Sky Vermin

Reprinted from Songworm 1

Parody of “Sky Dancer”, words and music by Joey Shoji

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Parody lyrics ©1988-01-31 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Sitting on a curb, strumming my guitar,
I glance at the street, and there, on my car,
I see a shape splatter down from the sky.
Of all the rotten things!
A rat with wings!

Chorus: Sky vermin, banking as you swerve.
Sky vermin, you’ve got lots of nerve!
Soaring way up high,
Unburden as you fly.
Sky vermin!

Landing in the street, pecking at a crumb.
The creature looks up.  It seems awfully dumb.
It hops in place, as though foraging for more.
Its thorough searching done,
It grabs the same one.
(And I think...)


Slowly I get up, feeling slightly ill.
I wipe off my car, thoughts fit to kill.
I shake my fist as the parasite departs.
Its feathered kind will be
My foulest enemy.