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Song Parodies -> "Hussein Barry"

Original Song Title:

"Richard Cory"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Hussein Barry"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Richard Cory was just the sort of robber baron that Obama would love to tax, even after his suicide a century ago in the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, on which the original song was based. I dedicate this to Karl Marx, Fried rich Engels and Joe the Plumber.
They say that Hussein Barry crows, "One half of me is brown;
With political injections, I'll spread your wealth around."
Mourns the Great Society, and hankers for its guile.
He'll have ev'rything a man could want in just little while.

But my work's satisfactory;
Must I curse the life I'm given? He'll disperse prosperity;
But I wish that I could flee,
Yes I wish that I could flee,
Oh I wish that I could flee Hussein Barry.

Newspapers print his picture almost ev'ry day; they show
Hussein Barry at a stadium, Hussein Barry with that glow.
There's no humor in his Party, but advisors he has bought
Know he surely must be snappy; in ev'rything he's hot.

Yet my work's satisfactory;
May I nurse the life I'm givin', open purse to charity?
So I wish that I could flee,
How I wish that I could flee,
Oh I wish that I could flee Hussein Barry.

He freely raved "Disparity!", made the uncommon touch,
And they were grateful for his mantra, "Change",
And they ranked him very flush.
So I pine for him to blunder 'fore I'm grieving dreaded Red.
Ditch his glory; spend voting night electing John McCain instead.

Still my work's satisfactory;
Reimburses life I'm livin' and reverses poverty
When my wish comes true to flee,
Yes my wish comes true to flee,
Oh my wish comes true to flee Hussein Barry.
Send constructive comments (no royalties, please, I want to keep my income below $250,000) to bjmitchel@att.net .

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Meriadoc - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Great job on this one too - very clever first line especially! :D
Barry J. Mitchel - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Md: 45 months was a long time to wait for a comment, but worth it! ;^)

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