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Song Parodies -> "Obama, Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Obama, Man"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Free at last! Free at last! Effective at noon on January 20th, thank God Almighty, we're free at last! We have overcome! (And I'm white!)
(instrumental opening)

It's nine o'clock on Election Day.
The votes of Ohio coming in.
There's an old man who's a nominee
who now knows that his chances are thin.

He says, "Son, can you play me a memory?
I'm not really sure how it goes.
But it's sad and it's sweet, Eisenhowerish feat
when I wore Annapolis clothes!"

La, da-da, da-de-dah...
La-da, da-de-dah, da-dum...

Sing you a song of Obama, man.
He'll be elected tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for democracy.
And he's got us feeling all right.

Now, John at the bar says, "My friends" again.
He thinks only he'll keep us free.
And he's quick with a joke, but his campaign is broke
and the White House, there he'll never be.

He says, "Bill, I woulda beaten your Hillary,"
and the smile ran away from his face.
"Well, Barack's like celebrity movie star.
And I've got to pander to base."

Oh, la, da-da, da-de-dah...
La-da, da-de-dah, da-dum...

Now, Palin's a novice at politics
but prettier than John McCain's wife.
And her mind is so wavy, like John's was in Navy
and she probably will be for life.

And the waitresses talking 'bout politics
want the Republicans overthrown.
Yes, they're sharing a drink called "recession time"
and they go to the polls, not alone!

(piano break)

Sing you a song of Obama, man.
He'll be elected tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for democracy.
And he's got us feeling all right.

An enormous crowd here on Election Day.
In Chicago's Grant Park, they all smile.
'Cause Barack, it is he they're all coming to see
and he won in a landsliding style.

And Chicago, it sounds like a carnival
while in Phoenix, they cry in their beer.
Barack says, "Yes we can!" and you know he's the man.
I say, "Man, I'm so glad that you're here!"

Oh, la, da-da, da-de-dah...
La-da, da-de-dah, da-dum!

Sing you a song of Obama, man!
He's been elected tonight!
Well, we're all in the mood for democracy!
And he's got us feeling all right!

(instrumental close)

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Johnny D - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Michael, your song parodies play an instrumental role in the evolution of our nation's political zeitgeist!
alvin - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
a noteworthy anthem...dug it
Stephen Harrington - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
5s, I definetly glad that Obama is our next president.
Stan Hall - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
What your song said! And 555 for having said it so well, OS style.
John Jenkins - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Pretty good stuff, MP. I hope that we can honestly express similar sentiments a year from now.
AFW - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Captures the mood, the feeling, and fhe finish of the whole campaign circus
Glen S - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent work, MP. I considered writing one with a similar idea, but no point now. TMGLTM but great use of original
Christie Marie M - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Yay!...I mean, I wanted to say excellent parody you wrote. I echo everyone's comments. Here is mine: Obama would be so proud of you! Great show! 555.
Patrick - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Great parody. I didn't vote for him. Just a smile and a suit. But we're here to judge music, and this is a fine example of adapting one of my favorites to a current event.
Melanie Lee - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Patrick: "Just a Smile and a Suit"? That could be a parody of a song from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves called "With a Smile and a Song"!
Papageno - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Great parody. I share your sentiments. Also, looks like John McCain voted on your parody lol.
Joey Grisso - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes! Obama won! Finally someone worthwile in the oval ofice!
Jeffrey - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Someone needs to make a recording of this one! It's fantastic!!
Phil Alexander - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Super write, Michael. Well, fingers crossed that he'll be even half as good as we're hoping...
Needs an update! - June 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Now that Barack HUSSEIN Oboyma has ruined the country, you need to eat some crow amd admit what an idiot you are Pacholek!
Michael Pacholek - January 12, 2012 - Report this comment
What country has he ruined? The Confederate States of America?

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