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Title: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: BaldiePete on April 15, 2008, 22:40:57 pm
Shamelessly stolen from a post on alt.music.rush   ;) Well done norborder  ;D

"The Trees" (S&A, 2008 leg edition)

There is unrest in the fandom
Most don't want to hear "The Trees"
For the fans just want more rare songs
But the band ignores their pleas

The trouble with the setlist
And its changes oh so slight
Some say the band has gotten lazy
And plays the same show every night
But the boys can't help their feelings
If they like the easy pay
And they wonder why their fan base
Can't just smile and say "OK"

There is trouble in the fandom
And the ticket sales are dead
As the fans plead 'Jacob's Ladder!'
And the boys just shake their heads

So the fanbois hit the websites
And bitch fiercely day and night
"The songs are getting moldy
There's no end to it in sight"
But the setlist shall be static
In a Rush world that's the law
And at least Al will be well fed

By pasta, bread, and slaw.


Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 15, 2008, 23:06:25 pm
superb...:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on April 16, 2008, 07:21:16 am
...and not far away from the truth ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: hygge on April 16, 2008, 08:13:35 am
 ;D Brilliant!  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Gary L. Grape on April 16, 2008, 08:40:55 am
Excellent! :D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 16, 2008, 09:54:13 am
magnificent work

So, its not just Fish and I who are a little weary of the current situation
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 16, 2008, 11:09:13 am
Here is another take, this time limelight!:

Watching Rush on a lighted stage

Is a bit like eating veal

An unfulfilling meal

They've lost touch with reality

And leave me in a rage



Touring has taken its toll

Neil Peart is getting fat

And what the f*cks that hat?

We must put up barriers

To protect us from this tat



Living in the UK

I hope before I die

I get to hear the Camera Eye

I just don't understand

The fanboi praise and fascination

The same old songs and animation

Drum masturbation

And lyrics that don't rhyme



Living in a snow bound shack

Away from the public eye

It makes me want to cry

I cant pretend I like his books

So don't get on your bike!



All the worlds indeed a stage

So why not go and play there

There's more than just America

You have another audience

Outside the monkey cage



Chorus

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 16, 2008, 11:14:37 am
Madrigal

When the concerts grow to shitey
To play some songs anew
i grow weary of the evening
Three hours sat in my pew
When all around is sadness
And there's no new song in view
I long to turn my car homeward
To stop and have a brew

When the show becomes as barren
And as cold as old pork pies
There's a light show in the darkness
In a blood shot pair of eyes
In pain to hear Tom Sawyer
And in vain to search for jokes
But these things will they be given
Not a cat in hells chance.... folks....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 16, 2008, 11:49:54 am
Nothing For Something

Waiting for another tour
The same as the one before
Waiting for a new set list
That''ll  keep you wanting more

Countless ways
Of wasting days

Waiting for the boys to play
To turn your head around
Looking for a nice new song
They think they may have found

Looking for
The bar door

You will get nothing for something
You won't get entry for free
You should get wise
And don't listen to all the lies
Go get yourself a cup of tea...

What you buy is your own T shirt
What you love is your own curry
What you drink is your own lager
What you waste is your own money


Use your head  there's an answer
Let it guide you along
Don't let Ash be the banker
And dig out some decent songs...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 16, 2008, 16:29:22 pm
Quote
Living in a snow bound shack

Away from the public eye

It makes me want to cry

I cant pretend I like his books

So don't get on your bike!

Class  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 16, 2008, 16:30:06 pm
QuoteNothing For Something


Class  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 10:17:26 am
Brilliant Fish, just brilliant!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Reg on April 17, 2008, 11:23:48 am
Great stuff.  Chortle chortle.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 11:26:31 am
And another: Tom Sawyer

A Modern day set list

Is really light

Of classic songs

And full of sh!te



Though theyââ,¬â,,¢ve written loads of songs

And sold a bucket load of thongs

They play the same old boring stuff

And the drum solos really guff

The Tosser



What you say about their choice of songs

Will get you slated by the fanboi dongs

Dare you speak, of songs being weak,

Expect a mail, from a TNMS geek



The tour is, the tour is,

Long and dull and dire

Maybe they should just retire



Todayââ,¬â,,¢s set list

Will wash over you

And the tunes that they choose

Are a pile of poo



No theyââ,¬â,,¢ll never change the list

Now matter how the fans get pissed

Because their arses still get kissed

They know The Tress will not be missed

But Change is



The tour is, the tour is,

Long and dull and dire

Maybe they should just retire



Exit the arena

Running for cover

They get on a plane

And the money they make

Will get spent on wine and bikes and a toupee

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Reg on April 17, 2008, 11:29:56 am
Here is a ditty I did, way back in October 2002 when there was no Euro-tour in sight, and I had just been to see the boys in Toronto and Chicago.

A Modest Man from Europe, a parody (sorry Neil)

A modest man from Europe
Travelled North to see Rush
He had a need to discover
A use for his hard-earned air-miles

Because he was obsessed
Because he had grand dreams
Because he flew over
They called him insane

Delusions of grandeur
Visions of concerts
A manic obsessive
He sings in the rain

Eyes wide open
Heart undefended
Innocence untarnished

Rush-a-holic Man
Doing what you can
They can
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 17, 2008, 11:33:04 am
Snoozetime

Prat's got a roadmap of Europe
A quick list of all the bars
All Along the highway
He's got a cheque for fifty thousand
A picture book for toddlers
Under his bandana

He travels right on time in a big bus
With a built in toilet  so no need to run
Like holiday makers the band's on tour for everyone
He's not at home and it ain't no fun
Ain't no fun     
 
Prat's got an old map of Cricklewood
A list of cheap hotels
All much to his dismay
He's got a blister  on his finger
The promise of a decent wash
Wish he was back in his hometown

He travels on the road for sedation
A motorbike out of here  that tomorrow will bring
Like holiday makers,   his bike needs another new spring
He's still not at home and the  touring mings
Touring mings

Now he's not young
Playing the same songs to death
Wondering what new songs are unearthed
Learning that we want new material
  For a limited time

  Prat used to own a caravan
  And he painted it white
  And left it static in Finland
  Wheel balance  all out of kilter
  Toilet had a flickering light
  Got some bedding from Dreamland

   He travels in the hope of a new tune
   More fans to face who just want to say "Hi"
   And all of his solos overlong and very dry
  The crowd want some songs and  they want to cry
  Want to cry

   He travels on the road on his big bike
  Counting the days til its over and done
  Like holiday makers, the band's on tour for anyone
  He's still not at home and its just no fun
  Just no fun
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: zoony on April 17, 2008, 11:55:39 am
Although i don't agree with the negativity of some of the lyrics that have been posted in this thread, i've got to say that they are good.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 17, 2008, 13:27:34 pm
and for the encore

Spirit of radio

Begin the tour
With the same old stuff
Nice n easy. not intrusive
Play the songs that are condusive
And the intro music makes your shocking mood


Still the fans pay
When you hit the road
There is plastic in their fingers
For The Trees ever linger
No demand for this stuff
It's unhappy solitude

Desirable set lists
New stuff is rife   
Secret touch again
Make us angry
Emotional punters
Who've parted with cash
Bearing some tat for a price
Heafty fee

All this cacophony
Your modern sounding music
Sounds like i've just farted
Its all a bit half hearted
Its really just a question
Is this policy?

One stifles a heave
On hearing this music
But as the bile rises
And there's no compromises
Mad at the exclusions
No integrity   

For the sum of gross profits
Are written on the merchandise stall 
Accountant's wall
Echoes with the sounds
of fanbois...

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 17, 2008, 14:17:01 pm
Quoteand for the encore

Spirit of radio


If you are making this up yourself Fishy and not copying it from elsewhere, that is very, very good. You have just gone one notch up in my estimations. ;) :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 15:02:17 pm
Its called wit and originality VT
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 17, 2008, 15:25:34 pm
we're currently emailing anthem to see if we can get on the lyric writing staff...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 15:35:27 pm
And we know that they will match the music!

It could be a winner!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 17, 2008, 15:40:50 pm
QuoteIts called wit and originality VT

Says The CopyNPaste Kid. ;) :)

Fair do's. Some of those were excellent. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 15:46:18 pm
Copy and paste what exactly?

How else does anyone post in the jokes thread?

Honestly.......

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 17, 2008, 15:59:15 pm
QuoteCopy and paste what exactly?


Most recently I was referring to the Japanese Banks thread. Wasn't much originality in that. Wit, yes. Originality, no.

I cant believe you are trying to make an argument out of me congratulating your mate. ::) :-/

I did a parody years ago called "Wanking Man". It was cack. :-[
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 16:01:23 pm
Ah, I thought you were accusing me of copying my Tom Sawyer/Limelight parodies.

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 17, 2008, 16:02:07 pm
QuoteAh, I thought you were accusing me of copying my Tom Sawyer/Limelight parodies.


Nope. They were good as well. :) You are wasted in recruitment.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 16:10:41 pm
And here is the last one for a while, a joint effort between the Fish and myself ( I did the full stops)

2112

We've taken care of everything

The words you'll hear the songs we'll sing

The banter that will make you want to cry

Old stuff for all,  new stuff for none

Rehearsed to death let's kill the fun

Never need to queue up for a pie



We always play

Arenas and Ice rinks

Our lights and speakers

Fill the massive Halls



We like to play

The same songs, regardless

All the songs you like,

Are gone for evermore





Look around this show we've made

Monotony our stock in trade

Better of with Brotherhood of Man

Oh what a wide and gullible world

Let the merch stall be unfurled

Display the boxer shorts high on stands

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: captainkurtz on April 17, 2008, 17:08:02 pm
brilliant.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Ron_Hill on April 17, 2008, 17:09:41 pm
You're all very clever (and a tad bitter) folks. Some of it is even funny. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 17, 2008, 18:20:02 pm
last one for today: Show Dont tell, or as it is now called Old, not new

How many times have you heard it
We play the same old songs
Everyone wants Xanadu
But its just far too  long
And Neil hates it

What else do you want?
We always play it safe
But apart from a few old faves
We donââ,¬â,,¢t play anything thatââ,¬â,,¢s great
ââ,¬ËœCos Neil Says so!

Oldââ,¬Â¦.Not new

(old ones not new ones)
During the whole tour
(old ones not new ones)
Youââ,¬â,,¢ve heard them all before
(old ones not new ones)
We donââ,¬â,,¢t care what you say

You can moan on Forums
You know that we wont budge
You can raise objections
But youââ,¬â,,¢ll get this sludge
For the whole tour

Well give it due reflection
But we wont see sense
Our career is waining
Based on the evidence
And its Neilââ,¬â,,¢s fault!

(old ones not new ones)
Hey order in the crowd
(old ones not new ones)
This PAââ,¬â,,¢s far too loud
(old ones not new ones)
Enough of your demands
(old ones not new ones)
We gave you Show of Hands

(old ones not new ones)
Hey order in the crowd
(old ones not new ones)
Moaningââ,¬â,,¢s not allowed
(old ones not new ones)
We donââ,¬â,,¢t care what you like
(old ones not new ones)
Now whereââ,¬â,,¢s my motorbike
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Lyth on April 17, 2008, 19:14:36 pm
 :)

Circumstances

A boy alone, sat in his home
Reading websites that whinge and moan
Of all things new and classic tunes
That Rush will never do

One day in confusion
I felt pissed off and disillusioned
No recompense made me take offence
So I fecked off from here for a week

Now Rush play Ghost Of A Chance
They've brought back The Trees
They've dropped Circumstances
Plus ca change
Plus c'est la meme chose
The more that things change
The more they stay the same

Now I've gained some understanding
Of where my money might be
The thing that I now dream of
In a bank in the North East

These answers to my emails
Still contain the same old spiel
Just one more who's waiting for
The refund owed to me

Now Rush play Ghost Of A Chance
They've dropped Entre Nous
And fecking Circumstances
Plus ca change
Plus c'est la meme chose
Those boys never change
They've always been the same
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Lyth on April 17, 2008, 20:17:23 pm
 :)

Different Strings

Who wanted Jacobs Ladder
Or The Camera Eye?
If you wanted Hemispheres
This set might make you cry
Too much Snakes And Arrows?
Too much of the songs they always churn out?
Peel away the samplers
Maybe we might get some explanation?

This setlist appeals
To very few of us
And we wonder why we've come along
Can you please explain?
You're a part of us
With so many classic songs

What happened to those intsruments -
Did they go out of style?
Double-necks and Oberheims
No longer required
Different eyes need different things -
Different songs played on different strings
But there are times
For you and me
When we just don't agree.

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 17, 2008, 21:18:54 pm
Quote:)

Now I've gained some understanding
Of where my money might be
The thing that I now dream of
In a bank in the North East

These answers to my emails
Still contain the same old spiel
Just one more who's waiting for
The refund owed to me


Genius. Well done Dave. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 17, 2008, 21:39:16 pm
Pastille Day

Lerxst eats bread, then he eats cakes
Thereââ,¬â,,¢s no end to what he takes
Heââ,¬â,,¢ll eat fruit for all his worth
And chips with salt  despite his girth

And he's masking his pastille ways
The Gruyere cheese will not help his size
Fried the onions smoothie innocent
The jeans will break and make his belly rise

Wine stained trousers one more case
Cheesey smears  on his big face
See him now his bread to fry
As he would chow down on his pie

And he's masking his pastille ways
The Gruyere cheese will not help his size
Hear him farting what cacophony
The soup conjealed to let his jam sponge rise

Lessons taught but never learned
Once again the pizza's burned
Sell by date was in the past
Long ago the mould was cast

For he's masking his pastille ways
The Gruyere cheese with a plate of fries
Hear the trumpets from his boxer shorts
Chowder isn't all that money buys 
Back to top     
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 18, 2008, 09:54:22 am
Brilliant one and all!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Red Star on April 18, 2008, 10:03:13 am
They are excellent - well done to all contributors!

These should be posted on the idol worshipping Rush Forum!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 18, 2008, 10:14:00 am
I officially release my songs to be posted wherever anyone likes
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on April 18, 2008, 10:46:54 am
These are mostly works of fine minds, bravo gentlemen.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 18, 2008, 11:08:38 am
Portaloo..

To seek the bog and take a ralf
Believe me its not nice
Classic songs they play a few   
But sink the songs on rolling dice

I have heard the latest tales
On morality
Thereââ,¬â,,¢s no mystery
from a biking book  I took a poo
I dumped so much I heard the plops
On cleanest pans unknown
me and mine alone
Searching for the lost  portaloo

Portalooââ,¬Â¦They play within Enormo Dome
Youââ,¬â,,¢ve got to be a fan
No taste all new the stuff is rife
Itââ,¬â,,¢s time now for the can
To seek the bog and take a ralf
Believe me its not nice
Secret touch Iââ,¬â,,¢m gonna spew
And sink the songs on rolling dice


Three hours ten have come and gone
A crime has passed me by
Barââ,¬â,,¢s shut and Iââ,¬â,,¢m dry
An eveningââ,¬â,,¢s worth of neverending goo
Waiting for the show to end
Think Iââ,¬â,,¢ll start a fight
Paying for this sh!te
Risen has the cost -   for a pew

For a pewââ,¬Â¦.. They play within Enormo Dome
They do it when they can
To some that take the humph
Are a sad and lonely fan
Anymore should I return?
Believe me itââ,¬â,,¢s not nice
For I have whined on for a few
But sink the songs on rolling dice
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 21, 2008, 16:07:48 pm
Bump
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 22, 2008, 11:21:24 am
Tears:

All of the good songs from long yonder days
All of the new songs have taken their place
So long
So wrong

Where is The Weapon, and the Camera Eye
Neil's new drum solo makes me want to cry
For mee-eeeeee
Chance to pee-eeeee

What would make me happy?
Songs that were recorded in the past
The new ones are crappy
Ghost of a chance will leave.... your fans aghast

A lifetime of music, perfection we seek
I listened to Snakes and my body felt weak
For you
No more Xanadu

What would make me happy?
Songs that were recorded in the past
The new ones are crappy
Ghost of a chance will leave.... your fans aghast
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2008, 14:43:18 pm
Freewill

Fans who pose and think that Rush
Has something left perchance
An album full of horrors
Sure to put you in a trance

A forum of playthings
We carp on what mings
New songs that we greatly receive
The words arenââ,¬â,,¢t aligned
And the tunes are maligned
Maybe better to stop we perceive

You can choose to go and hide
And throw out all your toys
While the boo boys who deride
Just make a lot of noise

You can choose  from real ale beers
And curries that can fill
I will watch the show and fear
Nine songââ,¬â,,¢s  overkill

There are songs that stink  and been recorded by this band
The retards went  and bought them
Now theyââ,¬â,,¢re caught in no manââ,¬â,,¢s land..

Itââ,¬â,,¢s all preordained
They go to great pains
To comment on songs which they rate
Sicked in the plate
You can pray for its place
On the grass verge near the A38

Most of us
Are cells of awareness
Impatient for front row seats
Drum solo offends
Uncertain when it ends
On a  hunt for songs
Thatââ,¬â,,¢s hard to beat
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 22, 2008, 14:52:10 pm
The A38 has finally made it into a song!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2008, 14:54:09 pm
Have we got a Cd's worth yet ???
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 22, 2008, 14:57:35 pm
it would make a decent set list
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2008, 17:30:41 pm
Certainly got a cosy 30 minutes worth there...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 23, 2008, 16:54:42 pm
And another, Chemistry:

Signals Omitted

Presto fans peeved

Snakes and arrows fits in

Terribly



Between the wheels is welcome

But where's Big Money Gone

La Villa's been ejected

Mysteriously



Why oh why?

Reaction to the new songs

Two one one two

Erections caused by Rush Thongs

H 2 O

Costs Ã,£6 at the concert

Oh but why

Cant they just get rid

Of that prat Peart?



Eccentricity? Senility

Seems to me its self pity



Emotion Detector

Never been played

Ejected from the play list

Dismissively



Elemental mistakes with words

You cant just polish turds

The tunes have gone all abstract

Horribly



Seems to me

Geddy had gone gaga

Sound on sound

Another layer of guitar

It's a woe

No songs from Rush or Presto

Oh but how

Do we get them to start playing Limbo?



Eccentricity? Senility

Seems to me its self pity
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 23, 2008, 16:55:04 pm
one more from the parody oeuvre

Kid gloves

A tour  of no difference
A tour  more self serving muck
Underwhelmed by everything
New songs mate youââ,¬â,,¢re out of luck


Call it bland frustration
Call it same old stuff
Each show is the same
Your choice is crude
Your choice is duff
Go and learn The weapon
Cos Spindrift sounds so rough



Play the songs we love
Play the songs we love
Go and learn The weapon
And the other oldie stuff
Play the songs we love
Play the songs we love
Go and learn the Weapon
Cos its cool and ainââ,¬â,,¢t so duff


A tour of  no difference
Weââ,¬â,,¢ve just had our fill
Oh God one more live release
Of constant pish and swill

Patterââ,¬â,,¢s got no chuckles
Alex plays its cool
Peart wears some cream for corns
The motorbiking fool
Go and learn The weapon
Or something else you tool

Play the songs we love
Play the songs we love
Go and learn The weapon
And the other oldie stuff
Play the songs kids love
How about Kid gloves
Go and learn the Weapon
Cos its cool and ainââ,¬â,,¢t so duff

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: chickenmadras on April 24, 2008, 09:26:34 am
Closer To The Heart

And the fans who pull their faces
Will be the ones who start
To moan about our new CD
Fools clicked ââ,¬ËœAdd To Cartââ,¬â,,¢

They blacklist our setlist
In the second half
Weââ,¬â,,¢ve lost our creativity
They still click ââ,¬ËœAdd To Cartââ,¬â,,¢

P1ss off if you donââ,¬â,,¢t like it
We couldnââ,¬â,,¢t give a fart
Pension fund stability
Is closest to our hearts

The bank is now our captain
The balance sheet our chart
Weââ,¬â,,¢ll bolster our securities
From those who ââ,¬ËœAdd To Cartââ,¬â,,¢, I said click the ââ,¬ËœAdd To Cartââ,¬â,,¢
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 24, 2008, 10:05:27 am
Brilliant!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 24, 2008, 10:25:25 am
Nice one madrasers...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"Well, I can see
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 24, 2008, 13:53:19 pm
Fantastic stuff

No more apt title for my effort

"A Farewell To Kings"


When they spurn the pages of history
"Oh their days have passed long ago!"
Still they fleece us all with gladness
Of the hard earned dosh we blow
Neil turns his gaze
From his castles in the distance
lyrics jot down
In a bath, he needs assistance

cd's full, collate computerize
Withered arts and cruel, tormented cries
Singing Ooh Aahs pressed in to disguise
Compressing down the multi tracks and
Trigger Harmonize

Initiates are wandering
To the Vapid Trials Sales Booth
Ancient noble showering
His bitterness on youth
Can't he find the mind that made him strong?
Can't he learn to feel what's right
And what's wrong?
What's wrong?

cd's full, collate computerize
Withered arts and cruel, tormented cries
Singing Ooh Aahs pressed in to disguise
Compressing down the multi tracks and
Trigger Harmonize
Could we raise the bar and make some art?
Should we blind the minds that plead us;
"Closer to the heart!"?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 24, 2008, 14:33:01 pm
Superb.. just need Cygnus and Cinderalla Man and AFTK is done...:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 24, 2008, 15:18:47 pm
Not quite in the same league as the above but here's a go at Cinderella Man

Three modest men from Toronto
Like to play YYZ (zee)
But they have a need to discover
a use for these weaker new tunes

Please play The Weapon
Just don't play faithless
Lack of surprises
Drive fans insane
We want Necromancer
I'd take Jacob's Ladder
Maybe Ged cannot sing them
He'd squeal in pain

No more Force Ten
We liked Entre Nous
Oh God! Tom Garrett farted...


Cinderella Man
Would be nice, play it again
They can't understand
Why we scream
Cinderella Man
Check out our set-list plans
Try as they might
They will not play our dreams

The fans feel betrayed but our love's not waining
The fanbois can't see reality
And look to the eyes of their heroes
They cum despite playing the same tunes

We held up our setlists
to challenge the grumpy
But Time and Motion
would drive us insane
Ged's vocal chords fight him
But shouldn't beat him
Don't be so dismissive
Sing our songs in pain

Cinderella Man
Would be nice, play it again
They can't understand
Why we scream
Cinderella Man
Check out our set-list plans
Try as they might
They will not play our dreams
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 24, 2008, 16:00:29 pm
Not sure about this but I don't mind if someone else takes it on

"Smegmus X-1, Book One: The Voyage"

[Pro log(ic):]

In the constipation of Smegmus, there lurks a mysterious, invisible force: the Black Hole
of Raskulinecz  X-1...

Three Stars of the Northern Cross
In mourning for their genius loss
In a final flush of gory
Nevermore to grace the night...


Invisible to proctoscopic eye
Senility, the star that could not write

All who dare to cross his course
Are swallowed by a Fanboi force

Through the Void
To be destroyed
Or is there something more?
Lionized...by the Core?
Or through the Anal Door?
Too sore!...


He set a course just East of Lyric
And Northwest of Imagery
Flew into a blight of Reason
And by-passed Personality
On the ship, the 'Raskulinecz '
Reeling from the Neil Peartese
I headed for 10 Pints of Magners
Headlong into Pishtory

The X-ra(y)te is applied to song
This shit should not exist, (The Pong! :-X)
Nearer to its deadly goal
Until the Black Hole
Gains control...


Spinning, whirling
Shit descending
Like a lavatory
Unending...

Sound injury
Down my Heart
All the verve
Is torn apart...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 25, 2008, 10:01:00 am
brilliant work men!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 25, 2008, 13:33:25 pm
"Natural Compliance"

[1. Hide Tools]

When the ebbing mane retreats
beyond old Lerxsty's hairline
A neat array of follicle tools
Gives a short lived fantasy
His microcosmic Barnet
Needs complete trichology

A simple kind mirror
To reflect upon the bone
All the busy little creatures
Moving out their families
Living on his pate
Theyââ,¬â,,¢ll soon fall off into the sea...
Spiels upon Spiels From his Biking Forays
A patter so bland, its cornflakes!
Time after time to increasing dismay
His lyrics continually perplex

[2. Wipes A Trace]

A quantum leap for Nerd
In Cut and in Paste
My universe formed to this band!!

Thevââ,¬â,,¢ve messed up the magic
by Pro tool logic
A digitalized world out of hand

Computerized gimmicks
Far inferior lyrics
We dance to a synthetic brand

In the Cash Scrimmage
No room for the passion
They plunder by merchandise stand

[3. Permanent Raves]

Space, Light and Texture
Must also be Canned
With a view towards our preservation
Given the fans
Lack objectivity
sh!t will surely serve just as well

Art Stand Concessions
Increased market campaigns
Need still further by my calculations
Given the lame
State of Neils Equity
Tours will surely help us along

The most endangered species
The honest fan
Will still survive assimilation
For All The Worldââ,¬â,,¢s . . `
A work of integrity
Hemispheres, CoS, Rush are strong

Weââ,¬â,,¢ll Permanent Wave A Farewell To Kings
And bury the last decades dross
But 2112, MP Fly By Night
Mean our lives will go on without loss...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 25, 2008, 13:52:48 pm
Given the lame
State of Neils Equity



People, we have a winner. That, without doubt, is the cleverst parody I have read. Full stop

Bisto, I salute you!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 25, 2008, 14:15:58 pm
Ta, ;) got to do some decorating now though or I'll be strung up by my Neil's Lyric Sheet Bollocks ! :-X
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 25, 2008, 14:16:16 pm
QuotePeople, we have a winner. That, without doubt, is the cleverst parody I have read. Full stop

Bisto, I salute you!


Aye, the boy done well.
He ought to get over to The Rush Forum and post it, they'd love it  ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 25, 2008, 14:21:49 pm
And get taken off Neil's Christmas Card list? Not likely !
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 25, 2008, 15:43:50 pm
Twilight Zone

A backstage man  he meets n greets you
No access pass..heââ,¬â,,¢s going to beat you
Beneath the tat the merch stall lies
Better off just buying pies
Teeth are false the magic's lost
Every song Leeââ,¬â,,¢s mentioned is dross

Youââ,¬â,,¢re entitled to have a moan
Beyond this stuff   more songs are known
Had a pee and still thereââ,¬â,,¢s more
Then itââ,¬â,,¢s the soloââ,¬Â¦what a bore
Explore the car park  in frustration
Enter the bar avoid sedation

Peart wakes up lost heââ,¬â,,¢s got a frown
Wondering why heââ,¬â,,¢s feeling down
Its looking bad for biker boy
Its just become his bashed up toy
No repair no bike to ride
Hit the tour bus and did collide
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 25, 2008, 21:12:58 pm
Set List so far......

The Trees
Limelight
Madrigal
Nothing For Something
Tom Sawyer
Cinderella Man x 2
Snooze Time (Dreamline)
Spirit Of Radio
2112
Show Don't tell
Circumstances
Different Strings
Pastille Day
Portaloo (Xanadu)
Tears
Freewill
Chemistry
Kid Gloves
Closer To the Heart
A Farewell To Kings
Smegmus X-1 (Cygnus X-1
Natural Compliance (Natural Science)
The Twighlight Zone
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: raj on April 27, 2008, 02:58:30 am
YYZ.





























































This game is easy.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: chickenmadras on April 27, 2008, 09:31:02 am
Now if that really was the setlist I'd have to be quick going for a p1ss and buying beer during Dreamline...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 27, 2008, 22:14:16 pm
Not my version you wouldn't..its pure class...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 29, 2008, 12:49:16 pm
Which ****?

The site is back
Too many loons
Admins are thick, but still
The vigilantes blather on
The donation bar is nil.

Fanbois disjointed in this faultering site
The faces are twisted and grotesque
Fishy and Jonners talk absolute sh!te
The mob moves like demons possessed
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right
Confident their ways are best

The closeted rise
In a straight manââ,¬â,,¢s guise
In pink, tweed or twill
Madmen fed on beer and fries
To eat and fart and smell

They say theyââ,¬â,,¢re our saviours and theyââ,¬â,,¢ll put rude stuff
In our refund rants and in PMââ,¬â,,¢s
They say that snakes and arrows is dangerous
In our cd players and cd store shelves
That they only know what's best for us
They must rise and save us from ourselves

Quick to judge
Quick to slander
Bullying and underhand
They gay dance and Jonners
And Fish walk hand in hand...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 29, 2008, 17:32:19 pm
clever stuff
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 29, 2008, 19:54:20 pm
Quoteclever stuff

Praise indeed from the Parody Master. I am honoured, Sir. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 29, 2008, 20:07:44 pm
i like it... love the name check in the last bit...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: chickenmadras on April 30, 2008, 09:48:48 am
New World Man

Heââ,¬â,,¢s a dedicated lover
Of a musical has-been
Heââ,¬â,,¢s a middle-aged pedantic
Paying for a big machine

Heââ,¬â,,¢s got a problem with the poison
Spread about this site
He knows he shouldnââ,¬â,,¢t reply
When they say ââ,¬ËœS&Aââ,¬â,,¢ is sh1te

Learning to bear the heat from the old Rush fan
Learning to like the songs on an ââ,¬Ëœalso ranââ,¬â,,¢

He bends to take the bandââ,¬â,,¢s mistakes
And celebrates the crap they make
Heââ,¬â,,¢s old enough to know itââ,¬â,,¢s sh1te
But blind enough to like it
He knows that itââ,¬â,,¢s a polished turd
But weak enough to buy it

Heââ,¬â,,¢s a New Rush Fan

Heââ,¬â,,¢s a constant self-deceiver
Putting bullsh1t through his ears
Heââ,¬â,,¢d like to re-arrange
The faces of the moaning queers

Heââ,¬â,,¢s got a problem with the tour
Theyââ,¬â,,¢re not playing Larger Bowl
But theyââ,¬â,,¢ve dropped Freewill for Earthshine
So heââ,¬â,,¢ll keep his self control

Trying to save the site from the old Rush fan
Trying to pave the way for a new Rush clan

Heââ,¬â,,¢s not concerned with Permanent Waves
He canââ,¬â,,¢t admit theyââ,¬â,,¢ve had their day
Heââ,¬â,,¢s bright enough to see the light
But weak enough to lose it
He simply canââ,¬â,,¢t accept the truth
And the band are going to abuse it

Heââ,¬â,,¢s a New Rush Fan
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 30, 2008, 10:10:41 am
These are getting better!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 30, 2008, 10:32:04 am
a belter from Madrasers...excellent....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on April 30, 2008, 13:42:36 pm
Excellent efforts - more thought than some of the originals imo.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 30, 2008, 14:17:40 pm
By Tor and The Snow Dog

The tunes all lately 
Hit by stuttering song blight
They neither work or rhyme but do they care
Since Rush now take the piss 
Under the spotlight
You can tell itââ,¬â,,¢s the same old stodgey fare
No more ,  fight off blandness
Spindrift is evil   
Soloââ,¬â,,¢s mince

Another song that stinks
Just after limelight
And all the others songs that start to grate
The hot dog, onions flowing
In the bap tight
Stone cold fries  shivering with mates
No more of the stage fog
Squares just prattle
New stuffââ,¬â,,¢s all benign


The show is over 
And Iââ,¬â,,¢ve got no hearing
Remainder of the hot dog where it fell
Annoying fanbois                                     
As the crowd is clearing
No more in my seat
Withstanding hell
Each show  is monotonous
The bland songs are unfurled
And played again

Back to top     
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 30, 2008, 17:10:12 pm
this is going from strength to strength!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 30, 2008, 17:45:59 pm
Top stuff Master McFish
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 30, 2008, 18:19:35 pm
Middletown Dreams

The skiing trip stops early
His lyrics booklet comes out
The Drummer writes as though he's blind
And no one knows what, he's on about
But his words still dont fit the tracks
And I am pretty sure
Another whine as bad as Earthshine
Is more than a man can endure


ooooooooooo, oooooo oooo

Dreamlime flows like fart gas
Pissing on our fires
Dreamline makes me tired
The chorus gets me down
Dreamline sounds like its been written by a clown

Pete Brockbank was his best friend
Then it all went wrong one day
They walked away in silence
One bald, one a bit gay
But he'd be running on that bus
Too rude to meet the fans
Macallan gently warming
In his greedy calloused hands

The Middle aged skint stalker
Calls his Mrs on the phone
"I just want to hear The Pass"
And Ashley needs a loan
But he keeps drinking like a fish
And wakes one afternoon
To see a ripped pink t-shirt
On a drunk Scottish buffoon

Chorus

Its understood
By every single fanboi
That they wont play In the Mood
Far Cry's no good
And its so unpleasent
With Jonner's attitude

Chorus

Dream line just gets me down
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 30, 2008, 20:17:24 pm
Top, top stuff. Very funny.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: sjsbrfc on April 30, 2008, 21:41:19 pm

Well done Fishy and Jonners, great stuff. 8-) ;D

(Did I realy just type that? ::) ;))

Oh! and yours was funny too Steve :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: chickenmadras on April 30, 2008, 22:16:24 pm
Lakeside Park

Mid-life porkers crying ââ,¬ËœIââ,¬â,,¢ll buy your CDââ,¬â,,¢
Geddyââ,¬â,,¢s vocal wheezing painful melodies
A few less thousand buyers, weââ,¬â,,¢d expected more
Pockets short of silver, jeez weââ,¬â,,¢d better tour

Lakeside Parkââ,¬Â¦or Middletown Dreams
A Passage To Bangkok or Making Memories
The Camera Eye or Grand Designs
Kiss my arse, weââ,¬â,,¢re going to play Dreamline

Days of bare-faced fandom buying Permy Waves
Power Windows, Hold Your Fire were close shaves
Roll The Bones and Presto, another part of Fear
The songs were clearly fading with every year

Lakeside Parkââ,¬Â¦ or YYZ
Closer To The Heart  or maybe Territories
Beneath, Between, Behind or Vital Signs
Kiss my arse, weââ,¬â,,¢re going to play Earthshine

All the fans will empty their wallets of their pay
Just to come and see the really old stuff that we play
Ha, haââ,¬Â¦give ââ,¬Ëœem Spindrift, weââ,¬â,,¢re just so fecking clever
Banking piles every show, we could go on forever
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 30, 2008, 22:26:44 pm
LMAO Quite liderally Tanktoptastic !
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 01, 2008, 08:35:51 am
Dedicated to The Stalkers who were fortunate enough to be booked into The Harley, Sheffield. (especially Paul and Lynda)

2112: The Horrorcle

We wandered long through Sheffieldââ,¬â,,¢s streets
The hotel was real dead beat
Escaped the chavs shouting in the night
Jeez this place is sh!te

We stand and all we do is stare
A Geordie man confronts us there
He leads us on, the bell boyââ,¬â,,¢s away
Through many doors and passage ways
I hear the words that Lyndaââ,¬â,,¢s crammed
Thereââ,¬â,,¢s something strange in the drawer and 
I see the hand of Paul arise
With dirty pants and crusty flies

They left The Harley long ago
We thought chunks were about to blow
Their anger grows against the Geordie mong
Theyââ,¬â,,¢ll claim the refund that theyââ,¬â,,¢re owed
Oh this scare got them really down
Theyââ,¬â,,¢re going Home to change!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 01, 2008, 09:17:35 am
QuoteDedicated to The Stalkers who were fortunate enough to be booked into The Harley, Sheffield. (especially Paul and Lynda) ;)

2112: The Horrorcle

We wandered long through Sheffield
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2008, 11:16:08 am
Anthem

Know that Bet Your Life is never going to be
Donââ,¬â,,¢t expect the T shirt stall to sell you stuff for free
Keep on touring boys,  the same songs going round
Hope one day for some new sounds instead of being let down

Ask them make a start and ask them if they mind
Just stop all the dirge go back and rewind
We  used to marvel at  the ones we bought
Now we sit and wonder,  sit and wonder
Wonder what the hell weââ,¬â,,¢ve gotââ,¬Â¦

Think for yourself ..  Thereââ,¬â,,¢s something else
Worth downloading for
Peartââ,¬â,,¢s books and bleeding bikes still
The soloââ,¬â,,¢s such a bore

Well we know we always tell you
That the Trees is wrong
Yet letââ,¬â,,¢s see  for me can you
Just play a decent song
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 01, 2008, 11:37:21 am
Your talents are wasted in IT. ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2008, 12:27:49 pm
Emotion detector

Another bunch of covers has me reeling
Need the money,  no theyââ,¬â,,¢ve got pots
Trust me youââ,¬â,,¢ll love the promotion
The hatching of a cynical plot
It wonââ,¬â,,¢t get too much attention
Some will buy but they are fools
They will throw themselves wide open
Denim patches theyââ,¬â,,¢re not cool
It wonââ,¬â,,¢t get too much approval
Then the cnuts will see its gruel

Writing new songs that donââ,¬â,,¢t matter
Writing, a beautiful art?
Delusional word play gets battered
Lets write a song about darts
And the fanbois will speak of devotion
While eating their curries then fart

Itââ,¬â,,¢s true that Rush just hate fuss
And changes not enough
Sometimes Al plays his fender
Sometimes it sounds cursed
If we give it our attention
To watch Peart on his stool
So often with his solos
Earn our scorn and ridicule
Sometimes he just bashes
Like some sad demented foolââ,¬Â¦.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 01, 2008, 12:34:33 pm
Mystic Rhythms

So many things he writes about
When Neil Peart goes away
Thinks he drinks, all his punctures,
Hotels where he stays
The more I get to read about
The drummer having a moan
I just wished Iââ,¬â,,¢d saved my cash
And I am not alone



Dodgy rhythms
Captured his thoughts
But whatââ,¬â,,¢s he trying to say?
How does this sh!te, make the light of day
Dodgy rhythms
He gets on his bike
In the African Sun
Primitive Apes would
Write books that are more fun

We sometimes catch a snippet
A glimpse of what once was
Was it just imagination
Or a decent song?
More words than will fit the song
Unclear and unarranged
Fanbois think that its pure class
They must be deranged!



Dodgy Rhythms
Takes this new stuff
And hide it all away
Vapour trails spins
Along the motorway
Dodgy Rhythms
When he used to write
They were proper superstars
We hear the drum solo and we piss off to the bars



Chorus

We hear that Karl Beeston has seats where we all park our cars
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2008, 13:56:21 pm
Grand Designs

Hear our plea
Go shove The Trees

So much guff without substance
Too much guff in a while
Its not hard, but have a real fling
And ditch the multi track style

Like Vapour Trails and Snakes and Arrows fanbois say they rock
Why take the time and trouble no way its out of stock
And after you have listened to this disappointing crock

Peart informs about his corns

One listen youââ,¬â,,¢ve had your fill
Off to the bog to stream
Fanbois in their trousers itââ,¬â,,¢s a mass production cream

So much touring he glowers, the people they get locked out
Heââ,¬â,,¢s got his mind set on biking the fanbois get forgotten about
Like a right annoying punter   Peart leaves in haste
Takes a ferry ââ,¬Ëœcross the ocean with more sad fans heââ,¬â,,¢s faced
His fan views ainââ,¬â,,¢t gracious
To him a waste of space

Touring makes him ill
Turgid it would seem
The tours the gigs the people itââ,¬â,,¢s a well connected theme

Words and lines
That just donââ,¬â,,¢t rhyme
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 01, 2008, 15:41:38 pm
Big Money
Big Money all around the world
Big Money to be found
Big Money from my squeaky voice
Big T-shirt fifty pound
Big Money when I pluck my strings
Big Money rules our lives
Big Money when we do a tour
Big Dollar signs in our eyes

Sometimes making glorious sounds
Sometimes wearing a new rug
Sometimes pushing the wrong buttons
Will Make backing tracks a dud
So the Power and the Glory
Was an album by Saxon
Itââ,¬â,,¢s the same old sorry story
When your singer is a bum



Big Money takes us round the world
Big money buys us shoes
Big money gives me a headache
Because it buys me booze
Big Money is a million quid
Big money buys big meals
Big money gets me brilliant head
And some really fancy wheels



So stuck in our ivory tower
On you fans we look down
We wish weââ,¬â,,¢d written Stairway
Lock and keys a hound
The new albums ââ,¬Ëœbout religion
But it sound like Spinal Tap
Its you fools in fanboiland
Paying us to play this crap



Big money all around the world
You give and we all take
Big moneys done a power of good
And we are on the make
Our drummers got a heavy hand
He always takes control
Its given him a mean streak
And heââ,¬â,,¢s become a real arsehole

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2008, 15:54:37 pm
Alien Shore

You and I , we are strangers by one rock Band
New releases turn out to be bland
cloth eared you refuse to criticise
get steamed up at Geddy's thighs.

Rush on Stage, back catalogue scratch the surface
Laser of green neon and it's Dreamline
Please play something else next time.
Reaching for the Easiest Choice

Fanboi and me - Rush were shit before Mission
Fanboi and me - They stopped being good with subdivision
Fanboi and me - We Disagree

Neil Peart, you were press-ganged into touring
But you need cash to fuel your bike
And get themes for books to write
Read by sad fanbois who cream.

Fanboi and Me - Rush is no be-all and end-all
Fanboi and me - Select just don't like it all
Fanboi and me - We Disagree

Reaching for the Easiest Choice

Rush on Stage, too scared now to Rock Out
Slaves to Geddy Choir Technology
Trigger switches on the stage floor
Reaching for the Easiest Choice

Fanboi and Me - Your truth has no evidence
Fanboi for Me  - Old Rush will take precedence
Fanboi and Me - We won't Agree
New Rush is Shit

Reaching for the Easiest Choice
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 01, 2008, 16:19:30 pm
Simmers!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2008, 16:34:26 pm
Turn The Page

Zoony can't survive without vacuum
Sits and posts his crap  while at home
Wears pretend thongs  posting with strangers
Texting East Lancs Maf while on the phone


There's enough drivel for our displeasure
To read it through is misery
What he should do is be remanded
The Bacchus thread is tragedy

Every day we're reading like it's a manual
Hope against hope it is his last
Every day we're praying for some revival
Racing down the thread and browsing fast

Its just his age
He's in a rage
He posts so we
Ignore the page

Looking for the gas price forecast
Catching all the frames in the news
Feeling like a state of sedation
Learning that he doesn't like the blues
S'truth how really bad can it get
Cares not a wit with posts that just don't fit
How can anybody been enlightened
His threads are after all just utter sh!t


Every day we're reading like it's a manual
(Its just his age)
He posts so we ignore the page
Hope against hope it is his last
Every day we're praying for some revival
(he's in a rage)
He posts so we ignore the page
Racing down the thread and browsing fast

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2008, 17:38:57 pm
Nobody's Hero

I knew he was different in his lyrical ability
never using two words , when he could use thirty
I never thought that Iââ,¬â,,¢d feel sorry for Geddy
Trying to cram this verbiage in a simple melody

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard he was recording
I felt a shadow cross my heart
Cos  he's Neil Elwood ---

Peart - writes appalling verse
Each release more banal
Peart -He thinks a Thesaurus
Is an extinct animal

Peart - Not the Actor Tom Hanks
Nor a lyricist Droll
Peart - fanboi's glamour boy
With his solo drum roll
If anybody's buying
NOBODY'S LISTENING

I don't know the man but I saw him on a Ferry
It seemed his life was shattered
By this intrusion of Reality
If it wasn't for the fans, he'd have the agony
Of living out a life
Selling spares and parts Tractory

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard he was recording
I felt a shadow cross my heart
Cos  he's Neil Elwood ---

Peart - thinks a concert crowd
Is just a baying Mob
Peart - Endlessly Dashing
From his unrewarding job

Peart - The MacAllan Drinker
Uncomfortable with Fame
Yet would his books sell
If it wasn't for his name
Nobody's buying
NOBODY'S LISTENING

As the years went by, we drifted apart
When I heard he was recording
I felt a shadow cross my heart

Peart
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Ben on May 01, 2008, 19:19:38 pm
QuoteTurn The Page

Zoony can't survive without vacuum
Sits and posts his crap  while at home
Wears pretend thongs  posting with strangers
Texting East Lancs Maf while on the phone


There's enough drivel for our displeasure
To read it through is misery
What he should do is be remanded
The Bacchus thread is tragedy

Every day we're reading like it's a manual
Hope against hope it is his last
Every day we're praying for some revival
Racing down the thread and browsing fast

Its just his age
He's in a rage
He posts so we
Ignore the page

Looking for the gas price forecast
Catching all the frames in the news
Feeling like a state of sedation
Learning that he doesn't like the blues
S'truth how really bad can it get
Cares not a wit with posts that just don't fit
How can anybody been enlightened
His threads are after all just utter sh!t


Every day we're reading like it's a manual
(Its just his age)
He posts so we ignore the page
Hope against hope it is his last
Every day we're praying for some revival
(he's in a rage)
He posts so we ignore the page
Racing down the thread and browsing fast


Am I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 01, 2008, 20:16:22 pm
Timed Stand Till"

I churn out cack like The Wind
And hold my breath
Until I'm off stage again.
Cant pretend each fanboi's a friend
Me show emotion? [Shiver] Heaven forfend !
I get my lyrics from bins
They give applause
No matter how they offend
Like some children
With money to spend
Burn their cash as if each tour was the end

(Fans stand still !)
I'm not looking back
And I cant quite look around me now
(Fans stand still !)
Ignore all the fanbois and the crazies that surround me now
Freeze their movements a little bit longer
Make each fan stay for the whole of der Tromler
Then I can slip away
Then I can slip away

I get my ideas from The Sun
Close my eyes
write me some lyrics down
Its gone tits up since we sacked Terry Brown
I let Dubois go too fast
No Rhyme, the flaws
If I could slow it all down
Howsabout Bob Dylan? I could slip him Ten Pound !
Nah, I'll wait until the bin men come round

(Time stand still)
I'm not looking back
But I'll write a book about me now
(Time stand still)
Theres plenty more sequels I've consigned my past to history now
Fleece the punters a little bit longer
With each Impression a little more wonga
Increase promotion a little bit stronger
Your S & A Ships today
The innocence slips away...

Career's going fast, ideas growing colder
Old fans giving up but fan bois grow bolder
Increase the profit a little bit longer
Make each concession stand a bit stronger
Your S & A ships today
Their relevence ebbs away
He sniggers and slips away
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 01, 2008, 21:00:24 pm
Quote
Am I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?

Oh come on Ben. Its only for a laugh. I'm sure Zoony will piss himself laughing. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: zoony on May 01, 2008, 21:54:34 pm
Quote
Oh come on Ben. Its only for a laugh. I'm sure Zoony will piss himself laughing. :)


I'm still grinning from ear to ear about that save i made at training tonight Steve  ;D.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: zoony on May 01, 2008, 21:55:55 pm
Quote
Am I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?


Don't worry about it Ben, nothing that Fishy posts offends me mate  ;).
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 02, 2008, 09:59:40 am
Set List so far......

The Trees
Limelight
Madrigal
Nothing For Something
Tom Sawyer
Cinderella Man x 2
Snooze Time (Dreamline)
Spirit Of Radio
2112
Show Don't tell
Circumstances
Different Strings
Pastille Day
Portaloo (Xanadu)
Tears
Freewill
Chemistry
Kid Gloves
Closer To the Heart
A Farewell To Kings
Smegmus X-1 (Cygnus X-1
Natural Compliance (Natural Science)
The Twighlight Zone
Anthem
Emotion Detector
Mystic Rythyms
Grand Designs
Big Money
Alien Shore
Turn The Page
Nobody's Hero
Time Stand Still

I reckon thats enough for a Three and a half hour set and another half a dozen or so songs to freshen up the tour. If we keep on going at this rate we'll have enough for a 6 cd Retrospective Box Set in plenty of time for the end of the tour as well ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 02, 2008, 10:01:32 am
Quote
Am I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?


Yes, so lighten up

its light hearted banter and piss taking, something which is obviously going way over your head
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 02, 2008, 11:49:00 am
Quote

I reckon thats enough for a Three and a half hour set and another half a dozen or so songs to freshen up the tour.

You forgot my ode to Jonners and Fishy. Which c***
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 02, 2008, 11:50:52 am
Exactly,,everybody's free to have a go at whoever... its all just a bit of silliness ffs...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 02, 2008, 11:58:49 am
I find these parodies a lot less offensive than the songs on Snakes and Arrows
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 02, 2008, 12:23:35 pm
The Larger Bowl


All the shows are the same like I always hear
Why no different songlists of late
Some of us want part two of fear
Not this lacklustre stuff we hate

Why no different songlists of late
All the new stuff and canââ,¬â,,¢t be fussed
Not the lacklustre stuff we hate
While others ask can it get worse

Some are bad and some are worse
The golden oldies itââ,¬â,,¢s a dearth
While others ask can it get worse
Such a lack of patter without myrth

The golden oldies itââ,¬â,,¢s a dearth
Some tunes just never get changed
Such a lack of patter without myrth
And the words are so badly arranged

Some tunes just never get changed
Some folks want part one of fear
And the words are so badly arranged
All the shows are the same like I always hear

Some are bad and some are worse
The golden oldies itââ,¬â,,¢s a dearth
While asking can it get any worse
Such a lack of patter without myrth

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 02, 2008, 12:53:01 pm
Quote

Yes, so lighten up

its light hearted banter and piss taking, something which is obviously going way over your head

I see a parody for Ben in the making.... ::)

Red Benchetta
Ben Tor and the Snowdog
Bend over Fist
::)


Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 02, 2008, 12:56:53 pm
Quote
I see a parody for Ben in the making.... ::)

Red Benchetta
Ben Tor and the Snowdog
Bend over Fist
::)




i see what u';ve done there..clever ...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Lyth on May 02, 2008, 17:11:55 pm
 :)

Afterimage

Suddenly-
You were gone
From some of the lives
You left your mark upon

They remember-
How they listened closely
To those classic songs
- Back in the '80s

And all those '70s epics
Over ten minutes long
- Like Hemispheres
They remember-

- They need the way you were
- They need the way you were

Tried to believe
But they know it's no good
New stuff's something
That just can't be understood

They remember-
The shouts of joy
As you played them so good
- Back in the '80s

They saw you play them live
They saw those shows that were good
- Those classic setlists
They remember-

They need the way you were
This just can't be understood...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 02, 2008, 18:27:15 pm

Something is better than nothing!

Waiting for the setlist to change
And sweep the boredom away
I must wait for the concerts' end
My car's blocked in anyway!
There's better ways
To pass the days

I suppose something is better than nothing
But just change the setlist is all that we plea
Fishy goes for pies
When Pearts drumsticks rise
He just wants them to play Fear part III

Waiting for the live album
But when it comes around
You wonder why the audience roar
Is like a pasted in canned sound
We were looking for
Something more

What we want is some more old songs
What we get is the same set list
What we need is no drum solo
At least it gives us time for a piss
In our heads we have the answer
We should guide them along
Don't just play the same old setlist
Play some different songs.





Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 02, 2008, 19:28:59 pm
eee we are reet clever us lot isnt we?

Some funny stuff there lads. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: sjsbrfc on May 02, 2008, 20:40:17 pm

It's easy this lyrics lark ain't it? ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Ben on May 02, 2008, 23:18:48 pm
Quote
Oh come on Ben. Its only for a laugh. I'm sure Zoony will piss himself laughing. :)


Fair enough I just could not see where the focus shifted from the band to individuals on the forum, guess I'm just a sensitive soul.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: zoony on May 02, 2008, 23:25:16 pm
Quote

Fair enough I just could not see where the focus shifted from the band to individuals on the forum, guess I'm just a sensitive soul.


Thank's for your concern anyway Ben  ;).
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Ben on May 02, 2008, 23:52:38 pm
Quote

Thank's for your concern anyway Ben  ;).

No worries mate there seems to have been a lot of genuine vitriol knocking around the site at times and I don't have that kind of sense of humour, as has been said 'over my head'. But as it obviously was some sort of coded message of love and suppressed sexual desire then fair enough ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 03, 2008, 10:20:49 am
Quote
But as it obviously was some sort of coded message of love and suppressed sexual desire then fair enough ::)

That ONE sentence has moved my hangover from a #3 to a #6. >:(

Where the intent is thought to be delivered AND received as "being funny", then pretty much anything goes. If its pure evil and nasty then thats out of order.

Have you taken up yoga recently Ben? ;) :)

Now stop your moaning and get thinking of a parody. :-*
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Summerland on May 03, 2008, 12:42:04 pm
Quote:)

Afterimage

Suddenly-
You were gone
From some of the lives
You left your mark upon

They remember-
How they listened closely
To those classic songs
- Back in the '80s

And all those '70s epics
Over ten minutes long
- Like Hemispheres
They remember-

- They need the way you were
- They need the way you were

Tried to believe
But they know it's no good
New stuff's something
That just can't be understood

They remember-
The shouts of joy
As you played them so good
- Back in the '80s

They saw you play them live
They saw those shows that were good
- Those classic setlists
They remember-

They need the way you were
This just can't be understood...


Most of the efforts in this thread have just been plain funny, but Lyth's star turn is just too close to the truth.  :-[ Overall I liked the S&A shows, but the current rehashed little changed setlist looks uninspired, lazy and greedy to these eyes.

G
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on May 04, 2008, 09:48:16 am
I have for some reson not visited this thread since page 1. Have now spent the last 30 minutes browsing it and my hangover is now gone, I guess I laughed it away. I might have broken a rib or two though ;D

Fantastic stuff guys, we want more, we want more!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 05, 2008, 09:33:04 am
QuoteI have for some reson not visited this thread since page 1. Have now spent the last 30 minutes browsing it and my hangover is now gone, I guess I laughed it away. I might have broken a rib or two though ;D

Fantastic stuff guys, we want more, we want more!!

Glad you are now paying attention. There will be a competition later - which is your favourite one? ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 05, 2008, 13:12:19 pm
The Enemy Within


They come out of the darkness
As the introduction spins
Wondering when it will end
Chuck your t shirt straight in the bin

Already pounding in your temples
Time to take some more  Retalin
Neil looks tense and hence no Enemy Within

Peartââ,¬â,,¢s  not giving in to play Grace Under Pressure
So you lot miss out  on a show of some adventure
Peartââ,¬â,,¢s not giving in to play songs that you dream
Same show it would seem
Same show it would seem

Of  new stuff thereââ,¬â,,¢s no danger
Washes over you like gin
No chance of Power Windows
Might as well piss into the wind

Donââ,¬â,,¢t forgot that booking charge
And the admin fee itââ,¬â,,¢s a sin
Stuck inside ,they lied , no hope of enemy within


To you little movement and no reaction
Itââ,¬â,,¢s the contract  no interaction
And you  rev the bike up  his insistance
All this touring is just existence
Yeah you!  he doesnââ,¬â,,¢t need any assistance
To run off and make some distance
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 05, 2008, 15:30:46 pm
Bravado

And when Geddy sings
Shot in the balls with a gun
Why donââ,¬â,,¢t you tell us a story
After the song that youââ,¬â,,¢ve sung
And Alex weighs a tonne
Gets everything at cost
He will pay the price
But the weight will not be lost

When fanbois have  cleared
The tour bus is denied
And the chips are too salty
And Lerxtsââ,¬â,,¢ belt size is too wide
If Neil takes a ride
Though sometimes heââ,¬â,,¢s gets lost
He must pay the price
For a map asks whats the cost?

And when the music stops
Its time to go home on the train
That song Hope whats the story?
And that MalNar bit its a pain

And if Dreamline remains
We wish this would get lost
The album with the dice
Hate to think of what it cost

Back to top     
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 05, 2008, 16:33:09 pm
SummerTime Blues

Well weââ,¬â,,¢re making such a fuss
And weââ,¬â,,¢re raising such a holler
Coz theyââ,¬â,,¢re touring all  summer
Trying to earn some mighty dollars

Well time is right just maybe
New setlist for the dates
But Neil said no dice Al
We stick with stuff  they hate
No need to sit and wonder
What theyââ,¬â,,¢re gonna do
Itââ,¬â,,¢s the same stuff for sure
And play The Summertime Blues

Well the critics and the roadies told him, Ged
You gotta try some funnies
Get the punters out the bar
And play some decent stuff you dummies

Well its never going to work
Cos Neil is such a prick
Theyââ,¬â,,¢ll never leave the bar
Cause of the songs he picks
So need to wonder
What theyââ,¬â,,¢re gonna do
Itââ,¬â,,¢s the same stuff for sure
And all the other turgid goo

Been on the road two weeks
And Neill is looking for vacation
Heââ,¬â,,¢s got a problem with the fans
And his social skill relations

Well he called up his bandmates
Lets take a vote
Iââ,¬â,,¢d like to help you guys
But Iââ,¬â,,¢m sitting on a boat
So yet another solo
Thatââ,¬â,,¢ll he blunder through
The same crap for sure
And play The Summertime Blues
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 08, 2008, 15:27:28 pm
Making Memories

Thereââ,¬â,,¢s a time for being as rude as he can
The show is done he runs out to the bus
Thereââ,¬â,,¢s a time for bikinââ,¬â,,¢ as fast as he can
Behind him all the fanbois eat his dust

You know weââ,¬â,,¢re having pay days
But they;re running out so fast
Our pensions getting bigger, got to last
We just play all the slurry
It drives the punters mad
The forums remind us
Play the good songs not the bad

Peart keeps bikinââ,¬â,,¢ he drums just for the pay
And he canââ,¬â,,¢t keep his thoughts away from home
Heââ,¬â,,¢s travââ,¬â,,¢lin around. no wonder he looks down
Wears that hat so doesnââ,¬â,,¢t need a comb

Well from Start to YYZ and the dull guff in between
And still weââ,¬â,,¢ve got another friggin show
The groupies  in the land take us firmly in their hands
Til the last song  then its backstage for a blow
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 08, 2008, 16:02:27 pm
Test for Echo


Here we go....same old show
Video crap intro
Bad drum solo

Here we go...From Glasgow
Video ROIO
From Gebs and Co

Same kind of setlist will make die hard fans scream
Camera Eye will drag us all  from the bars
Fake joy Fanboi, will be picking his nose
Clutching at their groins at the bands ability
A steaming pile
Were in denial
Like Samtsciren who was a TV

Here we go.....same old show
Video crap intro
Rather do blow

Same kind of pictures in the glossy tour book
Miles of mullet hair, receeding hairlines
Muff stalking old boys, in dodgy pink t-shirts
Jonners Uniform, tank top that smells of pee
Dont blame inflation
Or the state of the nation
Its a crime to wear such clothing in the street

Whats a show? They dont know
Why do we all still go?
Makes me feel low

Touch and go, you homo
Oh please no drum solo
He's in full flow

Same kind of enchore, its a bag of shite
Hidden tape recorder will send you to the courtroom
Bait biting fanbois in crappy R30 jackets
Clutching at the straws of respectability

Cant play in time
Words that dont rhyme
And wind up in the sales rack in HMV


Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 08, 2008, 17:20:05 pm
Distant Early Warning

A new song is surprising
Read the setlist itââ,¬â,,¢s a pain
While the lager tastes like water
We get to hear Dreamline again
Bed Alert
Bed Alert

Itââ,¬â,,¢s so bad it lasts forever
Passing out on piss wet floors
We need someone to mop up
And for Al to learn some chords

In comes Pete
In comes Pete

The rug weighs on his shoulders
But what can big Al do
It sometimes drives him crazy
Up on stage and needs a poo

They play with such indifference
Three hour set and that should do
And they see the lights of the tourbus
Itââ,¬â,,¢s a wave, goodbye, weââ,¬â,,¢re thru

Boozing no urge to leave the bar
Watching all the Varilites
Read a page from the tour book
Old hairstyles what a fright
Ged alert
Ged alert

Fanbois in the passage
Remembering their youth
Need to face the knowledge
That the new stuffââ,¬â,,¢s just no good
Absolute
Itââ,¬â,,¢s the truth

Uuummm
Uuummm
Uuummm
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 08, 2008, 17:28:57 pm
Subdivisions

Playing songs that we all think are shitty
In roughly the same order
Theyve stolen Nephs recorder
In Bewtween the Wheel's all right
But Far Cry makes me moan

Growing up at last I have decided
Opinions are divided
The new songs get derided
Sick bags are provided
For the fans who like to moan
And we know the drummer's only happy when alone

Subdivisions
When we play these halls
Ticket sales will fall
Who wants to be a tout?
Subdivisions
Youre all in the bar
When we play Malnar
Come back or Neil will pout
Any old tracks would help to move some tickets thats the truth
But the Monkey Business wont soothe and Faith is just uncouth

Bored like Goths were unworthy of pity
This tasteless old attraction
Devoid of any action
Fed up of this tired old lie
Just to see them one last time

Some will try and get their tickets from Ash
But end up 6 miles back
He hasnt got the knack!
And when they ask for refunds
They find that he's taken flight
Somewhere over in Italy, a Geordie twat ignores our plight
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 08, 2008, 17:34:56 pm
New Wool Man

He was a batsman and a runner
Sleeps on Roadcrew's couch turning green
Minces like a young romantic
And now his chinos aren't clean

He's got a problem with his kneecaps
And he cannot find a cure
So he's taking up some golfing
To keep his wool fetish pure

Learning to hole in one, like a new golf fan
Learning to be as good as a norwegian man

He knows the cap was a mistake
Good god those socks what a disgrace
He's old enough to rock the Limelight
His mates wear pink, what a right tit
He wants to play like Tiger Woods
But he's probably too shit

He's a New Wool Man

Dances like a receiver
His clothes lived on a farm
Likes tank tops and jumpers
1981 was much more fun

He was once like David Gower
Now his sport is just a stroll
Sexuality is a fine line
Sporting a Tommy Hilfiger polo

Trying to hole in one, like a new golf fan
Trying to get some tips from a norwegian man

He's only concerned with yesterday
He knows Maiden were better in those days
He knows what setlists are shite
But still he chooses to see it
He still loves Rush, they're his world
But fool enough to admit it

He's a new wool man

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm10/Jonners1971/Charitygolf.jpg)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 08, 2008, 17:42:38 pm
Am I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 08, 2008, 17:43:16 pm
Fcuk me!

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 08, 2008, 18:20:59 pm
more like 1881....don't like to typecaste yourself do you Jonners? ;-) Brave man!  ;D

Great post Chris   [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 08, 2008, 18:25:33 pm
That suit cost more than my first car!

Don't diss the tweed man
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 08, 2008, 20:26:51 pm
Reminds me of Rodney when he gets to go grouse shooting with a posh bird. "Good shot Sir". :o ::)

Cracking picture Jonners. One that will haunt live with me forever.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 09, 2008, 11:04:09 am
Bacchus Plateau

More shit posts today
Someone drank Earl Grey
I don't mean to whine
If it were gone I'd be fine
Don't care what Zoony ate in the morning
It's driving me out of my mind

Too many people gobbling
Average waist size 43...
Many distant memories
Skinny versions of me
Give me back my waistline
My buckle is going to give
I guess it doesn't matter
Food! That's why I live

Another gourmand's yawn
The plate is almost gone
My eyes are full of fear
Zoony's latest posting of dinner
My patience grows ever weary
Another pointless post is near
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 09, 2008, 11:06:25 am
In The Mood

Hey Now CQ
Well we like your smile
Won't you come and Mod for us
For Just a Little While

Well we know you ain't lazy
With your lovely blue eyes
Do all yours comps and sh!t for free
He sits and eats his fries

Hey Carrie its a quarter to eight
I feel your In a Mood
Hey baby I now that I'm late
I had to get some food

Well hey now bezzers
Don't your drink so fast
I just bought the last round in
I want to make it last

Everything's get hazy
Now Carrie where 'd you go
I just want to find out baby
Any chance of a blow

Well hey now CQ
We said we like your smile
He lives in oxford baby
That's where he resides

Oh he drives us crazy
Chris knows he's the one
He just wants to rock  and roll his woman
With presto all night long
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 09, 2008, 11:10:11 am
;D I was expecting something a little more offensive!  :P Nice work!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 09, 2008, 11:15:24 am
think we can cater for that...

back later
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 09, 2008, 11:17:58 am
Tbh suggesting I would listen to Presto, particularly whilst "In the Mood", is pretty offensive ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 09, 2008, 11:33:23 am
QuoteTbh suggesting I would listen to Presto, particularly whilst "In the Mood", is pretty offensive ;)


you read my thoughts exactly... ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on May 09, 2008, 11:56:00 am
Quote

Don't diss the tweed man

wot he said
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 09, 2008, 11:59:36 am
Red Sector A (nal)

All I seem to do is post til five
All the mods can do is hope that this place will survive

Rag arse threads, posts every day
Funny ones get taken away
Act like guards we spoil your fun
We delete the interesting ones

I click the delete button til my fingers bleed
A post about a meal
Someone abusing Neil
Hoping that someones caught the live feed
Hoping that tomorrow theyll start a weed

Zoony  posts banality
Respond with profanity
No matter how you read and try
Can't take much more
You want to die


I hear the sound of banter in the Ash thread of late
Are the refunds finally here
Thru Paypal have they cleared
For Beeston and his mother its too late
And bEz is helping get the finances straight...

Are we the only ones with sense
It hurts our arses sitting on the bloody fence!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 09, 2008, 13:29:44 pm
The Big Wheel

Well theyââ,¬â,,¢ve just hit the skids..heard enough to be afraid
Touring the shame but not the songs they shouldââ,¬â,,¢ve played
Sup up the boozeââ,¬Â¦ maybe Iââ,¬â,,¢ll get this in a trade
And Pete just sits and grins

Well theyââ,¬â,,¢ve just hit the skids, tixs already paid
Got no trust in a tour that was ready made
Take some chances, new songs are never played
Go home and get laid

The playingââ,¬â,,¢s a crime
Donââ,¬â,,¢t want to wait forever
Looking for stuff
Workinââ,¬â,,¢ them angelsââ,¬â,,¢s a sin
Play hold your Fire
Hearing something new not the loud din
Looking for Stuff
Snakes and Arrows hit the bargain bins

Well theyââ,¬â,,¢ve just hit the skids,  playing Ghost of a Chance
Doomed to this fate think Iââ,¬â,,¢ll get up and dance
Karl lined up for glory but his ticket sold out in advance
And Ash just sits and grins

Well theyââ,¬â,,¢ve just hit the skids, improvise thereââ,¬â,,¢s no chance
Play it safe that seems to be the current stance
Call from heaven  -- on the line its Tommy Vance
Ged likes wine from France

Tour goes round, fanbois try to keep the faith
They have no answers, a lot of bloody chancers
And the rush to judgement begins

Tour goes round playing all the songs we hate
Shows all directed and the soloââ,¬â,,¢s expected
One time Peart wonââ,¬â,,¢t win
And then the crowd will grin
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Ben on May 09, 2008, 15:26:36 pm
QuoteAm I the only person who finds this unfunny and offensive?

Looks like it  :-*
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 09, 2008, 17:22:15 pm
Should have the whole catalogue completed fairly shortly at this rate...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 09, 2008, 17:36:25 pm
Bacchus Plateau (again, sorry Q)

Another Endless Tour
Silly fans want more
Another glass of wine
Will help you stand Earthshine
To days without you sods moaning
Then we can unwind

Draw another pension
And Im only 53
Crimson crispy mammaries
Hanging to your knees
Give us back La Villa
And something from Presto
I gues it doesnt matter
Just lose the way the wind blows!

Another proggy bore
The old ones almost gone
Another part of fear
The crowd has started to jeer
The fans grow ever weary
In the End we want to hear

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 10, 2008, 01:01:20 am
Need Some Love Cash

I'm bikin' here
I'm bikin' there
Gettin' ideas for a book
'Cause there's nothin' I need
Than to sell to Fanbois
So I can make a quick buck

Well, I need it quick
And I need it now
Before My Pension fades away
But if you see me
Then a don't come lookin'
Stay the Hell away

Oo, I need some Cash
I said I need some Cash!
Oo yes, I need some Cash
Count it after my post-show dash!
Yeah,Dollars!

Well I been Tourin' here,
I been Tourin' there
I been Tourin' for about a week
And I started feelin'
This strange sensation
My Arms are startin' gettin' weak

But I need what keeps
A Bike in Petrol,
I'm sayin' I need it now
I'll sell you a T-shirt,
A Starman Tote-Bag
Someway, somehow

Oo, I need some Cash
I said I need some Cash!
Oo yes, I need some Cash
Count it after my post-show dash!
Oo, Dollars!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 10, 2008, 14:24:43 pm
Ross Halfin (Tom Sawyer)

Today's Ross Halfin
Making comments snide
About dumb seppoes
Two yards wide

That bird there's wearing a tent,
Air drumming drunk middle aged men,
Slurred Speech impediments,
Missing out the shows events.
The Pillocks

What he says of your society
Is a Reflection of Reality
He says things that you don't Like
Now Poor Ross is on his bike.

The crowd is, the crowd is,
Paying prices steep,
So Peart can continue to ride.

Crowds drink piss-poor beer
Made from Rice
I'd sooner get mine
In From Budweis

That bird there's wearing a tent,
Air Guitaring middle aged men,
Slurred Speech impediments,
Missing out the shows events.
The Pillocks

What he says of your society
Is a Reflection of Reality
He says things that you don't Like
Now Poor Ross is on his bike

The crowd is, the crowd is,
Paying prices steep,
So Peart can continue to ride.

Exit the Crowds
Todays Rush Fans,
Pay Good money for what,
Same rehashed set-lists,
It will come round again one day
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2008, 11:21:22 am
Face Up

Time for bed
Between the wheels
Theyââ,¬â,,¢re running on empty
We know how this feels

Donââ,¬â,,¢t want the dole now
Weââ,¬â,,¢re on the slide
But weââ,¬â,,¢re a bit fearful
That the fans will run and hide

If we could only play that Red Tide
Weââ,¬â,,¢d muck it up

Shut Up..      Shut Upââ,¬Â¦. You know that Neil is a clown
Shut up       Hits his bongos but still he wears a frown
Shut Up       Still time for his drums to turn around
Give it up
And turn the volume downââ,¬Â¦

We complain
Please explain
Just how do I resolve
Why tours are now so plain

Nothing to loose now
Weââ,¬â,,¢re in a rut
We play some Feedback
And all the good stuffââ,¬â,,¢s cut
We get so angry and they play the new muck
Just give it up

You feel all sick inside
Another play of Roll The Bones
Neil gets all tired up inside
And just wants to be alone

He runs away then he takes a ride
And when he gets out on his own
Got no time for the fans inside
And he canââ,¬â,,¢t wait to get back home
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 12, 2008, 12:39:59 pm
Roll the Bones (Jonners Moans)

Well you cant shift the blame
Good words are they keys to a good song
But you still want praise
Even if the tunes are lame
If you dont raise your game
CD sales will drop off to nothing
Well draw our own artwork
As Hugh symes work is all the same

You go out on a tour and take no chances
Why the hell have you dropped Circumstances
Its a choice that hardly enhances
Jonners Moans

Why are we here?
Must be the beer
Jonners Moans
Why are we clapping?
The set list's lacking
Jonners Moans

Faith is bold as mice
At least there are no words to make me suffer
All we want is soliloquy
Its a song thats nice
Well, we all pay the price
And keep coming back for more torture
If theres some way we can tell them
Theyre as bland as rice


You go out.... etc
Jonners Moans

Chaps-its crap
Why dont you face the facts
No songs to bring the faithful back
Songs from the past is what this setlist lacks
Its a fact
You seem to have lost the knack
Its a disaster-you dig?
The new album. Its a pig?
Its galling-and boring
Random words you cant sing
Whyre you afraid
Alex has a class action
We get no satisfaction
From the tracks
You better cheer fanboi
Facts are facts
The new stuff's no joy

Whats the deal? No Big Wheel?
We dont care a jot, thats your lot
Play our songs. Or stick them up your bot
Why're you moaning?
All the seats are sold
Dont go touting
Credit card is golden
Our fanbase is old, we're told
Stop all your moans
And taking pics with your mobile phones. So piss off home and rock
To decent tunes
Thin Lizzy!

Jonners Moans
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2008, 13:02:19 pm
Manhattan Project

Imagine a time when then the show began
Ready to run for the door
Try The Weapon, ever played it before?
Fanbois with a thirst digest the stuff thatââ,¬â,,¢s worst
VT is great they swore

Imagine the fan when the show began
Security pacing the floor
Change the setlist we really do implore
Go and learn new licks
You safe and boring pricks
The fans want something more

Peart bangs , drumming is his world
But heââ,¬â,,¢s not having fun
The tour it begun but its sh!t everyone
And no refund in sight , youââ,¬â,,¢ve been done
The big hits tried,  the rest is cack
The fools lap it up anyway
Fanbois all tend to like stuff that offends
Regardless of what others may say

Imagine the tat at the merchandise stand
T shirts and pics of the band
Wads of tenners in their grubby little hands
Not the brightest boys
They make a lot of noise
You have to ask what for?

Imagine a band and the tours are bland
Wondering if  Quartly is gay
End the show with a quickwave, canââ,¬â,,¢t be arsed to stay
So the tours that will be from this day in history
Are the same forevermore

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 12, 2008, 13:17:39 pm
QuoteManhattan Project
Imagine a band and the tours are bland
Wondering if Quartly is gay


You'd only wonder that if you were interested   :-*
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2008, 13:27:35 pm
Quote

You'd only wonder that if you were interested


i think there is a general feeling out there ::) ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 12, 2008, 13:32:54 pm
And the pink t-shirt was just testing the water to see if I'd make a move, huh? ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2008, 15:00:50 pm
Totem

Iââ,¬â,,¢ve got twelve more chapters on all my miles
Read this poor fella, feel like a stella
Book release once in a while

Iââ,¬â,,¢ve got a six month tour this summer to depress my soul
Reno Nevada, Toronto, Atlanta
Bike around some grotty hole
Some old hole

I believe that when I see
I believe Iââ,¬â,,¢ve made it clear
I believe when fans approach me
Iââ,¬â,,¢ve the right to disappear

Distorted wordplay in my head
Piles of used dollars underneath my bed
Fanboi intruders preying on my fears
Another duff drum solo in your ears

Iââ,¬â,,¢ve a degree in mechanics
Wonââ,¬â,,¢t touch a bloody car
Alââ,¬â,,¢s in litigation another irritation
His golf game likely over par

Iââ,¬â,,¢m an idol and icon to some right ugly cows
Al keeps his baldness hidden
New songs are forbidden
The set list ends up in a row

Thatââ,¬â,,¢s why Iââ,¬â,,¢m relievedââ,¬Â¦

Angels and Far Cry itââ,¬â,,¢s time to pee
Armour and Sword, oh deary me

Sweet Miracle,  a new low.. canââ,¬â,,¢t blame meââ,¬Â¦.

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2008, 17:20:14 pm
Digital Man

Lerxst plays golf for recreation
Any chance of variation?
Seeing faces touring places
Costs a fortune for a pew

Vapor Trails a celebration
Need a brain examination
Theyââ,¬â,,¢ve no answers, bloody chancers
With the fanbois theyââ,¬â,,¢ve no clue

Heââ,¬â,,¢d love to try a pair of tights on
After YYZ then heââ,¬â,,¢ll be gone
His lyrics seem to ramble on and on
Inspiration from girlie pron

Before the show some anesthetic
Cos the songlist is pathetic
No alliance to their clients
Is it true that Quartlyââ,¬â,,¢s gay?

The fanbois looks for affirmation
At the pre gig conversation
Fans are strangers, sod arrangers
Whereââ,¬â,,¢s the change , whatââ,¬â,,¢s the delay


Theyââ,¬â,,¢ve got some gross yield and a flexy save plan
Theyââ,¬â,,¢ve got a fifty share in some real estate land
They play from presto onward for as long as they can
It just needs to be said
They need a miracle man
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 13, 2008, 13:31:12 pm
Red Lenses

I hear Ged
And he hurts my head
And Peart writes some guff
That iââ,¬â,,¢ve read

Check the colour of his drum seat
No wonder its no fun
Looks after number one
Hates fans with passion
That hatââ,¬â,,¢s not fashion
Needs said
That thing on his head
He might be better off
Left in bed
It needs said, said
Some groupieââ,¬â,,¢s looking out for head
But not from Ged

Donââ,¬â,,¢t they realise, drum soloââ,¬â,,¢s are dead

Weââ,¬â,,¢ve some posts to keep your eyes on
In the National Midday Sun
(Itââ,¬â,,¢s poo)
The parodies are much more fun
The band just seem to choose
Their songs give us the blues
Needs said
Kick in the head
Playing all the blandness
Seeing red

And the pension fund is rising
Attendence starts to fall
Cos the set list appals
Itââ,¬â,,¢s a pain to start learning
Just think what theyââ,¬â,,¢re earning
Needs said
Rug..on his head
T shirts black and white
They want red
Ged
(Whereââ,¬â,,¢s Stew?)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 19, 2008, 13:51:33 pm
Hand Over Fist

Slap on the wrist
Stepped inside his zone
Peartââ,¬â,,¢s in a temper
Wants to be left on his own

Bodyguardââ,¬â,,¢s  fist
Peartââ,¬â,,¢s made of stone
Pretends to read a paper
Then makes out heââ,¬â,,¢s on the phone

He hates appearing in a crowd
Wants all the fans tied down and bound
The drum soloââ,¬â,,¢s too loud
The chance to say ââ,¬Å"Hiââ,¬Â  is always disallowed

Always a chance for a moan
Except for the postman who he can condone
Never answers his phone
Talks in disparaging tones
Rides on his bike through the night alone

Shake of the hand
Isnââ,¬â,,¢t asking much
This is the hand
That wrote lyrics to Secret Touch

We mock as you trot along
Never imagined it could be so long
Playing the duffest of songs
The second set openers, it sounds oh so wrong

You play for exorbitant fee
Youââ,¬â,,¢re the best in the world
Say the fanboi farts
You glare and its time for a pee
Just when the drum solo starts
Watch as the crowd to the bar departs

Just  get over yourself
Youââ,¬â,,¢re only in a band
You greet when meeting strangers
Though the new stuff is bland
They want to shake your hand

Another punter is dissed,
As the drummer shakes his fist,
No time over time over
The song list
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 22, 2008, 22:19:19 pm
This is a great thread. My only reason for coming on TNMS these days - apart from seeing who is winding who up, and I'm now completely and utterly tired of that.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 23, 2008, 10:47:03 am
...retires from doing parodies with immediate effect.....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 23, 2008, 11:42:43 am
Lakeside Park

Concert turnouts falling
Wonder whats the key
New songs just ainââ,¬â,,¢t pleasing
Dirge no melody
Chance of change one wonders
Old stuff to explore
They pocket all the silver
Then head for the stage door

Setlist stark
Every songs a breeze
Whereââ,¬â,,¢s the spark
Flagging memories
Peart derides
Play Limelight
Hit the bars same old sh!te

Fanbois live in geekdom
On every note they crave
Wonder whats their secret
Last song then a wave
Better off in your house
Knock back another beer
Whats happened to the magic
Its been missing for years

Fans get in a lather
On the stalker bus they stay
Worshipping the band
Not caring what the hell they play
Taping shows  itââ,¬â,,¢s a bitch
Gebs and Neph together
Drum solo what drudgery
It seemed to last forever
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 23, 2008, 13:51:20 pm
The Seeker

You know they donââ,¬â,,¢t care
New stuffââ,¬â,,¢s a fable
They might try Lock and Key
But the set listââ,¬â,,¢s fairly stable

And new songs wonââ,¬â,,¢t feature
Theyââ,¬â,,¢re not searching low and high
You wonââ,¬â,,¢t get what youââ,¬â,,¢re after
Youââ,¬â,,¢re stuck with Far Cry

They asked Bobby Davro
They asked The Eagles
They asked Julian Clary
And it turns out heââ,¬â,,¢s a fairy

Peart tends to hate us
And he never smiles
He wants to get home
Away from hardcore fans

Rides about to nowhere
Minuting the miles
Heââ,¬â,,¢s a tosser
And a really miserable man

You wonââ,¬â,,¢t get what youââ,¬â,,¢re after
Youââ,¬â,,¢re stuck with Far Cry

Peart learned how to drum in Bangor
And look at his face..canââ,¬â,,¢t raise a smile
Heââ,¬â,,¢s always in a mood
Looks so bad heââ,¬â,,¢ll cry
And his solo youââ,¬â,,¢ve gotta ask but why?

Itââ,¬â,,¢s our usual fee
And boredom for you
They pretend to like each other
And poor Neilââ,¬â,,¢s not a clue
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 27, 2008, 13:41:29 pm
A Farewell To Kings

So we learn of rages, a mystery
Posts that faze and comments we throw
When they read such things, a madness
The toys from prams do go

They browse the page
For Rush is their existence
Fans feel down
Prince By Tor needs assistance

Topics full of comments smear goodbyes
Posting starts, its cruel then Gman flies
Fanboi tantrums  posts left by their wives
Beaten down by platitudes and
Scoffed at by the guys

The drum solo meandering
So need to give abuse
Peart keeps on glowering
His bitterness ,its truth
Some have a mind that Arrows is too long
Why canââ,¬â,,¢t Rush learn to know whats sh!te
And what pongs
What pongs??

Topics full of comments smear goodbyes
Posting starts, its cruel then Gman flies
Fanboi tantrums  posts left by their wives
Beaten down by platitudes and
Scoffed at by the guys

So Gman says goodbye and does depart
I bet heââ,¬â,,¢ll change his mind when he
Decides heââ,¬â,,¢s been a prat
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Malcom on June 06, 2008, 12:15:07 pm
These are some of the funniest posts I have ever seen on a fan site, well done fellers.

Im not quite up to doing my own, but I may "pinch" a few and pretend they are mine elsewhere if no-one objects
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 06, 2008, 14:19:47 pm
QuoteIm not quite up to doing my own, but I may "pinch" a few and pretend they are mine elsewhere if no-one objects

I wouldn't worry about it Kid, don't worry about the threats from NEP's lawyers about passing off either, cos these are all better then Mr Happy can do :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 06, 2008, 15:06:12 pm
QuoteThese are some of the funniest posts I have ever seen on a fan site, well done fellers.

Im not quite up to doing my own, but I may "pinch" a few and pretend they are mine elsewhere if no-one objects



Tell you what Malcom, seeing as you cant spell (as in your name) let alone come up with a parody, feel free to borrow a couple.

yet another no-mark hanging off the coat tails of greatness

Dullard
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Malcom on June 06, 2008, 15:14:48 pm
Hang on a minute... no need for nastiness..only been here a couple of days.. wasn't expecting that kind of reply..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 06, 2008, 15:18:16 pm
No point wasting time is there
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 06, 2008, 16:34:38 pm
Quote


yet another no-mark hanging off the coat tails of greatness


I prefer Johnny no-stars than no-mark these days. ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 07, 2008, 01:10:34 am
With apologies to Sparks:

Lighten Up Neil Peart

He don't write good lyrics,
No, don't write good lyrics,
'Cos his intellect's paper thin

He won't go out with me
No, he won't go out
Since my intellect's better than him

So lighten up, Neil Peart

He won't hang out with me
No, He won't hang out
All because I'm not as famous as he is

He won't hang out with me
No, He won't hang out
Even though my money got him where he is

So lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart

he won't mend cars with me
No, he won't mend cars
Unless it's done with a pseudonym

He won't do sport with me
No, He won't do sport
'Cos it's way, way too masculine, look at him

So lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart

I got too many lyrics coming in my ears
Aaaaghhh he never can hit the pause
If only Neil Peart weren't so Neil Peart-esque
He might understand his flaws

Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Neil Peart

He won't dine out with me
No, He won't dine out
Even in a Retaurant on a Ferry

He won't dine out with me
No, He won't dine out
Must be with my wind passing Free

Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, lighten up
Lighten up, Neil Peart

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on June 12, 2008, 19:24:45 pm
QuoteThese are some of the funniest posts I have ever seen on a fan site, well done fellers.

Im not quite up to doing my own, but I may "pinch" a few and pretend they are mine elsewhere if no-one objects


I have no objections Malcom  but personally I'd be rather embarrassed to pass somebody else's work/ideas as my own. Can't you just share it without claiming it is yours? :-/

I think Jonners sense of humour/ego/tnms persona (without knowing him in the real world its hard to tell) takes a while to get used to. He is an archetypal yorkshireman so please don't take his response as being symptomatic of the other members!  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 13, 2008, 10:31:09 am
My ego? Or my alter ego?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 13, 2008, 11:02:50 am
QuoteMy ego? Or my alter ego?

I think he may be referring to your other alter ego actually, Margaret.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 13, 2008, 11:53:32 am
As an alternative to Peart's dismal reads..any chance we can get these parodies in book form and published ???...smiles...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 13, 2008, 12:33:34 pm
QuoteAs an alternative to Peart's dismal reads..any chance we can get these parodies in book form and published???...smiles...

Superb idea. We could get Dave MP to present a signed copy to the boys in person when they are back in Canada. :)

Then Neil could set up a website to tell us how shit it is. ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 13, 2008, 13:19:41 pm
As long as Peart doesn't try to nick them and pass them off as his own...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on June 13, 2008, 23:39:53 pm
QuoteMy ego? Or my alter ego?


if the deerstalker fits.............. ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 06, 2008, 16:40:37 pm
Entre Nous

Its no secret to each other
Peart's got a novel
Which just can't be read
Yet another DVD to love
No doubt there is another
Creaming in the threads

They act like there's no other
Drool like bloody Schnorbitz
Foaming on the lips
Each release just weeks apart
Just bundle it together
Watch out for the tips

Whats all the fuss
I think its time for Rush to recognise
Who wants a dvd of every bloody show
Whats all the fuss
I think its time for Neil to realize
That no-one's really keen
To hear, his solo it must be go

Would rather watch Big Brother
Just the same old flannel
But the profits grow
It's  a well rehearsed routine
Is  Closer to the Heart
Back in for the next show ?

[Chorus]

We get copies from each other
Building up our artwork                                        
Its a troubled sea
Some get burned then sent away
And some if they could choose
Would have them shot for free.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 08, 2008, 14:30:04 pm
Bravest Face

Though he churns out endless drivel
its still endless   

He wrote that song about half of the world   
But it was just a pile of poo
And sometimes i'm gonna spew
Want to be hit by a bus
A farewell to Kings is such a wonderful song
A sentiment i believe is true
But sadly they take the view
And refuse to play for us

Though his social skills are little
He's still precious

In the drummer thereââ,¬â,,¢s a vicious streak
And the singers got a massive beak
In the whole world tour thereââ,¬â,,¢s no change to the set
And you help to fund another private jet

I rememeber a show where the sound had been murdered
My ear wax had turned to glue                     
Felt like i had the flu
Could no longer feel my toes   
When Peart tells a story, with his grumpy old face
And You wonder what you should do
Its just full of biking views
Which mainly just bores us

T shirt choice, there's a frigging tonne
Check your wallet mate you've been stung
And the saddest of fans want Caress of Steel
And the sadder still want the naff Big Wheel
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 11, 2008, 16:12:22 pm
The Trees

There is distress by the admins
There's some folks they wished would leave
For all mods just want to ban them
But good blokes ignore their pleas

The trouble with the admins         
( And they don't half  talk some sh!te)
We know that one is just a softy
While the others want to fight

But the mods have got a feeling   
That our welcome's overstayed
And they wondered round the table
If a banning should be made

There's a rumbling in the snorefest                                                                       
And we wonder what's been said             
While the admins scream "Suppression"
And they lock up all the threads

So the mods want retribution
And an end to all this blight
They think that we're not very funny
And we denegrate the site

So just watch out for depression
For it could be the last straw
As the threads will all be full of
Gardens, Lofts and Bores.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 11, 2008, 16:18:39 pm
 ;)

(http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/sound_sorting/initial_consonants/y/images/yawn.jpg)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: andyhaines on August 16, 2008, 02:49:35 am
QuoteThe Trees

There is distress by the admins
There's some folks they wished would leave
For all mods just want to ban them
But good blokes ignore their pleas

The trouble with the admins      
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on August 18, 2008, 13:27:59 pm
QuoteThe Trees

There is distress by the admins
There's some folks they wished would leave
For all mods just want to ban them
But good blokes ignore their pleas

The trouble with the admins      
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: sjsbrfc on August 18, 2008, 16:46:20 pm
QuoteThe Trees

There is distress by the admins
There's some folks they wished would leave
For all mods just want to ban them
But good blokes ignore their pleas

The trouble with the admins      
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 20, 2008, 15:11:08 pm
Distant Early Warning

The fanbois are uprising
Slim and Jonners are a pain
They donââ,¬â,,¢t like the songs when they ought taââ,¬â,,¢
And its made Gman insane
Donââ,¬â,,¢t feel hurt
Dont feel Hurt

Its so hard to stay on topic
Soon weââ,¬â,,¢ll all be shown the door
I need someone to talk to
Who can save me from these bores
Southern Meet
Carrieââ,¬â,,¢s Sweet

Chorus
The yanks are getting bolder
The threads been locked by Q
My memories a bit hazy
Didnââ,¬â,,¢t Anthem Bollock Stew
The New tour is no different
The banters the same too
Zoonyââ,¬â,,¢s been struck by an iceberg
And his face has gone all blue



Yanks sneak under the radar
Always think that they are right
Take a leaf from Bushââ,¬â,,¢s book
And join someone elseââ,¬â,,¢s fight
Boring Peart
Boring Peart




Beestons a back passage
Hainseyââ,¬â,,¢s lost his youth
He must face the knowledge
That his haircut is uncouth
Obsolete?
Absolutely!



The yanks are getting bolder
The threads been locked by Q
My memories a bit hazy
Didnââ,¬â,,¢t Anthem Bollock Stew
Snakes meets with indifference
Makes you visit the loo
And thatââ,¬â,,¢s not the view of the nice nerds
We donââ,¬â,,¢t worry about you!

Nephs gone, Harrison gone, Mazââ,¬â,,¢s gone
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 20, 2008, 15:18:37 pm
Better than Fishy at least ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on August 21, 2008, 09:25:44 am
Quote

Beestons a back passage
Hainsey
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 28, 2008, 16:16:37 pm
Lyrics (Fish and Jonners)


i. Prelude

Another dreary song thats sung             
It struggles and its ancient, its just began
To hate it could be treason
Set the tone then ramble thats the plan     

The concerts now last ages
Your hot dog becomes congealed
The new stuff is derided     
And the toilet's in a field

Ii. apollo: bringer of wisdom

Read his words no understanding
They are sh!t beyond repair
Multi tracked and multi layered
Whats he on about we wonder
There's always more so please beware

Windows good and Grace a belter
Hold Your Fire's above the norm
And the keyboards are on form
Snakes and Arrows gives discomfort
In the show that they perform

The fanbois were delighted
But they couldn't take the rise
They thought it was a pity
Ran back home to hug their wives

On the new stuff they're reliant
Even though it kind of pongs
The urge to try some new things
In the set does not belong

They're nice men but demented
And some fans get pretty cross
Requests for things to please us
And Neil wishes we'd get lost

Iii. dionysus: bringer of love

Neil rides bikes to give him solace
Drop of whisky in the night
Oh my God a book , its sh!te
You just want to paint your ceiling
Time to set the book alight

There's no laughter just his music
Shows no joy he's close to tears
Feels he's been on tour for years
Wants back home for personal reasons
Runs off stage and disappears

The good stuff is abandoned
And the show is overlong
The fanbois act as brothers
They think Rush can do no wrong

Vids and smoke they have aplenty
But most folks just hit the bars
Their pensions supplemented
Lots of dosh for girls and cars

And when winter falls upon them
And it caught Neil unprepared
Blogs of snow.. its desparation
And his bike needs some repair

Iv. armageddon: the battle of heart and mind

The fanbase is divided
As the new songs get derided
And the drummer is misguided
For so many troubled years
His songs have driven me to tears
The world will always wonder what will follow
Hemispheres

We hope they wont, record another
Geddy sings just like my mother
Rasculinezââ,¬â,,¢s production smothers
Then we get part 4 of fear
Its enough to make us jeer
They hide behind the proggy mess that is
Hemispheres

Some are utter sh!te
Take Available Light
And the Painful Fly by Night
It sounds a little trite
Closer to the heart is a spent force
It runs like a sick horse
VT is a waste of space
Its not a patch on Grace

V. cygnus: bringer of balance

I've no memory or awareness
But i've woke up with the horn
I downed too many spirits
Then i browsed around for pron
My girlfriend's called Olympus                         
And she's got a nasty cold       
To the city for a hotel
Cos she's not exactly old

I see the t-shirts priced too high
Drumsticks i'm prepared to buy
I cannot move i think they lied
When someone said there's room inside

Then thank feck now the solo's ceased
You realise now that you've been fleeced
No money left you want to cry
A cash machine, its rectified

Your mother is astonished
and the girlfriend thinks your mad
why you listen any further
Now they've worked out that your sad

All this tosh of Olympus
In a world of greeks and queers
The Fanbois blinkered
By this sorry Hemispheres

Time to seek some guidance     
As my mum said this to me
Clear up all this sickness
And please wipe down the setee

The sphere: a kind of dream

They play on stage together
But the shows are all the same
Better get a loan... not free
Then you'll wonder why you came

Yes the stage , its all been lighted
But the sound is not quite clear
Durability
Loads of cash and property
With the fanbois all united
That will further extend careers
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: rose on August 28, 2008, 17:35:30 pm
You two ever thought of publishing these!!!!!!!

  I may not agree with some of the sentiments but they're

BRILLIANT!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 29, 2008, 09:31:04 am
Always nice to read it twice in successive posts as well!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 29, 2008, 11:16:47 am
And here it is people, sacrilege some may say, but by popular demand:

2112

Music by Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics by Fisher/Miller

1:Overture

And the geek shall inherit the Earth

2:Temples of Syrinx

We've finally binned Wheres My Thing
The words we write make your eyes sting
The solo that will make you want to cry
New stuff for all,  old stuff is gone
Rehearsed to death let's kill the fun
Ever wonder why they wrote Far Cry?

We always play arenas and ice rinks
Our lights and speakers fill the massive halls
We like to play  the same songs, regardless
All the songs you like, are gone for evermore

Look around this show we've made
Monotony our stock in trade
Better off with Brotherhood of Man
Oh what a wide and gullible world
Let the merch stall be unfurled
Lets hope Red Starââ,¬â,,¢s daughter doesnââ,¬â,,¢t get us banned

We always play arenas and ice rinks
Our lights and speakers fill the massive halls
We like to play  the same songs, regardless
All the songs you like, are gone for evermore

3:Discovery

What can this Strange Lyric be
When I read it, no rhyme is found
Its got words that just grate on the music
Why does Geddy sound like a hound?

See how it sounds like a sad fart
And makes us all scream out in pain
Songs that are wet as a fountain
Or noses that run in the rain

I cant bare to buy this new wonder
The people will all see its sh!te
Let them all try some good music
Some Priest or some Maiden tonight



4:Presentation

You know its not unusual
To find out Neil can sow
I just can't stand Sweet Miracle
They've reached an all time low

Prison for this music
A long stretch they should do
There's nothing here exclaims my wife
Just a pile of retro prog poo

Yes we know there's nothing new
Why bother wasting time
keep it the same it seems to pay
Our pensions doing fine

A real nice ploy so why destroy
A chance to fleece the fan
You know you've got a silly quim
It's time to hit the can

I can't believe your playing
Nine tracks just can't be true
You'd better call security
Not sure what i'm gonna do

Listening to this music
Induces instant poo
There's got to be much more to life
Fanbois happy that they fleece you

Don't annoy Neil further
He has a book to do
The new stuff's really average
But it's good enough for you

Another ploy so why destroy
A chance to get a tan
They won't go out on any limb
Not the strategic plan

5: Oracle:The Dream

I listened to the drummers beats
And straight away I fell to sleep
He does the same thing every night
Peart cant you do something right?

Why stand this boring board of fair
A guitarist with dodgy hair
The singer has nothing to say
And every night the punters pay
I see the disc of Show of Hands
Its old an dull and should be banned
Their sense of taste has gone awry
And Alââ,¬â,,¢s eaten too many pies

They Should have packed up long ago
The older fans will tell you so
The album is too fcuking long
The oohs and aahs ruin the song
Home to curse the band and frown
Scared to change!

6: Soliloquy

The beer is in still my pies
The solo's still in my head
They wave bye bye and run a mile
Play something new instead
I wish that they might try The Pass
I'd come in my blue jeans

Just think of who my wife might be
there's a few babes i have a seen
I don't think they should carry on
Carry on and play You Bet Your Life
Oh Nooooooooooooooo

The neckline is low and she's got a nice pair
My wife's blood spills over

7: The Grand Finale

Attention all fans of these geriatrics
Attention all fans of these geriatrics
Attention all fans of these geriatrics
They lost bladder control
They lost bladder control
They lost bladder control
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Sumpy on August 29, 2008, 11:32:50 am
I only really lurk here at TNMC, but just have to say that by the time I reached

QuoteDon't annoy Neil further
He has a book to do


my tea was all over the screen and I was weeping uncontrollably. A bit of genius there, Jonners!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 29, 2008, 12:47:30 pm
I can't take full credit Im afraid, but glad you liked it
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 29, 2008, 14:10:33 pm
The Camera Eye

(Lyrics Fish/Jonners)

i.
Poe faced and demanding                       
Neil's face every night
A crowd full of Fat Ugly  Porkers

Grimmacing rhythm     
Race to finish the night
Plays with his clips and that hat on

Shows no humanity
Thinks he can write
Just read his blogs they are sh!tty

Neil seems oblivious
That he's such a pain
Just hates to tour again
His books just endless
That you want to cry

The tickets get lost don't use Ash I'd advise 
Cos you'll be on the bus and its homeward you'll ride

I feel the sense of some futility
They're gonna play One Little Victory
The set list is dull..what a pity

ii.

Side angle watcher                       
Obscured by some rails
Beeston got tickets for London

Tour bus needs washes                       
With a mop and a pale
Analog pissed in Manchester

Woeful and blathered
Limelight still prevails
Larger Bowl isn't real pretty

They seem oblivious
Try some quality
A travesty
And Peart you seem to
Be the one that bleats

Fanbois all scream with intense energy
But the album is crud as we thought it would be
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on August 29, 2008, 14:29:20 pm
This thread is just fantastic ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 29, 2008, 15:02:54 pm
We aim to please
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 29, 2008, 17:38:14 pm
The Pass

(Brought to you by the letters F and J)


Crowd Stagger out of the concert
Band Waiting for some applause
Seems like they have no conscience
This set list really bores

Erratic in consistency
Electric guitar no refrains
Ranging from pure tripe to high glory
Straining to pay capital gains


Career is sliding like a well oiled sledge
Drum solo lets me go for a pee
Geddyââ,¬â,,¢s hairââ,¬â,,¢s like a privet hedge
Alex up to 36c


Some of us are fed up with blandness
Fanbois learn to stand by the bars
Big Al likes to talk but Pratt mutters   
Fanbois like to whack off in cars
Turn it down and terry Brown still wears the crown
Terry Brown would save us from this sludge
They won't be back
Next stop's Toronto for me

It's not as if we havenââ,¬â,,¢t paid
Get back on the road!!!
It's not as if you're Al Capone
Iââ,¬â,,¢m wanting to explode


Snakes and Arrows a bad example
Makes Presto seem all right
On stage ged's no orator
You think he suffers from stage fright

And now you're earning a mighty wedge
Charging fans a huge enormous fee     
Cutting some lines with a razor's edge
Roaders isn't where he should be

No solo would be harmony
No waiting for your escape           
Just a wave then down the fender
Get off stage you're running late
Neil says are we done??
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on August 29, 2008, 18:38:38 pm
 8-)

need an agent?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 29, 2008, 20:52:23 pm
Quote8-)

need an agent?


know any ???
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on August 29, 2008, 23:00:23 pm
Quote

know any???


a few - they're shysters
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on September 09, 2008, 10:26:16 am
Mission

Please retire
The future's not so bright
At the shows you see some sights
And spirits blur you're vision , ten Jim Beams
Intermission      
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 12, 2008, 15:21:19 pm
what the hell has happened????..only got bits of songs now....   :-\ :-\ >:(
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 12, 2008, 15:31:09 pm
Humour police strike again
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 12, 2008, 16:17:17 pm
restore from backup....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 12, 2008, 16:28:50 pm
Unfortunate problem of the site conversion.

Can copy/paste from an old version if you fancy it?!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 12, 2008, 16:32:45 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on November 12, 2008, 16:28:50 pm
Unfortunate problem of the site conversion.

Can copy/paste from an old version if you fancy it?!


yes this is a genius thread and must be returned to its former glory..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 12, 2008, 17:02:23 pm
Done the first 5 pages, will do the others during the week.

Don't say I don't do anything for you!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 05, 2008, 16:36:59 pm
Christmas parody Time.......



There is distress at the table
All the gifts beneath the tree
For the in laws want more respite
And the kids won't eat their peas

The trouble with the TV
(And i'm quite convinced I'm right)
We get reruns of Softly Softly
Then there's Boxing Day more sh!te
Now the duff gifts have you reeling
Pairs of socks your auntie made
And we wonder if this Christmas
There's a chance we might get laid


There is trouble this December
Might just hide out in my shed
As the wife screams "Where's My Pressie ?"
I'm about to lose my head

So your Granny's constitution
Well its never been quite right
She says that gin just makes her giddy
After two she wants to fight
Now there's no need for depression
Cos your love your mum in law
And the real tree looks impressive
Not plastic, crap,  no flaws.



Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on December 05, 2008, 17:04:57 pm
up to the usual high standard at Yuletide Mr Fisher 8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 05, 2008, 17:29:42 pm
Bravado

Where are the 3 kings?
Dad has stopped all the fun
Santa Claus just a story
And Turkey that is overdone
With the In-laws gone
And television is dross
We must play charades
But I couldnââ,¬â,,¢t give a toss



When the tables cleared
And weââ,¬â,,¢ve had the last mince pie
Grandmaââ,¬â,,¢s a real softy
Sheââ,¬â,,¢s pissed on some Stones Ginger Wine
Same old dull Yuletide
I bet on snow and lost
Queens speech was real nice
But the footieââ,¬â,,¢s off through frost





NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOO



And when the drinking stops
The ads for the Sales are a pain
The Nativity story
Has been washed away in the rain
And the Turkey remains
The receipts have all been lost
We must pay the price
For presents that are dross

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 08, 2008, 12:34:08 pm
There are those who think that Xmas is a bunch of crap
With families full of horrors
Stuff their gobs, time for a nap

An office of playthings
We dance,  have a fling
A shag from the PA achieved
Bad gifts are maligned
Good stuffââ,¬â,,¢s hard to find
Always better to give than receive

You can choose from online stores its hard to make a choice
Delivered to where you reside then expect an invoice
You can choose from loadsa beers and spirits that can kill
A bucketload for me,  thatââ,¬â,,¢s clear
I will have my fill

There are those who think that Boxing Day should just be canned
With Christmas all but over and the TVââ,¬â,,¢s always bland

All rearranged
The Christmas pud in flames
More turkey to serve on the plate
Granââ,¬â,,¢s out her face
Now its time to say grace
While yer mums in one hell of a state

Catch the bus
Much drink awareness
Food perfect,  gut is replete
Returns offend
Got thank yous to send
And a shopping trip that wonââ,¬â,,¢t be cheap
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 09, 2008, 15:29:02 pm
Like a million little paydays
All the tours that we've made
All the vids that we give you
All the cash that you've payed

With so little different selections         
And all the dosh that we've earned
With every tour that we open
No new songs that we've learned

Somehow Neil can't be bothered
He's a right basketcase
Somehow he feels he's smothered
Somehow he'd wished he stayed
In his L.A base.

Neil don't believe in frippery
And he's very rarely late
His solo goes on forever         
It's off to the bar for a crate
Lee don't believe in a laugh and some banter
That angels song is really duff..
And don't believe there's a hell of chance they can write some songs  to love
Like in the past   

Earn a million doing Crossroads
A song they learned in their youth
'Bout time they turned a new corner
Bit too long in the tooth                                                                             

With so many different selections
On separate gigs could have made
But when that bar door got opened             
When the drum solo's played


(edit  Jonners helped a bit)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 09, 2008, 15:41:30 pm
AHEM!!!!  :-\

I may be giving Satriani's lawyer a call
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 09, 2008, 15:45:02 pm
right come on Q get the rest of them back to former glory.. ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 09, 2008, 16:02:01 pm
I will try to at some point, I haven't forgotten about it :o
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2009, 11:18:53 am
come on Q..restore this legendary thread...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 24, 2009, 12:01:06 pm
What page does it start going wrong?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2009, 13:12:39 pm
ha..some might say from page 1..but i think from page 6 you start getting half a post from thereonin..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 24, 2009, 13:33:22 pm
Done!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2009, 13:43:10 pm
wonderful...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2009, 14:31:08 pm
Backstage door closed early
Macallan bottle and stout
Drummer tries to clear his mind
Of the fans now..get them out..
Sense of humour is what he lacks
And his books are manure
Another solo as drab as today
Is more than a fan can endure 

[Chorus:]
Blogs bore about his homeland
Reading you'll get tired
Seems his one desire
Biking when he's down
Bikes transport the Pratt when he wants out of town

And there's Ged with your best friend
Meet n greets throughout the day
Peart walks about in silence             
Just wishing they'd go away
And the groupies climb on that bus
With Al and his guitar   
About to show him heaven
Trousers like a shooting star

There's middle aged Madonna
Guys would like it when she's prone     
Lots of posts from our friend Hass
Can't leave his thing alone
And Peart he's some kind of bore
He acts like a big loon
To bike around big cities 
On the showday afternoons

Not understood
By any single person
They'd be elsewhere if they could
It's just no good   
The new stuff's unpleasant
And the drummer's just so rude 

Al's got a bar downtown
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 14, 2009, 11:54:29 am
There is unrest in the nappy
And old Peartys on his knees      
For the baby's done a big sh!te
They should not have fed it peas.

The trouble with the baby
(And it produces lots of sh!te)
They say the smells are just too nasty
And old Neil's up half the night
But the baby has them reeling
And the parents are afraid                                                 
And they wonder if the wee one
Isn't happy wearing shades

There is trouble in the household
And his bandmates all have fled
While the parents scream "Regression!"
All they want is their own beds

So just forget about reunion   
And of concerts every night
This baby is too greedy
All it does is whine and sh!te
Now there's more for Peart depression
At the door there's mum in law
So there's no chance of a sequel
His c*ck, in hand and saw.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: BaldiePete on August 14, 2009, 12:44:21 pm


Excellent parody!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on September 29, 2009, 11:18:00 am
We've got duff careers that need revived
Another live release that will allow us to survive

Saggy lines they've all turned grey                                               
November will be the payday
The retards all join in the fun
You buy it, you're unlucky son

How many bloody live shows do we really need
Too many i just feel
Are they really down at heal
Pearty has an extra mouth to feed
You kinda get the feeling it's all just greed

Live release, insanity                                                               
Fans shout profanities
The hew stuff's weak but do they try ?
They've lost the hunger
No need to buy

I hear the older albums and they all sound great
Are they're any keyboards here
Its the lyrics now i fear
For Lee and Pearty, it's all too late
And Lerxsty needs some help to stand up straight

Is there footage left they can contrive                               
Marketing department that will help them to survive
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on September 29, 2009, 11:53:32 am
The Seeker

We looked under chairs

We looked under tables

We found another show film

To release for the record label



Our Albums get weaker

You must all be mad to buy

The drum solo got a BAFTA

And we don’t know why



We released Rio

We released R30

We released the new stuff

Then R30 again for good luck



Our Albums get weaker

You must all be mad to buy

The drum solo got a BAFTA

And we don’t know why



Frankly we just don’t care

Increasing our cash pile

Im a shylock

And your really desperate fans



You wont get to get what your after

Until one of us dies





Im playing for you, your paying for me

To buy another Beamer and some shiny new snow shoes
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 01, 2009, 11:08:27 am
Leave well alone,  stay in your home                                         
If you've got sense, then just say no
You'll feel the gloom in your front room
Why waste an afternoon

Working Men.. illusion                     
It's not new, now there's confusion   
Marketing gave them confidence
In a search for more prosperity

They;re the same
But with enhances
It should be a crime
Helps with the advances
Poo it pongs
And we've got more shows                                         
Make them some change
Even though they're  the same

Now i've got no understanding
Of all the dvds that we see 
Might as well be knocked off
Now they're all banality

In 5.1 surrounds me
There's a version for the Wii
Just one  more they do implore
That we watch on our TV
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 09, 2009, 10:59:09 am
its holiday time so it must be parody time  :D :o :)



There's a mistress in the closet
And poor Tiger has to flea
Cos his missus is so uptight         
He just hit his Christmas Tree

The trouble with the media   
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say that Tiger's cock's not softly
And it stays up half the night
But his wife can't help her feelings
Been six months since she's been laid                                               
And she wonders why her divot
Seems to be put in the shade

There's some birdies in the closet
All the mistresses have fled
As his missus screams "Aggression"
While the Wood receives some head

So the Tiger sought reunion
And he may have seen the light
"I've just been far too needy"
"And i've acted like a shite"
But it seems there's no suppresion
There's been another little flaw
Now the latest in this sequel
He's done, his mum, in law....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 09, 2009, 12:50:50 pm
And for once Topical rather than giving Peart a slagging!

There is unrest in the City
There is trouble with their fees
For the bankers want more bonus
And the governments not pleased

The trouble with the fat cats
(And they’re quite convinced they’re right)
They say we should treat them more softly
And care more about their plight
But those blokes cant hide their earnings
As we now know what they make
And I wonder why the bankers
Need a larger slice of the cake?

There is trouble in the big banks
And the fat cats have been fed
As investors scream â€Ã...“Recessionâ€Ã,
And the country’s in the red

So the bankers called their Union
And demanded they should strike
â€Ã...“ We really aren’t that greedy
And a ÂÃ,£million seems just rightâ€Ã,
Now there’s no more world recession
For the Government passed a law
And  their fees are all kept equal
And they wont, get any, more
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 14, 2010, 16:11:48 pm
Anybody know how many more (and which) Rush originals to go until the entire back catalogue has been covered?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on January 15, 2010, 09:51:48 am
none, until someone actually appreciates the hard work we have put in on these!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2010, 16:39:21 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 14, 2010, 16:11:48 pm
Anybody know how many more (and which) Rush originals to go until the entire back catalogue has been covered?


any song that hasn't been covered is sooo bad ..it can't even be parodied..try this...

There's a rumbling in the forums     
They've got back to shoot the breeze
For the fanbase wants some respite 
With some decent songs that please

They're stuck with prog rock labels
(And that doesn't seem  quite right)
It seems that Peart's right into hockey
Expect his lyrics to be sh!te
But the lads have got bad feelings
Looking back on what they've made
Now they wonder if the fanbois
Will download what they've just played       

Now there's trouble in the forums
A few songs is what they said
You download them thats "Depression"
Then delete them once they're heard

So they met up for a union 
To work out what sounds right
Peart and Lerxst blamed geddy 
Then it ended in a fight
Now there's no more synth suppression
Ged invented a new law
And the band release a sequel
On keyboards, his mum in law
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 22, 2010, 23:48:01 pm
Very impressive, yet again! Truly Prolific ...the Barbara Cartland of Rush parodies  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on January 28, 2010, 18:29:24 pm
She wears pink too
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on January 29, 2010, 10:27:15 am
pretty in pink... me not her...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on February 12, 2010, 16:12:26 pm
There's a bobsleigh in the forest
They've got trouble with their skis                               
For the snow is really packed tight
And they think its gonna freeze

The trouble with the hockey
And i'm quite convinced i'm right
Is if the ice is really softly
Then the whole thing turns to sh!te                             
And the crowd won't hide their feelings                       
Scream n shout like they've been laid
And we wonder if the trio
Will turn up for the parade         

There is trouble with the 'lympics
Every fourth year met with dread
While the canucks scream "Progression"
With the drugs, they're out their heads

So two weeks of sporting union
Full of blokes in coloured tights
The BBC is  just too greedy
Showing Highlights every night                                                   
Now there’s no more sporting sessions                       
For the snows begun to thaw
And the Brits have all been slung out
Vic Inhalers are against the law
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on February 12, 2010, 20:54:31 pm
excellent as usual Mc Fishy
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Gary L. Grape on February 12, 2010, 21:11:49 pm
What Neil said :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on February 13, 2010, 00:33:39 am
Quote from: NeilP on February 12, 2010, 20:54:31 pm
excellent as usual Mc Fishy


jonners helped a bit...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on February 13, 2010, 00:38:08 am
Quote from: thefishy on February 13, 2010, 00:33:39 am
jonners helped a bit...


most of the classics are written by duos you'll find
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on February 13, 2010, 15:19:50 pm
Quote from: NeilP on February 13, 2010, 00:38:08 am
most of the classics are written by duos you'll find


very true..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2010, 13:23:34 pm
words by fish/jonners
musci lee/lifeson

My uncle has a camping site just past the roundabout
He said it used to be a barn, owned by his mum in law
On some days I load up with pies and drive A38
And rustle up a fire for my sausages to grate

Tents in the ground as the tension grows to get them up on time
Watch for the wind as excitment shivers to secure the line
And down in the barn my wife has preserved for me a washing machine
For fifty odd years, to keep my pants clean so i don't need that cream

I push away an old Capri that’s blocked in my new car
A brilliant Vauxhall vectra With a tow bar that doth shine
I hook up to my willing engine, my friends think i'm a bore
Won't be spitting gravel cos 50 mph is fine

Wind in the air
Farting and sh!tting
I'm going to be sick
Bowel evac purge 

End of my tether
My blood starts to boil
The food attracts a bear
Wish I was home
Im sick of this landscape
Nothing dry to wear

Suddenly ahead of me, across the camping site
A gleaming Winnebago takes a spot that’s far too wide
I spin around with shrieking ire and look him in the face
The bloke has blocked my sunlight and he thinks he owns the place

Crippling wind
Straining the limits of pants made by man
Screaming out loud in fear and pain
I’ve just demolished the pan
At the one trap loo
I leave a giant turd stuck to the porcelain side
Race back to my tent
To eat some raw chicken from the fireside
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 28, 2010, 13:11:27 pm
words by fish/jonners
music lee/lifeson

Rush are back
Tour starts in June   
They'll kick off with Freewill
Fanbois with their t shirts on
Their wives have had their fill                             

Lyrics distorted and the solo is sh!te               
The phrases limp wristed and burlesque
Drummer looks stern as big Lerxst starts a fight
New songs are quickly assessed
Quickly unconcscious, lights are too bright
The job lot of t-shirt a mess

Bar prices rise                                         
With blood-shot eyes
It time to count the till
Fanbois fed on beer and fries
Tomorrow they'll feel ill

They say there are strangers who meet the bus             
Some even like Rivendell                 
They say that the vids are monotonous
Another DVD/book on our shelves.                                         
Roadies know, Lerxst's in a truss                         
So save the groupies for themselves

Refuse to budge
Setlist anger
Sick of this old band
Ignorant of the fans wish
Their Heads stuck in the sand
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 30, 2010, 12:36:11 pm
Brilliant work these last few, well done sir
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 30, 2010, 16:55:06 pm
just got Vital Signs to go and the Moving Pictures parody is complete...  its a bastrd though...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 01, 2010, 00:42:31 am
Fantastic! Very impressed yet again!

While we await the next magnum opus heres er one off the wrist



Premenstrual condition:
marital strife
Temper mental
Stinky Nappy Change!

Atmospheric disturbance--
A feverish flush
Of human lactates
lyrics that estrange

The pulses are pure--
Legumes are sometimes imported,
Bio cultured interference


Cynics get lost!--
Bank balance is sorted
By infernal incoherence

Inspired mind become a shit-shifter
Crappy lyrics need a poo sifter
Getting shoddy with advanced alacrity
Crusty Botty got fixed peelings
Abort the function not much form
Slimey Botty Jeez I Hate
Peas and corn!

I’ve lost erudition,
Expound but no cure.
decrease alliteration to half speed.
Pause, rewind, replay,
Creativity slips,
Random sample, Oh I’ve gone to seed!

Leave out the fiction
The fact is;
My diction
will only get worse by persistence


I’ve been paid millions--
my sage convictions
can’t drag the cream into existence

A hired mind could be a shape-shifter
lyric contents going off kilter
Everybody feel reverse hilarity
Everybody got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody must inebriate
to conform
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 01, 2010, 09:24:04 am
Hmm needs more work Not in the same league as the dynamic duo thats for sure but fun to do in a teenage humour kinda way :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2010, 13:32:54 pm
top work mate :) i
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 01, 2010, 17:52:03 pm
High praise indeed from Grand Master McFishy
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 01, 2010, 21:38:56 pm
that song has been plaguing us for weeks!

well done!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 01, 2010, 21:52:35 pm
Didn't mean to barge in as such feel free to alter/augment it if you like  :) unlike some writers I think collaboration is good ! ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 02, 2010, 00:34:54 am
i have half finished version of VS in the works..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 02, 2010, 00:47:00 am
I look forward to it. Don't know where you get the time or ideas from but they're great!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 03, 2010, 13:58:35 pm
Out of condition                       
Baldness is rife
He's mental
And his underwear needs changed      

Set list absurdance                                                               
New stuff just sucks
They like to play it safe
So where's my change

VT is manure
Some tracks should get aborted
For some quality adherence

Signals not dross
Is what the fanbase retorted
But the lyrics incoherent

You might find that he's a shirt lifter                     
Always in a bloody mood,  mister                         
Got to meet the fans, high anxiety
Always play the halls with high ceilings                                                       
Peart dysfunction is the norm                                                                             
Social problems to alleviate
True to form

Set list deception
The choice is quite poor                     
Access compensation is a need
Flaws,unkind,you pay                                             
Worn bicycle clip               
Trigger sample ,start the video feed

This bike affliction                                                       
The fact is
Its friction
His tyres are worn , needs assistance
They've got bail conditions
and Lerxst has convictions                               
Its a wonder they're still in existence               

A solo grind become a beer lifter
Everybody need a quick snifter                     
Everybody need some drug dependency
All this muck just gives out bad feelings
Creating friction and a storm
Would be nice if they could deviate
From the norm
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 03, 2010, 16:45:06 pm
Lost It

The drummer slows his frantic pace
the songs become a crawl.
His vacant rhymes and miserable face
Are pissing off us all.

Stiff as wire, his prose is dire,
His lyrics full of flaws
Then flooding through his memory,
The echoes of old By-Tors

He limps across the floor
And sinks a Macallan more...

The writer stares with bloodshot eyes
Rips off someone else's book
His nose is red, his face is lined
And streaked with toddler puke.

Thirty years ago, how the words would flow
With passion and precision,
But now they're overly wordy to be shoehorned in somehow gobbledegoo-oo-ooo-ooo-woooaaahhhh-oooook
To be met with derision.

And he stares out of Bubba Gump's door
In the hope of a few $$$ more...

Some are born to be fanbois
Rush Wetdream fantasies
But most of us can realise
Not as good as used to be.
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you Rush, the once mighty Three
The bell tolls for thee...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 03, 2010, 16:59:06 pm
nice one simmers...

was going to have a go at Caravan.. but its so bad lyrically it can't even be parodied.. don't they even think of that in the recording studios ffs...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 03, 2010, 17:20:12 pm
I turn my back i've got wind
I've got bad breath 
A burp then i'm off again
Driving on, my licence still on suspend 
A curry evening ,loadsa drinks, shag a friend

I let my foreskin get thin                                         
Don't know the cause
No matter how i extend
Like some clingfilm
Won't reach my bellend
Learn to live my life without a girlfriend
            
(Nine pints kills)
I'm flat on my back                                                     
and i want to puke real badly now                                     
(Nine pints kills)
See more of the bhoona and the lager thats around me now
Nine pints kill
Pissed on Carling takes plenty of wonga
Tennents Super’s a little bit stronger
Common sense slips away
Consciousness slips away

Nine pints kills

I turn my face to my mum
I've got black eyes
She tell me that i'm a clown
All those hard core mags she's just found                 

She's says my bedsheets won't last                                           
Wankstains the cause
All my pants have turned brown
Like some poo stain, but shit cant be found   
She cant wait for me to move to new ground

(Nine pints kills)
I've shaved my ball sack                                                     
and i'm holding up the bank right now                                     
(Nine pints kills)
See more of the coppers and my lawyer that surround me now

Pissed on Carling takes plenty of wonga
After sixteen pints you end up in a conga
Last night's curry, a little bit stronger
Sat on the bog,  a little bit longer
The diet has slipped today
Smoothie innocent here to stay

Drummers running fast, his mood's growing colder
Pensions mounting up, coz they're getting older
Peart's in torment, the tour is now longer
Makes him hit his drums a little bit stronger
He wishes he was away,
The fans they'd go away
His solo it lasts all day
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 03, 2010, 17:34:33 pm
Fabulous effort men, just fabulous
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 03, 2010, 17:56:54 pm
Yep, top quality chaps. 8)

I tried to do a Caravan one but it ended up more like 2nd hand Trailer Tent.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 03, 2010, 18:02:46 pm
Like Fishy says, I think Caravan is beyond parody, there's just nothing to work with :(
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 03, 2010, 18:11:12 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 03, 2010, 18:02:46 pm
Like Fishy says, I think Caravan is beyond parody, there's just nothing to work with :(

Agreed. I got as far as:

In a word; shit, feckin hell fire

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 03, 2010, 18:52:34 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 03, 2010, 18:02:46 pm
Like Fishy says, I think Caravan is beyond parody, there's just nothing to work with :(


i got as far as .."Can't stop thinking wig".it was going to be a vicious diatribe on Lifeson's lack of hair.. but i mean what the hell can u do with this song...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 10:01:55 am
I thought it was already a parody....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 04, 2010, 11:31:16 am
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 10:01:55 am
I thought it was already a parody....

I wish it would come out on vinyl as I'd like to hear what it sounds like backwards.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 12:07:04 pm
Christ, the last thing we need is a couple of inbred moronic hicks from the States putting it on backwards then blowing their heads off because the chorus sounds something like "do it"
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 04, 2010, 12:15:43 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 12:07:04 pm
Christ, the last thing we need is a couple of inbred moronic hicks from the States putting it on backwards then blowing their heads off because the chorus sounds something like "do it"

Are you sure its the last thing we need?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 12:20:01 pm
Fair point, and hopefully Geddy wouldnt wear a Khaki jump suit in court as did Rob Halford....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2010, 13:53:44 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 12:07:04 pm
Christ, the last thing we need is a couple of inbred moronic hicks from the States putting it on backwards then blowing their heads off because the chorus sounds something like "do it"


Lee might sound better backwards...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2010, 13:57:22 pm
Quote from: thefishy on June 04, 2010, 13:53:44 pm
Lee might sound better backwards...

Eel?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2010, 13:59:33 pm
si
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 04, 2010, 13:57:22 pm
Eel?


sounds better already...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 04, 2010, 15:19:40 pm
Interestingly, an anagram of

"Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson Neil Peart"
is
"Deafened illegally on expertise"

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2010, 15:41:24 pm
or

Really! Elite deafening explodes.'

Neil Peart is Real inept..

Go figure as the amercans would say..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2010, 16:37:46 pm
Neil Peart is also Neal Tripe.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 16:38:53 pm
Open Secrets

Music Twee and Lifeless
Lyrics Jonners and Fish

They went right by me
Your lyrics went over my head
I wanted more Power Windows
But you gave us this bolocks instead



They went right through me
Making my skin crawl
There had to be a moment
When you let your standards fall
What the fcuk were you thinking?
Or were you thinking at all?



Well I guess you’ve left us all feeling
We cant buy this pitiful pile
What are Unlimited Ceilings?
Could have been penned by a child



The music is congealing
Makes us fans want to throw
Why don’t you get the feeling
Its time to let it go?


Look at my erection
Caused by all this p0rn
I wish I’d used protection
Now another Peart is born



I lie awake with deep regrets
Screaming child in bed
Something that somehow escaped me
I should have had a w4nk instead
I left jiz in your camel toe
I should have shot on your face instead



Well I guess you’ve left us all feeling
We cant buy this pitiful pile
What are Unlimited Ceilings?
Could have been penned by a child


I add no contribution
I have irrational points of view
My bike helmets are distinctive   
But I've not really got a clue
You will fail to understand me
I won't try to understand you
You will fail to understand me
I couldn't give a fukc about you

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2010, 16:53:31 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 16:38:53 pm
Look at my erection
Caused by all this p0rn
I wish I’d used protection
Now another Peart is born

I lie awake with deep regrets
Screaming child in bed
Something that somehow escaped me
I should have had a w4nk instead
I left jiz in your camel toe
I should have shot on your face instead

Help, I can't breathe!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2010, 17:36:47 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 04, 2010, 16:53:31 pm
Help, I can't breathe!!!!!!!!!


genius...LOL :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2010, 17:45:29 pm
Chemistry

Music: Cut and pasted
Lyrics: Neal Tripe

Lyrics transmitted
e-mail received
Geddy making words fit
Impossibly

Excessive Wordsmithery
Not as good as formerly
Words end up being stretched out
Incr-eh-eh-dibly

Ai! Ai!Ai!
Can't he make it shorter
Two to one
Excess to what it oughtta
Wooaahh Wooaahh Wooaahh
No flow, no rhyme, no reason
Oh, but how
Did we make Classics
With one another?

Lyrical brevity? Is it Hooky?
Seems to me it's Logorrhoea

Song part transmitted
Song part received
Music is just abstract
Pro-Toolsy

Embarassing Lyrically
It's tuneless Riffery
Music making no sense
No Melody

One, two, three
Have multiple syllables
Sound on sound
Multiple Guitar Riffs
Wooaahh Wooaahh Wooaahh
No flow, no rhyme, no reason
Oh, but how
Did we make Classics
With one another?

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 17:50:59 pm
Streuth, these are getting better and better!

Good work Simmers
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2010, 17:53:09 pm
Simmers..excellent we're on a roll people...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: BaldiePete on June 04, 2010, 19:03:17 pm
Great work chaps. Well done  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 21:28:09 pm
The big problem is that we appear to be a Parody Tribute trio, and hence will soon be cast into the pit by Q
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2010, 22:39:28 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 04, 2010, 21:28:09 pm
The big problem is that we appear to be a Parody Tribute trio, and hence will soon be cast into the pit by Q

The Pit?

MOSH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 05, 2010, 01:02:47 am
Wanking Man

Music: Madame Palm
Words: Mrs Slocum

I toss off at seven, yeah!
And I spank the plank at nine
And in between I rant and Moan
'bout Rush's post Signals Decline

[Chorus:]
It seems to me
I that I live my life
Very bitter with my gland in hand
I guess that's why they call me
They call me the wanking man

They call me the wanking man
I know that's what I am

I get home at five o'clock
And shoot my wad into a nice, cold beer
Then whinge and moan on TNMS
Why Rush are shite and Neil's Queer
[Chorus]

Well, they call me the wanking man
I know that's what I am

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 05, 2010, 22:57:03 pm
Remind me never to accept a beer from you simmers.........
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 06, 2010, 00:40:02 am
Quote from: Jonners on June 05, 2010, 22:57:03 pm
Remind me never to accept a beer from you simmers.........

RESULT!!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 07, 2010, 11:26:06 am
Lock and Key
Lyrics Fish/ Jonners
Music Lee/lifeson

All i want are words that are more succinct           
Tell me how hard can it be 

He carries a fan embargo                                                           
They're just a waste of time
Kill them with a time bomb
While they're standing in the line
He hides his finer feelings
He just sits and sneers
He's a right lonley old c***er
On his bike and hits first gear   

The new stuff it all sounds stale
With those lyrics they're bound to fail

You want to silence his squeeky old voice
Singing words of obscurity   
Setlist made up of a terrible choice         
And the T shirts aren't free                                                                                                                           
All i want are words that are more succinct
Tell me how hard can it be
Wish he'd kept them under lock and key                       

Now its time to shake Percy                                                             
The solo's so full of flaws
Plenty of fanbois will kill you
If you don't agree with their cause
Where is Natural Science                                                                                    
This new stuff really bores
It doesn’t matter when Lerxst winks
He's fatter and is eating more                                                                   

No one called for Resist
No Its pants, no applause


We don’t want to hear Tai Shan
On that we all agree
Can we lock up the filler music
And throw away the key?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 07, 2010, 17:48:23 pm
war Paint

Lyrics fish/jonners
Music..L/L
l
Lerxst before the mirror
Appraises his large size         
He's looking like his mother         
Tried too many pies                         
No more drug abuses                     
The tour it starts today
The setlist's met with apathy
And Peart can run away

Mid show break gives time to eat
Fills his cheeks with cakes and meat
10 feet wide from eating pies                 
Drinks his lite and eats his fries                         

All huffed up with insanity                     
We pee when we want to pee
A ten minute solo is unwise
And the anger starts to rise

Peart checks his mirror
His helmet's camouflaged
Not one of life's big charmers                               
Drives the bike into the garage
He's one of life's recluses
He's up on stage tonight                           
He can fake his interest
He wished he's booked a flight

Pound the drums to empty seats         
Solo ends to shuffling feet 
Wounded pride, the drummer cries 
Bored stiff thats no surprise                                         

Fanbois group together
Cant wait to get inside
For them there’s no confusion
Utter self delusion   
Reached the end of my tether
The setlist it is kack
Prefer Denim and Leather
Or maybe back in black
Back in Black!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 09, 2010, 12:07:11 pm
Anagran(for Bongo)

Here's a fake coming out of the farkness
Despair from paradise                                                     
End the need for Sweden                       
Check the stalls for merchandise

There is mic and mac in balsamic
Geddy makes a squeal
VT is largely tragic
And Ron he couldn't ronseal

There is some seat yes in the yeast
You will find you've been fleeced
Lerxst hair turning thin
New stuff returned to the bin 

Caravan requires some assistance                   
In danger of being bland                 
Guitar volume is much too high
Peart needs taken in hand

Take fart from raft and feather
Caravan sounds cursed
Go fast from the barfest
Bare the barfest from the serb

New stuff is partly inane
It all sounds the bloody same
And Lerxst ain't getting thin
He seems to have a new chin             

Caravan will have its flamers 
Mode will bow to dome
All the fans are in the house
You might wish you'd stayed at home

Sore is a sore from soreness
Redness around the bellend               
Lonley things like Peart
May find, cos he hasn't got a friend

I'm Peart in the pear of the part
Cryptic words are his art 

This sh!te wears thin
Just toss it in the bin
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Oor Wullie on June 13, 2010, 04:40:19 am
I can't stop wiping the tears of laughter away.  Absolutely brilliant guys.

Keep 'em coming.

BTW I really enjoyed the Open Secrets parody.  I very nearly choked with laughter on that one and my sides are still sore with laughing so much.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 13, 2010, 08:33:25 am
High praise indeed, glad you enjoyed them

I only regret that Peart has never managed to pen a song with camel toe in it, so feel I have the higher ground right now
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 13, 2010, 13:01:19 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 13, 2010, 08:33:25 am
High praise indeed, glad you enjoyed them

I only regret that Peart has never managed to pen a song with camel toe in it, so feel I have the higher ground right now


camel toe trilogy for the next album i hear ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Oor Wullie on June 13, 2010, 23:01:33 pm
I've had a go at a parody for "Between The Wheels"

It's my first time at it so hope you like it.


To live between a frock
And a kimono
In between time-
Neil's losing plot big time-
Doing just what Carrie says

Juggling between the chores
and child time-
Living in real time-
Thinking of good times-
Holding on to yesterdays...

You know how that fanboi feels
Absorbing every word of Neil's
Unusual words flashing by
Go over our heads with a sigh
Trying to choose words that rhyme
But the sands of time
are passing by...

Words can spin our heads round
Riffs can make us brown

Lerxst's strings are gathering dust
The Merchandise is a must
We can fall from Geddy's specs glare
Down to Brother watch my chair
while I go to the bar,  for another lager
And another long urination

They slip between Dirk's feet
Like water
Those damn Taurus pedals
A dizzying "fright time"
Reeling with the anger

Stuck between the keys
and the fender bass
Waffling a lot of dross
Hiding behind his boss
Ray has got to fill the void
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 14, 2010, 10:14:04 am
Wullie!

Class. and 10/10 for shoe horning taurus pedals into a paraody!

Welcome to the team!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 14, 2010, 10:19:20 am
Between the wheels was on th e hit list.. well done Wullie...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 14, 2010, 14:03:22 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 13, 2010, 08:33:25 am

I only regret that Peart has never managed to pen a song with camel toe in it, so feel I have the higher ground right now

The Spirit of Cameltoe?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 15, 2010, 11:08:46 am
CamelTotum
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2010, 15:03:07 pm
ceiling unlimited

The meet n greet
Peart's inhumanity
Plugged into his seat biking down the street
Machine gun fans as they pass                                                                  
Likes Macallan in his empty glass

The fanboi pays
Its true insanity
Spend the next three hours standing on your feet
If the setlist gets  worse can't they play The Pass                                                         
If the setlist gets  worse can't they play The Pass                     

Squealing unlimited
Lifeson so wide
Turd and turd again

T shirts limited   
Feel unsatisfied
Solo never ends

Peart never laughs
Gets fan profanity                                             
Helmet as a mask its tragedy
Aching in your guts and glands
Has a solo ever been so bland

He twists his face                                         
Looks like insanity
Starts the opening vid..not comedy
No laughter can be heard from the frowning fan
No laughter can be heard from the frowning fan

Seating's limited
Taken for a ride
Book and book again

T shirts limited
Never have my size
No cash to spend                                                                                       

Stalkers need to watch their liver         
Its time to tour again

We know the setlist will deliver
Same old tosh again
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Oor Wullie on June 16, 2010, 18:31:59 pm
Brilliant Fishy. ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 17, 2010, 13:20:19 pm
Red tide

Words Fish/jonners

Peart's words are too vague
To fit with the beats                                       
Caravan some new single
We are soon to delete    
Solo starts its such a bore   
Feel like sleeping on the concrete floor
Make a dash for the exit door
All this touring is such a chore                     

These new songs have caused alarm                                 
This is not their best                     

Stay out of his face
He doesn't like his gin
Macallan's his poison
With a drum kit that can spin
Time to run, make for the door
Pants are tight and his bellend's sore
Bike keeps stalling, he's been up since four
And all he wants is a whore

These new songs have caused alarm
Peart just wears his vest
Nowhere we can hide away
From this awful mess
Backstage is disrupted by
Some uninvited pests

Old age approaches
For this weary band
They're churning out nothing
But they're looking run down and its bland
VT we just hate, Snakes we ignore             
Fanboi rebellion leads to forum war
Poor Ianb is shaken to his core
The consensus thinks he's a bore

Now's the time to run and hide
Not a rhyme in sight
Peart stares intently                                   
Wishing he was on a flight                               
Bu2B is such a crime
On melody its lite
Peart stares intently
Penning stupid endless sh!te
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 21, 2010, 14:15:48 pm
Availlable Light

I've endless wind
Had beans and things
Sat on the bog all night
Tried to come up with a good tune             
But i failed so had a sprite                             

This endless wind
My butthole stings
Should not have had that pie
Caravan is just so shitty
You can hear old Simmers cry

oh the cash and carry
All those choices there for me
Oh the cash and carry
You buy two get one for free

Ride with bike wear leather
Tour the music, us to see
These three blokes together
Command a hefty fee                 
Tour this muck around the world
Peart wants to see his wife
Checks out avalable flights

Play all night
Take photographs
They may play lock and key
The new stuff is a stranger               
It just means feck all to me

Vari lights
Moving pictures
Play it every night
Peart wears a parka
Waves goodbye then out of sight             

Peart's wife's called Carrie
And she likes to make his tea
Peart's wife's called Carrie
She gets into gigs for free                                           

Run to bike from shadows
Fans are just a pest
Fanboi bus is going east
So Peart is heading west
He just hates to tour the world
Surfing porn is what he likes                   
Browses available sites

These three blokes together
Can't bring good stuff to me
Download from the itunes site               
Two tracks for 90p
Fanbois chase them round the world
Thank god that i've got a life
Ignore available sh!te                                                             

The solo gives me wind             
I stand watching sh!te
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 21, 2010, 14:57:12 pm
quality!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 21, 2010, 16:26:26 pm
Dig It All Man

Words: Pesto Fingeration
Music: Ianb

He uses internet observation
To Feed his Rush Obsession
Won't accept Disagreement
Just his blinkered point of view

He fills up all his conversation
With Fanboi Adoration
But to valid criticism
Got no answers, got no clue.

He'd love to spend the night with Geddy on
To use his shiny Starman strap on.
He'd like Peart's bike to ride on.
To writhe around and cum upon.

Can't accept any criticism
No Parodic Witticism
Is Convinced that Vapour Trails
Is equal to Hemispheres.

He's an Anagram (For Gnomo) Fan
Doesn't even dislike Tai Shan
Because in his mother's basement
Rush Worship is here to stay

He's got a USB stick and a plastic Starman
He's never had a date 'cos he's a Rush fan.
He can't hear anything bad in Caravan
He can't admit he's wrong.
He's a Dig It All Man.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 21, 2010, 17:00:22 pm
.....giggles.......
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fuzzface on June 21, 2010, 17:03:29 pm
LOL
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on June 21, 2010, 17:04:06 pm
you guys are priceless.... thanks for the chuckles!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 21, 2010, 17:41:28 pm
nice work simmers..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 21, 2010, 18:45:01 pm
Quote from: thefishy on June 21, 2010, 17:41:28 pm
nice work simmers..:)

Thanks, you're not doing too bad tourself Mr McFish :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Summerland on June 21, 2010, 20:03:52 pm
Simmers, oh so funny and near the bone!

But gold to Fishers for the rhyme-tastic and hilarious Available Sh!te.

Qualideeeeee!

;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 09:53:44 am
Bloody Hell!

Fish and I have been keeping the parody flame going for weekafter week, working our fingers to the bone to be as abusive as possible, and just as our work finally starts to get some appreciation Jonny Come Lately Simmers pens a couple and becomes the new Messiah!

Right! Im off to have a crack at Second Nature!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 22, 2010, 10:31:48 am
old parodies good , new parodies still good...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 22, 2010, 13:54:24 pm
Prime Mover

Peart detrimental
Instinct is to drive
Denim is the fashion
Fanbois see them live
                 
Setlist is recurrent
In a riffola* splurge   (*copyright Slim)
Lyrics need assistance
VT should be purged
Nothing much will happen

New stuff good is deception                                      
You know its the truth
Ianb won't surrender
Comes across as a poof   

Puts the key in ignition             
Hates the backstage jive         
The point of his lyrics
It's much too contrived
Nothing much will happen

Peart temperamental
Bloodshot in his eyes 
Avoid the fan reception                 
Off the stage he flies             

Setlist is recurrent
Still hark back to Ayn Rand
Fanbois act like ponses
Wish a change of plan
Nothing much will happen

Point and shove it up your ass                           
To magnetic north                       
The point of the solo
Boring back and forth               

Backstage point no entry
Unless a pass has been earned 
Peart heads for departure
Won't want to return
Nothing much will happen

The tour goes thru the motions
Whats with the washing machines
Choose the rinsing program
So Ged can clean his jeans

The set goes thru the motions
Usual lights and sounds
How about Power Windows ?
Out of luck you clown

Nothing much will happen
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 14:22:31 pm
Second Nature

A memo sent  to Geddy’s office
A load of lyrics mailed by Mr P
About God, biking the interstate
And drinking some old whiskey
To the Fanbois and the haters
Cant everybody see?

It ought to be second nature
I mean the lyrics make me heave
The riffs are shoe horned horribly
They have no more to give
I know that prog rock has no cadence
But what is their motive?

The Titles are different
But they all sound the same
They make me dizzy
And the solos are lame
We’d like some changes to the setlist this time
You cant keep on thinking that we all like Dreamline
New stuff is tuneless
You live off your name
Caravans’ dire, BU2B’s much the same

Geddy whines like porpoises
And Ianb just rejoices
We want something half decent
Conventions have had their day
And we all voice our objections
On this website every day

You out to play Second Nature
Please just sort it out Neil
Now Ive had enough of Dreamline
And I cant stand the Big Wheel
Limelight is not a great closer
Think that Geddy has lost his feel

Setlist no different and tomorrows the same
Its hard to take this stuff again and again
Too many crap vids keep us weeping for songs
Too much of Captain Ron singing along
Its hard to take my seat
When the bar’s got my name
Wee on the flyers
Cos the loos out of range
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 22, 2010, 15:21:44 pm
Tai Shan

Back in the Nineteen Seventies
When my head was full of hairs
listen to any Rush album
There was magic in the air

Hemispheres reached the Summit
With Music strog and bold
And with the Syrinx Temples
Albums used to turn to gold.

Somewhere in their instincts
The easy life took hold.

I Stood at the Stage Front barrier
And Geddy sang to me
A piss-poor song called Caravan
It was truly Shitty

If you raise your hands to your head
You can then block your ears
Shut out Rhythms Mystic
Songs you don't want to hear

The clouds were suddenly parted
Jacob's Ladder I could see
But it was played too slowly
Ruining their history

I looked upon a Rock Band
making shite for twenty years.

I Stood at the Stage Front barrier
And Geddy sang to me
A piss-poor song called Caravan
It was truly Shitty

Listened to time and Motion
The hardship of T4E
I Felt myself start to Chunder
When Geddy sang to me.
When Geddy sang to me....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 15:27:27 pm
Simmers has parodied the unparodiable!

Where can we possibly go from here?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 22, 2010, 15:46:13 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 15:27:27 pm
Simmers has parodied the unparodiable!

Where can we possibly go from here?

Well, I think that Caravan and BU2B are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beyond pardoy, so there's a target1 :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 22, 2010, 15:47:10 pm
i'm half way thru caravan.. but i've forgotten how it goes...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 15:53:06 pm
I will have a crack at BU2B

Not knowing either the song or what the fcuk the title actually means may hinder my progress, but Im sure there is some opportunity for amusement somewhere in there
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fuzzface on June 22, 2010, 15:55:24 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 15:53:06 pm

Not knowing either the song or what the fcuk the title actually means may hinder my progress


It didn't stop Neil  ::) ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 22, 2010, 16:21:20 pm
Caravan

Two songs in you start to tiiiire                         
Long train of words over too many bars
Should be banned as it passes me by

So Caravan blunders onward
As Geddy screams its a pity
Does caravan have just one chord
At the end at last
At the end at last

They'll play it at the gig
They'll play it at the gig  (repeat this line about 40 odd times)

Ain't it time that they should retiiiiirrre
Playing what they want, instead of what they should
Peart passes out in the shadows
Carried on his bike , his books are shitty
Always takes the chance of being rude         
A shame that lerxst is so vast
So caravan blunders onward                     
Ianb wanking glue into somebody's food
At the end at last

Up on stage Lerxst looks quite bald
I can't stop thinking wig
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 22, 2010, 16:57:15 pm
Quote from: thefishy on June 22, 2010, 16:21:20 pm
     
Ianb wanking glue into somebody's food
Quote
GRRRRRRRRRRRRCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! SSNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

QuoteUp on stage Lerxst looks quite bald
I can't stop thinking wig

Hoorah! You got the wig bit in :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 17:08:03 pm
BU2Beeston

Music: Helen Keller
Lyrics Jonners

I was brought up to believe
They were a decent band      
Bit like Gary Numan
Easier to understand      

They were a decent band
They are past their best
Money will be hoarded
And I wish they’d take a rest

They are past their best
Believe they are too old
Blind faith in their output
Another Disc sold   

Believe They are too old   
Flogging it to death
While the sodding lyric writer       
Words us all to death

Half the World just gathers dust
IJacobs ladder is a must
Tour the world when not in jail
Lakeside Park the Holy Grail

Fanboi in pain as he receives
Peart’s cum in his brown pot
The price of all this sinning
Is a seriously stretched bot    


Flogging it to death
Fanboi in pain as he receives
gets what he deserves
I was brought up to believe
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on June 23, 2010, 12:45:52 pm
GRAND DESIGNS

Music: Kevin Mcleod
Lyrics: Jonners


BU2B
Prefer The Trees

Peart wont smile without substance
In a huff and is vile
Hard to recognise the new stuff, Its missed the mark my a mile
We want blaring heavy metal, and not this poppy cock
The music is not subtle, and Neils got writers block
The fanboi save to listen to a lot of useless rock

Carries Form, Gives me the horn
The Tour is run of the mill
Setlist a bad dream
Wife thinks two more concerts is a little bit extreme

So much crap for 3 hours, the classic stuff gets left out
So much food on his platter, Lifeson has come down with gout
They have lost their inspiration, recording in haste
Should have called on Billy Ocean, at least he has some taste
Alex’s trousers are spacious
To Accommodate his waste!

The tour is run of the mill
Money making scheme
Make the fanbois happy by playing Middletown dreams

Rupert Hines
Cover Designs…….
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 23, 2010, 12:46:43 pm
Marathon

It's not how loud you can go
The new stuff just doesn't flow
And you can't find the beat   
Cos They're playing with their feet
Playing to retiral
Playing for the cash
Fanbois wait in line
Peart has to dash

The best is a track called Freewill
The rest of the gig is downhill
Look at Peart's grumpy face
Wants to wipe out the human race                                     
Cost a packet for admission
Their lifestyle to feed
When they hit the finish time
Peart has a burning need
To take a long run

Neil can't be arsed
Their peak is long since passed
Something always dire , no delight, just lots to despise
T shirts to buy, the setlist makes you cry
Geddy's teeth need whitening, pensions are paid                  
Time to say bye bye

Peart cracks out a load
Parks his bike at the side of the road
Now he's got messy strides
And all of the fans he derides                                                                                 

Fanbois want conformance
Ianb's in the dark                                 
Thinks that it's all sounding fine                                   
He's just full of stupid remarks                                     
What a moron

He writes books in his pastime
And drives his bike too fast
From the fans he keeps his distance                                                   
He needs that assurance               
And Lerxst is getting gassed.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 24, 2010, 14:57:05 pm
Presto

If i could shave that tragic blonde

I was made to hang about in the bars               
while the lager flows thru my veins
Here I hide cos the solo is shitty
And the comedy vids are a pain     
         
So Broon's Bane arises out of the songplay
And end to constipation's in sight                                 
Fanbois scream into their frilly blouses
And Neph is making bootlegs tonight                              

Play some tunes of which we're fond
So Neph can get his levels right                        

I'm just one who believes its tragic                     
That the recent output's hit by blight
Lerxst's not one to look ater his portions
Underpants he changes everynight

Out of steam and i beg your pardon
But BU2B is just goo
Would rather have four minutes silence         
Its shit and we're blaming you

Neil puts cream on his baby daughter
The nappy is swimming with pee
He's deep but he's hitting rock bottom
What a tool he's turned out to be

Do some some shows across the pond
And make all the tickets free

I'm just one who believes its tragic
They play Wembley for a second night
Neils's not one for the after show linger
Runs off stage as he's a bit uptight         

Don't ask Neil
His words are surprising
Confusion and not polite
Can't he see
The fans are uprising
Don't ask him for cash he's tight

Don't ask Ian
He's just empathising
His delusions are harmless sh!te
c***, you see   
His views are surprising
We mediate to keep him right
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 25, 2010, 15:11:00 pm
Making Memories Cash

There's a time for goin' back out on the road
The time is now to top up Pension funds
There's a time to do as our fund manager told
Behind Neil you will see only dust.

You know we're past our best days
Trade on glories from our past
Our future needs are for our pension cash
What with all the samples
We don't sound too bad
Wads of cash remind us
Maybe road life's not so bad

Just keep frownin' hit drums three hours a day
Just think about riding the bike back home
And if I see a fan, then I'll mow him down
Not long before my retirement home.

Well from sea to shining sea and forty points between
Going through the motions every show
The cities where we linger all give us the finger
But we don't care 'cos we've got the all dough.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on June 27, 2010, 16:36:18 pm
Bowl Of Bran ( Caravan ) A work in progress

Bin the words fit only for fire
A long strain of flares sunder Peart's winking ass
I stand gasping as steam liners float by

The lyric bland chunders onward
From the constant stream of banality
The narrow fan harries me onward
Lyric Thug rides masked
On a bike atlased

I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg

Don’t wanna goad but Rush should Retire
               where go they want,
Vocals                            instead of where they should
A Solo disowned by some jazz tinged Banjoes

Hurries through the night into the city
Should an old man have a chance of making good
his escape to count fortunes vast?

The lyric bland plunders onward
arse cranking shite the lyrics pooed
The once great band blunders onward
rough hewn songs are cast
Bargain bins amassed

I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg

I can't stop thinking Smeg
I can't stop thinking Smeg
In a whirl of a Merch Stand stalls
I can't stop thinking Smeg

etc, etc
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 05, 2010, 16:13:45 pm
Schtick It out

Trust me the tour stinks               
And the setlist's restrained
The bars see some action                         
And your wallet's been drained   

Greet at the moment         
The solo is sprung
Tour program anger
And you've just been stung
               
Spit it out
The lager's like poison
Sick it out
The burger's been fried
kick him out
Neils' full of anger   
Pick it out
Can't swallow the fries

Video perplex                       
The banter it mings
Seems they're too lazy
To learn where's my thing

Try out Cold Fire
Drop video spoofs
The band is in crisis
And Peart's just aloof

Chuck it out
Caravan's poison
Here's a shout
Try playing Red Tide
Watch for touts
Shows played in hangars
He runs out
Onto his bike then he flies

These vids are just a distraction
And Geddy's jeans are tight
Each tour don't alter the setlist
They play the wrong songs all night

Peart can't get used to receptions
He makes himself a nervous wreck
Shove the fans into a blender
Runs away and banks his cheque
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2010, 11:30:17 am
Best I Can

Got some songs that are duff
The lyrics are tough                                    
Don't know what they mean
Blankets and toasters                  
Peart's a gruffy composer
Pretty much a has been

Got his bike and he likes driving fast
His bloody solo just how long it lasts
Geddy screeches sends you up the pole
Ianb alone and getting knocked by trolls

Got Arrows ,its crock,
Neil hates small talk         
Pretends to be gay                                           
Got my sights on the bar               
Sick of malnar
They play it anyway
                  
Never play stuff to please
You want to heave
Lifeson looks fat
Peart looks stressed               
Playing drums in his vest
He likes to wear a hat               

Neil does a dump in the can                     
He doesn't give a dam            
Reggae style working man            
Upsets hard core fans            
               
Think they're right out of steam
Making millions it seems            
Lets them buy a new yacht
I've got T shirts to buy               
Tour program passed me by
That's all I bought
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on July 07, 2010, 12:51:28 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2010, 17:08:03 pm
Fanboi in pain as he receives
Peart’s cum in his brown pot
The price of all this sinning
Is a seriously stretched bot    

Yowch! ??? ??? ??? What scary things go on inside that head of yours?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 08, 2010, 13:20:17 pm
Beneath Between Behind

Peart's new blog oh no, another prose on snow      
Same old theme about bloody skiing
New tour tackless waste, vapor trails should be replaced
Wave bye bye then Peart's fleeing

Snakes and Arrows is a turd
Its just full of nonsense words
At the backstage fans appear                        
His drum solo makes you cry         
Duff t shirts for you to buy
No wonder you drink so much beer

Watch the prices rise
Another show contrived            
Pensions pots are ever growing
The videos will make you spew
Try playing something new
How come Lerxst is so easy going      

The new songs really are absurd
The strangest stuff you've ever heard            
They've been rehearsing for a year            
Bringing back The Camera eye
The fanbois all just stand and cry
Why does Ianb sound likes he's queer

Cheryl Cole's a silly cow, the fun's all vanished now
Lifeson needs to be toupeed                  
The new stuff's stale, they write songs by email
They'll still be going next decade
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 09, 2010, 17:05:54 pm
Cut To The Chase

It is the setlist that repeats itself                     
And it all sounds the bloody same
Arrows I would rather forget            
And Caravan is surely a pain         

And it's Peart that drives himself
And he chooses to fill his time            
Biking gigs back and forth
Blowing fans and words that don't rhyme

Not approving
Needs removing
Bike shop

Ianb ain't right
He's such a waste of time
I guess his fanboi stance not prepared to break
A stranger he's now to the place
Just shut your face

It is the fanboi that delights himself
While we lauch our way to the bars         
A fiver for a beer is what you'll pay
Twenty for parking your cars               

There's a floater in the bog its curled
Smelling off and starting to steam            
Pants situation is dire
Go home to give them a clean

Drunk enough not too care too much
About what you play for me
Drunk enough to remember the suture
Glassed when i had a pee   

The t shirts they all cost too much
No extra large for me
And it's not looking good for the future
When you hear BU2b

Shit...                        
Shut...

Just shut your face   
Ianb ain't right
He's such a waste of time
I guess his fanboi stance not prepared to break
A stranger he's now to the place
Just shut your face      
How much indifference can one person take?
So shut your face
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on July 09, 2010, 17:46:09 pm
Quality parodies lads. Keep em coming.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on July 09, 2010, 17:56:06 pm
that is quality. And so much easier to do with decent lyrics in the first place
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 13, 2010, 12:59:10 pm
The Analog Kid

A hot and spicy curry after noon
Got my arse in soothing lotion
With some flash and some febreze
I can clean the bog with ease               

The boys try out The Pass this decade      
Geddy cleans his teeth
Lerxst eats some more chicken
He's well hung with endless farts                  
All the shite and thread derision
Causing Ianb to depart

Lock and key               
Lock and Key
Shove the vids and close your eyes
Freewill good but no surprise                  
Chemistry
Chemistry
Open Secrets not tonight
Meets n greets with funny lights
Bin VT
Bin VT

Give it a whirl with cast off dregs
Caravan is bad it would seem
Its as duff as we all feared
Nothing good since Hemispheres

Neil tries out a glass, MaCallan
Making out he's shy
The fanbois want to maul him      
All he does is sit and cry
Peart feels down, an oddball chap         
Just doesn't want to try

Too many fans waste his time
They're unappealing
Too many think he's unkind
When he leaves to count his dough            
I'm sure that he'll find            
They might leave forget the show   
Should bear it in mind
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 16, 2010, 12:41:59 pm
Ghost of a chance

Earn a million little dollars            
All the T shirts we've made
All the cities we pass through
All the songs we don't play

Fanbois getting different erections
And all the cash that we've earned               
You know the bar has been opened                  
When its time for Neil's turn

Would rather watch big brother                  
While drinking lemonade                                    
Somehow they just don't bother                                 
The setlist is staid
Got no songs from Grace   

Neil plays with intensity
But his solo really grates
It seems to go on forever                  
His moods show ballistical traits
I don't believe in Snakes they should can it                                 
Clockwork angels they can shove
I don't believe there is much of a chance, we will find some songs to love
Like in the past...

They tried playing bloody Crossroads
That they played in their youth
Be better listening to Foreigner   
Slugging loads of Vermouth

Not too many different selections
Why were the vids ever made
Stage door is never left open
Til they've fled the stage

Sometimes Peart phones his mother
when all the fans invade                  
Somehow they just don't bother
The setlist is staid
Got no songs from Grace   

I don't believe in Germany
Neil hates it when he's a late                  
I don't believe he's so clever
His words are a lyrical state
I just perceive that his brain's made of granite            
Clockwork angels will be duff
I believe that most folks take the stance that the songs on Smell the Glove
Can't be surpassed
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 17, 2010, 17:33:43 pm
c'mon simmers/jonners..nothing in over a month...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 17, 2010, 18:43:17 pm
Probably best you discuss that with Mrs Fish mate, Simmers and I are relaxed kind of people, but there are limits.......
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 18, 2010, 12:01:12 pm
How It's Shit

Here's more endless crap
That they churn out for everyone
Earn themselves a nice big heafty fee
Hold our heads in sorrow
Setlist reeking of stagnation
We know what it is - what its going to be

Another touring day                  
Peart just has the urge to run
Meet the fans - impossibility
Never for a moment                                          
Lyrics lack imagination
About what he thinks and what he had for tea

Yet more endless crap                                    
That they release for everyone
Peart tires of all fan company
Sometimes he drives too fast because of tour frustrations
VT is piss - BU2B will be

Another touring day
Seems that Neil's not having fun
You know his solo is banality
Listen to the comments- try out some song rotation
Change what it is to what it ought to be

Lifeson loosing hair
Baldness to conceal                  
Peart tells himself it's not fair
He tells the wife it's not real
That's what it is - Another tour in May
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 18, 2010, 17:36:28 pm
Working Man

Well I get up to seventy yeah
And I ignore the give way signs     
I got no time for coppers
Yes, I'm biking all the time

Well it seems to me
I've not seen my wife
I like better than some dumb old fan
She keeps trying to call me
But i'm always in the can                         

The lyrics are down the pan
caravan should be banned                         

When I'm on tour i watch the clock
Look at the punters with a nice big sneer
Always seem to be wonderin'
When i can stop, get out of here

Well it seems to be
That i hate my life
Seems better when I drink a dram
But don't try and call me
i've got no time for fans
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 19, 2010, 17:02:59 pm
The Fountain Of Bullshit

[I. In the Motel]

I am Neil
I am Peart
I am Rich
You are Dirt
Look at Me
I am Smug
Like my lyrics?
You're a mug.

My eyes have just been opened
And they're open very wide
A Fanboi's at the door
Trying to get inside
Just one blur I recognize
The one that shoots then leaves
Mosbach drops them easy
And on the floor he bleeds.

Yet my eyes are drawn toward
The paper on the desk
Need to write some more lyrics
For melody grotesque
The Geddy holds the shoehorn
To deal with words I write
Til bursting out from Loudspeakers
Caravan, song that's shite.

Touring's one long bike ride
Which I write about for you
In my quarterly epistles
Make Fish and Jonners spew
I do not know of friendship
For I am a sociopath
I love to give the finger
To the fanbois in my path.

[II. Rush Fans and Fanbois]

feck Off!
feck Off!
feck Off!
feck Off!
Look Sunshine,
Are You Deaf?
feck Off!

[III. No One At the Fridge]

Lyrics now an awful mess
No one gives them thought
Full of turgid preachiness
Devoid of any rhymes
Vapours Trail my Vision
Time goes by so fast
Sudden Realisation
They were better in the past

Remembering when first I held
The sticks in my own hands
I hit the drums so easily
And toured through distant lands.
But now it's just too heavy
And I just...I just don't understand
Why did Roadcrew desert me?
Now I've no friends in Ingerland.

Play endless Drum Solo
Drum Riser spins as Gump Steers
Sticks are blurred in motion
But there's no one there to hear
They've gone to the bar
For another fizzy beer
Try out Jazz Inflection
But no one cares to hear

[IV. Panacotta]

The inanity of touring
Is scrambling up my mind
But fans who like BU2B
have they left their brains behind.

I catch the scent of Eggy farts
You know I'm not surprised
Cos it's come from Lerxst's Arse,
Arse of enormous size.

Pannacotta, Bubba Gump's
Recipe will make a lump
Waistline expands around me
Like a great fat lardy sleeve

Here's an idea for a tour
Play Moving Pictures, Aye
Pacify the fanbois with
The Camera Eye

Naked now with Geddy Lee
Hope no one sees us here
My gentile hands promise him
Cum shot in the ears

Yet I know I must be gone
Before the stage lights dim

US Dollar, passion pure
I can't resist your greenback lure
You are the only reason
That I still consent to tour

[V. Bacchus Plateau]

Another endless day
Keep the fans at bay
Another long Bike Ride
Mosbach at my side
To fanbois he sends out a warning
Come near, you're atomised

[Chorus:]
Pour another Snifter
From the Macallan bottle.
Distillery Memory -
Overlooks the Tay
Give me flash of your tits
Drumsticks I might give
You know it doesn't matter
About you don't give a shit.

Another Concert Dawns
Time Machine almost done
Head down whack the tubs
Pretend they are N-dubz
My Soul grows very cheery
As the tour's end draws near.

[Chorus]

[VI. The Fountain]

Look! The Road is gravel
Let's go racing through
Oh no! Bastard speed-cop
What the hell are we to do.?
I prepare my excuses
Don't you know who I am?
Bastard! Got that one wrong
Can't encourage the fan!

Should you ever come toward
Me, then hold your breath
Any attempt at contact
Will result in your death.
You know you don't know me
I won't play your stupid game
Piles and piles of money the only
Benefit of fame.

The tour has ended, Hoorah!
I've got my dollar prize
Back to my seclusion
No bike between my thighs.
Though I'm back in California
It's really not the end
With my old Inkpen - fountain
I'll be writing shite again.

I'm in motion
I am still
Bloody Puncture
Rear wheel
I'm a todger
I'm a Pratt
I'm forever
Writing Shit

Still...I am
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 19, 2010, 17:51:36 pm
outstanding.....LOL   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on August 19, 2010, 17:54:12 pm
Holy sh1t!

The Holy Grail of Parodies has been found!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Gary L. Grape on August 20, 2010, 06:16:04 am
Excellent! Absolutely brilliant, Nick :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 20, 2010, 12:20:08 pm
Make mine a double (agent)

Where would he rather be
Pretty clear, not here
Time to run out of sight
Anytime 'bout now

I fall off to sleep, the solo goes on for half the night      
Cardiac arrestness ,depressed frown in the darkness
Bound to sound all very shite                     

so shite.......

Some bike collisons, and fan derisions
Caught by some coppers at night

Aimlessness and errors
Another tour ordeal                  
Gears and oily chains
Learn to play Big wheel
I run off down to Haddows
Get some fanta and a meal                                 
      
Think they'll play lock and key                                       
Certainly not here
You know my next book's in sight
Publishing right now
Where would he rather be
The fans and the beer
He wished they'd all disappear
Play part two of Fear
Not what you'll hear

I fall off to sleep, second set choices are such a bore
We moan at the sameness, familiar and lameness
What the hell are they playing them for

What for...

Each night the fans lose because of what we choose
and the good stuff we ignore                           

Aimlessness and errors
T shirts to acquire
Got  no sense of humour
'bout as sharp as rusty wire
I run out from the chaos                                                                           
But my bike has a flat tyre               

Aimlessness and errors
So easy to achieve                     
I'm precious hence my tightness
On my head an album sleeve                                                                              
My wealth you can't imagine                                    
And my lyrics ill conceived                  

I fall off to sleep, in Stoke with a bum so tight
Molested and beerless , smeared by your queerness
I get an erection at night

all night....

A case has been dried of Macallan imbibed
The choice between starkness and blight
The choice between starkness and blight
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on August 20, 2010, 13:41:53 pm
If only Peart had a tenth of this kind of humour and cynicism ! Truly excellent work guys!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 20, 2010, 16:59:26 pm
Everyday glory

On the tour where Peart doesn't laugh                           
And punters sleep                                    
On the tour where somgs keep dying
Ticket prices steep
Lifeson likes his baking
Eating scones with his beers
Peart floods of tears                                 
Make the fans disappear               

Peart's got some dodgy words
Geddy's found the hall               
They can fight about the setlist later
Right now there's another tour this fall                     

Don't matter where they play
He's not got time of day                  
Turns up to get his pay
Just stay out of his way            

Everyday writing                  
Everyday fame
Everyday fanbois they know his name
Everyday disguise
Another bloody short story
Just leave it in ashes
And play with your morning glory
            
VT shitty so nobody smiles
And everyone screams                  
Vt shitty - abomination               
Drives you bored it would seem
Not one song of decency
Amongst this pile of shite                        
The pope has more ability
A decent lyric he can write

How much does Lifeson weigh
A round of golf to play
Neil doesn't like to stay            
Make sure he's miles away

Every year touring
Every year same
Every year setlist still fecking lame
Every year wage rise
Another DVD glory
A pile of rehashes                              
Comes free with every Toy Story                              

Seems they've lost that vital spark
And the words don't blooody rhyme
Seems they're deep inside a hole
Ain't it right to call it time
Though the new stuff is a crime
Play the dross it makes you cry               
Though we know that VT mings
Still the schmucks go out and buy.....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on August 25, 2010, 12:36:22 pm
High water

When the vid starts up                               
In the darkness
I awake to more endless crud
Would rather watch Dick Emery 
Cos Neil Peart's just a fud      

When Caravan starts to surface
Then we get the chance to moan
We start to feel that sedation
Peart's blogs read just like tomes
Lifeson spraying on the lotion
He doesn't need a comb                        

Maintaining his weight                                         
Of a mountain
Likes to fart with that girth                             
He'll burst
Playing not Lamneth fountain
It would seem it's concert cursed   

Peart damns his foot fungal
And Alex's shining up his dome            
Zoony breaks his silence                        
Gets a new PC on loan   
I fear the setlist choices   
I'm slaughtered get me home            

Wave and dash make a beeline
Touring's a regular pain                 
Feeling down               
Try playing Territories                     
Biking clown without a brain   

We sometimes have the notion
Just put them in a nursing home    
We still feel that deflation
When they play enormo-domes
In a setlist full of exceptions   
I'm slaughtered get me home
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on September 02, 2010, 11:58:52 am
Far(t) cry
Messiah, Gods for wandered old fat men
Postings from strangers and reaking of dung   
The web is slow, new song misfortune
Setlist changes ain't happening then we're gone   

Drink the bar dry Half the world we thought has no merit
Drink the bar dry songs they play we just cannot bare it
You'll just want to keep the lager flowing                     
You can almost see the chunks we're blowing

All night Ged squeals cos he's loved by the girls
Poor old Lerxst is dying for a pee
He just can't hold on
Peart wants back home
Next tour you feel is bound to appeal
But the setlist washes over me
Solo goes on and on               
Just leave him alone

Bet your life and faithless are frail      
Setlist anger, sit back, fall asleep
More duff vids are on the horizon
Bar price rising and lyrics sound concrete

Drink the bar dry, tour the world but UK forget it
Drink the bar dry  get away so Neil wears his helmet
You can almost feel his boredom growing
You can almost see his interest going                  

One day Neil feels like biking the world
And the next is some cop stopping me
Wants to get back on                     
So he can get back home
One day Neil feels he's got a flat wheel   
And the next he's blogging over me
It goes on and on
It's just one big yawn.

It's a far cry from the songs we thought had merit
You can almost see the pension growing
You can almost feel accountants glowing

One day they feel like touring the world
And the new songs we download for free
Better off with porn                                                                        
Crack one off at home                  
One day I feel they may play The Big Wheel
With the fanbois drooling over me            
They all get the horn
Wished i stayed at home

One day we sighed they played Camera eye
Whole of Moving Pictures feck me..                        
But to true to form
They play enormo domes
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on September 02, 2010, 13:24:32 pm
Brilliant parodies lads. Keep em coming. Top quality stuff. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 18, 2010, 12:47:11 pm
There are pets that stink
Like little hamsters cute perchance
Those hairy little horrors
We suspect that they can't dance                                 

A cage full of playthings
It soon starts to ming                  
The smell makes you want to just heave                  
Their eyes aren't aligned
These pets are maligned
Time to give them a clean we perceive

You can choose a cat or dog
The kids they would rejoice                                          
If you choose not to decide
You're stuck with Hobson's choice
You know it's going to end in tears
The pet shop makes you ill
Need a hamster that is clear
I will call it Bill.                                       

There are pets that stink                  
It is felt they should be banned                     
There's nothing wrong with hamsters                                    
They were born in rodentland

Needs to be trained
My hamster's in pain
Taking him down to the vet                        
Kicked furry face                        
Cos he messed up my place                                       
Hammy's in one hell of a state                  

Each of them                     
A ball of hairness
cage perfect food replete
The smell offends
I have no friends
'cept the c*** with the furry wee feet.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2010, 14:39:36 pm
The Fees
brought to you by the letters fish and jonners

There is unrest in the wallets
There is trouble with the fees
For the prices have gone skywards
And the Stalkers are not pleased

The trouble with the setlist
(It's the same crap every night)
They say the cost is just too lofty
For the same old bleeding shite
But the band can't help their feelings
A new intro vid they've made
And they're sure that all the fanbois
Will just lap it up in spades

There is trouble with the tickets
Playing shows in fecking sheds
As the fanbois scream "Obsession"         
They just swallow what they're fed

So the stalkers dream reunion                        
Most of them are not too bright
"The band is just too greedy"
Moving Pictures every night         
Now there's no more cost suppression         
And the band they just guffaw
And the show will sound like treacle         
Should be, against , the law.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2010, 15:19:33 pm
Your money lets us tour the world
Your money gets around            
Your money you don't have a choice
Your money lots of pounds
Your money make us feel like kings
Your money buys Al fries
Your money keeps us mighty fed
Your money we won't try            

Waste time pissing people around            
Sometimes Al might wear a rug
Some clown pushes sample buttons
About time that they pulled the plug
Stuff the money in a lorry         
Band should apologise
The usual setlist story
You will crumble at the price

Your money takes us round the world
Your money gives us booze
Your money don't want any fake
Your money then you lose
Your money makes us really cream
Your money buys us meals            
Your money your so easy lead
Your money buys us wheels

Most times Peart stares and glowers
Walking round with just a frown         
Throw you down a stairway
He's no time for clowns
Always writing 'bout religion
Thinking he's real cool
He's so full of fan derision
With his clips and his drum stool

Your money lets us tour the world
Your money love to take
Your money yes we're very shrewd
Your money your mistake
Your money Caravan is bland
Your money we control                  
Your money outlook's pretty bleak
Your money we just stole.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2010, 16:36:22 pm
Genius.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on November 25, 2010, 23:08:12 pm
Inspired - the best yet. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 03, 2010, 13:01:28 pm
its  festive parody time again....

Just been fed, stuffed with cake               
The tree looks good but its a fake
Taunt old fruits with jesus' birth      
Let the mulled wine be unearthed

And we're heading to Christmas Day
The turkey's in,just check its bloody size      
Feel like bludgeoning some poor innocent
Choirs sing , we chow down our mince pies

Smegstained helmet, pants disgrace
No more beer for your fat face
Gin and tonic gran will try         
And crackers you forgot to buy

And we're heading to christmas Day
The turkey's in just check its bloody size      
Bring round the, old monopoly
The Tv's shit the programmes we despise

Guitar bought but never learned
All around us stomachs churn
Hide the farting wind is passed         
Wonder will the bog roll last

For they woke up on christmas Day
Lots of pressies right before our eyes
Clear the bowels due to dysentry               
Toilet duck i've got some multi buys   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on January 25, 2011, 17:14:02 pm
Suddenly it went wrong         
They've let their wives start writing bloody songs

TNMS members
They stalked and drank,shagged a bird called dawn   
Peart rejoices            

Another solo to slaughter then he'll be gone
To his bike sprints
Clips remembered

He'd run away if he could
He's got trouble getting wood

Brought up to believe is not very good
Peart's manner's often misunderstood

Can't remember                     
The songs they played for three hours we stood
The bootleg echoes

They wrote You Bet Your Life         
You wonder if they should   
Bog attendance
Shake my member
                     
Lifeson likes his food
Hard to believe they were good   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 25, 2011, 20:58:05 pm
...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on July 12, 2011, 17:50:06 pm

After almost 5 months without a new Parody and a staggering 21,237  :o 8) views it seems the well has run dry and who can wonder. its been a monumental effort and has much more often than not been absolutely bloody hilarious!

TheFishy......Jonners.......you have my admiration and thanks ...Gentlemen I salute you!  Cheers! ;D 8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on July 12, 2011, 18:59:45 pm
Not forgetting Mr Simms and a few others too, and to whoever introduced us to The Trees in Post number 1 (was it Baldie?)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 11, 2011, 10:49:38 am
Red Sector Pay Day
Music lee/lifeson
Lyrics fish/Jonners


All we ever do is just contrive
Churn out endless boxsets  on your cash we will survive

Saggy lines and turning grey
Time for another payday
Counting cash all nice crisp ones         
You bought it how unlucky son

We clutch your credit cards until our fingers bleed                                          
More money we can steal
And three new books by Neil               
Coping with a massive til receipt         
Hoping that you borrow more cash for meeeeeee      

Sickening lack of sanity
Greed causes profanity               
Pays to bleed the fanbois dry                                                     
Don't feel too guilty                                     
More stuff to buy                                                     

I hear the sound of Group 4 at the mansion gates
Are the royalties all here?
Have you bought loads of our gear?
For my wallet and accountant its too late
Oooh another box set now thats just great

They dont want you to feel deprived
More box set  releases, keeping pension pots alive
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 11, 2011, 11:16:11 am
Quote from: thefishy on October 11, 2011, 10:49:38 amI hear the sound of Group 4 at the mansion gates
Are the royalties all here?
Have you bought loads of our gear?


;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 11, 2011, 11:23:36 am
That was my contribution!

....glows with pride.....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on October 13, 2011, 10:37:58 am
The Boyz are back in town - keep´em comin ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 19, 2011, 17:08:27 pm
Lyrics fish/Jonners


Fans bawl in the darkness
Because the drum kit spins            
Needless costly box sets            
And you wonder why you are skint            

Sounding like some samples                                                  
And a touch of lip syncing
Every hussle tends to offend the fans who like this din

I'm not splashing out on a remaster of Pressure      
I'm not spilling cash on this capitalist venture
The fans lap up in their trousers they cream
Remastering it seems
A money making scheme

Neil hates meeting strangers
Don't bother smiling at him                        
Jumps on his bike then he goes                        
The Macallan gives him bad wind         

Every show gigantic charge         
The t shirt's chucked in the bin
Bleery eyed inside you hide the intro vid begins

The loo , need a movement ,satisfaction
Is it curry a bad reaction
The loo , bad pollution need assistance
Unforgiving a bad consistence      
Yeah you, it serves you right for gig attendence      
Next time just keep some distance
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 20, 2011, 17:19:20 pm
Right... questions:

1. Where do you find the time?
2. Do you compose the lyrics via e-mail or in a cave of ice?
3. Who has final editorial authority?
4. Are you looking forward to the new album because its a new Rush album or simply because it will finally provide you with new material to lampoon?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 20, 2011, 18:08:50 pm
1: Work time......
2: Mainly email, Fish gets an idea, bullies me into helping, he does a lot of the work, then I tend to put the icing on the cake
3: Mainly Ian
4:No, not looking forward, not only because it will be shit, but the last couple of albums have been so hard to lampoon its been rediculous. You need catchy tunes, short sharp lyrics that everyone knows, and ideally words that rhyme
The latest batch of songs unfortunately have no tunes, far too many words, and are crafted very, very poorly

The Trees is by far and away one of the best tracks to lampoon, its a piss takers dream
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 20, 2011, 18:29:45 pm
Do either of you ride a bike or know how to use a barbecue?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 21, 2011, 10:12:35 am
I do ride a bike (push), and my BBQ skills are well honed

My BBQ speciality is a pudding, involving bananas, raisins, syrup, cinammon and a blob of ice cream
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 21, 2011, 10:20:41 am
got a Trees parody on the go....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 21, 2011, 10:58:41 am
I see! The fish has gone solo!!!!!!

Right then, this means war........
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 21, 2011, 11:09:17 am
I fear a Gallagher brothers type acrimonious split may result
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 21, 2011, 11:47:33 am
Im keeping the dog
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 21, 2011, 15:23:31 pm
Entre Nous

Lyrics by Jonners
Music by Lee/Lifeson

I will soon release another
boring biking novel                             
That no one will read
Even Roadcrew shows no love
We're not speaking to each other
Bye Bye Baldy head!

We are old as the Queen Mother
Shifting loads of units
To pay for  new hips
Each of us afraid to fart
My bum cheeks squeezed together               
Like 2 bicycle clips

[Chorus:]                                                                   

Just between us                                             
I think its time for us to recognize
The ravages of time starting to show
Just between us
I think its time for us to realize
Our faces much less lean         
And soon our nasal hairs will show

We've been asked to do Big Brother
And some judging panels
On reality shows
But without rehearsed routines
Our playing falls apart
Its hard for us you know

(chorus)

Just between us                                             
I think its time for us to recognize
The ravages of time starting to show
Just between us
I think its time for us to realize
Our faces much less lean         
And soon our nasal hairs will show


Using pro tools tends to smother
Boring doleful bridges
And some troubled leads
Tunes are burned or thrown away
Most we would not choose
Or give away for free
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 21, 2011, 15:45:30 pm
nice :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 21, 2011, 16:20:27 pm
The Fees
Music Lee/Lifeson
Words Fish

There's a box set in the offing
For the fanbois its a tease
The accountants smile with delight   
Cos they want your money please

The trouble with these boxsets
(Just some new remasters.right ?)
They say the price is just too costly
And they hope the fanbois bite
But the band just can't help stealing   
All the money that you've made
And they wonder if the label      
Provide girls to get them laid

There is trouble with the box sets
And it really should be said
Why not try a new jam session !
Naah we'll fleece you all instead

So just think your contribution
Helps protect their pension rights
The fans we just force feedy   
Full of remastered old blight
Just to add to your depression   
Peart wrote a book on law      
And his lyrics sounds like treacle                                       
Their bad and deeply flawed      
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 21, 2011, 16:30:41 pm
lovely work.

Im thinking of doing La Villa Strangiato next, the Exit Stage Left version
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 21, 2011, 17:08:00 pm
ok i'll do broons bane then...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 21, 2011, 17:12:30 pm
 a capella version?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 24, 2011, 21:15:42 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 20, 2011, 18:29:45 pm
Do either of you ride a bike or know how to use a barbecue?


yes....living in the west of scotland  prohibits the use of a BBQ... :( ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2011, 13:15:42 pm
Limelight

Music Lee/Lifeson
Words Fish/jonners

Running from the lighted stage               
He's real quick on his heals
Not one for aimless spiel      
Lost touch with reality
Beyond retirement age               

Touring drives him up the pole
Plain that he can't act         
Intro vid distracts
Punters behind barriers
Tact is what he lacks         

Reading by the bedlight
His books they make you scream
An endless purile stream
Cant the fanbois see ?
Must put aside this dull fixation
Crack one off to ease frustration
Its dull narration
No underlying theme

With the setlist he contends
Lets play the camera eye      
I'll leave then wave bye bye         
Those c*** offending strangers
He just won't  recommend

Bang my drums then i get paid
He's not as loud as slayer      
The same set list purveyors
Same old bloody audience
We won't play Turn the Page
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2011, 14:10:04 pm
Quote from: thefishy on October 25, 2011, 13:15:42 pmCant the fanbois see ?
Must put aside this dull fixation
Crack one off to ease frustration
Its dull narration
No underlying theme


;D  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 25, 2011, 14:12:43 pm
Wonderful!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 25, 2011, 14:51:34 pm
I have tried, and tried, and tried to do Ghost Rider today.

Utterly impossible, its like its been written by a million monkeys with typewriters and they have cobbled together the bits that make sense.

So, I thought I would head back 20 years, and do You Bet Your Life, which is as yet untouched........

FOR A VERY GOOD REASON!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2011, 15:41:07 pm
Well, I thought it was time for a fanbois' response in this thread to redress the balance somewhat, so I've spent my lunch hour on that.  It's a re-working of Neurotica - especially for the dynamic duo of course - called, "You Rotten C**ts".   :P ;D

Just putting it through its final draft...  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2011, 15:51:36 pm
sounds interesting.. i like the title..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 25, 2011, 15:58:59 pm
I mentioned to Fish earlier toay that I had read the whole 28 pages of this thread last night.

Way back in the depths of time, Q (when he had a sense of humour) did a whole parody about me and golf, inclusing a picture of me in it. Impressive stuff

So, very much looking forward to being utterly abused again
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2011, 16:22:08 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 25, 2011, 15:58:59 pm


Way back in the depths of time, Q (when he had a sense of humour) did a whole parody about me and golf, inclusing a picture of me in it. Impressive stuff




yes but the parody

he plays golf
he's a c***

funny yes but not one of the best... ::) ::) :P
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2011, 16:26:07 pm

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm10/Jonners1971/Charitygolf.jpg)
New Wool Man

He was a batsman and a runner
Sleeps on Roadcrew's couch turning green
Minces like a young romantic
And now his chinos aren't clean

He's got a problem with his kneecaps
And he cannot find a cure
So he's taking up some golfing
To keep his wool fetish pure

Learning to hole in one, like a new golf fan
Learning to be as good as a norwegian man

He knows the cap was a mistake
Good god those socks what a disgrace
He's old enough to rock the Limelight
His mates wear pink, what a right tit
He wants to play like Tiger Woods
But he's probably too shit

He's a New Wool Man

Dances like a receiver
His clothes lived on a farm
Likes tank tops and jumpers
1981 was much more fun

He was once like David Gower
Now his sport is just a stroll
Sexuality is a fine line
Sporting a Tommy Hilfiger polo

Trying to hole in one, like a new golf fan
Trying to get some tips from a norwegian man

He's only concerned with yesterday
He knows Maiden were better in those days
He knows what setlists are shite
But still he chooses to see it
He still loves Rush, they're his world
But fool enough to admit it

He's a new wool man
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2011, 16:42:01 pm
A fanboi responds...  ;D  :-*

"You Rotten C**ts"  (arr. Matt2112; based on the song Neurotica by Lee/Lifeson/Peart)

You just don't get it
His lyrics that you think are manure
You boo and you baulk at things he writes
Parodies we have to endure

Your rhymes are trying
To make his look turd
I know you get giddy
But don't get on fanbois' nerves

Lifeson's a diamond, he gurns and he thrusts
Playing the best tunes
And your shirt was thrown out by Geddy
Lucky to get it

You rotten c**ts
You naughty c**ts
(Joooooh-oh-ners and co-oh)
Stick to erotica
You saucy c**ts
(Joooooh-oh-ners and co-oh)
You're just psychotic c**ts
Chaotic twunts
(Joooooh-oh-ners and co-oh)
Stop your exotic stunts
You boring c**ts
(Joooooh-oh-ners and co-oh)

You just don't get it
Fishy don't you ask yourself why?
If you don't like the new stuff, forget it
Those songs you hate to see us buy

Their fortune ain't ransom
For buying their shit
I know you get crazy
But you still pay for their gigs

Lifeson's a diamond, and Dirk has you sussed
Booing the drums
And I know that you just moan, yer gits
About box set hits

(repeat chorus)

Pap!
Chide and you yell, can't you just go to hell,
Don't like Rush's new sets, do you?
Pap!
Get yourself told, your daft japes growing old
You've no personal rectitude
Pap!
You both think you're a sage
For the piss you both take
You just make the fanbois blue...ohhh-woe!!

(repeat chorus)

;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 25, 2011, 16:49:35 pm
Is Neurotica a Rush song?

Im liking the parody, but have absolutely no idea what the tune is, which is slightly spoiling the experience for me
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2011, 16:55:07 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 25, 2011, 16:49:35 pmIm liking the parody, but have absolutely no idea what the tune is, which is slightly spoiling the experience for me


I was genuinely afraid that might be the case.  :o  ;D

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2011, 16:58:18 pm
top effort Matt..:) and another song that can be ticked off the parody list as done..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2011, 17:09:24 pm
Quote from: thefishy on October 25, 2011, 16:58:18 pm
top effort Matt..:) and another song that can be ticked off the parody list as done..:)


Hehe...cheers fella.  :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 26, 2011, 14:39:11 pm
The Weapon
Music Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics Fish/Jonners

We got nothing to fear but Peart himself
A pain. a failure, with lyric tragedy
And a faulty setlist with this time machinery
Are they under contract to never play Chemistry ?            

With his calloused fist in a biker's glove
He leaves the stage with a run                                                      
If his bike don't work he gets a train
Is the drum solo done ?

Ged sings some of Fear
Wwith his Weapon firmly held against him

The producers lacking judgement      
They know that pro tools makes things all well
And its not for the lack of trying
But the creative sparks are all dying               

And the things that he fears
Are the punters brushing up against him

Do we want more pics taken by his wife ?                                          
Even Ron wont buy the boxsets this time
And fanbois push us down so they can climb
Is getting to the front row such a crime  ?

Like a rusty blade on sensitive teeth                                       
Its like hearing Hasslehoff
The fanbois still love, but when push comes to shove         
They'd buy some of Geddy's bum fluff!

We acknowledge and we fear
Don't need box sets issued by them
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 26, 2011, 15:30:25 pm
wonder if they ever feel their ears burning?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 26, 2011, 15:44:25 pm
another corker!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 26, 2011, 15:50:15 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 26, 2011, 15:44:25 pm
another corker!


something they probably don't hear too often nowadays.. :P
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 26, 2011, 18:16:30 pm
QuoteDo we want more pics taken by his wife ?                                         
Even Ron wont buy the boxsets this time
And fanbois push us down so they can climb
Is getting to the front row such a crime  ?


Marvellous stuff.  ;D

I have another brewing...  ;)

EDIT: By the way, chaps, which ones haven't been done yet?  :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 26, 2011, 19:13:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 26, 2011, 18:16:30 pm
Marvellous stuff.  ;D

I have another brewing...  ;)

EDIT: By the way, chaps, which ones haven't been done yet?  :)


probably the bulk of TfE and onwards :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 26, 2011, 19:55:24 pm
and You Bet Your life!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 26, 2011, 23:27:38 pm
Right-o...I'll try and post for tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 12:01:02 pm
By popular demand

Finding My Way

Music Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics Jonners/Ron Jeremy/Fish


                                    Yeah, oh yeah
                                    Huge  brown eye
                                    Im comin in to get you                       
                                    Ooh, sit down
                                    Im looking out to grind you     
                                    Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
                                    Marmite M'way

                                    My nob is so long
                                    Its as big as Ray Mears
                                    Well, I hang in a thong
.                                   Oh yes, will bring you to tears!

                                    Look out, Im bummin'
                                    Homo, homo
                                    Look out im comin'
                                    Whore, yeah

                                    Im bummin'                 
                                    Using my big black bone
                                    Oh yeah

                                    Yea, oh Yea
                                    Huge brown eye
.                                   I'm comin' like a Karibou
                                    Ooh, sit down
                                    Im goin by the back door
                                    Say prayer, you'll tear
                                    Marmite M'way

                                    I've done you all night
                                    And Ive done you some wrong!         
                                    Left you gaping each night
                                    With my super bad dong!

                                    Look out! I'm comin
                                    Swallow, swallow
                                    Look out, Im comin
                                    Ho, yeah

                                    Im bumming
                                    Sit on my huge black bone
                                    Im cummin
                                    Ooh babe, I said Im comin
                                    slow babe, i said Im comin
                                    Go get your mama!
                                    The stain is runnin

                                    Ooh babe, i said Im comin
                                    On you babe
                                    Lets do some bumming
                                    No teeth? Then do some gumming
                                    It helps if you try humming
                                    Ooh, yea

                                    Im riding
                                    Im riding my wife at home
                                    Well, she's had it now
                                    Swimmin in my load
                                    Ooh yeah
                                    Ooh yeah

                                    Marmite M'way
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 27, 2011, 14:04:36 pm
Boo! Fail ! Lowered the tone too far nothing witty or clever here This is beneath you both.......unworthy of inclusion in a superb back catalogue....


Old parodies good.....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 27, 2011, 14:20:27 pm
I beg to differ.  ;)  Crude, hilarious brilliance that's just had me laughing at my desk like a twat!  More, please!!  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 14:49:34 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 27, 2011, 14:04:36 pm
Boo! Fail ! Lowered the tone too far nothing witty or clever here This is beneath you both.......unworthy of inclusion in a superb back catalogue....


Old parodies good.....


Bit harsh bisters!

In a song where one of the original lines is "Im going by the back door", punctuated "Ooh, Im coming" over and over again, I had little choice
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 27, 2011, 15:05:33 pm
the  project there was to get Marmite Motorway into a song.. in that respect we succeeded beyond our wildest expectations..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 27, 2011, 15:18:15 pm
Different Synths

Who's come to play the Lamneth,
Come to bore us all?
Feels harrowing these polished turds
Nineteen minutes, it's a trawl
Too much fuss and bother
Too much science fiction convolution
Caress of Steel to play is a mystery
Here's a Moog for some real motivation

All there's really is Sims
To boo and cuss
But we all know why the keys came along
Nothing to explain
Synths a part of us
To be found within great songs

What happened to our synths, hence?
Did they go out of style?
Along with our Territories
Rolands, Korgs reviled
Different times mean far less synths
Big guitars mean no more programmed strings
But there are times
Rue the seventies, when all the songs lasted an eternity

All there's really is Sims
To boo at us
And we all know why the keys came along
Nothing to explain
Synths a part of us
To be found within great songs
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 15:22:11 pm
Brilliant, helped by the fact I actually know the song!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 27, 2011, 16:22:06 pm
Mission

Music Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics Fish/Jonners

Set on fire            
All this box set blight
Who's to blame for this awful shite      
Reissue bad decision, just a scheme         
For commission            

We hear this fanboi music                              
They take the words all to heart                              
They craze at the tour book pictures         
The crossword's just for the smarts         

Another dull setlist provision
They want to see it live
I wish I had no ticket
I hope they don't arrive

Peart's shy he's got this condition
Stagnation please retire
Perhaps he needs to see a clinician
Consumed with changing his tyre

He's not hip in the writing profession
Depraved with his drumming obsession         
A misfit without vision and his team                                            
Cause derision

I need to drink some liquor
As the intro vid hits the screen
I've spent three hours in this building      
Can't believe the shit that i've seen
Fanbois show misplaced devotion                
How much do they play live         
Backstage Lerxt has action         
He's got some muff to dive

Its no comfort
To the fans who bought it
To hear how its muddled
And the words simply don't fit
I wish the gigs were exotic and strange
Jeans were tight so Geddy exchanged them
For something without semen stains         
The high notes are now just a strain

You'll  pay an exorbatant slice
For a bag of chips with some rice      
A high price we envision is a scheme
For admission   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 27, 2011, 17:04:00 pm
nice work Matt.. pretty sure DS hasn;t been done before...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 27, 2011, 18:28:43 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 14:49:34 pm
Bit harsh bisters!

In a song where one of the original lines is "Im going by the back door", punctuated "Ooh, Im coming" over and over again, I had little choice


not even a single entendre to be found mate this really  is a new low I hope it doesnt set a precedent as the vast majority of the other parodies display genuine skill, flair, wit and deep knowledge of the subject in hand. I blame the recent showing of Life Of Brian ! ..... that and the fact that you are both obviously experienced uphill gardeners yourselves....filth!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 18:43:18 pm
We are planning a parodie tomorrow involving David Attenborough abuse, which could well see us both excommunicated from the church of TNMS
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 27, 2011, 18:54:58 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 18:43:18 pm
We are planning a parodie tomorrow involving David Attenborough abuse, which could well see us both excommunicated from the church of TNMS


Unclean!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 28, 2011, 12:06:14 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 27, 2011, 18:43:18 pm
We are planning a parodie tomorrow involving David Attenborough abuse, which could well see us both excommunicated from the church of TNMS


and here it is..

The Trees
Music Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics Fish/Jonners

and a big thanks to David for inspiration

We've got David in the forest
Then there's penguins in the sea
Tho the pictures always look nice
Is it worth the licence fee ?

The trouble with these programmes
Nine o'clock on Wednesday night   
They say his voice is nice and softly
But its becoming rather trite                        
Now you start to get the feeling
That this stuff is overplayed
And you wonder if some people
Seem to be on some crusade

We've got David in the forest
Hiding out in some old shed
But you really have to question      
Why someone so old ain't dead               

Its a bit like some communion
When they watch it every night                     
It  sounds a bit too seedy
Has he got his own website
Now all this Dave aggression
It could be the final straw
You can bet they'll be a sequel
With scenes he's, used, before
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on October 28, 2011, 14:38:44 pm
 :D

And respect to Matt for throwing one in between Jonners/Fishy :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 28, 2011, 14:56:26 pm
which in itself sounds a bit rude!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 28, 2011, 15:04:06 pm
Quote from: Norwegian on October 28, 2011, 14:38:44 pm
:D

And respect to Matt for throwing one in between Jonners/Fishy :)


think he managed two didn't he  ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on October 28, 2011, 15:06:28 pm
even more respect then :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 31, 2011, 13:43:48 pm
The Pikeys

Lyrics Jonners/Fishy

Music Lee/Lifeson

There is trouble in the Forest
And someone has nicked the trees
For the locals want their land back
From the law breaking Pikeys

The trouble with the Pikeys
Is they turn your land to sh*te
They pay some blokes to rip your drive up
And they pinch your lead at night
But those blokes just cant help stealing
And the tarmac that they've laid
Is too thin to park a car on
But they still want to be paid!

There is trouble down at Dale Farm
And the lefties all have fled
All we want is repossession
From the scum who are inbred

So the locals called the Council
To deny their squatter rights
"Those blokes are all too seedy"
And wont leave without a fight
Now there's no more local tension
For the Police went to war
The pikeys have all moved on
Would you want, them, next door?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on October 31, 2011, 14:25:17 pm
Tremendous.  8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Red Star on November 01, 2011, 23:55:32 pm
Absolute class! (Unlike the Pikeys) ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 15, 2011, 17:07:22 pm
Scars

I stood around with my rush top
And shouted at this guy
Walked along the pavement
With my girlfriend horrified
She hit the ceiling   

Every day he checks his tyres
His helmet you don't touch
Some think he's insensitive
He's problems with his clutch
He's just unfeeling   

Al's a treasure
Peart's a pain
Forget the set list changes   
We've got working man again
      
All this touring drugery
Seems they've lost the spark
All the fans come stumbling out
Can't find their cars its dark      
They end up stealing

When i think about the tours i've seen
They're out on DVD
Don't want to see these fanbois
On my new Hi Def  TV
It's not appealing

Peart just bought a brand new house
Dull blogs is what he writes
Fans he hates confronting
Its the same show every night
He's off free wheeling

Box sets churned from factories            
We'll bleed you til your dry
Angry man at the concert                                    
With the duff vids they devise
And Ged is squealing

Peart leaves the stage and sprints
The fans are a royal pain
Just let him go and vegetate            
Its all just so mundane                     

Al's a treasure         
Geddy's plain               
Forget the set list changes            
We've got freewill once again
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on November 16, 2011, 14:23:28 pm
Quote from: thefishy on November 15, 2011, 17:07:22 pmWhen i think about the tours i've seen
They're out on DVD
Don't want to see these fanbois
On my new Hi Def  TV
It's not appealing


;D  8)

Got another meself on the go...  ;)

EDIT:  Jonners - track 3 of T4E, just in case you've never heard it  ::)  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 16, 2011, 17:01:44 pm
Chain Lightening

Music lee/lifeson
words Fish/jonners

Box sets are outrageous
Creative spark is dead            
Fanbois drool with loony salivation      
Everyone else is under deep sedation

His words are so pretentious            
His books are still unread         
Clockwork angels still in creation      
Expect more blight that lacks imagination

Beyond, irate , feedback, detonate

No Cold fire on the horizon               
Expect the red star every bloody night         
There's Peart in his briefs
Geddy's intros are trite

Needs a paramedic
His magnetism's dead            
A smiling fan causes irritation
Wants them all cursed to damnation                     

More DVDs on the horizon
Colour drains every bloody night
The momentum is  brief
But its the usual shite
Reject all calls to play Available Light   
When you play Far Cry                     
The set list it dies
Reflected in the queues for beer and pies

Dreamline's hardly catchy
Resist sends me to bed
Shove your songs they give me indigestion               
Shove your books, where's the fascination?             

Nice blonde, blind date , sore back, urinate
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 16, 2011, 17:07:16 pm
Thats nice
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 18, 2011, 11:24:24 am
Lock and Key

Music :Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics: Selleck/Fish


I don't want to face the mirror just yet
Face in it too scary!

I carry a nasty ginger mo
Below the nasal line
Looking like a right hom
Had more hair when I was nine!
Dont try to hurt my feelings
Just cos I look queer
It makes me look like a munter
Catches the froth from my beer

The Beard is bound to fail
A full moustache is the holy grail

Don't want to silence my big manly  voice
Think I'm going thru p@berty                   
My Wife thinks that it's a terrible choice
And the price is no nookie!
I don't want my face to be so distinct
Face like a young monkey
So I'm going to keep my lip hairy
Ive got more hair on my percy
Ive seen more hair on George Doors
Plenty of people have sponsored
Its for the Movember cause
It;s just a load of old nonsense
All this hair round my jaws
I feel a bit of a big dick
But its for a good cause

No reward for persistance
No hirsuitness, no applause

My moustache is an epic fail
I want to look like an alpha male

Don't want to silence my big manly  voice
Think I'm going thru p@berty                   
My Wife thinks that it's a terrible choice
And the price is no nookie!
I don't want my face to be so distinct
Face like a young monkey
So I'm going to keep my lip hairy

I don't want to be hairless
Want to look more manly
So I lock up my brand new razor

And remain hairy
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 07, 2011, 15:58:04 pm
Xmas Parody Time

Happy Christmas Everyone...

Fly By Night
Music Lee/Lifeson
Words fish/jonners

You buy, don't know why
This Christmassy feeling i wish it was gone
Thick head ,  too much red      
It's time i was sick now --i don't want more prawns                  

Time to fight, i've had some beer
Change my pants again
Not tonight, its flaccid dear
My wife isn't coming and she won't do rear end

Mince pies,  that didn't rise
My gran staring at me coz  i think she's just died   
Tree lights look like shite
Left over turkey  that ruin my insides

TV's a disaster
I can't hear no laughter
Its raining every day
The holiday season
What happened to Beaston
I think he ran away
Diet intensive
Everything's so expensive
Wonder how much i weigh
Weekend in Lapland               
Costing me 8 grand                                                   
My savings ebb away
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on December 07, 2011, 18:23:22 pm
Brilliance.  ;D  ;D  ;D

Must respond in kind.  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 12, 2011, 10:48:45 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 07, 2011, 18:23:22 pm


Must respond in kind.  ;)


taps fingers........
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 12, 2011, 16:50:48 pm
Beneath, Between, Behind
Music Lee/Lifeson
Words thefishy

Inspired by Jonners and ebay

Just one week ago, to ebay he did go
To sell some stuff he's guaranteeing
The first time he's embraced, this unforgiving place
A shiny prize, no price agreeing         

A bid from some fat bird
It seems they're having words
About cheap booty, not too dear
Her bid gets waved bye bye
Its going to make her cry
It seems the feck up of the year

Watch as all the shitty flies               
Her pram will not arrive
She wants him shot, reviews not glowing
Thought she managed quite a coup                           
But now she's feeling blue
But nevermind , the stuff's not going


You've should feel sorry now, for the poor old cow
I think she's feeling quite betrayed
Sent  an email, but still, she wants him jailed
And Jonners blackballed now for trade
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 10, 2012, 16:26:32 pm
There's a rumbling in the forums            
There are art and words to tease      
But the lyrics just don't sound right
And some dodgy art work sleeves

The trouble with clockwork angels
(Sounds like lengthy contrived blight)
They say the theme is just too lofty                     
Why not try and keep it lite
Another hour of Geddy squealing      
Taken years to get this made      
And we wonder if as usual               
The release date gets delayed         

There's a rumbling in the forums
Full of partial rumour threads
Seems the album's one jam session
Thats the latest thing i read

It's just like the soviet union
Ain't no leaks for Headlong Flight
The fan bois are too needy
They keep checking torrent sites

Now the album's got a concept      
That could be the final straw                  
And reprise the whole of signals      
Might be, a fatal, flaw.   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 11, 2012, 08:48:25 am
 ;D Fantastic work Fish.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 11, 2012, 16:27:13 pm
Ooh we need bread for feck's sake
We crank out a shameless fake
A retread that has useless worth
Old ideas we just unearth         
This new sampler is Bastille Day
Just loud guitars in new production guise
Clockwork angels just a reinvent            
Old stuff we steal
New stuff we cant devise

Ooh clockwork angels,  loadsa bass      
Stupid shades on Geddy's face
BU2B just wanna die                                             
And Caravan just makes me cry
This new sampler is Bastille Day
Just loud guitars new production guise
Sing oh Geddy what cacophony
The words by Neil
Make no sense no surprise

Steampunk nonsense unconcerned       
And Peart all he does is gurn            
Write the new stuff from the past
Just make it long and make it fast
This new sampler is Bastille Day
Loud guitars in new bombast disguise
Hear some melody from last century            
New album full of endless old re-tries
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 13, 2012, 12:54:00 pm
Bet Your Life
Words Fish/Jonners


Yet another album, like a boil on my bum
Just another fanboi with no sense of fun
Yet  another box set  all the songs we have sung
Just a big pay day ... more fans for Peart to shun

A fan pack jaysus..ianb just came
The sods are bleeding...your wallets again                          .
Don't tell your wife

Yet another tour vid, pour my cash down the drain
Just a waste of time..watching Geddy strain
Ianb's a loser, and his posts are a pain
Just wish he'd lay in the path of a speeding train

The tour breaks even.. each gig's the same         
A three hour evening.. the banter is lame         
Just get a life               

bicyclist reactionary dull sod campanologist
Religion lyric twaddle wordy nonsense antisocialist      
irrational bombastic hypocritcal drum soloist
minimal expression on his grumpy face protaganist

Steampunk clockwork angels biking boring semi novelist
Stagnant setlist same performance plodding is it over yet
ho hum or a big plop or just a fanboi sentamentalist
Ticket prices rising cos we're soaring venture capitalist   

Just another fanboi with his big air guitar
Just another com vid which is a fecking disaster      
Just another setlist that went on too far
Fish and jonners drunk, they didn't leave the bar!      

The tour breaks even... setlist a shame   
The bar is heaving   .....vid breaks are lame
You've left your wife
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on April 13, 2012, 13:12:28 pm
Controversial.   :o ::)

Still piss funny, like.  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 19, 2012, 17:16:00 pm
Well, here it is! 1 day after its release, we have.....

TooLong Shite

Lyrics: Jonners/Fishy
Music: Tool

All the lyrics are shoehorned together
We didn't always sound this way
We wouldn't bin them because Neil wrote them
The best he could, and now you all will pay                     

No Lakeside Park
We wish they would play it again
Available Light
I wish they'd flushed it down the drain

No real highlights in this too long sh1te
Geddy's jeans are far too tight 
Were made of felt back then
The setlist play again and again

We have scraped the barrel and we're down at heel
Fear this old ship has sailed far too far                           
I learned to write,  i learned to send, i love email
Don't think i'll ever need to pick up a pen

No half measures, its even a story
A novel that will boost our pay                                                               
We wont rewrite it-you cant even hum it
We'll jam and trade old riffs now for today                                                         

Wide of the mark
Nick Raskulinecz producing again                             
Stage lights too bright 
Not the comedy vids again

The new stuff's dire and the vocal's not ideal
Expect to see the punters hit the bars                       
I yearn to write, I spurn your love, he wrote this Neil                     
How I wish  we wouldnt ever tour again

Lost in the carpark                                                                                                                                                                   
And my lights are bright
Never thought I would need the AA                     

All the lyrics in this Too long sh1te
shoehorned in and don't sound right
What rhymes with dark?
It keeps repeating over and over again
Fanbois not bright                                                                                   
I wish I could see beaston again

We should retire but we got an album deal                       
Our pension pots must reach the stars                           
Available Light, The speed of Love, Between the Wheels,
Oh I wish you would play them all again

Just set on fire ClockWork angels with zeal                 
Just throw the Cd out of the car
Doesnt sound right, difficult to love, Peart lost his feel
Oh I wish that they would................

Oh I wish it did not cause me pain
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 19, 2012, 17:27:35 pm
Nice work (with what you had to work with in the first place).

Not enough repetition though imo.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2012, 10:13:35 am
its tricky when you have no idea of how it goes...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 20, 2012, 11:45:24 am
Quote from: thefishy on April 20, 2012, 10:13:35 am
its tricky when you have no idea of how it goes...

The word shite was always going to appear as it rhymes with flight.

I'd like to see more positive words used by your good self and your partner in rhyme.

What about "polite, right, alright, delight, excite, good night".

:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 11:47:57 am
Working them Angel Delights?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2012, 11:49:00 am
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on April 20, 2012, 11:45:24 am
The word shite was always going to appear as it rhymes with flight.

I'd like to see more positive words used by your good self and your partner in rhyme.

What about "polite, right, alright, delight, excite, good night".

:)


its all about context... ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 20, 2012, 12:35:57 pm
Quote from: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 11:47:57 am
Working them Angel Delights?

I hope I've delivered some motivation and inspiration there. :-X
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 12:45:29 pm
Tell you what, I will have a go at doing The Trees in a fanboi stylee, see how it sits....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 20, 2012, 12:49:46 pm
Quote from: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 12:45:29 pm
Tell you what, I will have a go at doing The Trees in a fanboi stylee, see how it sits....

Sounds a good idea.

Seriously, give up your day job and go and become a comedy writer at the BBC.  8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 13:18:55 pm
The Trees

Lyrics: Jonners and 98% of very happy Rush fans currently
Music: The greatest band ever

         
They're the bestest and the loudest
         They are double the bees knees
         From the maple leaf countryside
         And us blokes they always please

         The trouble with the haters
                                     (And they're quite convinced they're right)
                     They say we fanbois are all softies
                     And we lap up the new sh1te
                     But some blokes cant help their feelings
                     If they like the sounds Rush make
                     And we wonder why the haters      
         Cant enjoy whatever's made

         There is trouble on the website
         And we think that Slim has fled
                      As the haters scream "regression"
                     And the mods just shake their heads

         So the haters formed a union
         And demanded Rush retire
         They say the band is just too greedy
         But they're talking utter sh1te!
                      Now there's more recording sessions
         And the fanbois have gone "phwooooaaarrrrrr!!!"         
         And we hope they'll do a sequal
         That rocks, rolls and soars!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 13:22:55 pm
Apologies for the absolutely randomness of the spacing and alignment, for some reason its come out like this and I cant seem to correct it

Still, the sentiment is what counts....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2012, 13:42:39 pm
sickening ......:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on April 20, 2012, 14:42:15 pm
Quote from: thefishy on April 20, 2012, 13:42:39 pm
sickening ......:)

....yet brilliant. Well done. :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 14:56:01 pm
Jonners:Bringer of balance
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2012, 15:34:02 pm
and another

Freewill
Lyrics Fish/Peart ( A lovely MAn)
Music Rush They rawk and kick ass

There are blokes who think
That Rush are all washed up no chance !            
They post of all the horrors
We play air guitar and dance

We love Where's My Thing
Romance with Al's strings
The new stuff is warmly received
Their words are unkind
Neil's solo's maligned
If they hate Rush then why don't they leave            

You can choose to mock geddy but we just love his voice
We just hate when you deride coz we just love the boys
We think  they can go on for years and thats a bitter pill   
We think they're great and that is clear
No way they're going downhill

There are blokes who think
That they have finished with this band
They;re dumb and we don't like them
We buy tickets cash in hand                        

All entertained
But they just complain               
And get all us real fans irate                                    
Why not embrace               
That threads are a place
To tell each other Rush are just great         


Why the fuss
And all this unfairness
Rush perfect so why mistreat
We will defend
Until the bitter end
The new album will make us complete   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on April 20, 2012, 15:42:13 pm
Gushingly lovely.

I feel soiled
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2012, 16:25:35 pm
Red Sector A

Lyrics Fish/jonners inspired by Mr neil Peart
Music mr lee and Mr Lifeson

I'm just so glad that i'm alive
Another album out in June helps me survive

Undermines and calls of gay
Detractors, now just go away
Posting hate and spoiling fun
You don't like Rush..unlucky son               
I clutch Headlong Flight.. its what i really need
The bass is just unreal...the guitar is just ideal
Hoping that the forum is agreed
I'm turning up the volume my ears will bleed

Hating Rush insanity
No need for profanity
They tour for weeks and months go by         
Pearts a hero.. he wrote Far Cry

I hear the sound of postmen at the garden gate
Are the concert tickets here? Any money left for beer
Would I rather watch big brother? No way mate!         
But I mustn't read slims posts and take the bait!

I just can't wait to see them live
Are Rush the only decent rock band still alive ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 21, 2012, 11:28:53 am
Excellent!! and dare I say you've uncovered potenial for a complete rewrite of the Rush parody canon Steve lol
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 21, 2012, 12:16:55 pm
Spirit of Radio

Begin each day hearing Geddy's voice
Just sublime and so conducive
I love that Peart's such a reclusive
And don't care if he's in some moaning mood

Stick on a song and crack out a load
There is glue over my fingers
But Neils lyric ever lingers
An outstanding blogger in his happy solitude      

Invisible air bass at concerts is rife
Clockwork angels has given us new energy
Devotional feedback is how we draw our strength            
Sharing a gift beyond price, our fab three         

All this tomfoolery slagging off their music      
Just gets me so downhearted
Just don't get me started                              
I'm really just sick of  this dishonesty yeah dishonesty      
We like to believe in the greatness of  Rush music                              
But unfunny rises and parody surprises
Shatter all the forum's air of pleasantries            

And words of their profits don't really bother me at all
Tour this fall
And tickets sent round by postmen.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on April 26, 2012, 17:01:32 pm
Lakeside Park

Lyrics Fish/Jonners
Music Lee/Lifeson


Fanboi rawkers all worship BU2B
Compressed poor sound and a lack of melody
A thousand setlist blunders, what the hell's the score
They pocket all the silver, no wonder you feel poor

Lost the spark,  dont want the bloody Trees
Jump the shark,  so many parodies
Tuneless shite, Headlong Flight                              
The fanbois play it every night

Days of dull rehearsals, leave out all our faves
No chance of Open Secrets, Peart gets the blame
Fish drinks Jacky Daniels, Jonners on the beer
Caravan is tragic, and Ianb's just a queer

Fans all in a lather, on the album release day
Sitting by the door waiting for parcels sent by Play
Geddy vocals are a screech, words don't hang together
Though its just an hour long it seems to last forever   

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on April 26, 2012, 18:01:11 pm
Quote from: thefishy on April 26, 2012, 17:01:32 pm
Lakeside ParkFans all in a lather, on the album release day
Sitting by the door waiting for parcels sent by Play
Geddy vocals are a screech, words don't hang together
Though its just an hour long it seems to last forever


Inspired stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 15, 2012, 16:12:25 pm
Cold Fire

I got home after midnight         
Three long hours of unconditional guff            
Wife said "Sure seat price is boundless
You can't push my wallet that far
I said "Rush are so redundant"
Don't want to stand up in these balconies
She said "Headlong disappoints me"
Don't care how complex bass riffs are                           

Won't be around
Got beers to down im at the bar                           
An awful sound
And clunkers like Countdown

Was up just before sunrise
Started getting tickets on the phone
She said  "Sure you're William Shatner?"
And get seats i don't want to stand
I said read the terms and conditions
I don't understand The speed of Love
She said "This is just a duff song"
It really should be banned

Where is the bar
Clockwork Angels just a bag of shit its time to retire
Presto was fine
The best thing to do with Vapor Trails is start a bonfire
It gets me down
Peart sees a nail in his bike front wheel he's got a flat tyre            
Oh fecking hell
Taking the piss and writing parodies just causes fan ire   

Won't be around
Cos Snakes and Arrows went too far
Peart's just a clown
Never smiles just frowns
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: ianb on May 22, 2012, 23:38:00 pm
Quote from: thefishy on April 26, 2012, 17:01:32 pm
Lakeside Park

Lyrics Fish/Jonners
Music Lee/Lifeson


Fanboi rawkers all worship BU2B
Compressed poor sound and a lack of melody
A thousand setlist blunders, what the hell's the score
They pocket all the silver, no wonder you feel poor

Lost the spark,  dont want the bloody Trees
Jump the shark,  so many parodies
Tuneless shite, Headlong Flight                              
The fanbois play it every night

Days of dull rehearsals, leave out all our faves
No chance of Open Secrets, Peart gets the blame
Fish drinks Jacky Daniels, Jonners on the beer
Caravan is tragic, and Ianb's just a queer

Fans all in a lather, on the album release day
Sitting by the door waiting for parcels sent by Play
Geddy vocals are a screech, words don't hang together
Though its just an hour long it seems to last forever



Its funny that you think that Fishy... I saw this and thought of you!

Ooh! Suits you sir!


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cannes+red+and+black+fish+tail+dress&view=detail&id=E2266330D302B3A9EA2BB2E67C9862F2DD65B025&first=61&FORM=IDFRIR


Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on May 23, 2012, 00:03:06 am
Quote from: thefishy on April 26, 2012, 17:01:32 pm
Lakeside Park

Lyrics Fish/Jonners
Music Lee/Lifeson


Fanboi rawkers all worship BU2B
Compressed poor sound and a lack of melody
A thousand setlist blunders, what the hell's the score
They pocket all the silver, no wonder you feel poor

Lost the spark,  dont want the bloody Trees
Jump the shark,  so many parodies
Tuneless shite, Headlong Flight                              
The fanbois play it every night

Days of dull rehearsals, leave out all our faves
No chance of Open Secrets, Peart gets the blame
Fish drinks Jacky Daniels, Jonners on the beer
Caravan is tragic, and Ianb's just a queer

Fans all in a lather, on the album release day
Sitting by the door waiting for parcels sent by Play
Geddy vocals are a screech, words don't hang together
Though its just an hour long it seems to last forever


brilliant guys
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: ianb on May 23, 2012, 00:41:23 am
Quote from: NeilP on May 23, 2012, 00:03:06 am
brilliant guys


Ah come on Neil... I had you as man of culture of education.. with a degree and that!

Please don't come down to this level.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 23, 2012, 12:54:58 pm
Quote from: ianb on May 23, 2012, 00:41:23 am
Ah come on Neil... I had you as man of culture of education.. with a degree and that!




he knows good stuff when he reads it... 8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: NeilP on May 23, 2012, 15:24:16 pm
Quote from: ianb on May 23, 2012, 00:41:23 am
Ah come on Neil... I had you as man of culture of education.. with a degree and that!

Please don't come down to this level.  ;D ;)


I have 3 degress mate and one isn't in literature, this is good stuff though I've consistently thought. ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 23, 2012, 17:43:11 pm
yes i think in decades to come people will look back on this thread and just sit and wonder :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on May 24, 2012, 15:40:26 pm
Quote from: NeilP on May 23, 2012, 15:24:16 pm
I have 3 degress mate and one isn't in literature, this is good stuff though I've consistently thought. ::)

Hoo-ooh Haa-aah
Haa-aah Hoo-ooh
Precious moments
....

but I digress...or is it "degress"?  ::)  ;) this thread is hilarious most of the time...not that I could do any better....far from it! Maybe a case of life imitating Art ....law of diminishing returns ...a series of e-mails and texts bolted together rather than jamming together over a few pints
Old parodies good...new parodies ....? I dunno...whaddya think? ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 15:49:34 pm
Old Parody material good, new parody material absolutely shocking

We have tried and tried and tried with stuff post Counterparts RTB and it is simply impossible to do anything with

NP's writing style has changed massively, and i feel Fish and I are in a great position to comment, having poured over the lyrics of hours and days on end at times. Now, 5 words tumble out where 1 would have sufficed, there is huge amounts of repetition, and very little in terms of simple rhymes and couplets.

So, for example the Trees and Red Sector A are a joy to use, Caravan is simply impossible
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 24, 2012, 15:58:38 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 15:49:34 pm
Caravan is simply impossible


Nah, I dont buy that. How's this for the opening line....

In a word shit, feckin' ell fire
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 16:08:38 pm
carry on....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 24, 2012, 16:24:51 pm
trying to remember how the bloody song goes is another downfall of the newer stuff...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 24, 2012, 17:44:55 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 16:08:38 pm
carry on....


You asked for it.

Caravan

In a word shit, feckin ell fire
He's wearing flares and eyeing up cars
I stand watching the police drive by

The caravan gypsy bastard
The dirty thieves, they're shitty
The caravan, pikey bastard
Get on your way, damn blast!
Get on your way, damn blast!

He can't stop nicking things
He can't stop nicking things

In a nicked car, feckin ell fire
Going where he wants instead of where he should
He goes out pissing in the shadows
And perhaps a crap, he smells so shitty
He is a young man who does no good

A chance to break his zip on his pants
The caravan gypsy bastard
He's wanking through my neighbourhood
Get on your way, damn blast!

In a word, his brain is so small
He can't stop nicking things.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 17:53:11 pm
Bravo!

Nice consistant theme, not a hint of anti Rushism, plenty of swearing, and full marks for the phrase "damn blast"!

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: döm on May 24, 2012, 17:55:50 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 17:53:11 pm
Bravo!

Nice consistant theme, not a hint of anti Rushism, plenty of swearing, and full marks for the phrase "damn blast"!


Yes the subject matter is right up your street as well, as I remember !
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on May 24, 2012, 17:56:55 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 24, 2012, 17:53:11 pm
Bravo!

Nice consistant theme, not a hint of anti Rushism, plenty of swearing, and full marks for the phrase "damn blast"!

I am honoured O Lord of the Parody.

It's hard to polish the proverbial turd.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 13, 2012, 17:01:08 pm
one of the new batch

Wish Them Well

Next tour is the last so say farewell
Next tour is the last so say farewell

Album release caused a bit of a frenzy
Slim's not angry and he's satisfied         
Even the fanbois, the tight and the keen ones         
They heard the Garden and they all cried

Don't  thank Neil get out his way         
Jumps on his bike and runs away         
Can't say hello you wonder why
The gig is done he waves goodbye   

People may judge him as a bit of a Percy
All the fanbois he would rather spurn
His bloody solo just have to give up on
Nine minutes long its a big concern

BU2B is so wrong
Carnies offends and it just pongs                        
Headlong Flight is too long
The Garden's not worth claiming as a song         

Even though the touring is hell
Gotta keep going               
Help pension pots swell

Hope the tickets sell
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 19, 2012, 12:29:28 pm
The Wreckers

The album bores            
No more we implore
Now we know that Lee is to blame   
Oh, his songs are so lame

Headlong Flight
Does it end tonight?
Geddy's vocals they sound like a train            
Sedation takes away the pain
                     
All i know is that IanB is just a big fairy
His opinions appear to be skewed
All i know is that Alex is losing his hairy      
Looks like baldness is going to come true         
All i know is the setlist is going to be samey
And each time Peart ignores you

Fan packs abound
But a dreadful sound
Clockwork Angels a bit of a chore
Oh. whats The Garden for  ?

Back to form ?
Response is lukewarm
Peart lacks any kind of rapport            
Quick wave then out the back door
   
All i know is that Simmers saw Neil on a ferry
Happened years ago but still he feels blue      
All they play are enorno domes that are airy
Cost you eighty quid plus for a pew
And i know that car park rates are quite scary
And spending hours stuck in a queue            
If they play the whole album they need to be wary
Cause most folks will head for the loo
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 20, 2012, 09:55:47 am
Brilliant Fishy.

The last verse in particular was the highest quality.  :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 20, 2012, 14:37:15 pm
have another

ClockWork Angels

We all know that Peart's square
Chucks his sticks into the air
Comic vids and funny lights
Clockwork Angels played all night               

Peart shows displeasure,  doesn't do with improvise
Lerxst hair is a mystery, looks like he's scoffing pies
Ged is a treasure, with a nose that is supersize                     
Clockwork angels, play it all unwise

Clockwork Angels has some songs that ming
Touring with an ensemble, looks like we're getting strings      
The Garden is shite, its dreary dull and bland
Clockwork angels,    then Geddy waves his hand --and its goodbyyyeeee

Looks like Lifeson has no hair
His baldy patch is looking bare
Play the songs you know we love
Snakes and arrows you can shove

Tour time machinery -  bet another DVD is planned
Hands are aways blistery, solo should be banned
Moved to toilet, we bow and undo our flies               
Clockwork angels, give us a break guys

Just so there's no misunderstanding         
With Power Windows we were truly blessed         
Much to love, no need for panning
Peart likes to play drums in his vest                                                                     

Beer just flows once solo starts                        
You just feel like chucking darts
Wonder where else i could be
Sat at home with cups of tea
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Norwegian on June 20, 2012, 21:19:49 pm
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on June 20, 2012, 09:55:47 am
Brilliant Fishy.

The last verse in particular was the highest quality.  :)
I second that ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 22, 2012, 11:13:01 am
and another


7COG

A fan may be aghast ,with an album like this
Melody aimless
Ged's not blameless
Lerxst don't need hairspray, with a noggin like his
Rehearsals and practice                              
Peart is tactless

Standing thorugh the gig monotony
Wonder what the opening song will be                        

No witty stories are told               
The banter just lacks all imagination               
Geddy Lee is quite old                  
An endless barrage of abominations                        
The setlist's stricly controlled               
Unlikely it would seem,  to try song rotation
Punters hit the bar, need resuscitation
Peart's wanting home needing a vacation            

A fan may bruise himself, in a concert like this
Peart wrote the story                  
Recapture old glories                  
A fan could lose his wife, in a concert like this
New muck is endless                                          
It's really offensive                  

Ticket prices higher, i need more dough                        
Just heard The Garden, its an all time low            
                        
Lots of merch to be sold
Alll the dosh goes to the band flotation
The good stuff they just withhold
A tuneless morass leading to frustration
Seven spliffs we just rolled
Fanbois they just cream, like ejaculation                  
Peart never smiles too much concentration
Nip off for a beer is a big temptation                        

Expecting hemispsheres you're out of luck mate
A long  three hours of utter dross is your fate
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on June 26, 2012, 14:12:25 pm
Halo Effect

words fish/jonners


Time for a pee                        
Peart was the cause
A tosser, who's quick on his heels
Don't like intrusion
Directed at him
His solo, i don't want to see      

The Garden just blows
Lee was the cause            
It leaves me a little concerned
But the fanboi brigade
Their trousers they sprayed
Do they know how to play Lock and Key?

Think i might swear
Snakes was the cause
An album that should have be burned
Heinous crime
So full of flaws
Is bollox now, lamentable then

What can we do ?
With words that are dross
No good for some useful pisstakes
Its easy to dwell
On tracks written well
And songs with an easy refrain         

We did show Don't tell
We tried Wish Them well
Back to The Trees again

A biker with clips on his heels...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Vapor Trailer on June 27, 2012, 11:20:32 am
Crackin'  :D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 31, 2012, 15:20:00 pm
Can't have this thread disappearing from view..so

dedicated to jonners and his biking endeavours...



Tricycle Tricycle Tricycle
He wants to ride his tricycle tricycle tricycle
He wants to ride his tricycle
He posts about his bike
The thread's about his tricycle            
If you don't like it  take a hike                        

You say Rush he says shite
You say Snakes he says blight
You say Trails he says hey man
That album should never have been
And he don't like fan bois                  
You say Lee he says voice
He says feck setlist choice                     
You say bored he says Christ
So what the hell is Caravan                  
Once again its Working Man            
But all he wants to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
He's moved up to his bicycle bicycle bicycle
He wants to ride his bicycle
He'll bore you with his bike
He posts about his bicycle
He wants to ride his

Bicycle blog could be coming your way
So look out all you cuties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls and his trousers get sprayed
On the look out for beauties all day
Wash the skid marks and go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
He wants to ride his bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

He says spoke i say chain
I say Neil he says pain
Bell end he says cool it man
They're currently on a tour of America
I say bile you say Freeze
Want a beer i say please
Just relax he says Jesus
When will Kid Gloves be a candidate
How much longer do we have to wait
But all he wants to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
He wants to ride his bicycle bicycle bicycle
He wants to ride his bicycle
He posts about his bike
The thread's about his bicycle
If you don't like it  take a hike   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on October 31, 2012, 15:25:25 pm
what rush song is that?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: pdw1 on October 31, 2012, 15:29:37 pm
wonderful
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 31, 2012, 15:34:01 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 31, 2012, 15:25:25 pm
what rush song is that?


jaysus....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 31, 2012, 17:06:35 pm
Ha ha nice one Fishy!  Bicycle Race was being worked on for future release as part of Feedback II  according to Rushisaband. I think there was a rough demo version of it somewhere
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 31, 2012, 17:10:12 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 31, 2012, 17:06:35 pm
Ha ha nice one Fishy!  Bicycle Race was being worked on for future release as part of Feedback II  according to Rushisaband. I think there was a rough demo version of it somewhere


yeah Peart is a big Freddie Mercury fan...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 05, 2012, 13:35:06 pm
Wish You Were here

So, looks like he just fell, bicycling hell
Dull skies and rain
Needs a tyre resealed cos he picked up a nail                              
Fast as a snail ?      
Likes to play with his bell   
                                             
Buys his pedals at trade keep up with his posts                        
Jumps traffic with ease                        
Wearing lycra's a real breeze                     
Got pants he can change                                                         
At times he's deranged a bitch walks onto the road and gets him in a rage
      
Gatorskins, gatorskins i've got here
You know it ain't no stroll dodging all the pot holes, new tyres i fear
Halford prices they will astound
Guess what i've found  ? a nice low gear
And a soft fat rear
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 05, 2012, 17:24:51 pm
nicely done
Bikers are taking over this town!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 13:09:02 pm
It's that time of year again..

The Xmas Spirit of Radio

Music Lee/Lifeson
Lyrics fish/jonners




Its Christmas day you don't have a choice
Just don't drink and be abusive
Good TV is  so elusive               
Off to Marks and Spencers for a crate of food   

Scoff food all day, hit the home brew hard
Its a grand old time for bingers 
And the kids are always whingers 
Still demanding presents by the bucketload.     

Drunken old grandad, no signs of life                           
Boxing day dismal, overcome with lethargy                                          
Fell off my bike on a gritless pavement                           
Swearing at gits due to ice, hurt my knee                              

All this debauchery making Grandma feel sick
Oh God the old girl's farted
Now the arguings started its really just a question
of who makes the tea, and who broke the tree!

One likes to heave at this awful christmas music
Wrong present sizes and endless sock surpises
Need a blood transfusion due to dysentry

For the birds have been eaten now its mince pies and sherry for all
Cholestrol
And adverts for the start of sales hell. of sales hell. of sales hell
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 13:17:18 pm
ho ho ho!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 13:26:00 pm
will reconvene when the next album is released.......
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 13:31:42 pm
Im sure there are some xmas ones previously, may need a reboot
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 13:35:38 pm
yes last year was Fly By Night.. i think The Trees as well..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 13:36:53 pm
Bravado

Where are the 3 kings?
Dad has stopped all the fun
Santa Claus just a story
And Turkey that is overdone
With the In-laws gone
And television is dross
We must play charades
But I couldnt give a toss



When the tables cleared
And weve had the last mince pie
Grandmas a real softy
Shes pissed on some Stones Ginger Wine
Same old dull Yuletide
I bet on snow and lost
Queens speech was real nice
But the footies off through frost





NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOO



And when the drinking stops
The ads for the Sales are a pain
The Nativity story
Has been washed away in the rain
And the Turkey remains
The receipts have all been lost
We must pay the price
For presents that are dross
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 13:59:17 pm
Bastille Day

i seem to have a thing for dysentry.....


Just been fed, stuffed with cake               
The tree looks good but its a fake
Taunt old fruits with jesus' birth     
Let the mulled wine be unearthed

And we're heading to Christmas Day
The turkey's in,just check its bloody size     
Feel like bludgeoning some poor innocent
Choirs sing , we chow down our mince pies

Smegstained helmet, pants disgrace
No more beer for your fat face
Gin and tonic gran will try         
And crackers you forgot to buy

And we're heading to christmas Day
The turkey's in just check its bloody size     
Bring round the, old monopoly
The Tv's shit the programmes we despise

Guitar bought but never learned
All around us stomachs churn
Hide the farting wind is passed         
Wonder will the bog roll last

For they woke up on christmas Day
Lots of pressies right before our eyes
Clear the bowels due to dysentry               
Toilet duck i've got some multi buys   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 29, 2012, 16:03:25 pm
 :) 8) Thats the Spirit! I may try one myself next week but those were very good as usual Well done!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 16:06:48 pm
High praise indeed!

It helps to have a stock subject matter. The Fish and I tend to focus on the following:-
Boring Drummer
Greedy band
Dysentry

And for the more seasonal parody, things like debauchery, unwanted family guests, and dysentry
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 29, 2012, 16:08:23 pm
....not to mention dysentry
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 16:15:24 pm
There was a brief mid career madness when one of the HYF tracks got "sexed" up, but it all just felt a bit uncomfortable
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 16:31:19 pm
sexual innuendo  also makes for good lyrics..
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 16:34:55 pm
seeing as how its being discussed elsewhere.....forgot this had been done


Cold Fire

I got home after midnight         
Three long hours of unconditional guff           
Wife said "Sure seat price is boundless
You can't push my wallet that far
I said "Rush are so redundant"
Don't want to stand up in these balconies
She said "Headlong disappoints me"
Don't care how complex bass riffs are                           

Won't be around
Got beers to down im at the bar                           
An awful sound
And clunkers like Countdown

Was up just before sunrise
Started getting tickets on the phone
She said  "Sure you're William Shatner?"
And get seats i don't want to stand
I said read the terms and conditions
I don't understand The speed of Love
She said "This is just a duff song"
It really should be banned

Where is the bar
Clockwork Angels just a bag of shit its time to retire
Presto was fine
The best thing to do with Vapor Trails is start a bonfire
It gets me down
Peart sees a nail in his bike front wheel he's got a flat tyre           
Oh fecking hell
Taking the piss and writing parodies just causes fan ire   

Won't be around
Cos Snakes and Arrows went too far
Peart's just a clown
Never smiles just frowns
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 16:35:48 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 16:15:24 pm
There was a brief mid career madness when one of the HYF tracks got "sexed" up, but it all just felt a bit uncomfortable


what was the marmite song  that got very sexed up...??
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 29, 2012, 17:13:48 pm
Finding my way springs to mind
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 29, 2012, 17:21:11 pm
ah yes...  more than sexy...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 01, 2012, 22:46:28 pm
The Trees

There was unrest in the florists
They charged treble for their trees
Need a runner for the  table
Or the wife will be displeased

Uncle Ted's a bit unstable
Full of bitterness and spite
Ethel's much too touchy  feely
Funny, thought she was
a dyke!?

All that fat and cream's congealing 
Got to get the table laid
And I wonder if Aunt Mabel
has turned off her hearing aid?

There is trouble with old Doris
And Dad's dentures all have fled
And a baby screaming  session
Think I'll hide out in the shed

Now the twins perform illusions
in top hats and sequined  tights
Stacey's undercooked the turkey
Boxing day we'll have the shites 

Now there's no more boak suppression
For they've  passed out on the floor
Amidst smog from 80 Regals,
flatulence and snores
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 02, 2012, 15:09:56 pm
bravo..excellent..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 02, 2012, 22:12:00 pm
Cheers Fishy!  Not bad but I could never churn out  a high standard the way you and the Brummie Head Hunter do! Well, if I tried they'd be shit!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 03, 2012, 10:09:39 am
I think that was a fabulous parody. Sticking to the well loved themes of debauchery, dissentry and unwanted guests at Christmas

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 03, 2012, 10:26:12 am
Shorter songs are definitely easier. Had a half hearted stab at Anagram yesterday, now that is one tough song to write a seasonal parody of!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 03, 2012, 10:36:23 am
Anagram..blimey chucking yourself in the deep end with that one.. took a couple of years for us to have a stab at it...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 03, 2012, 11:11:32 am
Couple of "Holy Grail" type songs out there which prooved a bridge too far for a good while

Anagram, You Bet your Life, anything post 2000
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 03, 2012, 11:15:47 am
Quote from: Jonners on December 03, 2012, 11:11:32 am
Couple of "Holy Grail" type songs out there which prooved a bridge too far for a good while

Anagram, You Bet your Life,


yes both very very tricky.. but we overcame..:)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on December 03, 2012, 14:52:06 pm
Trying an Xmas Anagram one - actually not going too badly...  :o
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 03, 2012, 15:26:29 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 03, 2012, 14:52:06 pm
Trying an Xmas Anagram one - actually not going too badly...  :o


is this the one from last Xmas that we never got  :P :P ::)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on December 03, 2012, 16:26:38 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 03, 2012, 15:26:29 pm
is this the one from last Xmas that we never got  :P :P ::)


No - abandoned that one.  It was shite.  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 03, 2012, 17:31:50 pm
Been playing around with this which was a bit of fun but I'm not convinced.  It needs more of a narrative and a resolution. Call it a work in progress

Bastille Day

Though they're fed, they'll still eat cake
There's no end to what they'll take
Fleshy brutes of woeful girth
Sprinkle salt on surf n turf

For they're munching till Bastille Day
From Christmas Eve, a tray of chicken thighs
Feed the gujons to the corpulent
The prawns are peeled and battered, king sized fries

Pigs in blankets, Bouillabaisse
Two poached pears and crepes flambéed
See them plough through their stir fry
A suet pud, stewed apple Pie

And we're  munching to Bastille Day
The gelatine we'll strain from wobbly thighs
Rings on fire, Home Gastronomy
The door is sealed, to let the soufflé rise

Lemon tort was never spurned
All around us Agas burn
fried his food, sure ate it fast
but won't forego a cold repast

For they munched on till Bastille Day
A baked sea bream, clams in garlic, prized,
seared, with Bordeaux served in Brasseries
Chowder isn't all that money buys
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 03, 2012, 19:01:37 pm
I've given up on Anagram (for Mongo) and I'm not even going to look at You Bet Your Life its just waaaaaaay beyond me.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on December 03, 2012, 20:25:06 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 03, 2012, 19:01:37 pm
I've given up on Anagram (for Mongo) and I'm not even going to look at You Bet Your Life its just waaaaaaay beyond me.


About 2/3rds through Anagram.  It gets more difficult with every line.  Feel like I'm wading through treacle at the moment, so I'll leave it until tomorrow...  :-\
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 06, 2012, 11:34:59 am
Emotion Detector

(no help from jonners on this one..)

started of with christams in mind then just meandors...

When we rip the wrappings from our presents
We expose some more fecking socks
Just as bad as after shave lotion
For fecks sake can't you get me a yacht
I just need some drink retention                           
And Ianb is just a tool            
We must throw our front door open
And invite in all the fools                                 
Each one gets my disapproval
Then its time to serve up the gruel                                 

Lets make a start with the platter
Stuffing your face just ain't smart                        
Looks like gran is totally shattered            
Sits in her chair and just farts                              
And the kids make a bloody commotion
Hitting grandad with their darts                  

Beef stew is really strange stuff            
Can never get enough               
Some steak is just too tender
My wife's is too tough
Now she wants a new extenstion
She must think that i'm a fool
Sometimes she turns her hand                
To scones too bad they're miniscule
She gots big lashes
And huge nipples thats quite cool                                             

Pants not dry.....
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 06, 2012, 12:02:49 pm
A dysentry free zone!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 06, 2012, 15:59:49 pm
We thought that dysenty deserved its own song...

Music lee/lifeson
Lyrics fish/jonners

Virus transmitted
Sickness received
Making toilet impact
Regretably

Wife showing no sympathy
Eating unhealthily            
My rectum making more kack         
Explosively

My brown eye
Ring piece burning hotter
Poo not gone
Its floating on the water
Need to go
Think i need my mother      
Sad old cow
Will she make contact ?
Might text my brother

Appendectomy ? Colostomy
Seems to me its Dysentry

My motion emitted         
My mother just heaved
Abusing the extractor
Gaseuously

Need some dettol immediately
A change of pants for me
Toilet duck no impact
Curiously                           

Gone to pee            
Dad's missed all the action
Found my mound
Horrified reaction
Stench must go         
No flow will call the plumber
Not sure how            
To get a clean pan
The smell will smother!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on December 06, 2012, 16:02:45 pm
Motion Dectector
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on December 07, 2012, 14:29:10 pm
Right - I've spent enough time with Anagram.  If it doesn't quite "work" technically and I've inadvertently "cheated" with the anagrams, then you're looking a lot closer I have and therefore you're even sadder than I am.  :P  So, bollocks to it, here it is:

Santagram (for drongos)

There are cakes coming out burnt of slackness
Dan winces from snow and ice
We send our needs to Sweden
Micke's native land, damn nice

There is bish and bosh in bishoprics
Their leaders make sad deals
Their cosmic is largely comic
Their revelations are not real

There are some fat oafs at our feast
Taking the best slab of lamb meats
They're turning to the gin
Braising steaks ate, taken with grins

Mr Chris Red Star will have a dream Christmas
Deal's same for Summerland
Simon claps eyes on hot mince pies
Fred, Captain Ron are in for a dance

Take part of Peart/Pratt patter
The brightness of Jonners' shirts
Fishy seeking stake in pee-takings
Rhythmic itch made into mirth

Seasoning is partly ginsen
Not shy Fishy FYI is hi again
He's turning to the gin
Braising steaks ate, taken with grins

Death Thrash will have its haters
Make Jonners snore through his nose
Me and Lee melee around
Lee with Lifeson feels and flows

Flows like snowflakes in December
Bones like James Bond and his end
Different Strings has fine tidings
Note ends well prematurely, yell "Really? Not yet!"

A beer berates from the bar
Head's battered like the Death Star
I turn to gin
Pork scratchings sting my grins
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 07, 2012, 18:15:22 pm
rates at least as stellar....a star at last!


Although....it does read a little as if you've been channeling captain beefheart  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on July 18, 2013, 11:45:42 am
a contribution to the  Alberta flood....

There is flooding in the forest
Its already reached our knees            
For Alberta's deep in the shite         
Can you pass my wellies please

The trouble with my wellies
(I'm convinced they're just too tight)
They say that Lee's just a big softy
He may help them in their plight
Seems that Rush may have some feelings
They'll provide some dosh for spades
And donate some cash for staples
Just as long as they get paid

There is flooding in the forest
And the creatures are all dead
While the people scream "Submersion!"
And to higher ground they head

So there could be a solution
Rush will play an extra night
"Give our cash to all the needy"
And we won't play Headlong Flight
Now they've got more press attention         
I bet it sticks in Peart's craw                           
We've got Feedback Two the sequel
It could be the final straw
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: pdw1 on July 18, 2013, 11:46:55 am
Thank you
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 24, 2013, 14:51:26 pm
Out Of The Cradle"

Keep out his space                                 
He's concerning
Old Peart's face               
It's just gurning

It's just a fact               
No satisfaction
VT  sounds vile
Needing action

Remix seems they're making
Cruddy album but who's to blame
Who's the git with misgivings
It's an album that should burn in flames

Too much energy, lacking inspiration
An hour long, wasting my electricity
Too much time ,is the end in sight?
Shamlelessly mocking
Does Peart drum with some old soup ladle
Shamelessly Mocking
Shamelessly Mocking

Should be banned               
This crocks not able
Fan devotion
Got to question why
Its an album thats just full of sadness
Just Wouldn't even play it for my wife
Won't be smiling after all this blandness
Go out and get yourself a life

Endlessly Mocking
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2013, 14:50:00 pm
How It Is


It's a little chap
That sometimes splashes eveyone
But you wouldn't want it in your tea            
Faith in power windows
Giving way to great elation
It's Jonner's jizz
And it's yours for free                                    

He's not some rowdy gay                  
Dreams of one day leaving Brum                              
He likes to show off his virilty                                 
Only takes a moment
A fertile imagination
Then Jonner's jizz is all that you will see            

It's a little chap
That sometimes splashes eveyone
Andrex rolls always accompany               
Got to crack one out to ease the fanboi irritations
It's Jonner's jizz
And its flowing free

He's not some rowdy gay   
That likes getting taken up the bum   
Feels Power Windows is just perfectly                  
Listening for a moment
Cause for a celebration
Then Jonner's jizz is all that you will see   

Stain upon the stair
Starting to conjeal
Just tell yourself not in the hair                  
Why put yourself through the ordeal
It's Jonner's jizz
Just a cloudy spray
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 06, 2013, 14:54:26 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 06, 2013, 14:50:00 pm
How It Is


It's a little chap
That sometimes splashes eveyone
But you wouldn't want it in your tea            
Faith in power windows
Giving way to great elation
It's Jonner's jizz
And it's yours for free                                    

He's not some rowdy gay                  
Dreams of one day leaving Brum                              
He likes to show off his virilty                                 
Only takes a moment
A fertile imagination
Then Jonner's jizz is all that you will see            

It's a little chap
That sometimes splashes eveyone
Andrex rolls always accompany               
Got to crack one out to ease the fanboi irritations
It's Jonner's jizz
And its flowing free

He's not some rowdy gay   
That likes getting taken up the bum   
Feels Power Windows is just perfectly                  
Listening for a moment
Cause for a celebration
Then Jonner's jizz is all that you will see   

Stain upon the stair
Starting to conjeal
Just tell yourself not in the hair                  
Why put yourself through the ordeal
It's Jonner's jizz
Just a cloudy spray


You sure tossed that one off quick
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 06, 2013, 16:12:57 pm
crikey...

Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Matt2112 on November 06, 2013, 16:19:40 pm
Absolute vinegar masterstroke.  ;D
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Night Flyer on November 06, 2013, 17:58:03 pm
Brilliant  8)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 07, 2013, 04:12:49 am
Jonner's Slather (Jacobs Ladder)

The crowd despaired, poor cattle
Of his dark and brooding phallus
Oozed end swollen, horn proud
Shockwave flight of spray seed pouring
flow is ominous
His japs eye premature
Jonners balls are rumbling
Stain resistant are you sure?

All at once,
The crowds faint hearted
Milt streams down
In flight a token scream

the keyboards capsize
Jonners glue has baptized
Their t shirts now are shining
With his magic fanboy creams...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 07, 2013, 09:20:04 am
excellent  :)

bit worried at this  being posted @3 in the morning tho :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 07, 2013, 09:43:17 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 07, 2013, 09:20:04 am
excellent  :)

bit worried at this  being posted @3 in the morning tho :)


We can't all be perverted geniuses like you....some of us have to work at it  ;)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 07, 2013, 10:09:04 am
were you "up" all night  ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on November 07, 2013, 10:21:08 am
All this has a certain Tracey Emin feel to it all
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 07, 2013, 10:59:31 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 07, 2013, 10:09:04 am
were you "up" all night  ?


I do find it hard (to sleep)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 27, 2013, 16:55:04 pm
yes Xmas is almost upon and it's that time again....
(obviously drinking and driving is not a good idea)





All that we can do is drink and drive
All that we can do to stuff ourselves is eat mince pies      

Jaggy pines, is Santa gay ?
Genitals, must put them away               
The credit card's been overdone
The cranberry sauce is yukky son..

I hate this whole expense, get socks don't really need            
Peace and quiet is ideal, leave the country has appeal         
Coping with the in-laws, c***s indeed
Boxing day tomorrow, the sales stampede

Christmas no humanity                  
Families cause profanity
Dazed and weak New Year goes by                           
Its back to work i just want to cry

I heard Santa's a liar and he's not that great
Seems i have some presents here, is it more pyjama gear ?
For my granny and my mother stay up late
Been knocking back the vodka, can't stand up straight

Is this the last of the mince pies ?            
Try watching Xmas telly shows and stay alive !
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Night Flyer on December 12, 2013, 17:46:46 pm
Just seen ths Fishy and one is humbly doffing one's hat.  8) Excellent.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on December 16, 2013, 15:06:08 pm
expect another either next Xmas or if a new album appears...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 14, 2014, 06:05:24 am
I take it only official studio releases count then....He said....hoping against hope  :-*
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2014, 15:02:54 pm
is there an unofficial studio release somewhere  ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 14, 2014, 15:11:15 pm
Yeah I didn't make that clear did I...as opposed to unofficial live releases...any excuse for a new parody  :)
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: pdw1 on March 14, 2014, 15:42:05 pm
Can we have a parody of LVS?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2014, 16:23:20 pm
Quote from: Bisto on March 14, 2014, 15:11:15 pm
Yeah I didn't make that clear did I...as opposed to unofficial live releases...any excuse for a new parody  :)


we need either a new album or one of the members to do something in their private lives that will inspire us to song... or another box set which is released for purely money purposes...
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2014, 16:23:49 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 14, 2014, 15:42:05 pm
Can we have a parody of LVS?


VSL ?  how's that  ?
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on March 28, 2014, 14:48:07 pm
and in anticipation of R41..

Forty one years ago, it was a decent show
No comedy vids you'd be seeing
Lately it's just been a waste, overlong and lacking taste   
Set list surprise, won't be hearing


A new tour is the word
A new show full of t@rds
Will any old stuff re-appear
Admission price will be sky high
VT tunes will make you cry
They're playing all of bloody Fear !            

Watch his anger rise                                 
When Peart does arrive               
Belting pots and then gets going
Another show to do
Limelight don't count as new               
They don't mind, pensions are growing         



The end of this cash cow, hairlines receding now
Has Lifeson recently been weighed ?      
The banter is stale, Snakes was an epic fail
Pray to God it won't be played.            
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on September 20, 2014, 10:21:19 am
There is unrest in the country
Thought the Indy vote a breeze
But the result wasn't quite right
And now poor Salmonds's on his knees

The trouble with the pollsters
(And they got it about right)
They say the turnout was  quite lofty
Lots of voting on the night         
But the SNP are reeling
What a cock up they have made
Seems the nation's turned the tables            
It's the end of their crusade            

There is trouble in the country
Is the SNP now dead  ?   
As wee Alex's screaming "Freedom"            
Tossed the towel in now i've read

So the Scots stayed in the union
And they've got themselves more rights
These powers should be speedy            
And the future's looking bright         
Now i've just got one more question
What if it had been a draw ?
We'd have had to have a sequel
That's run
Denis Law.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 29, 2014, 12:24:00 pm
R40 and possible sping tour.. must be parody time again...

Red Sector A

Heard the news next spring they're playing live
Topping up the pension pots to help them to survive

40 years they're turning grey               
'Bout time they just went away
Peart plays he waves and runs
You bought VT , unlucky son

Lifeson up on stage just watch his hair recede
Geddy's singing's  not ideal               
Peart's just abrupt i feel               
Another DVD is what we just don't need            
Boundless lame releases and endless greed

Ticket price insanity
Pray for some reality
The cost of seats has gone sky high
Your credit card                  
Just wave bye bye

Tried to get a seat but think i'm just too late
I'm on Ticketmaster here                                          
Could be last tour of their career ?                                             
For me and my girlfriend, it was a date         
But now i have to tell her that i'm not straight

Rehearsing for a year helps us play live
Money-making tour that's just so bad and ill-contrived
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2014, 14:30:21 pm
right  seems we're well on the way to Xmas so it's that time again..

Lyrics Fish and Jonners

Lakeside Park

The  TV Is appalling
Waste of License fee
UK Weather's Freezing
The same old malady
A thousand parents wonder
Will kids ask for more?
A pocketful of silver
And now were classed as poor

Christmas Break
Will the oldies Freeze?
Christmas Break
Too many bloody trees            
Stale Mince Pies
Broken  lights
Whining kids cause family fights

Days of festive tedium
Grandma overstays
Fights over drink drive limits
The tinsels up in flames
Drinking all my Black Grouse         
But leaving all the  beer            
Boxing Day is tragic   
Then its followed by New Year

I've been in a lather
It's the twenty fourth today
Working on my table plan
And festive lights display            
Buying presents is a bitch               
In this shitty weather      
Jack Daniels is my remedy
Seems Xmas lasts forever
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on February 04, 2015, 15:35:07 pm
New tour, riduclous prices..must be time again for a parody

Marathon

Words Fish/Jonners

It's time to have one more go
To try and put on a show      
If you want to get a seat            
Wave your card and then you'll greet
More than just revival            
More than just rehash         
More about the bottom line         
It's about hard cash      

Have to leave something in my will         
The heartbreak of the tax bill
Got to show a brave face
As we to struggle to fill the place
More cash for your admission         
It's just plain simple greed
Half ten is the finish time
Neil then has a burning need
For a bike run

You'll be aghast                                             
At all the cash amassed                     
Nothing new inspires the blight
You get from these guys
Set Prices High
Then watch the comments fly
To the geeks its frightening
He dashes to pay
But the website dies

Over the years they have slowed         
But they keep going out on the road
The inspiration's died
Lots of songs they've just not tried
It's a three hour long performance
Where the hell's the spark
Need more than just a bloody sign                     
Got to try and find the car park
This is no fun

Reading Peart's books why waste the time  ?                                                   
With the tour he can't be arsed                           
You gonna need cash assistance            
First you need assurance            
Your credit card will last
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Jonners on February 04, 2015, 16:24:30 pm
"Proud father" moment!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on May 07, 2015, 12:06:12 pm
new tour, duff setlist..parody time  :)


Freewill

Seems that Rush are on the brink               
This tour it could be your last chance
Set list of lowly horrors
Expect they got a nice cash advance                  

They've planned it to play things                  
Wih songs that just ming                  
A setlist we cannot believe
The boys aren't inclined
And you'll be resigned                  
To three hours of muck ill-conceived      

The songs they choose and set aside depend on Geddy's voice         
Lots of stuff that is untried, but you don't get a choice
They won't choose songs we revere, so time for beer refill
A dreadful setlist that is clear
Where the hell's freewill
            
Seems the band don't think
The same songs which have no demand
They've forty years behind them
Heading for retirementland      

We all complain
And Peart looks pained
Just don't try and call him your mate
It's a disgrace
Seems the tour won't embrace
Any place for some European dates

Looking at the setlist here it's just a shocking choice
Hoping for some Hemispheres but Ged's not got the voice
Comedy vids will still appear and they just make me ill
Asleep by nine o'clock  I fear
Three hours is overkill


All of us                     
A yell of unfairness
This tour is incomplete                  
We can't attend
With the other bellends
UK week long tour that would be sweet.
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on October 23, 2015, 16:03:53 pm
new DVD, duff clips.... parody time

Words Fish/jonners

And the men who have high voices
Will slowly fall apart
Too old to face reality
Buying it ain't smart
The DVD won't chart

But fanbois ain't the smartest
And they know the songs by heart
No UK tour activity
Peart won't take part
He'd rather play some darts

Lighting crews and soundmen
Peart's lost the heart                  
He's low on personality         
Biking is his art
No chance of a restart

Time to call the chaplain
Can he do the drum part ?
One thing seems a certainty
Peart's off the chart
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 20, 2015, 14:08:16 pm
Red Sector PeArt

All he wants to do is just deprive
All the Uk fans who just wont get to see them live

Little signs of going to play
Staying home, his drums packed away
Shouting fans, his solos done
He's cutting touring down to none               

He's got a barbed wire fence round his drums so i read
You just wonder what's the deal                                                                           
Remember he wrote The Big Wheel
How can Lifeson's hairline still recede ?
Hoping that the cure is smoking weed.         

Fans think its insanity
Drives them to profanity
Ged and Al left high n dry                     
Won't lift a finger                                                                        
He's said bye bye

He hears the sound of postmen at his mansion gates
Is that refrigator here ?                                    
Lots of time to drink cold beer            
No more lengthy touring, so stays up late         
No need to bother now,  with his band mates               

Is Europe going to see them live ?
Or has our favourite band just taken a nosedive ?   
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on November 26, 2015, 16:33:48 pm
Less than a month to Christmas..so it must be Xmas Song Parody time again

Lyrics Fish/Jonners
Music Lee/Lifeson
In the huff  Peart

Got wind that's not surprisng
Christmas dinner was a pain         
There's no swinging with my heavy daughter         
Got presents, pants and socks again            
Dread dessert
Dread dessert   

Sick of this cold bloody weather            
And the in laws such a bore            
I need a pub to walk to               
Its ten beers then hit the floor
Cash deplete
I'm replete

The roast pototoes smoulder
The cranberry tastes like glue
And Boxing Day is lazy
Or spend it shopping in a queue

Got snow but i'm indifferent
Lots of leftovers to get through
I'll just take a sip of my Carlsberg
Turkey curry then for you.               

Boozing under the home bar
Watching all the Xmas Lights
Rip the pages from Peart's books            
Cos he wrote Headlong Flight               
Shred alert
Shred alert

Bleeding raw back passage
Tripped and lost a tooth
Can I face the knowledge            
That my youth's lost to vermouth
G and T  ?
Absolutely!!!
Title: Re: A Setlist Parody of "The Trees"
Post by: Fishy on September 22, 2016, 10:26:30 am
Lakeside Park

Toronto's mayor is calling
A new park after me
We may be old and wheezing
No signs of new CDs
You've got to sit and wonder         
Is there any more  ?
He's pocketed the silver         
Now drumming's such a chore

My new park
Sit here and you'll freeze
My new park
It's full of lovely trees            
Selling guides                        
Career last rites            
Busking songs 'cause money's tight

Peart just loves his freedom         
Writing, rarely shaves                        
This bloke wrote Open Secrets
Now he gets the blame                     
For spending time with his spouse
His bandmates staying clear
He thinks that biking's magic         
So fecks off for a year         

The fans get in a lather
For a tour they all do pray
Hoping that the band
Can notch one final gig display      
But Neil's quite happy on the beach      
Why waste time together                        
His workmates just a memory                     
Your new book's not so clever