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Song Parodies -> "Africans Die"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Don Mclean

Parody Song Title:

"Africans Die"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

it really is shameful when drug companies want billions to help a continent in peril of being wiped out, and our governments let them.
a long long time ago,
I can still remember how Marlon Perkins made me smile
and I would watch with mom and pa
from mutual of Omaha
wild kingdom made me smile

but then there was a sudden quiver
a viral plague that made me shiver
bad news out of Tonga for a while

I can't remember feeling ease
when I read about this "slim disease"
and people falling to their knees
the day, Ugandans died

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

did you watch the show last night
that ebola gave a dreadful fright
I think we aughta know
do you believe the drugs we send
will save their lives, is it well spent?
and can we make the spreading slow?

Zimbabwe has the most to gain,
when their mortal rate is less again
and zulus start to choose
protections that we use

well there was a teenage Congo buck
but I guess that he ran out of luck
when he arrived by medic truck
the way the zulus died

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

now for ten years, they have denied
that aids was why their people died
and that's not how it has to be
the kings and rulers should not hide
if they start to change this killing tide
and start to do things logically

and while those kings are wearing crowns,
this plague is killing off their towns
the world has got to change
or it's death to all the range
we can't count on them to do their part
cause they want to feed their greedy heart
so help is needed from the start
today, more zulus died


so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

hungle fungle in the jungle,
this whole damn thing has been a bungle
people die, they're falling fast
while the west sits on it's ass
we send food to the mass
and we think that we have class

now the air smells of the dead's perfume
as they cart some bodies to their tombs
they never had a chance
cause the western world has never tamed
we all stand back and yell out names
bu I think we should be ashamed
the way the zulus die

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

we keep them there in that awful place
cause then we will not have to face
and we say help will come but when?
so George be nimble, George be right
help Saharans win this fight
don't turn away from this sight
and give them hope now every night
this day, more zulus died

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

I met a king who cried inside
he wanted help, to stem the tide
but I had to turn away
I watched as they fell more and more
and looked to find my exit door
but the king said please stop and help today

and in the streets, the children wait
orphans that don't know their fate
and not a word is spoken
about the promises that we've broken
where is out heart, our concience, soul?
help free them from ths hellish hole
and stop this climbing death rate toll
the way these zulus die

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die

so why why, do these africans die?
education for the nation
is the uniform cry
them tribal boys, should practice with their own bride
or this will be the way that they die


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ritah- pissed at your gay song - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
youre stupid as hell. this is retarded. just so that you know, there are no jungles in Africa. secondly, the reasons that Africans are dying is not that they are not "practicing with their own brides" it is that they are affected with a disease, not having the resources to educate people of how it is spread. Apparently you are gay and stupid and you dont know that disieses are spread in ways that are more than sexual. there is a big reason that America is the most hated country in the world. stupid people like you singing stupid songs like this. I hope every building that is important to you gets bombed for writing this stupid song. The reason that America has a lower DEATH not HIV, BUT DEATH rate than Africa or anywhere else is that you have treatments that will ensure that affected people will live way into their 70's. Majority of HIV in america IS spread through Sexual intercourse, but in Africa it is from going to clinics, from mother to child, from many other causes. Africans are the least promiscous people in the world,so how are they not being monagamous? there are millions of people in the world who would think that the above song is stupid if they read it, so be conciderate and never type again!
Agrimorfee - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Nowhere in this song is there an implication that African natives do not practice monogamy. 535, mate.
Guy - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey - ritah- pissed at your gay song,

You can bash America all you want but guess what, the author of this parody is not an American. So I don't think the author gives two shits if America is hated or not or what you have to say about it. It's just parody. Nice try.
Jobe - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Ritah, Does it really matter if they have resources. Look at Haiti. They have resources. So while Haiti descends back into the stone age, you can ignore the obvious and continue to live in your baseless fantasy while everybody laughs their a** of at how stupid you are.
malcolm higgins - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
boy oh by.. late comments about an old song...Guy I do give a shit about America being hated ... I love America and Americans. the only nation on the planet who gets put down by every maniac asshole and religious group as this and that, but who is the first to the rescue everyone when there is an earthquake, a plague, or a disaster? The AMERICANS! God Bless America. Who comes to the help of America at times of need like 9-11? Britian ( my birth home) and Canada ( my home) this song was about the spread of a plague that AMERICA is trying to eradicate to keep the africans safe. and btw there are jungles in Africa. peace to all, friends. this is a parody as Guy said, but had a little message too
Salamo - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I am South African, what a stupid song.. 1-1-1 :(
Diggy - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Talking about nigros eh? lol WTF? WTF? WTF?LOL LOL

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