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Song Parodies -> "Migranteque"

Original Song Title:

"Idioteque"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Radiohead

Parody Song Title:

"Migranteque"

Parody Written by:

Arch Vile

The Lyrics

Well, this is going to have people sperg, or rheeee!!!, and get into a frenzy. It's a song about human rights gone wrong, and third world country apathy (or stupidity). I forget that the point of citizenship into another country, is that you don't try to break the laws of said country. Last time I checked, no central american country has diplomatic immunity over America. It does seem like a heavy-handed right side argument, but I'm inclined to think that these Central American citizens are not getting the complete picture. I don't see America as the "great land of opportunity" that is sought after any more, unless you want to opportunity to abuse government programs, via cultural diversity quotas. Mexico has 10 U.S. consulates in which asylum can be applied (if not time-consuming, less violent, and legal!!). This song is not a jab at the economic migrants who frequently travel across borders for business.
Who’s at the border
Who’s at the border
Women with human shields
With the human shields
Hu-man shields

This looks just like bad parenting
Why did you bring them there
Brought them there
Brought them

Who’s at the border
Who’s at the border
Most as adult males
They don’t look that frail
Look (at) the drone footage

This looks just like bad parenting
Women with human shields
With human shields
Hu-man shields

Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring*
Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring

Tear gas falling
Tear gas falling
From the BPG**
From the BPG
From the BP

Tear gas falling
Tear gas falling
Hit them back with rocks
Hit them back with rocks
Hit them back with

Con-sul-ates in Mex-ico
Asylum seek-ers, should go
They don’t know
Con-sul-ates in Mex-ico
Asylum seek-ers, should go
They don’t know
Trump is tweeting
They’re invading
Turn the caravan back
Turn the caravan back
Go turn the

Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring
Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring

Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring
Here is the thing
For-got about Arab Spring

(Outro)
This is, for my country, this is, for my country+
This is, for my country, this is, for my country
This is, this is, for my country
This is, for my country
This is, for my country, this is, for my country
This is, this is, for my country
This is, for my country, this is, for my country
This is, for my country, this is, for my country
* = I would contend that there was some aspect of good governance when the Arab Spring protests wanted to change their system of laws (in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, for example), making strides for democracy. Now maybe there is a news story I'm missing, but what is the excuse for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and El Salvadorians, to not try and do the same thing in their own country? This idea should not have been confined to Arabic countries. I don't think the current leaders are killing they're own citizens. There does not seem to be any other countries invading those central american countries. No mention of a humanitarian crisis. If those leaders of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are in no position to provide economic stability for their citizens, there is not one individual that would organize some kind of protest or have alternative solutions? Are frequent natural disasters an excuse to leave? Maybe. But those happen in most other countries, moving wouldn't change that. (see Iran after earthquake damage) Appeal for foreign aid not working? Also possible, but where does that money really go, when you send it to the 3rd world if not to the wrong people? Sorry for that drawn out explanation. ** BPG = Border Patrol Guards. +I originally wanted to put a Spanish translation of "This is for my country", going back and forth, but I don't know the language, and it might affect the pacing of the song.

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