diamond-plated B7
beast
.

(Chorus)

The E
day 
we dug the ruins up, I thought that I was B7
dream
ing,
Til B7
looked down and saw the heaps of spray-can nozzles E
gleam
ing.
Her E
un
derarm Emaj7
deodorants 
left E7
Venus 
hot and A
steam
ing,
As C#m
chlor
ofluorocarbons were reB7
leased
.

We E
read 
it in the records of that old Venusian B7
city
:
Til B7
they 
discovered Styrofoam, their world was cool and E
pret
ty.
They E
may 
have seen it Emaj7
coming
, and it E7
real
ly is a A
pity
Those reC#m
fusing 
to desist are now deB7
ceased
.

(Chorus)