The Slice: It’s time to change, rearrange

Let’s welcome the new season with a contest.

Rewrite the following song titles or lyrics with localized references. You might just need to change a word or add one line. And you don’t have to do them all.

Have your entries in my hands by noon Wednesday.

Winners will receive coveted reporter’s notebooks.

1. “MacArthur Park”

Spring was never waiting for us, girl

It ran one step ahead

As we followed in the dance

2. “Feel Like Making Love”

Strollin’ in the park

Watching winter turn to spring

Walking in the dark

Watching lovers do their thing

3. “Green Grass”

Green grass ’round my window

Young leaves that the wind blows

Yes, it’s springtime, golden sunshine

4. “Here Comes the Sun”

Little darling

It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter

Little darling

It feels like years since it’s been here

5. “Daydream”

And even if time ain’t really on my side

It’s one of those days for taking a walk outside

I’m blowin’ the day to take a walk in the sun

And fall on my face on somebody’s new-mown lawn

6. “Groovin’”

I can’t imagine anything that’s better

The world’s ours whenever we’re together

7. “Morning Has Broken”

Morning has broken, like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the word

8. “Beautiful Day”

The heart is a bloom

Shoots up through the stony ground

There’s no room

No space to rent in this town

9. “It Might As Well Be Spring”

I’m as restless as a willow in a windstorm

I’m as jumpy as a puppet on a string

10. “I Dream of Spring”

The world is filled with frozen lovers

The sheets of their beds are frightfully cold

Slice answer: After a desperate dash into a store restroom in New Hampshire, Cheney’s Tom Goold emerged to discover that one of the guys working there had been born at the Fairchild AFB hospital.

Today’s Slice question: Who has eaten the most Girl Scout cookies?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. I’ve been hearing “Basketball Jones” since last Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.”

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