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Song Parodies -> "Somewhere Over in China"

Original Song Title:

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Parody Song Title:

"Somewhere Over in China"

Parody Written by:

Bob Emmet/Project Sisyphus

The Lyrics

China's been in the news a lot lately due to reports of shoddy exports: tainted food, substandard products, etc. The thing is, it's been going on a while, and we keep buying the stuff. Well, somebody must. OK, now you know who. (Technically, I'm parodizing the Hawaiian version with no bridge, but I did the bridge anyway. And someday, I'll play it on my ukulele.)
Somewhere over in China
there’s no law
Saying you can’t make Friskies®
with three-day-old dead macaw

Somewhere over in China
they’ve made bets
folks here truly won’t notice
soup filled with cigarettes

Oh, why the mass hysteria
‘bout fish laced with bacteria or tar, Chin?
This beer is mostly bunny wizz
That pu-pu platter really IS
but oy, such a bargain...

Somewhere over in China
someone knows
Pork rinds made from fried cardboard
sell great in Idaho

We should not just condemn in haste
frankfurters made of medical waste, just chew’em
And if you wonder who would buy
potatoes packed with cyanide
You’re listening to him

Somewhere over in China
just for me
Someone’s roasting a pigeon
basted in antifreeze

(Coda:)
Lead-painted toys I’d buy with pride
so if Wal-Mart can be Shanghai’ed
Why oh why can’t I?


©2007 Bob Emmet you can hear even worse songs at: http://www.myspace.com/projectsisyphus

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John Jenkins - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
The "tar, Chin/bargain" rhyme was a bit of a stretch, but it made me chuckle, as did the entire parody. Excellent, timely spoof.
Tommy Vercetti - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Nice, the Chinese should be responsible for this monkey business they made...
MrMacphisto - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
So true... 5-5-5
Tommy Turtle - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
It's even funnier if you picture Judy Garland singing this! 555
Project Sisyphus - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks guys! I'd originally hoped to record this in time for Dr D's ukulele show on Oct 7 but didn't quite make it.
Wicked Green Queen - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Haha, loved it. To Tommy's comment I agree. I'm thinking about making this song... and making fun of Judy as Dorothy! Last time I saw The Wizard of oz she was really starting to get on my nerves with her peppy happy goody goody attitude. *Gags.* HA, LOVED THE PARODY THOUGH!

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