Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Send the U.N."

Original Song Title:

"Send the Marines"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Send the U.N."

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

In contrast with the superpower status of the United States when TOS was written about unilateral military action, our current president relies on global organizations to justify intervention in other nations. But he is very selective about where to send our troops, and has bypassed Congress and the American people ... until tonight's speech.
Gadhafi makes his move;
Obama don't approve.
Who is it that goes where trouble's brewin'?
A national address
May have its place, unless
He first sends the U.N.!

Befriend them all, he thought;
In vain he hand-off sought,
Remembered My Lai, Saigon and Phnom Penh.
To restore Ahjdabiya,
But not new Alexandria,
What did he do? He sent the U.N.!

Al-Qaida stood
With Muslim Brotherhood.
Brave Shi'ahs are protected,
Sunni's rights respected,
Till somebody he likes can be elected.

Muslims all abhor
Great Satan's plotting war;
They'd rather kill the Jews by Peace Process.
Stop calling it aggression;
O berates that expression.
He only wants the world to know
That he supports N.A.T.O.
World government is fairly slow,
So end the doubt; send the U.S.!
The Orwellian name for the Libyan incursion is "kinetic military action", outdoing Harry Truman's "police action" in 1950s Korea.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

 LittleLots
Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 



In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.
 

Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 0
 0
 
 2   0
 0
 0
 
 3   0
 0
 0
 
 4   0
 0
 0
 
 5   5
 5
 5
 

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Old Man Ribber - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Fine on so many levels - use of the Tom Lehrer OS, the content, and pointing out the 1984-esque "newspeak" definitions in your outro. I'll be watching tonight myself. ;D
AFW - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Well expressed and well written
BJM - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR & AFW. Obama can't wait to sit in the training seat, behind NATO pilots. I too will be watching body language and listening at 7:30 PM EDT.
John Barry - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
"Odyssey Dawn," what's that power been sent yon'der, a name like Gypsy Rose, of days gone by.
BJM - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
JB: LOL; sounds like a good start on a parody. Who names these KMAs?
If al-Qaida & Brotherhood are our enemies, are we aiding & abetting them?
confused ? - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
gee, i though the kenyan was gonna bring the troops home? guess not, eh? campaign of lies, voter base of sheep and illegals
BJM - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
confused ?: The Hawaiian's speech failed to give the real reason why
Obama
Invaded
Libya

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/tomlehrer33.shtml For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 623