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Song Parodies -> "I'm a Liberal"

Original Song Title:

"I'm a Lumberjack"

Original Performer:

Monty Python

Parody Song Title:

"I'm a Liberal"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

In the original Flying Circus skit, TOS was designed to question the stereotype of the uber-masculine logger. Here I parody the lyrics to unmask the uber-liberal politician, who pretends to care about social and environmental causes with no thought of self-interest. The echo lines are sung by a chorus of peers.
I'm a liberal and I'm okay;
I'm for fem rights, mandate equal pay.
He's a liberal and he's okay;
He's for fem rights, mandates equal pay.

I cut down TEAs [1], Fox News and Rush;
I go to the FCC,
Ban Glenn's Blaze [2], channel hopping;
Just have MSNBC.
He cuts down TEAs, Fox News and Rush;
He goes to the FCC,
Bans Glenn's Blaze, channel hopping;
Just has MSNBC.
He's a liberal; Earth's heat's man-made.
He's for cool lights and for cap-and-trade.

I test the breeze [3], I flip and flop,
I know the Press empow'rs.
I bet on women's voting
And hang around with czars. [4]
He tests the breeze, he flips and flops,
He knows the Press empow'rs.
He bets on women's voting
And hangs around with czars.
He's a liberal, Chicago's way;
He keeps all rights and seeks pay to play.

I save the trees, the bears and seals,
Suspend each drill and saw. [5]
I wish I'd been a hippie [6]
Just like my queer pa/ma.
He saves the trees, the bears and seals,
Suspends each drill and saw.
He wished he'd been a hippie
Just like his queer pa/ma.
He's a liberal and sees no gray;
He's for gay rights and his perks and pay!
[1] Taxed Enough Already "party" branches
[2] Beck's website www.theblaze.com
[3] Opinion polls on issues
[4] Executive branch appointees made without Senate advice or consent
[5] Moratoria on Gulf and East Coast oil, prohibitions on logging in wilderness
[6] Actually, many were VERY heterosexual in the 1960s & 1970s.

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Patrick - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
This would make a funny video. Like the line about the gay hippie "pa/ma".
Michael Pacholek - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
A very good representation of how the reprehensible right sees the "loony left." Too bad there isn't any "left" left in America. Even the people (including me) upset at President Obama for his cave-in to the Republican leaders of Congress would be considered "sellouts" by true Socialists.
Barry J. Mitchel - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Patrick: Thanks, I agree. You can change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her", since there are female liberals too. I could spoof other liberal traits if TOS had more stanzas. I drew a 1-1-1 so I know I irritated somebody!
Barry J. Mitchel - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
MP: Thanks for being candid. Notice I said "uber-liberal", having in mind MSNBC anchors from 5-10 PM Eastern time, plus Representatives Pelosi, Waters & Weiner and Senators Boxer, Reid and Sanders. They have more spine "left" than Obama.
Old Man Ribber - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
To paraphrase Eric Segal - "Being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry...for calling conservative women whores!" ;D
Andrew Francis - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm an Australian which means the political labels Americans use against each other are not nearly so perjorative...Having said that, if I WERE an American, I guess I would describe myself as "liberal" - And I would still think this song is A PISSER !!! (Meaning very, very funny). People need to lighten up and accept irreverent humour like this even if they're the butt of the joke. LOL - haha.
Barry J. Mitchel - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Yes, and Jerry Brown still defeated Meg Whitman. Blame the MSM.
AF: Welcome to amIright! We need liberals with a sense of humor ... er, humour.
arono - May 06, 2011 - Report this comment
yes, us conservatives and far-right-wingers we hate blacks Jewish people oh yeah native americans, i am a "Far Right, Conservative' im also blackfoot, cherokee, swedish, norwegian, irish, english, and deusche. I'm married to a sioux queen who happens to also be a french dutchess. and we both are conservative. nobody understands that conserv... refers 2 gov't the gov't needs 2 b stopped

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