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Song Parodies -> "Bush Is Weak"

Original Song Title:

"Astral Weeks"

Original Performer:

Van Morrison

Parody Song Title:

"Bush Is Weak"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Ah, "Conventional Wisdom"...Is there a bigger oxymoron than this phrase? Seems to me that most of the "Conventional Wisdom" one hears is more often wrong than right. For instance, "Conventional Wisdom" seems to indicate George Bush is a "Strong Leader". Actually, he appears to be a rather weak man; narrow-minded, inflexible, unable or unwilling to engage in critical thinking. He consistently proposes radical changes that he makes unrealistic and illogical promises about. I don't believe he has ever acknowledged being wrong about anything; if there is some blame to be apportioned you can bet he'll have a handy scapegoat around to land on the sword. And now we are in this mess in Iraq and I don't see a good result coming out of this in the foreseeable future. He pushed ahead with flaky, faked evidence, bullied, bribed, cajoled and finally alienated long-time allies who did not fall for his irrational rationale for "pre-emptive war". So now we are before these same folks on partly bended knee pleading with them to bail us out. They probably will have to, eventually, for everyone's sake - but I wouldn't be surprised if the let us dangle awhile before doing so. Anyway, I don't know if many of you will know the original song, "Astral Weeks". I've posted a lyric link in the bottom comment section.
My adventure in the Middle East
was not as viable as it seemed
No mobile anthrax labs tracked
Guess we'll ditch and go back home now
Could not find sh*t
Now you'll catch all my lies
And vote me out
the choice is easy
Soon my reign will end
Yes, my reign will end

For the Far Right I've been posin'
Always pander to their notions
I'll grandstand against abortions
And I pushed for a new law
Press maligns me
They can, kiss-a my ass
My ratings down
That does displease me
Might not win again
May not win again

Here I go
Panderin' to those with avarice
Talkin' to Condoleezza Rice
Tellin' lies to start it all
Man, I've got some gall
Pointin' a finger at France
Don't you know, don't you know
Planned to take Saddam out
Though those arms weren't found there
All lies like before
Here I go
Takin' good care of the Rich
Makin' sure their tax is low
I'm cuttin' programs poor folks use
Makin' Rich folks taxes low
And cuttin' programs poor folks use
Appointin' judges like Scalia
Yeah we're
Keepin' tabs on what you express
Makin' note of your Web address
Never straight with you
talkin' bull, snarlin'
bleah, bleah, bleah, bleah
bleah, bleah, bleah

Misadventure in the Middle East
was not as viable as it seemed
No mobile anthrax labs tracked
Guess we'll ditch and go back home now
Did not find sh*t
Now you'll catch all my lies
And vote me out
the choice is easy
I won't win again
Soon my game will end
Shame it had to end
Guess it had to end

Jerks will never learn, naw
Thought they'd never learn
Finally realized
I tell a lot of lies
I'm nothing but a danger to the world
Put everyone in danger in this world
Guess they realized
Pick another man
Send me away
Send me away
I raised up the debt, man
Sure raised up the debt, man
Yes, I raised the debt, man
Yes, that was my plan, man
It may last through time
Tax cuts are in place
Budget's out of line
I am a disgrace
I raised up the debt, man
Raised it up, you bet, man
Debt will last forever
Debt will last forever
They bought all my lies
Tax cuts are in place
Made sure I got mine
And it can't be traced
Yes, I'm a disgrace

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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 12

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alvin rhodes - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
i'm always up for bush bashing and this is a great job on a song... i know must have been difficult to do....that whole "astral weeks" album is such a mind blower....5s
Paul Robinson - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin - Thanks, the "bonus" of doing this parody was getting to listen to the rest of the Album, too. I bought the CD a couple of years ago (I never owned the Vinyl LP, used to listed to it at a friends house a lot in the late 60's-early 70's) and played it lot for a few weeks and then kind of put it aside until recently. Glad you liked the parody and enjoyed the Bush-bash element. He's really a piece of work - just caught him on the news telling us "it's just a few Iraqi's...", Yeah, right. I knew this one would be received negatively in some quarters, but what the hell, it's what I think & see. Ah, I see my votes reflect the polarization almost exactly right now: Two scores of "5-across", two scores of "1-across" and someone in the middle who gave me "5-2-4", which I respect as an honest from someone who probably doesn't care for my point of view. The one's well, I accept them but they didn't read the original lyrics or listen to the song, for sure.
John Jenkins - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul - You can make a case against the Iraqi war without making the unsubstantiated claim that Bush told lies. I am not a Bush apologist, but he was relying on intelligence that indicated that there were WMDs in Iraq. Clinton and his administration believed that Iraq had WMDs, and apparently Saddam Hussein believed he had WMDs. The war might or might not have been justified, it might have been based on faulty intelligence, but it was not based on lies.

Can you name one program (that poor people or anybody else uses) that Bush has cut? I look at his his decisions on spending bills from the other direction. We have a budget deficit and he SHOULD cut spending, but he has yet to veto a single bill or propose cutting any programs.

In your pre-notes, you questioned whether Bush has ever admitted being wrong about anything. He has acknowledged that when he was part owner of the Texas Rangers, he was wrong ... when he approved the trade of Sammy Sosa to the Cubs.
Robert J. Pagliaro - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I never thought any President, elected or selected, could be as frightening as Nixon or Reagan. Casualties in Iraq are outpacing those from Vietnam. Rumsfeld's answer to 9/11 was - can we take out Iraq? Clearly this administration went into office with one thing in mind - take out Hussein. The ends never, ever justify the means. Nice job - Keep on bashin'. bob
Paul Robinson - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
John - I believe that Bush has been lying about quite a bit. I would have to look a few things up the substantiate that at the moment. When I have a bit of time I'll answer that, but I can't right this minute. The Sosa deal? Yes, I believe he did admit that was mistake. I was kind of thinking of Political mistakes but I didn't qualify that...Robert - glad you enjoyed. Watching what is going on over in Iraq has been particularly tough this week. And then hearing the excuses and denials from Bush & Co. afterwards is downright pathetic, aggravating, annoying and ultimately anger-producing. Where in a real hole there politically no matter how many military victories our Armed Forces produce. It's totally unfair to the people we send out to fight to have no viable plan at this point. The transition is apparently "set in stone" for June 30th, even though we have no idea exactly "Who" we are turning over power to. That's pretty weak, even for this group of phonies. Hey, maybe our "good friend", Chalabi? Yah...a con man if there has ever been one.
Michael Pacholek - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
John: Bush relying on intelligence is like Clinton relying on chastity. Robert: At the current rate, if we get four more years of Bush, the number of dead in Iraq will exceed the victims of the 9/11 attacks when he leaves in January '09 -- assuming we don't get a Democratic Congress in November '06 and they impeach him, or he gets the 22nd Amendment repealed and steals a third election. Paul: You're right except for one thing: The only thing set in stone is Bush's skull.
Robert J. Pagliaro - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, I thought stealing the third election was reserved for brother Jeb.
Paul Robinson - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, Thanks! Robert - So what President # will Jenna be?
Robert J. Pagliaro - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Gotta love the Bush twins - they always seem to have a good time when they're here in NYC. Paul, I don't know, perhaps the democrats will run her have President Kerry has served his two terms. Or, how about a (Hillary)Clinton/(Jenna) Bush ticket after President Kerry's eight years in office?
Paul Robinson - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Robert - Sounds like the winning ticket to me...
Sabry - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Real good. 5-5-5
Mr X - April 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't know the original, but I looked at it anyway. Personally, I want bush to lose; I don't think we can afford EIGHT years of cr@p. Anyways, it was ok, considering I don't know the original, but I'll give you a 5-5-5 anyway.
Paul Robinson - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Sabry & Mr. X - I missed these comments so here is a belated "thanks" for looking in.
Becky Stead - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody is bob on. i know the origional well and this version is just as great!!!!
Paul Robinson - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Becky...glad you enjoyed it - I really like the original song myself.

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