Daily Archives: February 13, 2008

Off Topic: Today’s Verse 6

I rewrote the lyrics of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. It’s something I do from time to time–rewrite the lyrics of a song because I can’t get the melody out of my head. I’ve tackled Avril Lavigne tunes many times. See here and here. I’ve even done Alanis Morissette and Vanilla Ice.

Fight Us

And I’d trade in this leather to punch you
Cause I know you’d cheat and be proud
You’re the boldest of brethren that I’d ever meet
And I won’t go, so scold me right now
And all that you waste in this cabin
Is all here breathing good-byes
Cause bluer the better, time sputters
I just can’t wait to bite through your eyes

And I don’t want your punter so near me
Cause I don’t think special teams comprehends
When every score’s made to be out-done
I just want offense to know where I stand

And you don’t light the trees that aren’t burning
For a golden, obtuse spiral flight
So when every kick fields like a memory
Yeah, you wheeze just to curtail my drive

And I don’t want your center so near me
Cause I don’t think he’d sit still to five
When every score’s made to be out-run
All my field goals will sail far too right
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–yiqi 13 Feb. 2008 12:54pm