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Song Parodies -> "I'm A Deserter"

Original Song Title:

"I'm A Believer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"I'm A Deserter"

Parody Written by:

Liam Wescott

The Lyrics

George Bush goes AWOL in 1972.
I thought duty was only for the little people
Meant for someone else but not for me
Poppy was out to back me
That's the way it worked
Entitlement paved all my schemes

And then I cut and ran
Now I'm a deserter
Not a clue
Of me in 1972
I was gone
I'm a deserter
I couldn't cut it
If I tried

I thought TANG was more or less a cushy thing
And the more I slacked, the less they cared
What's the use in going
All you get is pain
When I wanted a little fun
I got orders

And then I cut and ran
Now I'm a deserter
Not a trace
Of me at the base
I am AWOL
I'm a deserter
They couldn't find me
If they tried

What's the use in going
All you get is pain
When I wanted a little fun
I got orders

So I cut and ran
Now I'm a deserter
Not a sign
Of me on the line
I cut and ran
Now I'm a deserter
They couldn't find me
If they tried

I cut and ran
I'm a deserter
I cut and ran
I'm a deserter
I cut and ran
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm a deserter
I'm a deserter
I'm a deserter

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Angry, Write Mail - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Liam - Not you nor anyone else has evidence to support this absurd accusation. Just as plausible, is that GW's flight training was for a covert operation. Afterall, his father was CIA, so it's not out of the realm of possibility. You don't like the President's policies - fine, don't vote for him . But to carelessly throw around unsubstantiated accusations in an attempt to destroy a man's character is about the lowest thing a person can do - and you liberals seem to be masters of it. You even devour your own.
Guy - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
This verse does not rhyme and is way off pace. Work on your rhyme scheme and pacing. This would have been a halfway decent parody if you had.

What's the use in going
All you get is pain
When I wanted a little fun
I got orders

And I tend to agree with AWM above where he states that there is no evidence of what you are saying. Parodies, especially political ones should be factual.
Steve K. - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Ya know, I remember all those FBI files finding their way into the Clinton White House, and Mr. Bill saying it was a "bureaucratic snafu", and after several years of investigation by Ken Starr, etc., finding no evidence to prove wrongdoing, the Dems said we should all drop the accusations. Well, I say the same standard should apply to W's "AWOL" accusers. Let them find and show the evidence. (I know, same stuff that AWM and Guy are saying, but I had to get in my $0.02.)
Martin Heldt - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
>I thought duty was only for the little people >Meant for someone else but not for me >Poppy was out to back me >That's the way it worked >Entitlement paved all my schemes Looks like you nailed it.
Delta Dart - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody. George W. Bush was a poor student who somehow got into the finest schools. He was a National Guardsman who somehow missed a year of service. He was a failed businessman who somehow was made rich. He was a minority investor who somehow was made managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He was a defeated politician who somehow was made governor. As a Texas Air National Guard pilot in 1972, he stopped flying after 22 months with his unit. (I'm a Deserter) Then, during a six-month stay in Alabama, Bush failed to report for required Guard drills. (I'm a Deserter!) And six months after he returned to his home in Houston, his superior officers wrote that they had not seen him at his Houston air base for the previous year. (I'm a Deseter!) Shortly after that, Bush was given an early discharge. He Deserted. Plain and simple. Remember, during May 1968, there were 350 Americans dying every week in Vietnam, and he applied, as was his right, to the Texas Air National Guard, but he applied to the Texas Air National Guard in spite of the fact that there were 500 people ahead of him; he was accepted on the same day he applied. Now, I'll bet these guys are singing..."I'm a Deserter!"
mac - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Good idea, but it needs a lot of work. I'm not enough of an inverterate Bush hater to vote this 5's.
Tony Blair - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Rhyme and pacing, rhyme and pacing - both need a lot of improvement.
Al z - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Liam, I think you went too easy on the little punk. If you're looking for other incidents in W's life to mock, you might consider his stint as a cheerleader. Bet he looked cute in that getup.
Bonnie - February 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Liam, I like your political message. It's on target, even if you did go gently into his good night. It's amazing how the republicans seem to have quite a double standard, but then again, most of them couldn't read this anyway.

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