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Song Parodies -> "Grandstand Shrubby"

Original Song Title:

"Bandstand Boogie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Grandstand Shrubby"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Satire about Bush's hypocritical grandstanding on the Terri Schiavo case while pandering to religious right wing extremists. Sung by Dubya, the Lyin' King, to the tune of the theme from "American Bandstand," and instrumental originally composed by Count Basie.
(instrumental intro)

There is no stoppin' (stop).
There is no stoppin' today.
I won't be droppin' (drop)
What right wing tells me today.
My polls are floppin' (flop),
But I don't care what they say,
So I'll grandstand (grandstand).

We will be bringin' (bring),
We will be bringin' our crowd,
And we'll be clingin' (cling),
To "Right To Life" oh-so-loud.
My phones are ringin' (ring)
It's what the right wing had vowed.
So I'll grandstand (grandstand).

On the stump, I'll say, "Let's pray," it's what I, the Head Man, planned.
I'll rely on, yes, I'll rely on, issues to grandstand.
I'll entrance and show I know "Right To Life" gets a handstand.
A right winger I am, I am; that is why I will grandstand.

There is no stoppin' (stop),
There is no stoppin' today.
I won't be droppin' (drop)
What right wing tells me today.
My polls are floppin' (flop),
But I don't care what they say,
So I'll grandstand (grandstand).

Grandstand... grandstand... grandstand...
Grandstand... I'll grandstand... I'll grandstand...
(What do you know? I'm gonna show... ready to go... I'm a pro...)

Press cannot even bark...
Made my point by stumpin'.
We made such - a - fuss - to - keep Schiavo alive.
Karl Rove is a shark;
What - an ace I've got here!
Swell plot; no issues, just fear.
Tested and greased: pander to priests, with bullshit and jive.

Now to all my foes who chose to oppose my dear grand plan:
I'll rely on, yes, I'll rely on, issues to grandstand.
I'll entrance and show I know "Right To Life" gets a handstand.
I am disliked by world, but I'm loved by right wing; I'll grandstand.

(drum break)

The debt's balloonin' (loon);
Who is the greatest, but me?
My fans are swoonin' (swoon)
When I talk on the TV.
So if you tune in (tune),
You'll hear more slogans from me,
And I'll grandstand (grandstand).

There is no stoppin' (stop)
There is no stoppin' today.
I won't be droppin' (drop)
What right wing tells me today.
My polls are floppin' (flop),
But I don't care what they say,
So I'll grandstand (grandstand).

And we'll Shock and Awe and roll un-American
Traitors who would stop the Republicans.
We'll win, we won, burn on, I'm in, I'm on...
Let's pray... let's pray-ay... let's pray...
Grandstand... Grandstand!

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