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Song Parodies -> "Leaving for the Bathroom"

Original Song Title:

"Leaving Beirut"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Roger Waters

Parody Song Title:

"Leaving for the Bathroom"

Parody Written by:

Bobby Blume

The Lyrics

Based on the live version of the song concert goers were forced to sit through
Leaving For The Bathroom
(Based on the crappy live version of "Leaving Beirut")

The scene: Cartoon images show a rock star on stage, singing a meandering, plodding new song. Dialogue bubbles show the audience saying: "Oh no. Not this garbage." "I'm going out for a smoke." "Yeah, I'm going to the bathroom. Holy crap, look at the line out there!"

When I was 17 and I first heard "The Wall," I had to go and get
Every Pink Floyd album at the mall
Now on your latest tour, you did "Dark Side of the Moon"
The glory of when you were the tops
And really had your writing chops
But first we had to sit through the new song "Leaving Beirut,"
I'd have to say it was a bigger bomb
Than the one we dropped on Hiroshima
You were an Englishman abroad ignoring all our boos
The horseshit had us running like we smelled the stink of old refuse

It was kind of sad to watch you bomb
I've been a fan so very long
I agreed when you sued your former band,
I've ignored lip-synching, and opera that was pretty bland
But this song was bad, bad and long
I hope you hear our plea
This crap should never be put on CDs
Oh Roj! Oh Roj!
Your ideology won't let you see you're still spitting on some of your fans

Is common sense too much for you?
Not once in your whole song
You dare criticize
The killers that are Hezbollah
Every time a suicide bomb does its job to kill innocents
You think it's someone else's fault and logic in your lyrics falls
Al Qaeda, Jihadists, they want to rule us all
They kill artists and poets, young boys and girls,
They killed Todd Beamer
They killed Daniel Pearl
They killed Theo van Gogh
They kill all races, all religions, they kill all
You know it's the right of the Allied might to keep us safe
From extremists all over the world

Blame America First, you wealthy rock star you,
Your bullshit is still bullshit even when it has a catchy tune
You've lost the art of writing with subtle metaphor
Now you are Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, and Michael Moore
Back in '61, an Arab family fed you food
You had to think back that far to remember
Arabs who were nice to you?
As I think back in time, from now until then
When did your talent end?

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Overall Rating: 3.8

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Agrimorfee - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Whoa! I've only been able to sit through "Leave Beirut" once, so I can't judge you on the pacing, but man-o-man, this was Waters-level vitriol. As an intensive Floyd fan, I don't get the line about the Arab family in '61, but your comments about Rog's dwaining lack of songwriting ability are very OTM.
bobby blume - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
The "live" version is a little different than the downloadable version, but they're both equally bad. The original pacing is so weird with lines that don't really rhyme, that I tried to stay true to it. Waters' song is about an Arab family who was nice to him in 1961, and he uses this story to somehow prove that Bush and Blair are warmongering idiots. Glad I found this site! It looks fun.
Trace - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
pffft, screw you and the rest of the people that are all 'anti-roger' now because he expressed his views EXACTLY like he has done since he wrote dark side of the moon, its the SAME message, just with specific people (if bush is considered a person) to fill in so you morons could understand it. jews.....
Jennabelle - April 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Big Ups 2 Trace! Roger Kicks a** and always will and if u can go anti roger after being disappointed by one song then screw you all. i luvd the song, so there.
bobby blume - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
The song blows. If you need to be lock step and agree with absolutely everything Waters sings about, then go ahead and cheer for the boring song. The truth is, when he sang it, everyone headed for the toilets. That's where he should deposit his song and come up with something good again.
Mako - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I think that some of Roger's statements criticize the actions of the goverment of some countries, including his own country, England -there's no much difference between "leaving beirut" and what he did on "The final cut"- but always there are some too-much-patriot-and-blind people who hate to hear some truth. Everybody knows that arab terrorists exist (have you listen "perfect sense"? I dont think so) , but thats not the point of this song. Not all Arabs are terrorists;innocent people suffer because of the "violent theft" that is the so-called anti-terrorism. But obviously these things seems to be a little hard for you to hear.

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