The Singing Sri Lankans

Tamils Sing Way Into Canada

by nonamedufus

VANCOUVER (SLINGS AND ARROWS) – After being turned away by country after country a boatload of 490 Tamil migrants was finally allowed to land on Canada’s western shores several weeks ago only after they sang their way into the country.

Tamil spokesman Nhoj Revned tells Slings And Arrows that Immigration officers told him and his fellow countrymen they had to demonstrate their singing abilities in order to enter Canada.

“Celine Dion is so yesterday and we’ve disowned Justin Bieber,” said one unnamed immigration official. “Now we need something new, something fresh.” Luckily the migrants were all members of the Sri Lankan Choral Society and had been singing their own versions of John Denver songs to pass the time on their long voyage. It was the following re-make of Country Roads that clinched things for the singing Sri Lankins:

Almost heaven, West Vancouver

There’s some mountains and the Fraser River

Life is good here, can I have some tea?

Can you take me in today, I’m a refugee

We’ve got loads, take us home

To the place, I be-long

West Vancouver, not Sri Lanka

Take us home, we’ve got loads

All my mem’ries are of Buddha

Island nation, no stranger to blue water

But there’s terror, things that make me cry

And they’ll shoot ya, right between the eyes

We’ve got loads, take us home

To the place, I be-long

West Vancouver, not Sri Lanka

Take us home, we’ve got loads

I hear your voice, in the morning hours you call me

“Turn around, go back, to your home far away”

And drivin’ home the point I get a feeling

That this all happened yesterday, yesterday

We’ve got loads, take us home

To the place, I be-long

West Vancouver, not Sri Lanka

Take us home, we’ve got loads

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