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Song Parodies -> "High Treason"

Original Song Title:

"The Reason"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Hoobastank

Parody Song Title:

"High Treason"

Parody Written by:

EmiLoca

The Lyrics

I'd like to take this time to apologize once and for all for my country. This whole torture in Iraq thing is embarassing the red, white, and blue out of me. I hope this song isn't too controversial...it's about as controversial as I get, anyway.
I'm from a perfect nation
There's nothing that Americans regret
All my twisted temptations;
I never thought that they might be upset
And so before I go I must explain
Maybe I won't be detained

Performed high treason, that's me
I've embarrassed our country
I'm hated for all that I do
Claims of pointless abuse

I'm sorry, my dear country
I didn't want those pictures on display
And I'm sorry Mr. Rumsfeld
I think that Bush is sending you away
He'll be the one to end your great career
(Because it's election year)


They've got some pictures of me
Of much authenticity
They all want to know what we do
Claims of pointless abuse [x4]

I'm from a perfect nation
But I din' think that they would be upset
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me
To show some humility
And though that's not what we Yanks do
There's those claims of abuse

I've found a reason to go
I'll move away, I've sunk so low
Because all the stories are true
All the claims of abuse
PLEASE post a comment. I'll hunt you down. With a pitchfork.

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Ronald Dumbsfeld - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm comin' to getcha, woof woof, snarl, pant pant slobber drool.
Snarl Rove - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll nip your nads you pinko poodle.
Jamie - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
How DARE you. I'm so sorry MY country is embarrassing you by trying to free a oppressed and mistreated people. These wonderful Iraq people you are siding with are using Children as shields strapping bombs to them and them sending them towards our brave troops As for Rumsfield on 911 I remember him staying at the pentagon despite the secret service trying to drag him away to help people where were some of the liberal jerks That's what I want to know
Adagio - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Emi...I don't usually respond to political parodies, etc., but, well, are you from this country? Of course the abuse was wrong and the abusers will be punished...the guilty ones will be punished, not an innocent bystander getting his head chopped off (he wasn't even military). As for the rest, I don't apologize for this country. We are freeing Iraquis from oppression.

(Removing soapbox)
T.J. Spindler - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
okay, i am friggin tired of these political parodies, i vote 555 for all of em cuz they bore me sooooooooooooo much, so i cant fairly vote.....no offense to others of political parodies; (i am one of those people, note my parody where my caps-lock is stuck bush) tj not out
EmiLoca - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh great...well, here I go: Ronald: Hrm, that's interesting. Snarl: You, also, have thoroughly confused me. Jamie: I believe this parody is about my embarassment in the torture, not the "wonderful Iraqi people". I do have a sense of patriotism, but I have little respect for people who misrepresent our country. That's all. Adagio: Again, I believe in freeing the oppressed and serving in the name of justice. Obviously I made a mistake for apologizing for our country. That was probably a little too vague. T.J.: You're right, this is my first political parody too. Everyone else planning on leaving a politically-infused comment: Let me get something straight. I am apologizing for our dishonorable actions.
Adagio - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
:) 'I am apologizing for our dishonorable actions' .....that I agree with!
Jamie - May 15, 2004 - Report this comment
IIf you apologies for our dishonorable actions please continue to do so. I mean because it is so obvious every American did it, every American influenced the very few to abuse their power. So of course it's the US's fault. It's funny how this happen in one week in January the people were then jailed and the court actions were in process. The media had the tapes and didn't show them until this month hmm I wonder why. As someone who actually HAS a brother over there I must say our troops, our president, their actions, make me proud Feel free if you don't agree to take a flying leap to France
EmiLoca - May 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Jamie: Actually, I don't agree with you. I don't think all of our actions are to be proud of. As a very powerful country we need to have a sense of humility, don't you think? I don't think I'm doing anything wrong by apologizing for people or actions that make the majority look terrible. Please stop extremizing the situation, which, if I may remind you, is the fact that you disagree with lyrics in the parody I wrote. As for France? I'll think about it. I wonder what the airfare would be for a flying leap.
Kat3 - May 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I agree with Emi i don't really respond much to politics it wasn't right for them to do that I am also embarrassed by the actions those troops took the Iraqi's are HUMAN they are not all terrorists they are HUMAN BEINGS just like us don't be so Critical Of Emi she has a point if anyone has any family over there i'm sorry or if you've lost someone to the war. but that still doesn't make it right so I also apologize for our dishonorable actions towards those people
Michael Pacholek - May 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Nothing to apologize for in this parody. It is right on.
EmiLoca - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Kat3 and Michael Pacholek, for your...comments. Comments that didn't attempt to rip my head off. You guys make my life easier.
T.J. Spindler - May 20, 2004 - Report this comment
btw emiloca, i see ur point in the first paragraph, i agree all the way.... can't wait 'til the elections this november! out with bush! (hopefully) tj not out
EmiLoca - May 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Spindler. Is there a reason that you're "not out"? J/w...
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Ahh, after now KTOS I can now say that this topic is my theme for my Visual Art major work (which should be finished now... have yet to start) where I do a MAD Magazine-esque ad parody showing some of the photos in the context of fashionwear and a sort of holiday destination motif is sent up. We need political parodies to keep the subjects off sex, fat people eating and parodies about parodies.
The Lady Of Shalott - June 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I agree with you 100%. The U.S. has no shame in antagonizing other countries. Bombing, torturing and raping doesn't bring them freedom it makes us hypocritical. Now most countries hate the U.S. because of our stupid displays of power. We have more WMDs than anyone in the world. I just hope that other countries don't go after us the way we've gone after them in the past.
D. Pietras - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
3-3-3... i assume next you're going to parody Muslim fundamentalists. It would only be fair.

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