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Song Parodies -> "Obama"

Original Song Title:

"Mandy"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Obama"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

I remember all my life
News reports of racial strife
The color of a man
His place in the spectrum
Sensed it wasn't right
Who would correct 'em

That Inauguration Day
Heard the things you had to say
The look in peoples' eyes
I saw a fervor
Worship undisguised
Their souls, you inspired them, Obama

Well, you came and you gave us free Health Care
And they gave you a prize, Obama
You relieved all my fears for my welfare
You're the one that we need, Obama

We're on the brink of hope and change
Outmoded ways will soon seem strange
Caught up in a world of uphill striving
What was mine was mine
How could I be so blind, Obama?

You came and you shared without taking
Then you canceled our debts, Obama
Our lives are now yours for the shaping
Take us up in your hands, Obama!

Courage you inspire, I face tomorrow
You'll fulfill my needs
Bring joy to sorrow, Obama!

Well you haven't said much about handguns
You won't take them away, Obama
My, won't those Tea Party wackos be stunned?
And they'll love you that day, Obama!

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Old Man Ribber - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Unlike Chris Matthews, President Obama doesn't send "a tingle up my leg." This parody, however, is MUCH better than "I've Got A Crush On Obama" and "MMM, MMM, MMM! Barack Hussein Obama!". ;D
Michael Pacholek - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Well, I wrote "Barack Obama" to "Copacabana," but this works, too. Hopefully, by the time he runs for re-election in 2 years, we can all sing "Looks Like We Made It." Not that the Tea Party morons will want to, but we tried it their way, and nearly ruined the country.
John Barry - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Barry Manilow, "Barry" Obama. Hmmm?!
Tommy Turtle - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Brilliant.

Off the top of my head, possibly your best ever, Patrick. The irony was so subtle that it was apparently *too* subtle for those who saw only what they wanted to see. 555, and was there anything in particular that motivated you to use this OS? ... Just askin' ;)
Patrick - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
In terms of sheer difficulty, this was one of the hardest songs I've ever written. I was trying to come across as an avid supporter without sounding silly. Even for true believers, that isn't always easy. I based some of it on Michael's parodies and some on an Obama rally I attended just before the election. The attitude of the people in attendance was one of worship. I didn't get to see the Great One, but the crowd was far more interesting than he ever will be. I wonder if I was inspired by your tribute to "Kansas" to use the Barry Manilow tune. The people I am close to generally have a 180 degree different view of Obama. "Antichrist" would be one of the few repeatable comments I have heard. Pat Buchanan was right about there being at least two different countries out there.
TT - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
You succeeded.
Fiddlegirl - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Patrick... I didn't make it to the site Monday, but TT pointed me to the parody. This is fantastic! 555

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