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Song Parodies -> "The Day Bush Got The Job"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

Original Performer:

Don McClean

Parody Song Title:

"The Day Bush Got The Job"

Parody Written by:

sloatead

The Lyrics

this is a very angry song, not meant to be funny, tho there are some funny lines
Not so long ago
I can still remember
How his antics almost made me smile
But I knew if he had the chance
He'd blow us up, that's our last dance
And someone had to stop him in a while
But that November made me shiver
With each vote Florida delivered
Butterfly's confusing
And it was not amusing
And I can't remember if I cried
When I heard how Dubya got inside
But I thought, we had better hide
The day Bush got the job

So bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why

Don't know what I'd like to shove
But you know where I would like to shove
I don't have to tell you so
Now, do you believe the lies he told
Can Swaggart save his mortal soul
And can you read his lips if he speaks real slow
Well I know the right's in love with him
While the left is praying in the gym
They shout out, merde, j'accuse
Man that shrub just gives 'em the blue-ues
He's just a looney s***head stupid f***
Hope he gets run over by a big ol' truck
Cause I knew we were out of luck
The day Bush got the job
I started singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why

Now for three years he's been on the throne
And I swear he's dumber than a stone
And that's how it will always be
Well he seems to think he's a f***in' king
What the U.N. says don't mean a thing
Send the boys to fight across the sea
While the U.N. boys were looking down
The shrub just threw his weight around
The pressroom was adjourned
And while our backs were turned
He did something that would leave a mark
We read our papers in the park
But everyone's still in the dark
Since the day Bush got the job
We were singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why

That September after Summer's swelter
The towers fell, New York ran for shelter
Burning first, then falling faaaaaaaast
Bush acting like he's high on grass
Said to Osama, kiss my ass
But he seems to have forgotten him real fast
Made a half assed try to find his lair
While sergeants said there's no one there
We could have made him dance
Oh, but we never got the chance
Cause the shrub just changed the playing field
And to the U.N. would not yield
We should have seen coming what was revealed
The day Bush got the job
We started singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why

Then there we were in some eastern place
With extremist muslims lost in space
And too late now to start again
So come on, George be nimble with your lies
While still another soldier dies
Cause lying seems to be your only trend
As I watch him on that world stage
My hands are clenched in fists of rage
No bastard born of wealth
Should send our boys to hell
As the war raged on into the night
The shrub thinks he's got some divine right
I saw Nixon laughing with delight
The day Bush got the job
He was singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why

These days I can't escape the blues
Turn on the TV and hear the news
I just have to turn away
I just get so damn tired of war
Like I'd seen too many times before
This is not some f***ing game here that we play
In eastern streets the children scream
Here mothers cry and lovers scream
The sermons that are spoken
Can't mend hearts that are broken
Here's the thing that I detest the most
That war has made too many ghosts
I heard a cry from coast to coast
The day Bush got the job
And they were singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Anybody, if you can, tell me why
Won't somebody please tell me why
They were singing

Bye bye, just kiss your ass goodbye
Go to war for bulls*** reasons while the president lies
Revenge and oil, the reason soldiers must die
Won't somebody, if you can, tell me why
like i said, it's a very angry song, and if anyone is offended, i can't help that

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Jude Rodamer - January 16, 2004 - Report this comment
All 5s When you read a parody...at least this is true for me, you look for two things. You check for how close it is to the original...not just the pacing but rhyming to the original. After all that is done you look again to check out the topic and to see what the song is saying. I've had a problem since I first came into this website about why one third of a song's "score" is for how "funny" the song is. I never knew that parodies HAD to be funny, by definition. I certainly don't believe they HAVE to be. You can tell that this parody comes from your heart. Also, it's a long song...so there is a lot of work done by the parodyist. Please don't ever apologize for writing a parody because you think it's not FUNNY...it really doesn't HAVE to be. Perhaps what is necessary is, instead of being rated for how FUNNY it is...maybe it should be rated for how INVENTIVE it is. Great job!
sloatead - January 16, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks jude, seems like not too many people get my more serious stuff
Leah Lockhart - January 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Parody (Par' e de) 1. A literary or musical work imitating the characteristic style of some other work or of a writer or composer in a satirical or humorous way, usually by applying it to an inappropriate subject. Ergo, yours is one on the satirical kind, and a good one. However, in your case, the subject is VERY appropriate. ;-)
Michael Pacholek - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
If I were voting on sentiment alone, you'd get all fives. I just didn't think it was good enough. Rhyming "shove" with "shove" in the second verse is one example.
MarthaDTox - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Superb parody
2nz - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I get the same response when I write serious stuff, sloatead. I wrote one to Gordon Lightfoot's "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" that wasn't really intended to be funny. It's tough to draw an audience, because if it isn't funny, you've gotta capture your audience some other way. The only complaint I have about this is it doesn't flow very well. 'And someone had to stop him in a while' is an example. Quality rhyme scheme for the most part though. I don't really agree with you about the majority of your subject, though. It would have been nice if the U.N. had, I don't know, DONE something, but Germany, France and Russia all had under-the-table deals and Iraq was making billions. And since those three hold strong positions in the U.N., the U.N. didn't do anything to enforce itself in relation to Saddam. It was aweful fishy how our target switched from Osama to Saddam, I agree, but someone had to check that guy. And no one else was going to. 4-3-3

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