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Song Parodies -> "Fleece, Gain"

Original Song Title:

"Peace Train"

Original Performer:

Cat Stevens

Parody Song Title:

"Fleece, Gain"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”—Lord Acton
I’ve been unhappy lately, thinkin’ about the bad things to come,
And I grieve that it could be—something bad has begun.

Oh, I’ve been cryin’ lately, screaming about the races run,
And I believe it could be, a new world of mon-.
ey. This may be edgy snarkness: these guys will fleece, gain,
Mo’ fleece, gain take this country to a world of increased pain.

So I’ve been writing lately thinkin’ about the bad things to come,
And I grieve that quite likely—something bad has begun.

They fleece, gain, those in power—
I fear the fleece gain.
Coming of fleece, gain,
New fleece, gain dough-steal rollers.

Every one of them will fleece, gain—
Coming, new fleece gain.

Got their gang together—bad people in this crew,
And it’s getting clearer: soon we’re all gonna rue.

Old fleece, gain clowns in power;
I fear new fleece, gain.
Coming more fleece, gain.

Now, how soon till they’re thieving, and you find their mark’s you?
Soon it will be clearer: goon crews are nothing new.

Oh, fleece train gaining power—
Ride on the fleece train;
They’re now on fleece train.

Now they’ll be ridin’, wait ’n’ see, slinkin’ about, out to pocket-pick.
Their “conservative” rating was just a crock of sh!t.

They’re now there, and we’re their marks, yes. A buy-’em fleece train.
Oh, fleece train take this country off the rails while they gain.

So, fleece-gain clowns in power—
Ride high and fleece, gain,
They’re out to fleece, gain,
Yes, fleece, gain, dough-steal rollers.

All their buddies jump on and fleece, gain.

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Pacing: 3.6
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Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 8

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Up Yours - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
As usual with you partisan hacks, it's written four years too late, and about the wrong party.
Patrick - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
One can always hope this new crew is better than the one that preceded them, but there is something in the atmosphere of Washington that corrupts the best of men. And the best wont' even go there. A nicely adapted song, fits the rhythm of the original.
John Barry - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Up Yours: Please find another venue to manifest your Moronism.
Thanks, Patrick.
Old Man Ribber - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - Partisan? He must be confusing you with me (ok, partisan in the name of humor anyway). Hack? NEVER! I am an eternal optimist, but I will be very upset if they blow it this time. BTW, really fine job here! ;D
Grand Poobah - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Up Yours:
We have seen your recent entry, and we are most pleased to offer you entry into the not-so-exclusive Manifesticus Moronis club for the not-so-quick witted. You're welcome!.
Grand Poobah
Dimwitticus Emeritus
Manifisticus Moronis etc.
UnKnownVotress - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Nice write, PirateJack de Barryl, Captain BedBug . . . I always enjoyed this CatSteven's hit !

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