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Song Parodies -> "Scenes From George Bush's Life"

Original Song Title:

"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Scenes From George Bush's Life"

Parody Written by:

Leo Jay

The Lyrics

It seems that everything George is, he owes to his father... and his Father. As sung by GWB:
I'm raisin' a glass
And makin' a toast
Here's to the father, son and Holy Ghost:
The 'father's George Bush number one;
And then, of course, I am the 'son';
Then there's God - three for one
Mmmmm

I'm telling a tale
Of how a dumb kid
Became a man who did the things I did
So just lean back and set awhile
While I recall it with a smile...

[Tenor sax interlude - thematic transition]

Things could be worse for me these days:
Got a nice wife, two lovely daughters
Got a White House, got lots of clout
And I'm rich as all hell
Job's been rough the last few years --
Doin' my best, but got detractors
Will I win the war? Will I win 'four more'? Only time will tell...

Oh, I remember all the kids that I knew back at Midland High
We were always skirt chasin' and were always shit-faced, oh my...
We acted real brash 'cause our dads had lots of cash to buy...
Good grades... straight As --
"What is your pleasure - Brown or Yale?"

[Soprano sax interlude - thematic transition - piano interlude]

O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh...
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-oh...

This junior Bush was a
Pain in the tush to all the
Teachers that I ever had
Cocky and rude, and a
terrible student -- an
arrogant lad;
Nothing was I like my father:
I could have studied, but hell, why bother?
Daddy had money enough to last all of my life,
Hell, it's high school -- you party... then Harvard, a house and a wife
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-oh

Laura was popular, but
She wrecked her car while she was
Carelessly driving one night;
Hadn't been drinking, she
Just wasn't thinking
About the red light*
Killing a friend and a classmate
Gave Laura Welch a new lifetime mandate:
Lead a responsible, useful, dependable life - oh and
Don't you know Laura turned out to be that kind of wife...
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh

But first, off to college for learnin' and knowledge (though Laura learned far more than George);
Then daddy's connections were used to perfection to help me stay out of the war;
I wanted a bride, and so soon an alliance between our two families was forged
O-o-o-oh, o-o-o-oh

[Tenor sax interlude]

I got me a gig working with oil rigs, but I didn't have daddy's 'black thumb';
I bought me a ball team, where it didn't at all seem a problem the owner was dumb;
But this Texas Ranger was always in danger when he added coke to his rum
O-o-o-oh, o-o-o-oh

Daddy chastised me, and he
Strongly advised me that my
Drinking would not be ignored, so I
Turned to the cross and I
Turned from the 'sauce' with the
Help of the Lord;
Soon as this ship found its lighthouse,
The Governor's Mansion, and then the White House!
Life is much better than I ever hoped it could be, oh it's
All three for one, and it's all hell for leather --
Anything's possible when we're together:
My daddy on Earth, my Father in Heaven and me...
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh
O-oh, o-oh, o-o-o-o-o-o-oh

[Piano interlude - thematic transition]

I'm raisin' a glass
And makin' a toast
To the father, son and Holy Ghost!
I can have anything I want,
Cause they're my daddies, I'm their son
Yeah, I know -- it was actually a stop sign... I also took a few liberties with the chronology of GWB's life... but it's ok -- my creative license is still valid...

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Jenna & Barbara - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Interesting. Why isn't OUR dad good for something?
ethan - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
this was brilliant more people have to see this
Leo J ay - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, thanks ethan (and the twins, and the other anonymous voters). It did turn out a bit more interesting than I'd planned. Glad you liked it.
Robert J. Pagliaro - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh man, this was sweet. Real nice job. Ethan's right, read this parody.
2nz - May 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Very, very good, LJ. Your attention to pacing is highly noted. I agree with Rob and Ethan, and might actually be about to do something about it...
Guy - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Leo - This is SNL material. Well done. I voted for the W but I can't agree with what 'pro bush' is saying about your parody. I found nothing rude about it at all. It's just good parody and a healthy excercise of first amendment rights. Pure strategery.
Leo Jay - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy. I'm always surprised when someone discovers an old parody.

Looks like the comment from 'pro bush' is gone, so I don't know what that was all about....
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha! Great Leo Jay material as usual, definitely deserving of a larger audience.

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