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Song Parodies -> "At the Abu Gharaib Prison"

Original Song Title:

"Copacabana"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"At the Abu Gharaib Prison"

Parody Written by:

Lorelei aka BorderlineNOS

The Lyrics

Her name is Lynndie, she is a soldier
With leash of leather in her hand she humiliates a man
She followed orders cut from the warders
And while she acted like a czar, she thought nothing was bizarre
Because they called it war, it justified it all
And when you "softened up" a prisoner
He might tell you more!

At the Abu Gharaib prison
A part of America's mission
At the Abu Gharaib prison
Terror and lashings were always the fashion
At the Abu... they call it hell

His name is Sanchez, Lt. General
He was escorted to the jail, and saw Lynndie prancin' there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far, despite counsel from the bar
And then the pictures flew, and shares from prisoners, too
There was Bush and a Donald 'n a Dick
But they claim, who knew?

At the Abu Gharaib prison
A part of America's mission
At the Abu Gharaib prison
Terror and lashings were always the fashion
At the Abu... they call it hell

Her name is Janis, she was a General
But the Army let her go when they thought that she did know
That it was evil, and not so homey
For the prisoners in her care, she thought life was kind and fair
She thought them better off in prison than at home
So much so that she feared
They would never leave

From the Abu Gharaib prison
A part of America's mission
At the Abu Gharaib prison
Terror and lashings were always the fashion
At the Abu... they call it hell
Written in May 2004, when the story broke the hearts of millions.

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alvin - September 02, 2007 - Report this comment
i love the contrast between the grim lyrics and the jaunty melody
Andria Kilgore - September 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Lorelei, the name of the infamous Iraqi prison is spelled "Abu Ghraib", and the name is pronounced "Ah-boo-Grabe". By the way, I love your name.

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