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Song Parodies -> "The Legislator"

Original Song Title:

"The Entertainer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Legislator"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

This is an update of a piece I did way back in 1995, when we were all afraid of Newt Gingrich and what he could do if he got one of his own guys in the White House. Now we know.
I am the legislator, and I know just where I stand
another set of speeches that are getting out of hand.
Today I am the Congressman to Capitol Hill you've sent.
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
and I won't be here in two more years
voted out with the "President."

I am the legislator, and I've had to pay my price.
The things I did not know at first, Karl Rove has told me twice.
Aw, but still they come to haunt me, in the form of Tom DeLay.
And I'm really pissed at the lobbyists
with their hands in the till, so I write 'em a bill
and they go their merry way.

I am the legislator, and I've been all around the world.
I've made all kinds of junkets, and brought my office girls.
I can't remember faces. I don't remember names.
Aw, but what the hell, you know it's just as well
'cause after a while and a smarmy smile
it all becomes a shame.

I am the legislator, and I bring to you the laws.
I'm always re-elected, despite my character flaws.
I've got to meet the leaders, who say I must stay in line.
And I don't dare defy the committee chair
so I act like a dork and I vote for his pork
and that's why I feel like slime.

I am the legislator, the tobacco lobby's man.
You heard me give me latest speech last night on C-SPAN.
A tax cut for the wealthy, it was the best bill of my life.
Over a trillion bucks, but you're out of luck
'cause the Democrats didn't like all of that
so I went home to my third wife.

I am the legislator, with a style that's oh-so-deft.
The boys across the aisle, they wing it way too left.
You've seen me in the papers, and I've been in the magazines.
But if I vote wrong, I won't stay long.
The soul I gave away to the N.R.A.
won't amount to a hill of beans.

I am the legislator, and I know just where I stand
another set of speeches that are getting out of hand.
Today I am the Congressman to Capitol Hill you've sent.
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
and I won't be here in two more years
voted out with the "President."

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Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 9

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Meriadoc - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Very well done! Straight 5's from this hobbit. (And change a few words and it would work just fine for Democratic legislators too). ; - )
Billy Florio - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
I like the "so I went home to my third wife" line lol...
Michael Pacholek - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, Meriadoc is right. Dick Gephardt was a poor House Leader, and good riddance David Bonior. And rest in peace, Pat Moynihan, you called yourself a Democrat but you were the best Senator the Republicans ever had.
Stray Pooch - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent. The sad part is, even with the plethora of BJ parodies here lately, all of them combined do not match the number of those inane sk8r boi parodies . . .lol! Great job!
Leo Jay - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I just looked this up since I just wrote a very different one, ("The Bent Retainer"), and wanted to see what else had been done. By comparison, this one makes mine look even sillier than it is, but whatever... Very well done.
Annette - August 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Your pacing for this song is horrible! I cannot imagine why people would give 5's for such a job, it is way off. I know this song like the back of my hand, have sung it many times over in a good size play and I cannot for the life of me figure out what you were thinking here.

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