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Song Parodies -> "Voting!"

Original Song Title:

"What Is This Feeling?"

Original Performer:

Wicked: The Musical

Parody Song Title:

"Voting!"

Parody Written by:

EmiLoca

The Lyrics

Sing along here and try hard to ignore the corresponding visuals (believe me, it's DIFFICULT).
[MCCAIN]
Meghan, Jack, Bridget, Jimmy, and bastard sons…

[OBAMA]
My dear daughters...

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Thanks for your inclusion
In my campaign photo pics

[OBAMA]
Though I’m hoarse from Salem menthols ...

[MCCAIN]
Though there’s bets I’ll die and shove it ...

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Well, I know you don’t want Poppy to abscond!
Yet…
I see our side losing
Polls say my opponent is…

[OBAMA]
A du-tiful leader, agreeably a nu-cular man, put together,
Quite, it’s POW-sible, lead is wide…

[MCCAIN]
(after a beat)
….hot.

Run out of zeal, we’re
Exhausted and through

[OBAMA]
I’m short on hope now
My change is spent too

[MCCAIN]
My VP’s luscious

[OBAMA]
Mine beds her freely

[MCCAIN]
I’ve been to Russia!

[OBAMA]
I know Swahili!

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Yes, kids, we’re no saints
Here’s our one complaint:
Guess…

Voting
Social contract tenet, voting

[MCCAIN]
In this race

[OBAMA]
Trust choice?

[MCCAIN]
You’re joking!

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Let’s be frank – Don’t vote at all!
Hey, accept your fate, your voice is small
Better keep the heck from your town hall
Don’t wimp out, brother

Voting
There’s ten pages registration
For each vote – it’s such frustration!
Wall of words, too long!
Oh, we’re screwed when citizens amass
Still we know each year, half miss their chance
So if you’ll be voting
No big deal!
We’re hoping… not.

[CITIZENS]
Feeling kinda screwed, misunderstood
How do you stand on issues, if you would?
War on Terror, bad bank charters
Are your pro-life or pro-science?
Tell the public – we’ll be smarter!

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Well… such things create such biiiiiias…

[CITIZENS]
Patience thinning, bored and resigned
To wond’ring how the fuck we’ll decide
We can’t get the whole truth
Geez, oh well, we tried…
Despair for
Voting

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
[singing simultaneously]
We’ll just keep slinging
Our mud at the truth

[CITIZENS]
Un-edger-ma-cated voting

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
One needs cojones
To fake like we do

[CITIZENS]
Blunt eraser, pencil floating

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Your choices, crushing

[CITIZENS]
Trust McCain…

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Your money, stealing

[CITIZENS]
…or trust Barack?

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Age line or glass ceiling!

[CITIZENS]
All our little brains were once enthralled

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Do we have no shame?

[CITIZENS]
Now we’re very stressed, if not appalled

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Guess…

[ALL]
Ahh …
AHHHH…
Voting

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Both sides trade misinformation

[CITZENS]
Warring.

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Quid pro quo, it’s obligation

[CITIZENS]
Boring.

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
Back and forth, right/wrong!

[CITIZENS]
Ping pong.

[MCCAIN/OBAMA]
So we’ll never quit, we’ll claim this fast
Screw the public’s grief, ‘cause we kick ass!
And “encourage” voting
(Pfft, whatever)
Voting’s stupid, piffling
Pointless, dude
A hopeless cause!

(MCCAIN/OBAMA open newspaper, glance incredulously offstage)
You?!

[RALPH NADER]
Ha!

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Matthias - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I actually would love to see a video to this, what can I say other than this parody was Wicked!
Invisible Boy - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
A fine dialogue here Emi. Your musical theater roots are showing.
As for the politics...Are you saying that two parties, constantly bickering...each hell bent on the destruction of the other, isn't the most efficient way for the country to be managed ?
EmiLoca - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Matthias and Invisible Boy! I'm thinking about recording this and (if I have the time/creative energy/sock puppets) putting it to video. It's really too bad that I'm female - it would be many times funnier with actual candidate sound-alikes.
TJC - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Very clever... puts me in mind of your many primo B.O.G. repartee-based parodies--some of the very best on the site!
Nib - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Get your Dad to sing McCain. And surely you could pull off an Obama... being half-white and all.
Agrimorfee - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I never heard any Wicked tunes before, but I loved your performance which you promoed at the messageboard: http://www.reverbnation.com/emiloca. Very well done, and very well written--consider entry in the Performance Of The Quarter competition!
John Jenkins - November 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Well written and very well performed. The "luscious/freely/Russia/Swahili" exchange and the conclusion stood out for me.
Beatrice Miki - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVE Wicked and my friend sent me this thorough facebook...it cracked me up. The pacing and lyrics were PERFECT! Very well done. :D
Loosekanen (The Armstrong) - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
"Age line or glass ceiling!" Classic parody line there. Well done.

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