Saturday, April 17, 2010

Variation on an ode to an unpronouncable Volcano

The Volcano, in Iceland is fuming one more time,
And for a poet theres a problem for I cannot find a rhyme.
Now Ive been told Ive a talent for the vocal.
but I just cant say the word Eyjafjallajökull

Its twisting me tounge, Its wracking my palete
and its pounding me brain like a hard swung mallet
the eruptions in Iceland but the ash cloud is local
But I just cant say it - Eyjafjallajökull

Its wreckin' me head and its causin' frustration
Unclimbable mountain of tough pronounciation
Im try'n and Im cry'n and I yet might beat it
But Eyjafjallajökull just has me f*cking well defeated

See, Id like to write a poem but its causing me panic
That I cant say the name of that Nemisis volcanic
Tried saying it early, tried saying it later
And I'm down in the dumps - what a miserable crater

Its causing annoyance, thats what its doin'
And like every politician its blowing and its spewin'
And up goes the lava and down come the flights
Eyjafjallajökull gives me sleepless nights

And were queing in the airports, waiting on the planes
Jumping on the ferry boats and racking our brains
The trips been cancelled, the service cut in half
And Eyjafjallajökull is having a laugh

Try it yourself, every murderous syllable,
Torturing your tounge like something evil and killable
Vulcanologists use it, Newsreaders refuse it,
Eyjafjallajökull - why did they choose it

Iceland - A nice land of glaciers and Bjork,
But the banks there are buggered and theirs thousands out of work
The economys battered and bloody and gory
Eyjafjallajökull whats the bleedin' story?

Say it with me reader, lets say it together
Eyjafjallajökull means its dusty auld weather
If you shout it at your screen maybe I'll learn,
Eyjafjallajökull - burn baby burn

Its after going off again, you must be bloody joking,
Wish to high heavens it would give up the smoking,
Travel plans pounded Jumbojets grounded,
Peope must be wishing they could fly the planes around it

I suppose, I should be happy Im not stranded overseas
Because pronounciation problems arent much compared to these
If I knew the right prayer I'd be happy to pray it
Eyjafjallajökull - I just wish I could say it

But saying such a mouthful is troubling and taxing
And me tounge can't cope with an Icelandic accent
For its supercalifragilisticexpialidoc-al
But I cant get my head around - Eyjafjallajökull

And whats it mean, whats the translation,
No one seems to know in the whole United Nations,
Were the victims of nature, its a bit of a farce
Eyjafjallajökull means a pain in the --- neck


(Its Eh-yefe-a lah-joke-el by the way)

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