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Song Parodies -> "State o' th' Union (2010 Version)"

Original Song Title:

"Western Union"

Original Performer:

Five Americans

Parody Song Title:

"State o' th' Union (2010 Version)"

Parody Written by:

Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

"Equal time"? TT's a believer! The trashing of George W. Bush's 2006 SOTU address was done on TT's third day on the site. So no complaints from the pro-O crowd: "Equal Opportunity Trasher" here ... as it's updated for the new POTUS, with considerable help from FG this time.

("I get by with a lotta help from my friend
Flippers fly, with a lotta help from my friend
Trash this guy, with a lotta help from my friend....)

Of *course* we can write it before the speech! We know what he'll say, anyway. (Hint: Nothing -- of substance.) OS video here.

Things are bleak today
More cr*p on the way
Look! Here comes Barack
There's lots for us to mock

Leftist Bleeder-man
Lost his health care plan
Talks of jobs instead
Raise them from the dead

Trouble in Iraq, Iran
In Pakistan; Afghanistan
Promised he would end the war
No troops home, but sending more

Campaign message: "Change and Hope"
No change; we just sit and mope, oy veyyyyyyyyyy....
State: Dis-Union

Ba-ma-ba-ma, ha! Fancy San Fran Nan
He says, "Yes, We Can"; Looks like, "No, We Can't"

Rahm Emanuel, Van Jones, Hill'ry Clint'
Scott Brown: Will the Dems get another stint?

What can 'Bama say, 'cause --
Budget: badly deep in debt
Borrow more from Chinese, Red? [1]
Leader led: toy-mak-er of lead
Isn't there another way?
Ain't learned your lesson
Last Tues-day .... heyyyyyyyyyy!

[interlude while the President looks at the teleprompter and attempts to rearrange his halo]

Give up So-cialism's way
Recession: lessen?
Freedom's way! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Save our Union!

Spend and spend and spend, tax and tax and tax [2]
Wheel and deal and steal; sharpen up the axe
Back room secret blots; no more C-SPAN shots
Pols will cruise their yachts while our nation rots

'Bama's had his day, and --
-- Not a single problem, cure
Come, this Nov-em-ber, and
Things will "change", that's for sure!
State: Disunion!
Oh, need reunion!
"Sov'iet" Union?
Be our "ruinion"

[Fades away, as US fades away as a "former" great world power]

[1] Referring to Secretary of State (H.) Clinton's visit to China, where she got down on her knees and begged them to buy more Treasury bonds, e. g., to lend the US more money to finance our budget deficits. Of all the people we'd rather *not* see holding the mortgage on the US -- What if they foreclose?

On a positive note, it's the first time that Hillary Clinton has ever been on her knees. (Bill: "After all these years -- *Now*?")

[2] A phrase attributed to Harry Hopkins, an aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, summed up the New Deal philosophy and the Democratic Party's dominance over politics from the early 1930s to the late 1960s: "We will spend and spend, tax and tax, elect and elect."

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Mark Scotti - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
So many 'bitter' truths have been written today. I just missed the window today with getting mine in, so you'll see tomorrow. Today, though, it's fives for you!!!
Warren Baker - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Speaking as a moderate left winger, I must say I found this most funny, though in portions, a bit, er, uncomfortable. Well done! Still squirming a little...
Q: What do you get when you have two intractable parties not willing to negotiate for the betterment of their country?
A: Nothing.
Patrick - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Haven't heard the original since I was in high school, but I can always trust your rhythm. Political observations are "right" on as usual. There is nothing Obama can do to fix this country. The sooner he starts doing it, the sooner we will be out of this mess.
Timmy1000 - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Not looking forward to this one - seems like every time he talks, my 401k goes lower. 555 for the write though - very topical.
Old Man Ribber - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
A certified chartbuster AND mythbuster (Got that, buster?). A $555 gift certificate to my favorite pub...The Bow And Shell. ;D
John Barry - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Interesting that today Western Union is employed primarily to send money out of the country.
unKnownVo - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
. . . MayHeGo . . .
Christie Marie M - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
An All-American parody, FG & TT! Loved how you subbed the "da-da-da-da-da" with "Ba-ma-ba-ma, ha!" along with other lines like "tax and tax and tax", which takes me back to my "Financial Hell" parody that I wrote last year. Take 555 parody writer bailouts for this one!
Fiddlegirl - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
@ Mark Scotti: I actually missed the last speech he gave-- I thought it was going to be on Comedy Central... ;) Can't wait to read yours tomorrow!

@ Warren Baker: For every sting, there is a season (Squirm, squirm, squirm)... All in good fun, naturally. We can still be friends. ;) Thanks for v/c! :)

@ Patrick: TT is quite proud of his rhythm, in cased you've missed the *many* references... ;) I must admit, though, I cannot disagree-- nor shall I! LOL @ your ending comment-- the Colonel of Truth, you are.

T1K: Mine too! ("Buy Gold!" our MBA Turtle advises) :)

OMR: LOL @ "The Bow and Shell"!!! Love your clever comments, Sliderman! :D

John Barry: An astute observation!

UKV: MayHeGo... in 2012!

CMM: At last! A Bailout!!! :) Thanks for v/c
AFW - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Still have hopes for the big "O"...but admire your way with words...
TJC - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'd never diss *this* union--FG n' TT rule Witania!
BTW, fav couplet:
"Back room secret blots; no more C-SPAN shots
Pols will cruise their yachts while our nation rots"
Tommy Turtle - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Not to mention the Jets -- that's O's fault! :-) Thanks for v/c! Slammed @ work, but hope to catch your spin also.

Warren Baker: I'm a bit uncomfortable myself -- a lot of us are. But as per intro, I trashed W's SOTU also :) Yep, the partisanship gets in the way, certainly. Thanks for v/c

Patrick: If I understand you correctly, there's nothing O can do, but the sooner he starts doing it -- IOW, as soon as he starts doing *nothing*, things will improve? I'm with you 100% there! Thanks for v/c.

Timmy1000: What FG said about the markets. "More" stimulus spending? Review TT's parody about the gold standard, and buy gold stocks... Thanks for v/c!

Old Man Ribber: That *is* a catchy name -- we should open a pub! No money, though .... Wait. O promised loans to small businesses! See ya there soon!

John Barry: If things get any worse, relatives in Mexico will be sending money to their cousins (legal or otherwise) in *this* country. :-( Loved the irony on TOS!

unKnownVo: FG was far too kind. May he go.... to Hell(-en of Troy) ;)

Christie Marie M: LOL @ pun on TOS band name! ... maybe O will just take his own advice, and "bail out"? Thanks for v/c/b!

AFW: I too live here, and I too hope that he'll have learned something from the past year, and start getting on a sensible track that will accomplish something. (Like keeping campaign promises.) ... As always, thanks for rating the parody independently of your political affiliations -- you should be made AIR Role Model On Impartial Ratings!

Thanks an awful lot for your vote and "quot"
Always hit the spot; TJ's words are hot.....
blackjack21 - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Nifty OS choice and good spoofin' 555.
Tommy Turtle - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
blackjack21: Ehh -- OS choice was easy: Per intro, just reworked 2006 version on predecessor's SOTU. Thanks for v/c!

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