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Alice in Yahooville

Updated on April 10, 2013

A song based on actual events, and inspired by Lewis Carroll and Jonathan Smith:


Alice in Yahooville

Maybe I'm dense but I'm having a hard time learning how to get along around here:

Everywhere I turn I see a celebration of ignorance that reeks of fear.

I always seem to piss a lot of people off whenever I speak my mind;

They'd rather that I shut up and suffer fools gladly—might as well be deaf dumb and blind.

 

Although it may be true, it's never safe to say that the emperor has no clothes;

No one likes to find out that they've been played—I suppose that might explain my woes.

Folks around here like to shoot the messenger: they're not very fond of change;

And if you're a stranger, better keep it to yourself, because they'll just think you're strange.

 

Yahoo, welcome to yahooville!

Yahoo!

 

You can imagine how Alice must have felt when she fell down the rabbit hole:

Keeping the virtues of reason and diplomacy certainly takes its toll

When right is wrong, smart is dumb, and sanity is insane,

You'd best lay low when the queen comes around if you want to hold onto your brain.

 

Yahoo, welcome to yahooville!

Yahoo!

 

What do you do when you find yourself washed up, a stranger in a strange land,

Where the voice of reason is heard only by horses in a language you can't understand?

Don't ask me, I haven't got the answer, the only thing I can say

Is that I would find a way to join up with the herd, and do my best to learn how to neigh.

 

Yahoo, welcome to yahooville!

Yahoo!

...


-From A Treasuretrove of Trash

© 2007 by JC

Listen to a recording of this song here (opens new window).

Gulliver addressing the Houyhnhnms, by Sawrey Gilpin (1733-1807).  Oil on canvas.
Gulliver addressing the Houyhnhnms, by Sawrey Gilpin (1733-1807). Oil on canvas.

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      Joyus Crynoid 6 years ago from Eden

      Me too Pc!

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      Tony Lawrence 6 years ago from SE MA

      I feel like I have been living in Yahooville my entire life.

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      Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

      oh forgot to tell you, you have to sort of stumble on us hehe. very, very, few. Some look like, sound like, but then ops, something not like. LOL have fun! :D hugs :D

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      Joyus Crynoid 6 years ago from Eden

      Thankee Sa'ge!

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      Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

      I love you! LOL You are absolutely correct, welcome to the strange land, it's a hidden place tucked away in HP. There be a few of us here :D. danced all over them tabs of yours.