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Song Parodies -> "The Moderate"

Original Song Title:

"The Wanderer"

Original Performer:

Dion & The Belmonts

Parody Song Title:

"The Moderate"

Parody Written by:

Leough

The Lyrics

OS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdigxCIuOE

I have no idea if there's a US senator that matches the description of the politician in this parody, but I thought it would be funny if there is.
Oh, I'm the kind of pol who is clever with his doubt
When voting runs close, well, you know I've got some clout
They hate me and they love me, 'cause they need my vote to win
I bug 'em and I tease 'em till some pork is factored in
They call me the moderate, yeah, the moderate
I swing from left to right and right to left

Oh, well, there's Reid on my left side and McConnell on my right
And Biden's the guy, well, that's wooing me tonight
And when he asks me what vote I plan to cast
I say it all depends upon how much he wants it passed
'Cause I'm the moderate, yeah, the moderate
I swing from left to right and right to left

Oh, well I switch from side to side
I vote for things I think are fair
To keep 'em happy in my town
And when the news hits the wires, I'm a hero back there

Oh yeah, I'm the kind of pol who'll always be around
I'll never lose a race until I'm underground
And when I find myself, er, fallin' in the polls
I stop right into some coffee shops and get back in control
Yeah, I'm the moderate, yeah, the moderate
I swing from left to right and right to left

Gettin' votes...

[Instrumental break]

Oh yeah, I'm the kind of pol that likes to please the crowd.
I'm clever when I'm chased. My foes are wowed and cowed
And when I find my clout is stalled or heading down
I talk 'em into a compromise, turn the trend around
'Cause I'm the moderate, yeah, the moderate
My show astounds the clowns around my town, my ratings bound
'Cause I'm the moderate, yeah, the moderate
My foes all pound the ground when I'm around...

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 13

Voting Breakdown

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Phil Alexander - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Excellent - the sort of idea I wish I'd had, nicely executed :-)
Jonathan - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
well Leough the votes are in and you've won by 2 votes of 3 5's!
Leough - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil and Jonathan!

Phil: I usually steer clear of political themes, because they tend to result in shouting matches between liberals and conservatives. But I figured, "What could go wrong if I targeted a moderate?" Well, now I know (heh-heh).

Jonathan: I use a different system of scoring than 5's vs 1's. I think the measure of success is the Total Votes count. If figure if I don't get a few 1's, my material is not edgy enough.
Rex - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I can't decide if this is moderately brilliant or brilliantly moderate. Let's just go with brilliant.
Michael Pacholek - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Bob Kerrey might give this a 5, but Joe Lieberman might be offended.
Patrick - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
This is Capitol Steps-worthy material. You ought to send it to them. I would not be moderate in my praise for this parody. I'd like to hear someone record it.
Claude Prez - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah, I hate politics but this is really good
Leough - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rex, Michael, Patrick and Claude!
Patrick, according to their website, Capitol Steps writes all their own lyrics, and they don't take unsolicited submissions. The only time I ever heard one of my parodies recorded was at a Karaoke site that normally doesn't allow parodies. It was one of my racier songs, and the guy that sang did a horrible job. Although he did give me credit for writing the lyrics, he posted his recording without my knowledge, and I just stumbled on it by chance in the process of looking for something else.
Patrick - June 03, 2014 - Report this comment
A fellow named "Professor Incubus" on Soundtrack has recorded a couple of my songs. He has contributed to AIR on occasion.
Leough - June 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Patrick, did you mean Soundclick?

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