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Song Parodies -> "What A Much Better World (Shrub and Tony Remix)"

Original Song Title:

"What A Wonderful World This Could Be"

Original Performer:

Sam Cooke

Parody Song Title:

"What A Much Better World (Shrub and Tony Remix)"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

I usually steer clear of political parodies
Don't know much about politics
But I know Dubya makes me sick
I'm not American but I still care
The world is hanging by the breadth of a hair
And I do know I'm not alone
If we all stood up and spoke as one
What a much safer world this could be

I get angry when our gov'ments lie
Makes it hard for folks to just get by
We're not dumb, we know we're being conned
I just had to cash my savings bond
You can tell me to sit back, relax
Everything's OK, just pay your tax
What an a**hole you turned out to be

Now I don't like the media circus
But at least they're there
You're under their gaze, but you can still hurt us
You'll be sorry, Bush and Blair

Don't know much about your policies
All I know is what I hear and see
Times are getting harder every day
Won't you spare us and just go away?
Our respect you will have finally earned
Think about the lessons that you've learned
And what a much better world this would be

(....makes me sick)
(....I still care)
(....Bush and Blair)
And I hope that things will be OK
Not tomorrow but goddamn, today!
There's a foolish optimist in me

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Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 3.4
Overall Rating: 3.4

Total Votes: 5

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   2
 3   0
 4   0
 5   3

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Phil Alexander - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
From one foolish optimist to another... very good :-)
Observer - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
If you don't know much about politics or policies, maybe you shouldn't make uninformed statements about them.
Laurence Dunne - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Observer, perhaps you could point out a statement in this parody that appeared to be uninformed? It all looks pretty true to me....
Ravyn Rant - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Well said and fun to sing - three fives from me. Thanks!
Kristof Robertson - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a bunch, Laurence,Phil and Ravyn. Observer, did you read the line "All I know is what I hear and see"? People are angry and disillusioned on both sides of the Atlantic; all I did was reflect that.... You don't have to have a major in politics to see what's in front of your eyes Rant over; I'm going back to writing songs about poo......
Melhi - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nicely done, Kristof. (I hope you're kidding about making poo-rodies the main fecal point of your submissions, from now on.)
Trojan Cat - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
This was very good - very much in sync with the original song. Keep it up. Don't go back to bathroom songs.
Kristof Robertson - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Ta very much, melhi and TC; maybe just one poo-rodie once in a while- I like to keep my hand in. Whoever gave me 1s; thanks, and how are things in Texas? If it was Observer (you little scamp...), you may dislike my wit and political bent, but you can't fault my pacing, sunshine!
Michael Pacholek - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
You don't know much about politics? Then you're one up on Our Fearless Appointed Wartime Leader With a Purpose!
Paul Robinson - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Kristof - Good job! 5's - I've noticed when I write a parody that is particularly critical of Bush I generally find one or two "1-1-1" votes without a comment. The true mark of an uninformed, biased, know-nothing coward in my book. There - is that blunt enough? Even if one disagrees vehemently with my opinions (and I can accept that some folks do), I am very particular and careful as far as pacing, so if nothing else a "1" there is a very unfair score. But I've decided an occasional annoying score from one of those folks is a small price to pay for exercising my freedom of speech. I certainly am not going to let something small like that censor of inhibit my expression; that's what he or she wants - to use the voting as a weapon to stifle your dissent. If the worst I get for saying what I believe is some bad scores I can deal with it. In some places you can get locked and badly mistreated (or killed) for expressing opinions that contradict the governing party (for instance, Iraq, both past and present). Well, my soapbox is groaning from the weight of my comment so I'd better get off it now. Kristof, when you have something to say, say it - you'll find a lot of support around here when you do.

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