Pieces of the Engines


Reprinted from Songworm 3
This parody was sung by Kathy Mar on Again Congenial Filk

Parody of “Pieces of the Weather”, words and music by Nate Bucklin

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Parody lyrics ©7/20/89 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

The D
great
est leap ahead since wheels and A
fire
.
The E
grav
est threat to life since atom D
bombs
.
The E7
en
gines of creation   or mass annihilation!
We A
must 
survive the D
storm 
before the E7
calm
.

Chorus:
A
Mol
ecules for taking us to D
new 
stars.
A
Mol
ecules for healing us of D
old 
E7
scars
.
A
Mol
ecules for giving us a D
new 
way of living,
And if A
we 
don t D
build 
them, E7
they 
aren t A
ours
.

ForD
bid 
it and they ll work in out in A
se
cret.
IgE
nore 
it and it s out of our conD
trol
.
And E7
some
one will invent it.  There s no way to prevent it.
But A
do 
it right and D
we 
might still stay E7
whole
.

(Chorus)

MaD
chines 
for growing seamless crystal A
rock
ets.
MaE
chines 
repairing illness, cell by D
cell
.
All E7
fed 
with light and soil, and not with nukes and oil.
We ll A
heal 
ourselves, and D
Moth
er Earth as E7
well
.

(Chorus)