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Song Parodies -> "Bad Water"

Original Song Title:

"Black Water"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Doobie Brothers

Parody Song Title:

"Bad Water"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1998 - satire of the Republican attack on the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws, led by then House Speaker Newt Gingrich
(instrumental intro)

Well, he gave us the shaft
And already he's gloating
Oh Mister Gingrich
Keep calling him names

Lobbyists jumping
New regs allow dumping
Bad water's polluted
You know who to blame

Chorus:
(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free
(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free
(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free

Keeps on flaunting his might
Gonna do everything
He's gonna do everything for the Right
We've got reason to worry
'Cause he's in a big hurry this fall

(instrumental)

The acid rain fouls the air
It makes no difference to him
Mistakes of Newt are what's pulling us down
Yeah, can't you hear his flunkies take a stand
Against Superfund and "all that junk"
He ain't buyin' what everybody thinks, oh no no no...

(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free
(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free
(Oh, bad water keeps on smelling)
Listen to the Newt, as he lets pollution go free

Keeps on flaunting his might
Gonna do everything
He's gonna do everything for the Right
We've got reason to worry
'Cause he's in a big hurry this fall

(instrumental)

Yeah, can't you hear his flunkies take a stand
For more logging as they come and take the land?

Taking all the land (land)
Taking all the land (pretty much now)
Not a chance we'll preserve it all life long
We're gonna hear his flunkies lift the ban
As developers take and buy the land

Taking all the land (land)
Taking all the land (pretty much now)
Not a chance we'll preserve it all life long
We're gonna hear his flunkies lift the ban
As developers take and buy the land

(repeat last verse and fade)

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