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Song Parodies -> "Political Candidate"

Original Song Title:

"American Idiot"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"Political Candidate"

Parody Written by:

Ash

The Lyrics

Remember I said I was republican? No more. I'm part conservative, part moderate. This kinda proves it.
Don't wanna be a political candidate
Don't want a nation that's under a new management
And can you hear the sounds of dementia?
The debates they will all screw America

Welcome to a whole new creation
Where we debate about the nation
Kerry flops too much to be okay
Bush will only dream of tomorrow
They're not the ones we're meant to follow
Is no one gonna argue?

Well maybe I'm the new one, America.
I'm not part of a Lib'ral agenda
But I'm sick of that Conservative slander
So watch out for some mod'rate paranoia

We worry about immigration
All across this alien nation
They're just gonna move here anyway
Kerry and Bush we cannot follow
They're not the ones we're meant to follow
Is that enough to argue?

Don't wanna be a political candidate
One person controlled by some idiot
Bush or Kerry, either is scarier
But moderates could still control America

We worry about immigration
All across this alien nation
They're just gonna move here anyway
Kerry and Bush we cannot follow
They're not the ones we're meant to follow
Is that enough to argue?
This one took longer to write than normal... however I must confess all my work is always hot off the press; I write it while I'm here editing it! lol, so if it doesn't look as good as it could be, don't worry; I'm working on newer and better things as you read this parody!

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Susanna Viljanen - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Check out www.politicalcompass.org - the opposite of liberal isn't conservative, but authoritarian.
Dusty D - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
HAHA! This song is so true! Everyone's just too scared to admit it. I really like this song, I can't even imagine how good it would be if it was polished. Good Work!
Johnny D - October 12, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS but right on!!
drewster the rooster - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
nice, only problem is u used a lot of the same lines as the original, so 5,5,4, overall a good job. jeez chris, tell us wot u really think mate, dont hold back, nice work ash
Ash - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all... Chris, sry u feel that way abt my work. I'm not one who has time for a lot of parodies, so when I submit they aren't always as good as some of my betters that aren't quite appropriate for this site... ;-) I'll keep em comin though! And randomly, Susan, are you a liberal?
Adagio - November 02, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - DKTOS, but it's a good read.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Great title but I felt too many of the original lyrics were used. Nice idea, though.
Guy - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS The lesser of two evils is still evil. I get the message even though I DKTOS.
Kristof Robertson - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Cleverly written, but I DKTOS...sorry!
Rick D - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice write, but tired of politics, me.
Agrimorfee - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting take, but doesn't really change the theme of the original.
Melhi - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Always a pleasure and an honor to be treated to a look through someone else's eyes!
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) If you don't win, will you demand a recount?
Claude Prez - November 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought "moderate" was what both parties call themselves to try to appeal to the "undecideds"...anyway, DKTOS but keep at it.
Arwen - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--I don't know the original...sorry! =(
Stuart McArthur - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) loved some of the rhymes - I also DKTOS, and gee the election seems ages ago already, but quality writing here
martha - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
do I spot a reference to the Manchurian Candidate here ?? interesting lyric!!
Johnny D - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Peregrin - November 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, and to expand on Stuart's election observation, thank goodness!
Dee Range - November 27, 2004 - Report this comment
DNKOS, but like Rick D., I am tired of political parodies...
John Jenkina - November 28, 2004 - Report this comment
If you are arguing for a third party, I could support that (just not Ross Perot, Ralph Nader or other such narrow-minded candidates).
Spaff.com - November 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Ash, I totally understand if you wanted to vote "none of the above" this go-round. (And Martha, don't you mean "The Midlandian Candidate"? Heh heh.)
2nz - November 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Very pointed and direct parody, Ash. I enjoyed 'mod'rate paranoia' especially.
Meriadoc - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I quite liked how you rhymed scarier and Americer (well, almost rhymed them.. :-D )
Paul Robinson - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good read, Ash, but DKTOS for me...
Robbie G. - February 20, 2005 - Report this comment
not bad...i quite njoyed it but it kinda had the same theme as the original
Doug - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
About the politicalcompass.org thing...liberal is not the same as libertarian. Conservatives can be authoritatian or libertarian, and the same with liberals.

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