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Song Parodies -> "War on Terror"

Original Song Title:

"Sound of Silence"

Original Performer:

Simon and Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"War on Terror"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Hello my American friends
I've come to talk with you again,
As an election is impending
And we both fight with no foreseen ending
And I wonder if you think: "Why did we attack
In Iraq?"
To fight a War on Terror?

Our foolish leaders should have known
Not to bomb innocent homes
Though we did remove a bad leader
We're driving masses to Al Qaeda
As we shoot and bomb and set houses alight
Night after night
Is this the War on Terror?

At times I think that you don't care
People are dying over there
Just 'cause they're fighting over in Asia
That ain't making your homes safer
They're not righting wrongs, they're doing things we detest
And when they're pressed
Invoke the War on Terror

"Fools" say I, "Do you not know
Bombing homes just makes it grow.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Recognize the lies that reach you."
But too many minds and ears are closed to all I tell
Oh, what the hell.
The War on Terror

Why are not Bush or Blair dismayed
At this new hell on earth they've made?
Iraq ain't reached its darkest hour
Ere you can vote them out of power:
Go tell them "The will of the people has made itself quite clear:
Get out of here"
Don't mention the War on Terror

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Pacing: 4.4
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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 11

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Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
A few problems with pacing: I had to force the stress several times, plus rhyming "Asia" with "safer" seemed weird (although most of your other rhymes were clever and appropriate). 4-5-5!
mac - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty much right on politically, although I wish you didn't make it sound as though we are purposefully trying to kill innocents. In any case, we do need to "get out of there" . We should begin an orderly withdrawal after the elections in January. If the Iraqis can't make it work for themselves, it isn't going to work.
Ashkickass - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent job Phil, and I couldn't agree more with your sentiments.
Robert J. Pagliaro - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil, I couldn't agree more - some of us Americans have been against this unjust war from the start. Too many innocent lives have been taken by an administration with an agenda; hopefully, if this election isn't stolen, we will elect a more world-friendly administration in a little less than five weeks. I too had a few problems with the pacing but didn't have a problem with Asia/safer. Here's to peace. bob
Phil Alexander - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, folks.. I'd not disagree with the pacing issues: I wrote it as a bit of a rant after getting annoyed when I saw a woman from somewhere in mid-America saying how she thought that fighting in Iraq at least meant that they weren't fighting in the US - what did she think Saddam was going to do, invade???
Robert J. Pagliaro - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Please understand that this woman represents less than 50% of the population - those who are Bush supporters. This administration has lied to the citizens of the US and the rest of the world. I'll say it again, all I ever wanted after 9/11 was Osama's head on a platter - what we got was a lot of smoke and mirrors - I'm sorry that half of America bought what Bush was selling. bob
John Barry - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, insightful, but for obvious reason, not funny. I'll only get worse.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmm... Not totally related here but I wonder what would happen if the Israelis tried on some reversed psychology and instead of destroying the houses of families and relatives to suicide bombers sent of official delegations with flowers and crisis groups: "We're sorry you lost a relative, he most have been druged and persuaided by some real bad men, is there anything we can do to help you cope?"
Phil Alexander - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
K1chyd - that's one simply marvellous idea... well, one can dream: why not email the idea to the Israeli embassy?
Oldtimer - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I have never agreed to your political beliefs, and I won't start now. If it wasn't for Bush, Chaney and Mayor Giuliani, we would still be wallowing in our own grief while Muslim fundamentalists attack more US cities. If Kerry is elected President next month, Lord help us all.
Johnny D - September 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, Phil.
Charlie Decker - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I love it, Phil, but your pacing isn't up to your normal standard of excellence.

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