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Song Parodies -> "Shutdown"

Original Song Title:

"Sundown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Shutdown"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The symbol of the Republican Party is an elephant. Supposedly, an elephant never forgets. Apparently, these elephants' memories don't go back to the fall of 1995, the last time they shut down the government over refusing to compromise with a Democratic President who wouldn't accept their draconian budget.
(instrumental opening)

I can see them lying hard about who caused the mess.
That it really was them, they don't dare confess.

Shutdown, they really don't care.
They will find a repeat of their big Clinton nightmare.
Shutdown, they really don't care.
They will find a repeat of their big Clinton nightmare.

They've been diddling their queen in their right-wing dream
but they don't dare say what Sarah really means.

Sometimes, they think it's a shame
but they don't dare admit it, or their base gives them pain.
Sometimes, they think it's a shame
but they don't dare admit it, or their base gives them pain.

I can picture every vote that a man could make.
Voting for a Republican's your first mistake.

Shutdown, they really don't care.
They will find a repeat of their big Clinton nightmare.
Sometimes, they call it a sin.
And they think they'll be winning? They'll be losing again.

(instrumental break)

I can see Obama smile in his shirt and jeans.
He gained nine States last time. This time, maybe thirteen.

Sometimes, they think it's a shame
but they don't dare admit it, or their base gives them pain.
Shutdown, they really don't care.
They will find a repeat of their big Clinton nightmare.
Shutdown, they really don't care.
They will find a repeat of their big Clinton nightmare.
Sometimes, they call it a sin.
And they think they'll be winning? They'll be losing again.

(instrumental fadeout)

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Patrick - April 07, 2011 - Report this comment
How long will the Chinese be willing to work hard to support the US government?
Old Man Ribber - April 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Michael - Time will tell. ;D
Chris Wolvie - January 22, 2018 - Report this comment
Ya beat me to it! I'm reading you 5-5-5! :)

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