Parody of “Songbird”, words and music by
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Reprinted from Songworm 1
Parody lyrics ©11/11/87 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 “Songbird”, words and music by Kathy Mar
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I dwell in the songbook,
And songs are my food.
I enjoy those I eat,
And the songs I excrete
Are irreverent and lewd.
I was born to be songworm,
And my songs can be brash
And my lyrics can sink
To such depths that you’ll think
They belong in the trash.
I was born in the market in a bad batch of fruit,
And I soon stowed away in a passing bard’s lute.
I’ve infested her songbook, and I savor each bite,
While her songs curdle ’round me
with each word I write.
I enjoy turning over the words of a song,
And digesting their meaning as I crawl along,
’Til the words twist within me and new lyrics result
When I choose a new person
or idea to insult.
You may think me a parasite, feeding on song,
For I make things of beauty go rotten and wrong.
But before you wish less of my kind were around,
You should try growing flowers
with no worms in the ground.