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Song Parodies -> "A Lion's Dead Tonight"

Original Song Title:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

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The Tokens

Parody Song Title:

"A Lion's Dead Tonight"

The Lyrics

For those of you with short attention spans who may come across this parody a few months or years after I've submitted it (in August 2015) and have no idea what this song is about, please Google "cecil the lion" and "planned parenthood body parts videos"!
We-de-de-de
De-de-de-de-de
How we are dumb today!
We-de-de-de
De-de-de-de-de
How we are dumb today!
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

In the headlines,
The mainstream headlines,
A lion's dead tonight!
This news cycle,
This hijacked cycle,
A lion's dead tonight!
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

In Zimbabwe,
Remote Zimbabwe,
A lion's dead tonight!
Lynch the dentist!
The evil dentist!
A lion's dead tonight!
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

Forget the babies,
Aborted babies,
A lion's dead tonight!
It's only tissue,
Distract the issue:
A lion's dead tonight!
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
We-de-de-de
De-de-de-de-de
How we are dumb today!
We-de-de-de
De-de-de-de-de
How we are dumb today!

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Callmelennie - August 03, 2015 - Report this comment
This is a good song for satire. The sheer cheesiness of the song creates an instant burn on the target. And it's so obvious that once you see it, you face-palm yourself and say "Why didn't i think of that?"
Jonathan - August 03, 2015 - Report this comment
^ Lennie's not Lion about that! here's 5 Tokens!
Melanie Lee - August 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm going to take you to task. I was fairly with you until you got into the abortion thing. Oh, come on, again?! I thought. Although I'm no fan of abortion, I'm tired of this issue being raised to obscure all other issues. From what I know, the Christian evangelist POV on abortion used to be that it's between the woman and her doctor, or between the woman and God. Not until the 1970s or 1980s, probably as a reaction against feminism and as a way to control and shame women, did the Religious Right made abortion one of their litmus tests. I think it's largely bogus, because in my opinion, they don't care one whit about what happens to the baby after it's born! Oh, yeah, let's make sure the kid was born, then we'll deny it and its parents healthcare, good education, safe neighborhoods, good job opportunities...just make sure that that woman who dared to have sex carries that kid to term! You can argue that animal rights aren't as valid as a human's right to life, and you'd be right. That doesn't mean that animal rights don't count at all. This particular lion was a local favorite, and I read that the hunting party lured it out of its safety zone. That's a crime. Also, you CAN satirize foreign languages. I see you did it with, "We are dumb today"; otherwise, there is too much "wimoweh", too much of the original lyrics. I like the lyrics "Lynch the dentist!The evil dentist!" 5-3-4. Notice, people, that I am NOT giving this parody 1-1-1; it deserves better than that.
Patrick - August 04, 2015 - Report this comment
There are more important news stories than either of these, but both are symptomatic of what's wrong with this country. As parodies go, this was an obvious choice, and, dare I say, well executed. I could hear this one in my head as I was reading it.
The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Melanie, I made reference in my introduction to Planned Parenthood and baby parts. Where did you think I was going with this? And I'm not an Evangelical, I'm a Roman Catholic, and we've been fighting abortion continually ever since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.
Pro-Life - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Melanie is an abortionist. Just think if your mom aborted you, Melanie. You had a right to exist, so why not others? Some of the greatest people in the world were born into poverty and or horrible environments and rose to fame and achievements. Aborting babies is denying the future and things like a cure to cancer etc... Abortionists are murderers.
If it bleeds, it leads - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
On the twitters, incite-y twitters The Lion bleeds tonight; In the headlines, the trite-y headlines, The Lion leads tonight .......... In Zimbabwe, far off Zimbabwe, The Lion bleeds tonight; With the pillage, the Cecil pillage The Dentist flees tonight ....... Hush my baggers, dont speak of babies, The Lion bleeds tonight; Mum on babies, the trafficked babies, The Lion leads tonight
Melanie Lee - August 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Okay, I ranted above there. Since I've never performed a single abortion, or any other surgery, in my life (other than removing splinters from my fingers or toes), I don't qualify as an abortionist. I also said that I'm not a fan of abortion, and that I agree that animal rights, though important, aren't as important as a human's right to life. I'm just tired of the way that the Right has mishandled this issue for years: with shaming and blaming, not with compassion and real help for people with crisis pregnancies, and, more often than not, IMO, with very little actual caring about the babies in question. I don't believe that it's better for a baby to be aborted than to be raised in poverty. I'm saying, if you really care about the baby, why not also care about its quality of life, and do something about crushing poverty and dangerous living conditions?
Melanie Lee - August 06, 2015 - Report this comment
...rather than downsizing and outsourcing jobs, voting against healthcare for the poor, mishandling education, building luxury apartments but not low-income housing, committing police brutality in the name of law and order, etc.? (I'd better stop; I'm ranting again!)
Melanie Lee - August 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Those Planned Parenthood videos might have been doctored. Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds, The New York Times, August 27, 2015 http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/undercover-planned-parenthood-videos-were-altered-analysis-finds/ar-BBm9HE0?ocid=iehp

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