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Song Parodies -> "They Do Run Run"

Original Song Title:

"Da Doo Ron Ron"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Crystals

Parody Song Title:

"They Do Run Run"

Parody Written by:

Rod Worden

The Lyrics

Just read at Townhall.Com that the salary of U S senators and reps is now $158,100, up $3,400 from last year and up $24,500 since 1998. Seems congress has mandated automatic pay raises for themselves each year, without vote. As in: "..no hearings, no debate, no media coverage, no public explanations. Above all, no embarrasing votes.." This, of course, in addition to a vast array of perks including free travel and a pension far better than most private-sector plans. Gee, wonder why they keep running for re-election?
See them on the tube and see them sling their mud
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!
See them do a sound byte see them draw some blood
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!

Yes, they sling their mud
Yes, they draw some blood
And, every chance they get--
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!

Sucking the per diem and outrageous perks
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!
Smiling, watch 'em hide it, tab the working jerks
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!

Yes, outrageous perks
Yes, tab working jerks
And, when you ask them why--
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!

Cushy fat retirement and a boost in pay
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!
Fleecing the electorate in the usual way
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!

Yes, a boost in pay
Yes, the usual way
And, when they cash those checks--
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Run-Run!
They Do Run-Run-Run, They Do Have-Fun!

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Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 13

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Melhi - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(I'm the first voter? No way! I expected to see nine or ten, minimum, on this oldies standard, so excuse me for a moment while I pick my jaw up off the floor.) I thought it was funny.
Paul Robinson - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Rod - Good job (unlike most of those referred to in your parody). You know, IF they did their jobs INSTEAD OF posturing, prancing and hypocritically wasting time pandering to their base constituencies they would be worth that type of salary - it's serious stuff they do (or are SUPPOSED to do). But they would rather wrap themselves in the flag or whatever and vote on non-issues than deal with our real problems. 5's
Rod - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Melhi! Got to admit, I expected more, too. Maybe the folks who should remember it just don't anymore. What were we talking about..?
Claude Prez - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
AMEN BROTHER! PUBLIC "SERVANTS" MY ASS!!!!!
John Jenkins - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny parody and right on target. The salaries are a bit high, but they are just the tip of the compensation iceberg. Where they really clean up is the life time pension and the ability to become lobbyists after leaving office.
alvin rhodes - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
i like it, rod...5s
Phil Alexander - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent - simple satire with real bite :-)

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