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Babelfishing Poetry: "Hometown Of The Instant Download"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Hometown Of The Instant Download"

OK, boys and girls, put down that sparkler, 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, get a bit silly with the punctuation, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Independence Day brings to mind patriotic songs.  While I've never been much of a flag-waver, I do think "My Country Tis Of Thee" is a very beautiful song.  (I also like "God Save The Queen," because it has the same melody.)  It is solemn, dignified and grand.  So I offer it as this week's Babelfished song (watch newsreel video of Marian Anderson's historic performance of the song at the Lincoln Memorial here, or watch Crosby Stills And Nash performing the song on the first Tonight Show after 9/11 here, or watch footage of Aretha Franklin singing the song during President Barack Obama's inauguration here, or listen to the Canadian Brass perform an instrumental arrangement here, or listen to iconic American composer Charles Ives' "Variations on America" [my favorite], performed by the University of Michigan Concert Band here).  Happy Fourth! 

Hometown Of The Instant Download

Just, no.
No material state-governed.
3 Fan Head Song.
Where is the father of a dead planet?
Morning land,
free, let the drum come hither.

Hometown of the instant
The name?  I love thee.
I love the river of stones.
Mr. Hill wrote it because of the
private heart,
not bright celebration.

Unnecessary wind.
No-no tree.
Honor the free song called
"Let Moo."
Come breathing.
For me, the rocks break the silence,
open the sound.

His work, no big.
Our fire shelters us.
It is always with us!
Wrote it because they have ailuropoda*.
The world is suspicious.
Residents, railings and light,

* (It's a real word.  Who knew?)

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