pahavit (pahavit) wrote,

Babelfishing Poetry: "Forty-Five Volumes Of Steam"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Forty-Five Volumes Of Steam"

Hello! Friday, Friday, Friday! Woo-hoo! *fist pump* 

Oh, wait. It's Black Friday. No one is paying any attention. 


So.  Um . . . who's up for some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, alter the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem? Anyone? Bueller?

So, um, how's about Midnight Oil's big 1988 hit "Beds Are Burning" getting Babelfished today (watch video here)? Um . . . enjoy?

Forty-Five Volumes Of Steam

If the problem persists,
blood trees and desert oaks,
holden wrecks and boiling in the diesel,
forty-five volumes of steam.

Four-wheel scare lovebird.
East Yuendemu Kintore.
Western desert lives and ventilation.
Forty-five, too.

Reasonable adjustments.
The payment of the rent,
payment of our Lord.

Time must be allowed.
In fact, it's real.

They have.
Return to the Father.

Of course!
Our Earth's rotation!

Dance? How?

but I do not sleep
in the bed.


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