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Song Parodies -> "Growin' up to Win"

Original Song Title:

"Blowin' in the Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Growin' up to Win"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

The proposed troop surge in Iraq met wide opposition on Capitol Hill in January 2007. This parody supports it, lampoons the hand-wringers, and comments on two looming Middle East problems. The original lyrics are at http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/blowin.html .
How many toads must George Bush knock down
While they are stalling his plan?
Yes, 'n' how many pleas must the White House unveil
Before those sheep understand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cattle calls cry
Before they reform this fair land?
The answer, my friend, ain't crowin' 'bout his sin;
The answer is growin' up to win.

How many crimes must bad men cook up
Before they are sent to fry?
Yes, 'n' how many fears must good men brave
Before they can let Shiites try?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths in Iraq till we know
That Sunnis will fight by their side?
The answer, my friends, ain't blowin' up your kin;
The answer is knowin' that's a sin.

How many years can Israelis exist
Before they are pushed to the sea?
Yes, thru how many tears can "God's people" persist
Before they're allowed to breathe free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can Mahmoud churn his dread,
Defending his nuke parity?
This prancer, no friend, is showman in thin skin;
The answer's o'erthrow him from within.
If you sing this in public and people drop money, keep it; but drop a note to me at bjmitchel@att.net .

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alvin rhodes - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
masterfully written and relevant
Adagio - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Good parody! 5's
Barry J. Mitchel - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I meant to change "unveil" to "wail" in Line 3, and "deaths" to "months" in Line 13 before submitting this, but forgot.
Yoidy - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
The cancer, my friend, is Bush and all his kin. 555!
John Jenkins - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
This parody asks some good questions and hints at some good answers.
BigDana - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I've seen other work by this author -- he's good.

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