Thursday, January 28, 2010

Her name was Lola...

... she was a Sinosauropteryx,
With colored feathers on her head
Stripes of black and white and red.

She would meringue
And feast on raw meat.
But while she watched the feathers grow
They were always just for show.

She'd stay up late at night,
Trying to take flight
While the T-Rexes and the raptors
All learned how to fight.

In the Cretaceous,
Cretaceous-era
The hottest thing til the Sahara
In the Cretaceous,
Cretaceous-era
Sharp claws and slashin' were the latest fashion
But feathers?
'head of her time.

Her name was Lola,
She was a Sinosauropteryx,
But that was 100 million years ago
Before the disco balls did glow.

Now it's a blingfest,
But not for Lola,
Still in her fossilized mud bed
Faded feathers on her head

She lays there all alone
And Idol never phones
In the age of rhinestones and sequins
She is left with bones.

In the Cretaceous,
Cretaceous-era
Sharp claws and slashin' were the latest fashion
But feathers?
Go take a look.
You're on the hook.
Write me this book.

8 comments:

Ann Finkelstein said...

I was going to post about colored dino feathers today, but I can't top this. Can't even come close.

Back to revisions ...

cath c said...

you just did write this. now all you need is an artist.

cath c said...

brilliant, btw.

deborahfreedman said...

Yes, I think you have it written!

nathaliemvondo said...

I was singing along... :D

J. Thorp said...

you are a flippin' comic genius, coach, and we are all your fans.

Jacqui said...

cath and deborah, no, no, I meant one of you should write it WELL. Like, in real meter.

Ann, glad I could interrupt revisions.

Thanks, Nathalie!

Thorp, you flatter me.

Jacqui said...

Sweetest update ever:
I got an email from Dr. Stuart Kearns, one of the authors on the original feathered dinosaur paper. A colleague found my blog and showed him this song. Dr. Kearns apparently has a Jacqui's Room sense of humor, because he wrote to say he thought it was "brilliant" and to direct us to this article, on which you can see what Lola might have looked like (an artist's rendition).

I love the internet!