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Song Parodies -> "Dead People"

Original Song Title:

"Short People"

Original Performer:

Randy Newman

Parody Song Title:

"Dead People"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

A few days ago, one of amiright's most esteemed parodists was ragging on someone for not knowing when Memorial Day was celebrated. I was immediately reminded of when Barack Obama gave that speech on Memorial Day, May of 2008, where he strayed from his prepared remarks and said that he saw many "fallen heroes" in the crowd. Like so many of his gaffes, this went largely unreported everywhere except in the alternative media. I thought back then of writing this parody but never got around to it until now. So, if you think someone not knowing when Memorial Day is celebrated is cause for ridicule, you will think it's unbelievable that a presidential candidate doesn't even know WHAT it is observed for. So thanks, MP, for reminding me of the parody I meant to write:

Dead People I see standing
Dead People I see standing
Dead People I see standing
Out there

Funny uniforms
Sunken eyes
They stand around
March in double file

They’ve had fatal injuries
Got deathly icy stares
They wear combat boots
When their cold feet aren’t bare

Well, I’m glad to see dead people
Salute you dead people
‘cause we love you dead people
Out there

Dead people don't feel the same
As you and I
(A doofus as I)
No need for soldiers
We’ll have pie in the sky
(It's A Wonderful World)

Dead people got cold bodies
Dead people got cold bodies
Dead people got cold bodies
No love

They got shattered little legs
And walk so slow
You got to wash your hands
When you shake hello
They got great big scars
Wounded deep, deep, deep
They got scary voices
Gimmie creep, creep, creeps
They got thin and bony fingers
But I don’t really mind
Some are gonna scare you, that’s no crime
But I don’t mind no dead people
I’m fine with dead people
Glad to see dead people
I swear

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 8

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Fiddlegirl - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL.... "Sock it to 'em", M4!! ;)
Old Man Ribber - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks to ACORN, they're all still voting....Democratic! ;D
Mark Scotti - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
You were "dead" on with that on! Do they get Health Care coverage? 555 "life challenged bodies listening...
Guy - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Billy "Don't be a hero" was out there that day, I swear it. Fallen war heros are nothing to laugh at, but I get this - it is aimed at the "O". Point taken and you got him dead to rights or is it lefts? No,,, We're the ones who's left. We survived. They are the heros. Thank them for your freedom. I'm givin' you the 5 star general vote.
metaphorsbwithu - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
@ FG - I'll sock 'em and you hose 'em down. :-)

@OMR - Good point. I see you're good at reading between the lines.

@ Mark. Thanks. Unfortunately, it appears "redistribution of death" will be a feature of government-run health care.

@ Guy. Thanks. Exactly right. What an embarrassment that was and what a slight to our fallen heroes even if it was based on ignorance. Like I said, I thought it ironic because someone had criticized a regular person for not knowing when it was celebrated and look what happened last year with BO! Btw, the OS was not making fun of short people either, but was basically aimed at prejudice in all forms.
Sixth Sense - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I see dead people...

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