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Song Parodies -> "Race Oddity"

Original Song Title:

"Space Oddity"

Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:

"Race Oddity"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This is the idea that crossed my mind when I first heard this film title. (I made up the second film title) Have you ever noticed that some people never complain about how they are portrayed in the movies? (Germans, for example)
Made a film "White Men Can't Jump"
Made a film "White Men Can't Jump"
No one made a stink
No 'drenalin did pump

Made a film "Black Men Can't Swim"
Some people thought that was a sin
"It's offensive
And insensitive to all!"

(spoken)
This-film-is-racist-and-should-be-banned-now-Boycott!

This call is from the
N.A.A.C.P.
You've really done it now
And the papers are all panning just the name
Even though another movie did the same

This is Jesse Jackson to the press
You've stepped across the line
I'm orating in a
Self indulgent way
But you out there must be cautious
What you say

For here
We are living in a fish bowl
Ears are all around
Issues are not gray
They're all black and white today

Though it's been uphill
Two hundred years
There's still those voices shrill
And I think we have a lot farther to go
Tell the press we'll bow to pressure now
Fo' sho'

Filmmaker to media
The title now is
"Swim to Ma"
Is that better, Uncle Tom?
Is that better, Uncle Tom?
Is that better, Uncle Tom?

For here
We are living in a fish bowl
Ears are all around
Issues are not gray
They're all black and white today

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Ravyn Rant - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Lots of good lines in this one - "I'm orating in a self-indulgent way" was my fave.
Paul Robinson - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick - Sharp stuff, sir. 5's. Hey, German jokes: I remember on an Election Day way back in the early 70's the "Credibility Gap" (Harry Shearer, David L. Lander, and uh...can't remember the other(s) off hand) had a little 5-minute segment every week day morning on KPPC (Pasadena), I believe. Anyway, at the end of that day's segment they go, "Well, it's Election day, so see ya' at the Polls - and if you don't know any Poles, why not hang around with a few Germans...well, I thought it was funny...
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, Major...."Tom"....vibes in this one.
mac - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job, Rick, and right on target.
Sweet Indigo - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Ooh I like it, and I think you have a point. I hate the way political correctness places the emphasis on words when the real problems are how people act. I think Rosa Parks would have appreciated "n*gger sit anywhere you like" much more than "madam please get up" :)
Mari D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Looks like the person who gave you ones didn't get the real message in this one!
alvin rhodes - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
good concept....i couldn't agree more...5s
Billy Florio - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice work
Peregrin - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, and spot on, great work, Rick.

Mari, seems to me person who gave ones is exactly the sort of person that the second verse mentions!
Phil Alexander - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll echo what everyone else has said... I did like the "Issues are not gray/They're all black and white today" couplet

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