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Song Parodies -> "Wholesome Prison Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Folsom Prison Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Wholesome Prison Blues"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Johnny Cash wrote a lot of songs about the oppressed, but named few oppressors. Bob Dylan liked to take the other side of that coin. And so do I. And so does William Tong, who may be thinking, "Dang, why didn't I think of this one?"
I hear Bill Bennett comin', he's gone off the deep end
and he ain't been to Vegas since I don't know when.
I'm stuck in Wholesome Prison, and Bill keeps draggin' on.
But hypocrisy keeps rollin', watch him whine and moan.

John Ashcroft the Attorney General said, "Now, son
always be a good boy, don't get naked, but use guns."
But I shot a film in porno, just 'cause I'm a guy.
When I see his finger waggin', I hang my head and cry.

I bet there's rich folks eatin' and drinkin' in their bar.
They're lambastin' pot-smokin' with their brandy and cigars.
Well, you know they have it comin', and we just don't seem free.
But those people steal elections, and that's what tortures me.

Well, when we win the next election, freedom again is mine
bet they'll all come back again, to spout the same old line.
Want us in a Wholesome Prison, where they want us to stay.
But the U.S. stands for freedom, blowin' them away.

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Royce Miller - September 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Michael, I like your title; but I don't really think there are many inmates looking through the bars of that "wholesome prison"; I think most have busted out and are out there sinning any which way they can.

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