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Song Parodies -> "Don't Let The Son Start World War III"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

Original Performer:

Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Let The Son Start World War III"

Parody Written by:

Robert J. Pagliaro

The Lyrics

For pacing purposes (and creative freedom) "Us" at the end of the third line in the fourth stanza is a play on "U.S.".
I can't take no more war from Fox News
Cell phone pictures stream invasions in the night
I'm growing tired of Britt Hume's face before me
(I'm) Frozen here on the channel of high strife

I can't wait to end this "shock and awing"
Bush took a stance and changed our TV life
And he misled the reason why we went too
Chose the war and left me blinded by the fight

Don't Let The Son Start World War Three
I'll channel surf like stealth, but it's always Rumsfeld's face I'll see
I wish somehow a fragment of my life was wartime free
But losing ain't his thing looks like the son's starting world war three

I can't fight, oh the right dem'cratic line
I've seen war once and it's (just) the way I feel
Don't discard me just because you think I mean US harm
But these BUTS I have they need doves to help them heal

Don't Let The Son Start World War Three
I'll channel surf like stealth, but it's always Rumsfeld's face I'll see
I wish somehow a fragment of my life was wartime free
But losing ain't his thing looks like the son's starting world war three

Don't Let The Son Start World War Three
I'll channel surf like stealth, but it's always Rumsfeld's face I'll see
I wish somehow a fragment of my life was wartime free
But losing ain't his thing looks like the son's starting world war three

But losing ain't his thing looks like the son's starting world war three

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Meriadoc - July 15, 2003 - Report this comment
A big welcome back to the top parody scorer! Don't agree with the POV, but still an excellent and funny parody. 5-5-5.
Robert J. Pagliaro - July 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Meriadoc: Thank you - although I don't know about top scorer. It's an honor to receive such a compliment from a person with a different political philosophy; I'll treasure it. May I call your attention to a parody which, I hope, will be posted on Thursday? "Where Is Saddam?" (to Roberta Flack's "Where Is The Love?") Very Interested in your comments/feedback. Thanks again. Respectfully, bob
John Graves - July 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Very, very funny. Excellent work.
Trish - July 23, 2003 - Report this comment
You are someone I want to know better. Have we met? Back in 1982?
Michael Pacholek - July 24, 2003 - Report this comment
This would be a freaking laugh riot -- if it wasn't so damn true. Great job.
AMIRIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Most Profound Parody
Leah Lockhart - November 15, 2003 - Report this comment
This is awesome. Why is it that Elton John songs always make such good parodies?
Tim Hall - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent
Michael Pacholek - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Maybe, Leah, it's because Elton has learned to laugh with himself. Clearly, it's not the same reason that Neil Diamond songs are fun to parody. Did you, as the author of "I've Got a Beaver," know Neil wrote "I'm a Believer"?
J. Graves - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Very, very funny. This guy should be running Comedy Central. And he is not bad to look at...

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