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”
It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter
It feels like years since it’s been here
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
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
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