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Song Parodies -> "It Wasn't Me (Florida 2000)"

Original Song Title:

"It Wasn't Me"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Shaggy

Parody Song Title:

"It Wasn't Me (Florida 2000)"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

In "honor" of President-Select George W. Bushand the 2000 Presidential Selection
GWB:
It's not as if I had been caught red-handed
Stealing all the votes from you.
You keep on saying that it looks suspicious.
Tell me, whatcha gonna do?
Why should I confess
To a crime that you cannot prove?
And if you find evidence
How can you make me move?

Commentator:
This kind of thing, it rarely happened before.
Most of the population voted Al Gore.
Electoral College you could manipulate.
Your brother is the governor of Florida state!
Your daddy put up plenty of Republican bucks.
The liberals and moderates, they say that this sucks.
Supreme Court, they voted then to put you inside.
Here are the accusations you must deride.

Voters:
We saw you messing with the ballot.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
Too many votes were made invalid.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
Election Day, you made a roadblock.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
The Butterfly was a real shock.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
We saw you purging out the vote lists.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
The voters turned away were real ticked.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
At least you proved that every vote counts.
GWB:
It wasn't me.
Voters:
You put a stop to the recount.
GWB:
Well...

(repeat entire song, then...)

GWB:
It's not as if I had been caught red-handed
Stealing all the votes from you.
You keep on saying that it looks suspicious.
Tell me, whatcha gonna do?
Why should I confess
To a crime that you cannot prove?
Even if you find evidence
How can you make me move?

I say you're gonna be sorry
If you ever stand up to me
I'm gonna make you sorry
'Cause I got the Presidency!
I say you're gonna be sorry
If you ever stand up to me
I'm gonna make you sorry
'Cause I got the Presidency!
Well...

It's not as if I had been caught red-handed
Stealing all the votes from you.
You keep on saying that it looks suspicious.
Tell me, whatcha gonna do?
Why should I confess
To a crime that you cannot prove?
Even if you find evidence
How will you make me move?
MNL, Queens, NY http://mnl_1221.tripod.com

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Pacing: 2.6
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Overall Rating: 2.6

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who cares what my name is - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
nor this is what i call good
Jess Cully - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Loving your work!!
tomario - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
nice work with a difficult song .
Matthias - March 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Could have been better, but this wasn't bad. It's a bit of a timely piece and that event is really old news seeing that was at least 4 years ago, because Obama is now president and this was before Bush was in his term for the 2nd time. So this wasn't bad just a little dated.
Glen S - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I really enjoyed your use of the 'it wasn't me' lines, but I had trouble matching many of the lines with the OS. The rhyme scheme is still done well, and although this is dated, I respect your entry of it for this current theme.
bobpiecheese - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages2) The pacing matched to what bits of the OS I could remember, but it was annoying to find that each part was exactly the same. Also, US politics-based parodies never click with me. Ah well.
Arwen - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...it's funny to me, pairing this OS with anything having to do with GWB...so kudos for that! I am always a fun of making the most out of the OS...so I would have preferred that you'd written more, instead of using the "repeat entire song" bit...but I do like what you did write. =)
Below Average Dave - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) Have to be 100% Honest Mel. . .the pacing was noticeably off. Good challenge though, taking on an Epic 40 song, but the repeating choruses, age of the story, and the pacing all kinda fell a little short. . .overall I'd say good, but I can tell you probably could have used a few more days on this one.
Invisible Boy - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked it. Any enemy of the now vanquished GWB is a friend of mine. I see you wrote this in 2003 and I know that, since then, you've realized that repeating portions of the parody will be criticized.
Still...555 hanging chads for you
Glen S - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I just wanted to apologize here for failing at the deadline. I feel you've all supported my work and given me excellent feedback, and I've let you all down by not returning the favor in a timely manner. It won't happen again.
Anyhow, kudos once again for your take on a song I'd be utterly confused with.
Melanie Lee - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for the votes, people. Now I'd started the song way back in 2001 or so and submitted it here in 2003--before I realized the importance of precise pacing. I wanted to rewrite and perhaps update the parody but too much was going on in my life. Oh, well!

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