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Song Parodies -> "City of New Voters"

Original Song Title:

"City of New Orleans"

Original Performer:

Arlo Guthrie

Parody Song Title:

"City of New Voters"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Woody Guthrie would turn over in his grave if he saw what Royce did to his son's -- actually Steve Goodman's -- song. Woody, you who scratched "THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS" into your guitar, this one's for you!
Riding through the city of new voters.
Illinois sends 'em, Cleveland without fail.
Thirteen hours, a hundred million levers
three candidates, and Dubya gets kicked in tail.

All along the southbound odyssey
those folks held down by GOP
roll on through their mortgaged farmers' fields.
Passing signs with Kerry's name
remembering dead soldier men
and the empty rooms that once built automobiles.

Good morning, America, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me? I'm your favorite son!
I'm the President-elect named John F. Kerry.
I'll be gone off to the White House when the day is done.

Dealing cards with five jokers in the Cabinet.
Penny-a-pinchin', unemployed are sore.
Pretzel, no, I think it was a bottle.
And feel the jobs, they're crashing 'neath the floor.

And the sons of Vietnam vets
and the sons of hippie chicks
ride George Dubya's big vendetta, made to steal.
Coffins with their cargo sweet
Dubya will never meet
'cause the guilt is something he don't want to feel.

Good morning, America, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me? I'm your favorite son!
I'm the President-elect named John F. Kerry.
I'll be gone off to the White House when the day is done.

Nighttime in the city of new voters.
Changing red to blue in Tennessee.
Halfway home, we'll be there by midnight.
And the Massachusetts darkness celebrates victory.

And all the towns and people seem
to wake up from this bad dream
and the moron still ain't heard the news:
We hear Florida is blue again
and Jeb could not pull his refrain.
This land's got the disappearing Repub blues!

Good night, America, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me? I'm your favorite son!
I'm the President-elect named John F. Kerry.
I'll be gone off to the White House when the day is done.
In order to reduce terrorism to a nuisance, first you must reduce the Bush family to a nuisance. Here we go...

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Royce Miller - October 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael thanks for being a sport and mentioning me; as for Tennessee, Gore was stomped on here in the last election---and whatever color we are, it's the "color that don't run".
Johnny D - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't give up hope, Michael ... Red Sox fans didn't.

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