A Parody of The Sound of Silence.
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LYRICS to ALL WAS IN COMPLIANCE (Confounds The Science Version 3)
Written by Don Caron
It was election time again.
We all said let the games begin.
But this time things got very creepy
and not from Russian stories of peepee.
It was the followers of the president again.
We will explain
‘cause it confounds the science.
It was a most unusual course,
pandemic issues at the source.
Millions of ballots would be cast by mail
and most Republicans thought that would fail.
Eighty percent of them voted on election day
to fear allay,
shifting the vote count science.
So now the votes were in two files;
Day-of, and ballot-mail-in piles.
The first was red the second one was blue.
It was obvious what that count would do.
On election night it would appear 45 had won,
then be undone
once all was in compliance.
And so his people hit the streets
convinced the world was full of cheats.
In Arizona they yelled “Count the Vote.”
In Philly “Stop the Count” is what they wrote.
With the irony of their transparent hypocrisy
for all to see
and it confounds the science.
And then the president went nuts,
proclaiming scores of if-and-buts.
“Election count was rife with fraud,” he said.
(Except for states in which he was ahead).
The lack of logic exceeded by lying to all, boldface.
It’s a disgrace
and it confounds the science.
It’s been a very long four years.
Incessant yapping in our ears
The endless lies from him and all his group
We didn’t realize how low they’d stoop.
But finally now we’ll have a day without his voice
and we’ll rejoice
within the sounds of silence.
ABOUT THE SOURCE MUSIC
The Sound of Silence
“The Sound of Silence”, originally “The Sounds of Silence”, is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon over several months in 1963 and 1964. A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records, and the original ‘acoustic’ version of the song was recorded in March 1964 at Columbia Studios in New York City and included on their debut album, “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.” Released on October 19, 1964, the album was a commercial failure and led to the duo disbanding; Simon returned to England, and Art Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University.
In 1965, the song began to attract airplay at radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout Florida. The growing airplay led Tom Wilson, the song’s producer, to remix the track, overdubbing electric instruments and drums. This remixed version was released as a single in September 1965. Simon & Garfunkel were not informed of the song’s remix until after its release. The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 1, 1966, leading the duo to reunite and hastily record their second album, which Columbia titled “Sounds of Silence” in an attempt to capitalize on the song’s success.
The remixed single version of the song was included on this follow-up album. It was featured in the 1967 film The Graduate and was included on the film’s soundtrack album. It was additionally released on the “Mrs. Robinson ‘EP'” in 1968, along with three other songs from the film: “Mrs. Robinson”, “April Come She Will” and “Scarborough Fair/Canticle”.
The song was a top-ten hit in multiple countries worldwide, among them Australia, Austria, West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Generally considered a classic folk rock song, the song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” in 2012, along with the rest of the Sounds of Silence album.
Originally titled “The Sounds of Silence” on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., the song was shortened for later compilations, beginning with the 1972 compilation album Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits.
Here’s the official original version of The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
Louise, Thanks! I appreciate that you helped out! Don
This song says everything I have been thinking. Thank you for expressing it better than I ever could have.
I would like to “modify” my request for you to do a song on “Count The Vote” (to “Rock The Boat”), as your latest “All Was In Compliance” does MORE THEN ENOUGH JUSTICE to the whole 2020 Election result (it is OUTSTANDING! Would you guys PLEASE CUT AN ALBUM ALREADY?!).
“Count The Vote” should be dedicated to the current army of VOLUNTEER ELECTION WORKERS, AND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ELECTORS (meeting in December, and getting THEIR BALLOTS COUNTED on 01/06/2021!).
Finally an “Updated” version of “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey goodbye” needs to be ready to be blared from Black Lives Plaza in DC as Trump gets frog-walked out of the White House on 01/20/2021! DO IT!
Brilliant! As always! Love your songs!
We’ve had to cancel our payment to you due to reduced circumstances of retirement. We’ve enjoyed your parodies but unfortunately can no longer afford to support you.
The words we’ve waited years to hear – or more aptly – the silence we’ve longed for! Thank you as always for all that you do.
Excellent – thank you, from the other side of the Atlantic! The only problem I can see is that after January 20 you won’t have anyone to sing about… Perhaps you ought to learn about Brexit and apply your multiple talents to that.
Perfect.well done. Thank you