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Song Parodies -> "The Wreckage of Barack Obama"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Wreckage of Barack Obama"

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The Lyrics

Judging by his actions, what will he do to denigrate the USA even more?
The Wreckage of Barack Obama
(Sung to the tune “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald)

The legend it goes from the pundits on down,
of the slimy morass they call DC
Those there they say on that 20th day
Will not find the Presidents job easy.

With the defeat of Al Gore and the policy we abhorred,
left the democrats positively screaming.
Would it be Hilary or Barack that would lead the pack,
to the shiny White House there a gleaming?

Obama was the pride of the Liberal side,
a lawyer like many before him.
With an electoral push, he would save us from Bush,
and who could not help but adore him!.

A mandate he gained by defeating McCain,
as insipid a candidate offered
On the 20th day, yes they finally held sway;
it was now time to plunder the coffers!

The Stimulus bill swore it was business it would kill,
as it sent the poor Dow Jones a reeling
The rich folks they say sent their money away
to the Cayman’s, the Swiss and New Zealand!

An Omnibus bill had more targets to kill
so laden with pork it was squealing!
Cato they said this bill sure is dead
as the US was now sent a-reeling!

The Libs gave him thanks when he nationalized the banks
we said, America we hope that it helps ya…
By late 2010, the Dow Jones it caved in
we said, America it’s been good to know ya!

DC wired in they had red ink coming in
As the zeroes in currency gained commas
The USA was screwed when China called in bills due
Came the wreckage of Barack Obama!.

Does anyone know where the sense of pols go
Is it locked up in some lost committee
The Americans they say the US might have been saved
If the choices on ballots weren’t shitty!

Today Tom and George would be holding their gorge
If they stared at the state of the nation.
They would slap them too after slapping me and you
for allowing this abomination!.

The Senate passed gas while the House Reps they burped
from the massive pork on which they were feeding!
SCOTUS was silent while the media chirped.
’It’s a new form of governance we’re needing!

And farther below where the fifty states go
you could hear their economies crashing
some how it seemed, it was another Bush scheme
But since the 20th, he was doing his own thing!

The USA came clean, filing chapter 13
swept the Constitution into a trash bin
The new flag was red, 50 yellow stars instead
with a hammer and sickle to smash them!

The legend lives on from the cheated on down
Of the hypocrisy that they call DC
When they say its time for change, you will know they’re deranged
And your pockets and wallet will be empty….

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Patrick - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Great summation of a tragedy. "Zeroes in currency gained commas" is a good picture of our soon to be Zimbabwe money. The stanza starting with "The Stimulus Bill..." is very effective. A well-thought out description of our fiscal mess.
AFW - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Extremely well written
Meriadoc - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
It was very well-written and stanza three particularly set me to giggling.
Leough - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Great to see a newcomer with talent! 555!
Callmelennie - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
The legend lives on from the White House on down .. Of the election that sealed nation's doomey ... The Machine it is said, always tallies the dead .. Once the polls of November close early
John Jenkins - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Washington and Jefferson would be appalled at the way the Tenth Amendment and other components of the Constitution have been twisted. Your description of the burping, farting legislators from both sides of the aisle is not a pretty picture, but it seems to be very accurate.

You have a very interesting web site. I think your book topics might not be my cup of tea, but I wish you luck with your ebook sales.
Michael Pacholek - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Another idiot. There is NO damage caused by Obama. None. All the damage is leftover from the moron he replaced, and he is fixing it. It took 8 years to do the damage, it will take 8 years to fix it, and he will. Conservatism doesn't work -- the 2000s proved that beyond any doubt. Liberalism does work -- the 1990s proved that beyond any doubt. Only a liar would say otherwise.
Jeff in Richmond VA - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I did a version of this called The Wreck of the Candidate Willard. I think it was more appropriate, more articulate, and truer to the OS.
Wendy Christopher - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
A well-written, skillfully constructed parody, with some great lines - "The new flag was red, 50 yellow stars instead / with a hammer and sickle to smash them" to name but one. If it's any comfort, we're going through the same thing here in the UK at the moment too. Most people accept that the Benefits bill has to be cut somehow - but it'd be kind of nice if Cammie closed a few tax loopholes to stop his rich buddies screwing the system at the same time...
constitution guy - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
M.P. know this truth but hopes as all liberals do, that we stay as stupid and uninformed. liberals will keep lying to win, along with cheating. the truth about the economy odumba stepped into is that congress sets spending budgets. since 2007, the demoncrats held the power of the spending in congress. blame odumba and his idiot voters you cowardly trickster.

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