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Song Parodies -> "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"

Original Song Title:

"16 Going on 17"

Original Performer:

Rogers & Hammerstein

Parody Song Title:

"Sixteen Going on Seventeen"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Deficit's 16*, going on 17—we're in the red, not pink.
Better beware—not only fault lines are on the brink.
Deficit's 16, going on 17—that is the bottom line.
Farmland is paved over, and there is a glut of wine.

Totally unprepared are we to face fiscal discipline—
Our legislators, morons—dumb as Barbie and Ken.
We need someone very much wiser, to figure what to do.
Animals in Sacramento are running the zoo.

Deficit's 16, going on 17—we wait for a jump-start.
Infrastructure is crumbling. . .just take a look at BART.

Deficit's 16, going on 17—yet we are so naïve.
Candidates say they'll fix things; we willingly believe.


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Voting Results

Pacing: 2.5
How Funny: 2.3
Overall Rating: 2.7

Total Votes: 28

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   11
 2   5
 3   3
 4   6
 5   3

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MrMacphisto - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Sadly, not many people do the math on these kinds of things... good job...
Paul Robinson - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
John - A clever parody. I thought the pacing was slightly off so I gave you 4-5-5 here.
I wish I was Bob Geldof - January 14, 2005 - Report this comment
giorgio - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
its doesn't ,make sense
jenna - November 02, 2005 - Report this comment
you should put more songs on to the words it is all right jenna
♥Jimmy Eats World fan♥ - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Heehehe that was funny i gave you 4-5-5 because your pacing was a tad bit off cupla words. It was funny though :-)

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