Smoky Summer

Parody of “All About Berries”, words and music by Julia Ecklar

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Parody lyrics ©2015-08-23 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

See the summer sunshine filter through the forest fires,
The sun still struggling to shine. 
It's this smoky summer that I find so very strange 
This smoky sullen summertime. 

Chorus: The sun it hangs like egg yolk,
Dim and subdued:
A red-hot coal, or the golden goose's brood.
It makes parks turn pink.
It's a forest's surest sign.
The slightly surreal sunlight of the Spokane summertime
That surely is a forest fire's sign.

There's no stranger setting, no locale that feels so weird,
Fitting science fiction more.
In the whole of fandom, not a single other con
Provides this right outside your door!


When your Worldcon's not as otherworldly as you'd wish,
And the filk has not been fun,
Remember:  There’s no need to take a trip aboard a rocket ship
To walk beneath a strange new sun!

For final chorus, leave off “the sun”.