Here you’ll find a parody of the song, Rock Around the Clock. with lyrics written by The Freedom Toast. This parody is about the Supreme Court, specifically the three justices appointed by T****. We think you’ll enjoy the clips in this one featuring Monty Python, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Hugo and lots more. Executive Producers for Parody Project Don Caron and Jerry Pender
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LYRICS TO TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
by The Freedom Toast
Roe down, Supreme Court causes a shock
Voting rights gone, the Court causes a shock
E P A foiled, the Court sends out a shock
They’re gonna turn back history’s clock tonight
When the clock strikes one, the noise they’ll make
Burning women at the stake
They’re gonna stop, stop, stop the clock tonight
They’re gonna turn those hands ‘til they point right
Gonna turn, turn back, turn back the clock tonight.
When the clock strikes two, chance of your life
Collect ten grand turning in your wife!
When the clock strikes three, four and five
They’ll kill anyone who is not “pro-life!”
If you survive six, still alive at seven
The Inquisition sends you straight to heaven
Take care when the clock strikes eight
It’s YOU the Supreme Court will terminate
Alito’s inspiration is divine
From the year sixteen sixty-nine
When the clock strikes ten, eleven, twelve
Into the Dark Ages we will delve
ABOUT the SOURCE MUSIC
“Rock Around the Clock” is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym “Jimmy De Knight”) in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 for American Decca. It was a number one single for two months and did well on the United Kingdom charts.
It was the first rock and roll record to reach #1 on the US charts. (Bill Haley had American chart success with “Crazy Man, Crazy” in 1953, and in 1954, “Shake, Rattle and Roll” sung by Big Joe Turner reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart). Haley’s recording became an anthem for rebellious 1950s youth, particularly after it was included in the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle. It was Number 1 on the pop charts for two months and went to Number 3 on the R&B chart.
The recording is widely considered to be the song that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world. The song is ranked No. 159 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Although it was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights on March 20, 1954, Myers claimed the song had been written specifically for Haley but, for various reasons, Haley was unable to record it himself until April 12, 1954.
The original full title of the song was “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!”. This was later shortened to “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock”, though this form is generally only used on releases of the 1954 Bill Haley Decca Records recording; most other recordings of this song by Haley and others (including Sonny Dae) shorten this title further to “Rock Around the Clock”.
In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”
There are sources that indicate that “Rock Around the Clock” was written in 1953, but documents uncovered by historian Jim Dawson indicate it was in fact written in late 1952. The original arrangement of the song bore little resemblance to the version recorded by Haley, and was in fact closer to a popular instrumental of the day called “The Syncopated Clock” (written by Leroy Anderson).
The song was credited to Myers (as “Jimmy DeKnight”) and Max C. Freedman when it was copyrighted on March 31, 1953. However, its exact authorship is disputed, with many speculating that Freedman wrote the song on his own. There were several earlier songs of the title “Rock Around the Clock” (by Hal Singer and Wally Mercer), but they are unrelated to the Freedman/Myers song. In addition, it is sometimes erroneously stated that “Rock Around the Clock” is copied from a late-1940s Big Joe Turner recording, “Around the Clock Blues”. Though the titles are similar, the two songs bear little resemblance. There are many blues songs with the theme of partying or making love “round the clock”, with various actions specified at various hours.
However, the verse melody of “Rock Around the Clock” does bear a very close similarity to that of Hank Williams’ first hit, “Move It On Over”, from 1947. Williams’ song was very similar to Charley Patton’s “Going to Move to Alabama”, recorded in 1929.
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