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Song Parodies -> "Loco Notion"

Original Song Title:

"Loco-Motion"

Original Performer:

Grand Funk Railroad

Parody Song Title:

"Loco Notion"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

This is one of those parodies that goes better with a cover version of its "base song" rather than the original. Instead of Little Eva's 1962 original, or Kylie Minogue's MTV version from 1988, I'm going with the 1974 version. You know, the one GFR used to close their concerts, in front of a movie screen showing an old black-and-white film of steam locomotives rolling, until they collided in a colossal disaster? That's what Georgie wants to do to Social Security, something he was only willing to let other men go to Vietnam and do: Destroy the "village" in order to "save" it!
(opening hand claps)

Georgie Bush is doing a song-and-dance, now!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
He'll fix Social Security, so give him a chance, now!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
Your little baby sister can invest with ease!
You will be making money, as much as you please!
So come on, come on, support his loco notion with me!

You gotta roll them dice, now!
Come on, baby!
Pick up... the slack!
Money, you won't be getting back!
Whoa, whoa!

Now that he's presented it, it's gotta pass, now!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
Chuggin' through the Congress with plenty of gas, now!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
Over your retirment, you'll lose control
'cause Georgie's got no rhythm and he's got no soul!
So come on, come on, support his loco notion with me!

(Proto-metal guitar break)

Whoa, whoa!
We can't take no more of this loco notion!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
Don't touch it or you'll need calamine-type lotion!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
There's never been a plan that's so easy to dump!
It cannot make us happy, Georgie Bush, you chump!

So come on, come on, and dump his loco notion with me!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
So come on, come on, and dump his loco notion with me!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
So come on, come on, and dump his loco notion with me!
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
(Come on, baby, Georgie's loco notion!)
(repeat 'til fade... hopefully, this "reform" bill will fade soon enough)
Yes, I know, Guy DiRito already used the title. But if if pushing a plan that will destroy Social Security, under the lie of saving it, isn't a loco notion, then nothing is.

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Charlie Decker - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Too true...too true. 555.
Guy - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
There was no need for the disclaimer, Michael. I have never had a problem with this sort of thing. We had social security of sorts under Clinton, but I think it was called social secretion-ry. Only thing he never tried to clean it up.
Johnny D - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Michael and Guy ... why don't the two of you team-up and do a collaborative political parody?

I really mean it, Guy and Michael, and I don't think it's a " Loco-Notion " at all ... consider it an Official Johnny D Challenge! ;-)
Johnny D - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael and Guy -- you can take full advantage of your near-diametrically-opposed political points-of-view to concoct an absolutely brilliant and hilarious collaborative political parody, without either of you compromising your own personal values -- I'm sure of it!
alvin rhodes - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
fun to sing along with
Guy - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
OK, JD but I get to be Hannity.
Johnny D - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Sounds fair to me, Guy. Michael ... ?
Rex - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
And you two can write it to the tune of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off". (You know, "you say po-tate-o, I say po-taught-o").
Michael Pacholek - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
If Guy gets to be Hannity, I get to be Begala. (Especially since muh boy Carville doesn't speak English.) Now all we gotta do is write a parody titled "We Wanna Host Crossfire." (Instead of "We Didn't Start the Fire.")
Johnny D - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
"We Wanna Host Crossfire", with Guy and Michael alternating sections expounding on their own personal viewpoints in each alternating section? MAKE IT SO !!! ;-D
Michael Pacholek - April 01, 2005 - Report this comment
So how would we do this? Send in completed songs to Chucky, and he selects the best lines, and we alternate throughout on the finished product?
Johnny D - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
You could do it by exchanging emails or by exchanging postings or PM's through the Messageboard. Or, if you require an "intermediary", you could send them to me, I'd cobble them together according to your instructions with changing anything in anyway, then send the result back to both of you for your OK.
Johnny D - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Oops, in my previous comment, please change "with changing anything in anyway" to "WITHOUT changing anything in any way".

But I really do not want to be your intermediary. You fellows should use the Messageboard to do this, IMHO, as most other AmiRight parody-collaborators do.

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