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Song Parodies -> "All That Bush"

Original Song Title:

"All That Jazz"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Chita Rivera

Parody Song Title:

"All That Bush"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Chita Rivera played Velma Kelly in the original 1975 musical "Chicago." Bebe Neuwirth sang it in the 1996 revival. Catherine Zeta-Jones belted it out in the 2002 film. (How can you stay with Douglas, my precious?)
Come on, babe, let's go to D.C. town...for all that Bush.
He's gonna rule the seas and knock Iraqis down...and all that Bush.
Start the car, I know a whoopee spot
where the hearts are cold, but Rumsfeld's collar's hot.
It's just a big white house that has a Texas louse
and all that...Bush.

Shut your mouth, don't mention Georgie's booze...and all that Bush.
I hear Ari Fleischer's gonna write the news...and all that Bush.
Hold on, hon, we're gonna see that lug
for whom war and power is a wonder drug.
The country's come apart, we need a brand-new start
but we still got...Bush.

Ari's task, to play it fast and loose...for all that Bush.
They treat Powell like a silly goose...and all that Bush.
Come on, babe, he's gonna fill the sky
with lots o' missiles 'til Saddam is blown up high.
But if the boneyard's filled with U.S. Army killed
it won't move...Bush.

Oh, you're gonna see the stock market shake...for all that Bush.
Cut the tax 'til layoffs 'round the country break...for all that Bush.
See we're gonna have to wait a while
'til election frees us from being held "hostile"
but the day is near when we will get to sneer
at all that...Bush.

All America says, "Boy, you screwed up as Prez!"
to all...that...Bush!
That Bush!
I really wanted to redo "Razzle Dazzle," but the original lyrics speak more of Georgie Bush and his maladministration than they ever could for Billy Flynn in '27, be he Jerry Orbach in '75, James Naughton in '96 or (yuck) Richard Gere in '02. (Yes, I know the original case and stage depiction thereof were in 1924, but the original "All That Jazz" mentions Charles Lindbergh and is definitely pre-Wall Street crash, so the play must take place between May '27 and October '29.) Maybe in November 2004, I can write about Bush, "He had it comin', he had it comin', he only had himself to blame..."

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Klarissa - March 27, 2003 - Report this comment
I don't know whoever gave this song 1-1-1, but it wasn't very nice! I thought this was a pretty good song! The pacing was a little off, but good nonetheless! Nice job, Michael!
John Jenkins - March 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job, Michael. I like your top comments and bottom comments, and the parody is very clever. You did manipulate some of the verses to make your points, but I thought that you did it effectively.
outofthisworld - March 27, 2003 - Report this comment
this is really clever stuff. i'm kinda jealous. nonetheless, nice work! kudos!
The Masque - March 27, 2003 - Report this comment
(refer to "King on the Road" comment by the same author) And you have to corrupt all the good songs. Are you a bitter democrat or something?
Ripp - October 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Brill! I've got Chicago on DVD, and that matches the tune perfectly! A little off pace sometimes, but who cares? It's brill!
Grace Hampton - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow! I couldn't have said it better. It's a snappy version of such a cool song.

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