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Song Parodies -> "The Tempers Are A Ragin'"

Original Song Title:

"The TImes They Are A Changin'"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"The Tempers Are A Ragin'"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Come up here Rush Limbaugh
If you have a brain
And admit what you said
about McNabb was wrong
And accept it that soon
Your career will be gone.
If your life to you
Is worth savin'
Better avoid Philly
Their memories are long
For the tempers are a-ragin'.

Come Klansmen and skinheads
Who symbolize racism
That is going the
way of communism
So take off your robes
And extinguish the cross
Let's move forward and join
The human race
"Cause the rolling stone
It will gather no moss
For the tempers are a-ragin'.

Corporate executives
Please use common sense
Give up your bonuses
Or else you are dense
For workers get hurt
If you don't take the fall
There's too many layoffs
And it's pathetic
It'll destroy many towns
And empty the mall
For the tempers are a-ragin'.

Credit card companies
Lower interest rates
Or else consumers
Suffer horrible fates
Eighteen point nine percent
Is looking very stark
Bankruptcies are
Rapidly risin'.
Please don't ruin people's lives
If you're not a loan shark
For the tempers are a-ragin'.

The line it is drawn
The vote it is cast
George Bush will be
A thing of the past
This event cannot
Happen too fast
The coup d etat's
Rapidly fadin'.
And the knucklehead
Will be out at last
For the tempers are a-ragin'.

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Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 1

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 5   0

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Claude Prez - October 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Some pacing problems, but some good sentiments also. Well done.
Michael Pacholek - October 06, 2003 - Report this comment
A little disjointed, but who cares! Ya got 'em good!
Charlie Decker - October 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Sorry, but a 3 for pacing was the best I could do. The rest was 5s, though :-)

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