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Babelfishing Poetry: "You May Be Rocking The Stars"

Babelfishing Poetry: "You May Be Rocking The Stars"

OK, boys and girls, ready or not, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, experiment with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way, "Swinging On A Star" gets Babelfished today. (Watch video of Spooky & Sue's version of the song here. He is from Aruba and she is from London, and they were quite a singing sensation during the 1970s in Holland. Purists can watch a video of Bing's original version here.)

You May Be Rocking The Stars

You want to go to the stars,
moon beams,
and take home a bottle?
Better than you, or you'll like it.

What? Long ears
and interesting animal,
even a penalty to hear.
A strong back and weak mind.
According to just plain silly,
a little stubborn.

Anyway, I hate school.
You can grow.
The drug carries a book.

You are not a pig?
Pig on the ground,
dust on his face,
staining terrific shoes.

Can you get any value?
Where to eat fat and lazy
and extremely rude feelings?

But if you care not
to photograph birds,
you can raise pigs.

You tend to fish? Just fish,
swimming in the stream.
You cannot write
their own name, or a book.

One is a fool
who is just an idea;
though slippery,
he would be arrested.
But, like the kind of life you want,
you can grow fish.

And not all monkeys
in the zoo.
Every day a lot.
So you can see that everyone
depends on you.

You better be;
you may be rocking the stars.

Tags: babelfishing, poem

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