Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ballad of Fake Lake (Edmund Fitzgerald)

Whooee! Well, friends an' foes, ol' Susan Delacourt put up a twitterin' tweet how she'd like to see some new lyrics to ol' Gord Lightfoot's Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald with a theme all about the G20 Fake Lake. Since I got me a little experience in re-writin' that there song, I took up the challenge. Here it is:

Ballad of Fake Lake

The legend lives on from Toronto on down
Of a six inch deep pond they call Fake Lake
The lake, it is said, made the blue Cons turn red
When they realized they'd made such mistake.

With a Muskoka chairs and canoes in the air
The fake lake was meant to thrill writers
A pleasant surprise, there ain't no blackflies,
No mosquitoes or other skin biters.

Fake Lake was the pride of the Conservative side
With fake loon songs and JumboTron pictures
Of real lakes and woods and handcrafted goods
And all the outdoors you could wish for.

Surrounded by concrete and security teams
They relax by pool that's reflecting
While they sip on free beer they need never fear
Uncouth Torontonians protesting.

They'll file their stories of promises made
That the G20 leaders had spoken
But every man knew, as the leaders did, too,
Promises are made to be broken.

The dawn came early for the hungover scribes
And the G20 pow-wow had ended
Outdoors they must go to the real world and so
Reality's no longer suspended

Does anyone know where Steve Harper will go
The next time they hold a G20
He'll be headed headed for Seoul, just another black hole
For wasting the taxpayers' money.

I ain't got time to sing it an' make a MP3 right now on accounta I gotta cook the macaroni an' cheese fer Ma's supper. Maybe I'll get it recorded tomorrow.



Sudbury Steve said...

I can't wait to see the video of this up on YouTube. I just know that it will go viral. Any chance to record that after your mac & cheese meal this evening?


Michael Watkins said...

I saw Susan's tweet and wrote my own version before finding yours...


JimBobby said...

Good one, Mike. Yours is more true to the original. Witty, too.

I've recorded my audio and I need to get some photos together for a slideshow/video. No time tonight but I'm on it in the AM.

skdadl said...

Waiting breathlessly for the performance, JB. (Well, ok, I'll breathe while I'm sleepin', but I'll be back early.)

bigcitylib said...

This is priceless.

sassy said...

Good one JimBobby :)

JimBobby said...

Whooee! I posted the video. You can watch it here.

Or on YouTube.