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Song Parodies -> "Let's Get to VOTIN'!! 08"

Original Song Title:

"Let's Get It Started"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Black Eyed Peas

Parody Song Title:

"Let's Get to VOTIN'!! 08"

Parody Written by:

Syncronos

The Lyrics

I redid the lyrics to this song which was originally submitted in 2004. It's a tad premature as the vote isn't until November, and I may not get many votes (pardon the pun) but this is a worthy message. So I'll use my 'celebrity' (stop laughing!) to say it: if you don't use your vote today, you can't complain about who gets elected tomorrow. I don't care WHO you vote for, but get out there and VOTE!!!
Let's Get To Votin' in here...

And the race keeps runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and
runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and...

In this time here, this election year, time to get off your butts, and get it in gear
It takes five minutes for you to make it clear, Tuesday's getting near, the time is almost here!
So dispense with your excuses, you have a vote so use it, use your power now, because if you don't? You lose it
Who is the flavor the country's gonna savor?
Which one will we favor? Just wait and see
Don't try to stall it,
It's your shot so call it
Use your voice from north south west east...

[Chorus:]
(Yo) Everybody, (Yeah?) everybody, (Yeah?) polls are open (Yeah!)
No jokin! (Come on)
Get to votin'! (Come on) Get to votin'! (Yeah!) Get to votin'!
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Yeah.

Use the polls! You control!
Don't move too fast, people, just take it slow.
Don't fall behind, the polls are open!
Ya'll hear me talkin'? I'm not jokin'!
Get votin', get to it
Don't worry 'bout it, people will walk you through it.
Step by step, with the new selection
Inch by inch, to a new direction
Transmit votes without correction
It's us who's gonna pick who's gonna win the election!

[Chorus:]
(Yo) Everybody, (Yeah?) everybody, (Yeah?) polls are open (Yeah!)
No jokin! (Come on)
Get to votin' , get to votin' , get to votin' .
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Yeah.

'Cause the race is runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin runnin' and...

C'mon y'all, lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here)
Lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here)
Lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here) Ow, ow, ow!
Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya...

It's for real, here's the deal.
Get down to the polls, cause this ain't no drill (Just)
Use your mind and use your voice
Go down to the poll and make your choice (Just)
Cast your vote and do not tarry! Better do it now, time's getting' scary
Move swiftly, fast and quick
Or you won't get a say in who the country will pick. (So)
Come on now, the polls are open! Let's be citizens, let's get voting!

[Chorus:]
(Yo) Everybody, (Yeah?) everybody, (Yeah?) polls are open (Yeah!)
No jokin! (Come on)
Get to votin' (come one), get to votin' (yeah), get to votin' .
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin' in here.
Let's get to votin' (ha), let's get to votin'
(woah, woah, woah) in here.
Yeah.

Lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here)
Lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here)
Lets say woohoo!
Lets say woohoo! (in here) Ow, ow, ow!
Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya...

'Cause the race is Runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin'...
[fade]
I'm Syncronos, and I approve this message

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Pacing: 3.8
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Matthias - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
It wasn't exactly funny, but it was an important message that you touched on making this an important parody in general. Not many people are voting nowadays, because they don't think that it's important to vote, because with the electoral college choosing however they feel is best the people don't feel like they actually have a voice while they still do.
bobpiecheese - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Pacing was top-notch, though I couldn't acre much for the subject matter though - I'm an Aussie, I'm lucky if I even know the candidates.
Agrimorfee - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A well-put PSA that should appeal to the youth-vote.
Agrimorfee - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
The comment above, obviously, should have been tagged as Artistry, not SOTM.
Below Average Dave - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(Art) Ironically, BEP has done a "Get Out the Vote" tribute of their own, timely--not the most original thing you've done, but serves a purpose and since you stayed out of the realm of pushing any given agenda, bonus points from me.
Rex - October 15, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I'm with the folks who want to add "none of the above" as a choice on every ballot. But a good sentiment - every national election there always seems to be a couple of states that decide their winner by just a handful of votes -- maybe this year it's YOUR state.
Max Power - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
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