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Song Parodies -> "They're Zealots"

Original Song Title:

"Cecelia"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"They're Zealots"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1996, when House Speaker Newt Gingrich led the G.O.P. assault on environmental protection by letting polluters and lobbyists rewrite legislation to their liking, and by cutting the EPA's budget
(instrumental intro)

They're zealots
They're breaking apart
Protections for our health and safety

Oh, these zealots
Have us on our knees
They're putting the squeeze on the funds

They're zealots
They're breaking apart
Protections for our health and safety

Oh, these zealots
Have us on our knees
They're putting the squeeze on the funds
On the funds

Drafting bills in the afternoon
These zealots say "There is no room
For the EPA to save its face"
They don't care if pollution's all over the place

They're zealots
They're breaking apart
Protections for our health and safety

Oh, these zealots
Have us on our knees
They're putting the squeeze on the funds
On the funds

(instrumental break)

Save the nation! Newt's at it again:
"This budget won't pass - I don't like it"
So look out for... a shutdown again
Republican hard-liners want it

'Cause they're zealots
They're breaking apart
Protections for our health and safety

(repeat last verse and fade)

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