Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Gunned The Thug Mu’mmar"

Original Song Title:

"Just the Way You Are"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Gunned The Thug Mu’mmar"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

The deranged thing needed greasing
To settle forty years and more
Of ruthless, brutal dictatorship—
Time had come to settle the score.

Unlike Saddam, he had no double,
So from Tripoli he’d run far.
Might now be good times; gone, maybe, bad times:
The snake is done in, thug Mu’mmar.

His terrible style of fashion
Involved a certain manic flair.
For terrorism he’d a passion. . .
Brought down a Pan Am from the air.

The dog was clever—conned the nations
That gave him passes, although R.
Reagan, B. Clinton sent out the bomb crews
To drop some but missed scum Mu’mmar.

We’ve seen, we know now that he is deceased,
Thanks to NATO and rebel troops,
Because the dead photos have been released. . .
Might be one of the better coups.

But what will ensue now that severed
Is the head? So will now start
Nation that ain’t to tyrants tethered
Post-gunning ugly thug Mu’mmar?

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Leo Keough - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
If I were a brutal dictator or terrorist, I think I'd be getting a little nervous, what with the 2012 election campaign in full swing now...555!!!
alvin - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
love the contrast of the song's melody and the subject
Max Power - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I heard he was found hiding in the sewer, pretty much tells you something.
John Barry - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, all.
Rob Arndt - October 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Well done Mr. Barry, as usual. 555 for this song and your other one. Loved your werewolf series the other day. I can't do them, so I'll stick to Zombies. The only Werwolf I do is the German Blonde Valkyrie ;-)

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 494