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Song Parodies -> "Ballad of the Chickenhawks"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of the Green Berets"

Original Performer:

Barry Sadler and Robin Moore

Parody Song Title:

"Ballad of the Chickenhawks"

Parody Written by:

Mark Hoolihan

The Lyrics

Saw Bush on TV today saying there's no evidence Saddam had anything to do with 9-11 (Despite the fact he heavily implied it before invading Iraq.) So if Saddam was not a terrorist threat to the US, and they can't find any Weapons of Mass Destruction (Remember that was the other reason he gave for invading?) why did we invade Iraq, a war that is costing billions, has no end in sight and is killing our soldiers every day? Chickenhawks is what they call them, people like Bush who managed to avoid war themselves (Bush even skipped a year of the cushy Air National Guard post his daddy got him. Of course no Viet Cong bombers ever got past the skies of Houston, so who am I to argue with success.)but are very eager to spill the blood of young Americans for their own reasons. I'd like to know the real reasons we're in Iraq. Until then, I thought I'd give the chickenhawks a little theme music. Why... ...because I can.
Fighting soldiers each day die
Fearless men killed for a lie
Men who must in danger walk
Just to please the Chickenhawks

Chorus:
Yellow bellies, shaky nerves
These are men who didn't serve
As hundreds more die in Iraq
No danger here for the Chickenhawks

Born to live off other's sweat
Loving war, ain't seen it yet
Men who want war round the clock
Courage lacks in the Chickenhawks

(Chorus)

Back at home more wars to plan
A Chickenhawk feels like a man
The widows who are now left
Crying out this last request:

Put yellow wings on my son's chest
His Father was America's best
He never will in danger walk
If he is a Chickenhawk

Courtesy Mark Hoolihan and the HoolinetCopyright 2003 Boniface Bugle Productions. All Rights Absurd.

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Henry Hawk - September 18, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm a mean, rootin' tootin' Chickenhawk, and I gonna get me a chicken in the White House!
Michael Pacholek - September 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Send them off to a foreign land, even though BUSH is the yellow man! Way to go! Sir!
Michael Pacholek - September 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Obivously, you're not related to "Hot Lips" Houlihan and her daddy "Howitzer Al."
Psycho Librarian - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job! I love how you used the tune of one of the most atrocious war movies ever.

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