A few suggestions for the mock 'Lost' theme song
As long-time readers of the blog know, I enjoying combining "Lost" with my other passion: music. Hopefully a few of you remember "South by South Pacific," a four-part musical written by my wife and myself a few months back. And while Act 5 of said opus is still in the works, we have another similar endeavor dropping today.
As some of you may know, the show's holding a contest to write a mock theme song for the show. The winner gets their song played at Comic Con this year. Pretty sweet, eh? Sadly, I can't actually write music so much as rewrite lyrics to existing songs, but hey, you gotta start somewhere. And while that means none of the below are actually legally qualified to be entered into the contest, the fact that I can't actually sing or play an instrument basically means even original compositions wouldn't live past the written word
But feel free to sing along to the following in any case. I've provided links to each original song in case you're forgotten the melody. We've got epic 70's rock, eccentric 80's pop, and one of this century's seminal pop songs. I apologize to the grunge era for their omission this time around, though we did drop some Pearl Jame during "South." So put on your flannel shirts and stop complaining.
Entry #1: to the tune of Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
Well, I remember that Incident
As if it happened only yesterday
Parked the Dharma van
And carefully went to the Swan build site
And I never felt before
Surer about any decision
Let's detonate this bomb
And a time paradox incite
And now the tunnel's shaking left and right
Radzinsky's work made the place ignite
And we're running and we're gunning all surrounded by strife
Running and we're gunning all surrounded by strife
Juliet! Hold tight!
Juliet! Outta sight!
Though she's bruised and bloody in her deep dark plight
She can see paradise in that blinding light...
Entry #2: to the tune of Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me with Science"
While flying cross the ocean
The plane just broke apart in three
And after the commotion
The two men just would not agree
Mmm-the men of faith and science!
"They stood there in defiance!"
And would not give apology
Locke's discussing destiny
"On fate we should have reliance!"
Jack dismisses miracles
"The group requires our alliance!"
But then Locke became Bentham
And bearded Jack got drunk and cried
Now flying on Ajira
Jack starts to see the other side
Mmm -- to combine faith with science!
And build some new mythology
Entry #3: to the tune of OutKast's "Hey Ya!"
These hippies come mess around
They're landing on my shores
Oh Jacob, what's in store?
They're coming from Ann Arbor
I can't stand to see these hatches
Don't try to fight the Hostiles
Your stupid sonic fence cannot maintain the truce
Thank God for Richard Alpert
And my main man Smokey
Think I'll let him loose...UH!
OK now fellas?
What's cooler than being cool?
(Frozen donkey wheel!)
I can't hear ya!
(Frozen donkey wheel!)
Alright, alright, alright, alright...
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