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Song Parodies -> "A Country, Not a Business"

Original Song Title:

"Taking Care of Business"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Parody Song Title:

"A Country, Not a Business"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

"This country needs to be run like a business." We've tried that. Many times. Businessmen don't have a clue about government. All they know about government is that they hate it. So let's make 'em REALLY hate it. And give everyone else a reason to love it.
(instrumental opening)

Let's go on a back-flashing
to stock market crashing.
1929 in New York City.
There's a guy in the White House
and he turned out to be a louse.
And his reputation turned out not so pretty.
At first he looked real fine
but in 1929
his policies threw out everyone's pay.
Hoover got us all annoyed
and so many unemployed.
A businessman as President, hey!

This is a country, not a business!
Every day!
Country, not a business!
Mitt, no way!
Country, not a business!
Yours and mine!
Country, not a business!
So reject Romney's line!
Reject!

We rejected George Dubya
but Supreme Court flubbed, yeah
and his policies left no one feeling mellow.
'Twas a secondhand tax cut
and it kicked us in the butt.
The conservatives are wrong kinds of fellows.
Just like his Dad, 41
he was lying in the sun.
A businessman we shoulda thrown away!
The Bushes got us all annoyed
and so many unemployed.
A businessman as President, hey!

This is a country, not a business!
Every day!
Country, not a business!
Mitt, no way!
Country, not a business!
Yours and mine!
Country, not a business!
So reject Romney's line!
Reject!

They're junky!

(instrumental break)

So Romney gives us the business
how he's got all the fitness.
I wonder if the irony has hit him?
Mitt's road now gets harder:
Businessman? Jimmy Carter!
Does Romney really want to have that rhythm?
'Cause he's closer than Obama
to ol' Jimmy's kind of drama.
You wanna play that game? All right, let's play!
You are gonna get annoyed!
Mitt, you're staying unemployed!
We're gonna throw your fascism away!

This is a country, not a business!
Every day!
Country, not a business!
Mitt, no way!
Country, not a business!
Yours and mine!
Country, not a business!
So reject Romney's line!
Reject!

(instrumental break)

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!
Every day!
Country, not a business!
Mitt, no way!
Country, not a business!
Yours and mine!
Country, not a business!
So reject Romney's line!

Whoo!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

Country, not a business!

(repeat 'til fade)
That's right, Mittens: Jimmy Carter was a businessman. You wanna be like Jimmy Carter?

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Country, not a Collective - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Where's the recovery, fascist fellator?
Business Beats Barack - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
So, when do we lynch Soros for his imperialist hoarding, comrade?
Brock O'Brahma - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Yeah, let's leave the running of the country to Ivy League educated lawyers and community organizers. Them book-smart folks talk so dang well. And we all know lawyerin' is the most highly regarded profession ever!
Anon - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Odumba's solution thus far has been to give away money like there's no tomorrow. The Wall St. bailout, the GM bailout, and a bunch of hand-outs. Now we have triple the debt of GWB in just 4 years. A second term of Odumba and the US becomes a third world nation. We'll get all the troops home alright because the entire nation will be rioting. Also, a real recovery is stable growth. The US doesn't have that, so we're still in recession with a lower standard of living. Are we better off than 4 years ago? Hell no!!! The only change Odumba brought was for the worse. Cast my vote for Romney!
JT - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
You're a real commie, how old are you? 12?
Garbage State - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey, loser, If you hate business so much, why don't you move to California?
Joe Six-Pack - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
SO many troglodytes on the site! Whoda thunk?
GEICO - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Economic reality: so easy, a caveman can embrace it!
QTR - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
And now... Scott Walker defeats Tom Barrett in Wisconsin by 63.3% to 55.7% with an unprecedented 119% voter turnout!
pickle - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
This also reminded me of Alan Sugar on the British version of the Apprentice series! As well as David Cameron's poor attempts to get long-term unemployed people to run their own businesses.
Michael Pacholek - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll admit, I'm a bit out of practice and this isn't my best work. But it's honest, something Romney might try someday. "Where's the recovery"? 4 million jobs. You might want to get one, but who would be stupid enough to hire you? "Lynch Soros"? Why don't we go after real criminals, like the treasonous Dick Cheney and Grover Norquist? "Ivy League educated lawyers"? Sure: FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. All fixed the economy after a Republican futzed it up. Anon: You're a liar. $10 trillion to $15 trillion is NOT "triple the debt." And we wouldn't have HAD to have all that additional debt if you people hand't futzed up the economy -- which included adding a big chunk of that debt. JT: I'm old enough to remember Ronald Reagan giving us 11 percent unemployment, then compromising with the Democrats and raising taxes, cutting it in half. Conservatism doesn't work. "Garbage State": I don't hate business. I hate UNREGULATED business. That, not Mormonism, is Mitt Romney's real religion, and as the Crash of 2008 proved, it is the most dangerous cult of all.
One American - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Please, do us all a favor and take a hike with Hugo Chavez and Castro. You really need to be "looked after".
Brock O'Brahma - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. -Alexander Pope. Under Reagan, the unemployment rate was 7% in 1980, went to 10.8% in 1982, then declined to 5.4% in 1988 at the end of his term.(The inflation rate declined from 10% in 1980 to 4% in 1988) The diatribes by the author of this parody show a cherry-picking of facts to back an argument. As for correcting his other lies, who has time or the space for that?
Michael Pacholek (translation) - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I ought to admit, I can't write and I can't think and definitely shouldn't be allowed to vote. But I'm parroting popular lies, something that's always worked for my Messiah. "Where's the recovery?" Tell you what, I'll just pull a blatant lie about 4 million (fictional) jobs from my posterior; that always works for my idol Krugman. Don't you dare go telling me my Messiah is naked! If you don't see his clothes, you must either be unfit for your position or impossibly dull. Lynch Soros? Why stop with him? We ought to go after other criminals too, like Timmy "Turbo Tax-Cheat" Geithner or Michael "Torchwood Lake" Moore. "Ivy League educated lawyers"? Sure: FDR, LBJ, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. All destroyed the economy and left Republicans (like Eisenhower Nixon, Bush, and now maybe Romney) to fix it up. Anon: of course I'm a liar, a thief, a mass-murderer, a child-molester, a traitor, and totally sucky at math; I'm a Democrat! I'll tell any lie I can about Reagan or Bush or Cheney or whatever other name springs to my shriveled excuse for a mind to keep you from focusing on what a total failure my racist Messiah has been to the economy and what a treasonous and illegal fascist regime he's been trying to foist on you. Socialism doesn't work, but don't expect me to admit that. "Garbage State": of course I hate business. I especially hate businesses that don't pay lots of protection money to racist shakedown artists and parasitic fascist thugs like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. This neo-fascism, and not Islamism (though he'll bow to the Islamists and bash Israel for P.R. purposes), is my thuggish Messiah's real religion, and as the Crash of 2012 is about to prove yet a second time, it is the most dangerous Satanic cult of them all. And some of you idiots joined me in voting for it when you went for hype and fail--er, hope and change.
Pacholek's Civility (Twitter) - June 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I just unfollowed a Devils fan who said Walker's "victory" meant Obama is next. Fascist c*nt. I'd rather have a Democratic Ranger fan

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