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Song Parodies -> "Half a Heartbeat Away"

Original Song Title:

"Slip Slidin' Away"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Paul Simon

Parody Song Title:

"Half a Heartbeat Away"

Parody Written by:

Mick Terry

The Lyrics

Originally begun as a parody of Paul Simon's Slip Slidin' Away
during the 2008 Presidential campaign,
this song quickly mutated into a raging freshwater moose-stalking
attack killer-fish with its own distinctive copyrighted melody.
1: I don't mind that she's a woman. That's really not an issue.
I'm not the kind that thinks a woman's going to need a tissue.

2: I don't mind that she's a mother or an out of wedlock granny
or that her baby's going to need his mother and not the nanny.

CHORUS:
Half a heartbeat away, half a heartbeat away,
Sarah Barracuda's half a heartbeat away.

3: I don't mind she took her city and ran it into the ground-.
She even used additional help to make it a deficit town-.
CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
What scares me the most, McCain is almost a ghost.
It wouldn't take much to set him off,
and then, this President's toast.
So, who's next in line? The Veep usually has more time
and experience running a country.
But then, she'll be in her prime.

4: I don't mind she ran Alaska like it's her personal state-.
But there are quite a number of things, including this "Trooper-gate"-.
CHORUS:

CODA: (spoken)
If somebody just says, "Boo" to John McCain,
we'll be impaled with Sarah Palin, our next selected official.
But they'll have to find her first,
off moose-hunting somewhere in Alaska.
(I better watch out. She might come gunning for me.)
Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Mick Terry
Half a Heartbeat Away
MickTerry.com
Original Music & Lyrics Copyright © 1977 Paul Simon

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Cat Chat - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
The reality of it is more scary than funny
Sandy Clara - June 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Maybe more true than funny

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