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Song Parodies -> "Troops, He'll Let Die"

Original Song Title:

"Live and Let Die"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Paul McCartney

Parody Song Title:

"Troops, He'll Let Die"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

(instrumental opening)

When you were young
and you believed every word that Bush said
you used to say, "Our troops will live."
You know you did.
You know you did.
You know you did.

But in that never-changing world in which he lives in
soldiers' families still cry.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

(instrumental break)

What does it matter to him?
He'll never have to tell it true
and do his war-job well.
He sends troops to desert hell!

(instrumental break)

You used to say, "Our troops will live."
You know you did.
You know you did.
You know you did.

But in that never-changing world in which he lives in
soldiers' families still cry.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

The troops, he'll let die.

(instrumental close)

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MasonR - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey Michael, looks like we're on the same wavelength today. Nicely done. 555's.
Burbra Bush - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
A little too cynical for me, but it's still well-written, so I'll give you 5-3-5.
alvin - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
good parody...just a shame it has to be written
Michael Pacholek - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
As long as there are still people in this country like the falsely-named "Patriot," more will have to be written. It would be different if the troops were dying for a noble cause. Right now, they're dying for nothing. By the way, "Patriot," where is Osama bin Laden?
McKludge - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Can everyone please take the political trolling to Huffington Post where it belongs?
Kristof Robertson - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Obviously this and Mason's submission today are responses to Bush's recent veto. Well said, Mike...keep em coming. 555
Michael Pacholek - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Kristof: Thanks for pointing me to Mason's parody. Mason: We shall overcome someday. Or, at least, outlast the b@$+@rds. McKludge: No, we will not. It's funny how liberals never say, "Keep your politics out of it." It's always the right-wingers who say, "Take the political stuff out of here," because they are cowards who don't like being challenged. The only thing a right-winger is more terrified of than fair taxation is a fair fight. I, for one, refuse to allow the other side to be the only one heard. And there are others. The Bush supporters are 30 percent. We are the vast majority, and we will not be silent, and we will not be afraid, and we will not allow anyone to lie about us, question our patriotism, or ever again send our troops to fight, kill and die for an unjust cause. Anyone who sends someone to fight, kill and die for a lie is not an American, and is not a Christian. Combat boot's on the other foot, see?
MasonR - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't let the 1's get you down. You and me, we're OK...as long as the subject isn't baseball! ;-)
Osama Bin Laden - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm the 7 foot tall Arab guy with a camera following closely behind me that you guys can't see. . .I'm just playing Where's Waldo, it's not my fault you guys are so bad at it. . . Oh and by the way. . .Anyone who truely believes that Bush knows what an anus even is hasn't seen Laura Bush lately and probably thinks the WWF is real. . .
The Ramble Break Down - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
The 51% (You must not read much, it's no longer 51%, the approval rating isn't even 40% anymore) Bin Laden, Mr. Pacholek, is... currently with Molly Ivins. In case you're too blind and deaf to notice, Al Qaeda has in fact declared Iraq the center of all its operations. (Well of course they have, afterall, that's where the Americans are, they've nearly left Afghanistan where Bin Laden and company were) If you don't think fighting them is a noble enterprise and a just cause, then clearly you don't know your anus from that flapping hole in your head with its gums and teeth. (It's so funny reading things like this because rather than using "Truth and Logic" people of this nature use Bashing, Trashing and childish gimmick insults) But then, given the push polls and other devoid-of-facts-and-logic crap (no examples of course) you keep citing in defense of your treason (read the defenition of treason please, you are an insult to Webster's dictionary), it's clear you never could distinguish those things from each other in the first place (Still going on about Anus and Holes, must be trying to find that point of yours still). Bush and the other brave patriots continue to fight this war (Wait just a second, who exactly is BUSH fighting. . .must have missed that headline, and I guess I misread all the stories about soldiers who did not want to go to Iraq or parents who told of stories of their children DYING in Iraq after saying they did not want to go) so that idiots like you don't end up in the next 500 or so 9/11s (If we hadn't stuck our heads where they didn't belong in the first place, there never would have BEEN a 9/11 in the first place) there will be if we surrender to the Islamic totalitarians as you traitors (Look up the word traitor to, you don't seem to be too keen on your knowledge of the English language) are trying to do. Funny how you appeal to Christianity, of all things: as anyone can see, you're no Christian. (Back at you, afterall, you are passing judgement, which is the number one sin, one judge remember? ONE JUDGE? Not You, Not Bush and Not Osama Bin Laden, Idiot? Traitor? Treason? You aren't a true Christian either, as if there is such a thing, as every Christian belief is changed slowly over time--and those who disagree with them are killed (World Was Flat, Blacks where inferior, Sun Rotated Around Us, BEING Gay was a choice--no DNA link at all). . .how many times are they allowed to screw up before people realize it's all a game of brainwashing, control, politics and money) There's a reason you're being treated like a heathen and a tax collector, you know! (Well, I don't know about Michael, but I am a Tax Collector, and I'm treated quite well) The way you're headed now, between your perversion, (I am not perverted, I am Democrat, and I believe what is perverted is that extremists like you come out with laws that do nothing to protect Children but punish people after the fact--rather than prevent crime you create it by making more laws) your mass murders, (hmmm. . .I don't happen to know or have known any mass murders) your treason, (Again, look up the word) your totalitarianism, (I'm not the one telling people whose bedroom they can or cannot sleep in, who they can or cannot marry, and what they can see on regular or even cable TV and at what time of the day they can see that) and your apostasy, (that's almost funny except I think you believe it, big words don't make you smarter, they just make you look more pathetic for making false claims and improperly using them) odds are that you'll be with Bin Laden (Highly Doubt it) and Molly Ivins before you know it. (You have a very vivid imagination, but that's all it is-your imagination, and you really should see a therapist. . .all that hate is one day gonna cause you to explode with phobias.)
Agrimorfee - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Um, yeah.
Michael Pacholek - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
To the defenders, thank you for the help. It is appreciated by me as much as it is needed by the cause, which is to save this nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And as long as Bush and Cheney are in the White House, our most dangerous enemies are domestic. If not domesticated. I had this vision yesterday of Bush meeting Samuel L. Jackson: "It could be that you're the Righteous Man, and I'm the Shepherd, and it's the world that's evil. But that ain't the truth, is it? The truth is, you're The Weak, and Cheney is The Tyranny of Evil Men." I don't know about all of you, but enough is enough. I have had it with those M-F snakes in the White House.
Burnbra Bush - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
The wackjobs have been reported to the site owner. Disagree respectfully or write your own damn parodies.
malcolm higgins - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
killer idea and parody..
Trooper - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
"If we hadn't stuck our heads where they didn't belong in the first place, there never would have BEEN a 9/11 in the first place" As Agrimorfee says, "Um, yeah." So, Rambler, those 3,000 people who died in 9/11 had it coming, huh? And you agree with this lunatic, Pacholek? It walks like a traitor, it quacks like a traitor, it must be a traitor. You must be a traitor too. Either that, or you're going to have to lay off those mushrooms: when you start spouting all these weird hallucinatory "visions" at us, it's hard to tell whether it's you or your drugs talking. I notice, Rambler, that you go on and on about people's sources without citing a single one yourself, probably for the same reason we don't cite ours: THIS COMMENTS SECTION REFUSES TO ALLOW HTML LINKS. You want our sources, try looking them up yourself: GayPatriot, Townhall, Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, Instapundit, PowerLineBlog, American Spectator, the New York Daily Post, the Weekly Standard, Michelle Malkin, Matt Drudge, Newsbusters, etc., etc., etc. There's more stuff out there than just DailyKos and TheNation and 911Truth and cBS, you know.
Agrimorfee - May 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Darn that liberal CBS, poisoning our minds.
Max Power - May 11, 2007 - Report this comment
That's why it's called CBS, as in see BS get it?:)

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