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Song Parodies -> "We're Stuck In Iraq; That Reeks"

Original Song Title:

"Welcome To The Working Week"

Original Performer:

Elvis Costello

Parody Song Title:

"We're Stuck In Iraq; That Reeks"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Well, Mr. Bush has finally made at least a feeble attempt to dig out from the spiralling mess his non-stop foolishness has ensnared us in over in Iraq. It still remains to be seen how much heavy lifting our soldiers will have to do to make Iraq a secure enough place for the U.N. to agree to set up shop again and try and salvage the political situation there. But, as always, Bush takes no blame, has no shame. The guy is just completely LAME.
Now you can see from all the papers that we're stuck in a quagmire
Most everyone can see that Mr. Bush is a liar
All the bastard ever does is lie, lie, lie, lie

Welcome to Iraq this week
Oh, I know it don't thrill you, I hope they don't kill you
Welcome to Iraq this week
You gotta do it 'cause Bush blew it, now you hope you live through it

They're gonna have you kill Iraqi's you surmise
They've figured out that Bush's promises are all just jive
Under occupation living life mostly deprived

Welcome to Iraq this week
Oh, I know it don't thrill you, I hope they don't kill you
Welcome to Iraq this week
You gotta do it 'cause Bush blew it, now you hope you live through it

We hear Bush sayin' "Everything is alright", you can tell that he is lying if you look
He tells us bullsh*t but our common sense says the story he is tellin' is cooked
I'm worried that this fool will take us into Iran
I don't believe a thing that he contends; this whole fiasco's gotten out of hand

We're stuck in Iraq; that reeks
Oh, I hope I don't get whacked this week

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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Tim Hall - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
First of all, sorry about the three 1's you received from someone who does not appreciate excellent satire. When i was in high school, Elvis Costello's first three albums were my favorite and this parody kicks ass! Don't Think Twice, Vote Bush Out!
alvin rhodes - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
love it.....5s.....
Paul Robinson - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Tim H - Thanks! Actually, I expected one more set of them. The last couple Anti-Bush parodies I did I'm pretty sure got two sets of them. They folks who do it must be very repressed or just ignorant because they never come up with any comment or reason of why they don't like it. For me it's a small price to pay for still having the freedom of expression in this country. Some places they'd throw my ass in jail for this (maybe, here too, if Bush gets a 2nd term), You know, the more information that we hear about Bush's 'decision making' process on Iraq the more it becomes apparent what a terrible President this guy is. The 60 Minutes interview with Woodward last night was stunning even to me. I watched it at my Father's last night - now he's never liked Bush much, but he's a fair man. He was aghast - he's 89 and he's said this is by far the worst President he's ever observed in his whole life. Can any reasonable person disagree at this point? Alvin - thanks, I thought of trying to do a "Bush Admininstration - Iraq" theme with this whole album, but then my Med's kicked in - an interesting idea and the angst & irony is certainly there in the original songs, but 13 of them? Working with Costello's ever-expanding pacing rhythms? I still might do a few more off this album, though. The songs are great.
MrMacphisto - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(looks at Bush and hums Every Day I Write the Book) Every day.... every day... Every day he's just a crook....
Claude Prez - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't see that he's any better or worse than the other guy, but at least your aim is true; well done.
Paul Robinson - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
McPhisto - Yeah, every day more comes out. Even though I already thought the worst of Bush he's exceeded my worst thoughts of the past. That's quite an accomplishment. Claude P - Thanks, I'm not sure I agree the that the "other guy" might be as bad, but even if he were he would be a DIFFERENT guy. At this point that would be enough for me. I might not be able to vote for, say, Charles Manson, but I don't think he's running this year. Short of that it's "Let's get rid of THIS guy" for me.

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