David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "titanoboa pop song"

Ages ago, [profile] cyano requested a poem about the 45-foot long fossil snake Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Think of this as a 50s pop song.

(chorus)
It's forty-five feet long and it's comin' to getcha
forty-five feet long from the paleogene
it's the Titanoboa cerrejonensis,
cold-blooded, hot-tempered,
you got no time to scream

well it's big and it's bad and it's snaky and scaly
and it's strong and it's fast and it's powerful too
it's got a broad head and a mighty-long taily
it's rough and it's tough and it's hungry for you

(chorus)

The dinosaurs done, came the Titanoboa
and it squeezed and it squeezed everything that it saw
and it got a good grip on the things that it wanted
it ruled everything and its word was the law

But all reigns have to end, even Titanoboa's,
and it fell from grace and it went on its way
down into a mine and before you would know it
it turned into fossils that we still have today!

(chorus)
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