Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Oddities of Canton, TX

A couple times per year, the women in my family try to make it out to Canton's First Monday Flea Market Trade Days. If you have never been, it is quite an experience. There are so many wonderful things to be purchased in Canton that can only be purchased there. There are over 100 acres of shopping, some indoors and some out. Cute, handmade crafty items, gift wrap, gourmet food, antiques, collectibles, and many various other items. But my brother-in-law Eric went with us a few years ago and made up this fun game. He would spot a REALLY strange item, look away and then proceed to say, "Does anyone know where I can find a _____________?", and we would immediately try to find the strange item he just described. It was such a catching game that it never gets old. Even though he doesn't go with us very often, we still play this game. So, I thought I would create a lyrical parody as a tribute to the oddities that can be found in Canton, TX. Don't get the wrong should definitely GO to Canton and experience all its' wonder. But this is just a little spoof off the Little Mermaid's song called "Part Of Your World." Maybe I'm goofy, and maybe I'm the only one who will find this funny....but I'm willing to make a fool of myself for this one. Ha!

Part Of Your World Remix

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?

Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?

Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?

Look at this trove
Treasures untold

How many wonders can one cavern hold?

Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything

I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty

I've got whozits and whatzits galore

You want thingamabobs?

I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

I wanna be where the people are

I wanna see, wanna see them Shopping,
Wheeling around on those - what do you call 'em?

Oh – scooters! (even though they can walk)
Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing

Strolling along down a - what's that word again?

Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they shop all day in the sun

Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world

What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?

Bet'cha on land they understand
That they don't reprimand their daughters

  Bright young women sick of swimmin'
Ready to shop

And ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers

What is a puppy, and how much does it - what's the word?

When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that world up above?

Out of the sea
Wish I could be

Part of that world


  1. Kara, this is freakin' hilarious! Loved it!!!

  2. Oh this is SO FUNNY!! I love Canton - my family lives about 35 miles from there so we go to Canton all the time.

  3. Ummmm I LOVE THIS!!! It's been a while since I've been able to get on so I just now saw it and I looooove it. Nicely done.