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Song Parodies -> "Treason, I Believe"

Original Song Title:

"Reason To Believe"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Rod Stewart

Parody Song Title:

"Treason, I Believe"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Let me get this straight: Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice by a majority vote of the Senate, with even Republicans not unanimously agreeing that there was any admissible evidence, but he's bad; while Irving Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, is convicted of those same crimes by the unanimous vote of an impartial jury, and it's all right to pardon him? (Uh, Mike, don't you mean "commute his sentence"?) Oh, sure, he's still got the $250,000 fine. Halliburton has probably already cut him the check, and he'll probably get a job in the next Republican Administration... if he doesn't die from the complications of old age first. Libby is guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. Bush and Cheney are guilty of something far worse: Betraying our country.
If I listened long enough to him
I'd find a way
to believe our chance is slim
knowing
that he lied
and our soldiers died.

Still I look to find, it's treason, I believe.

Someone like Bush
makes it hard to live
without
calling him a crook.

Someone like Bush
makes it easy to give
Democrats a better look.

If I pointed out hypocrisy
seen in the way
they're now excusing perjury

knowing
that he lied
and our soldiers died.

Still I look to find, it's treason, I believe.

(instrumental break)

Someone like Bush
makes it hard to live
without
calling him a crook.

Someone like Bush
makes it easy to give
Democrats a better look.

If that Libby never sees the jail
I'd find a way
to call this Dubya's third rail

knowing
that he lied
and our soldiers died.

Still I look to find, it's treason, I believe.
Still I look to find, it's treason, I believe.
One more time:
Still I look to find, it's treason, I believe.
The original song was written by Tim Hardin, and I've previously cited him when I've parodied it, but Rod's version -- two of them, in fact -- are more familiar. Now, I realize it's a very messy thing to accuse the (cough) President of the United States (cough) of treason. But, the way I figure it, some parodists and commenters have called various Democratic politicians, and their supporters, including Amirighters such as myself, "baby killers," "pedophiles," "godless atheists," "communists," and so on, with no evidence whatsoever. In Bush's case, there is evidence. Perhaps, as of yet, not enough to gain a conviction in a court of law. But, in a moral sense, Bush is now, more than ever, as I wrote in a parody about four years ago, "Simply Indefensible." I'll be tuning in to Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" on MSNBC tonight, 7/3/07, at 8 PM Eastern Time, because he's promised another "Special Comment." If you tune in, too, you'll hear something equally pointed from one of America's premier, most fearless, and most honest journalists.

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Pacing: 2.3
How Funny: 2.1
Overall Rating: 2.4

Total Votes: 26

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Syncronos - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I voted 5-1-5 because your pacing is dead on, and your message is undeniable. I gave you a 1 because your parody isn't funny. This isn't an insult; it's NOT funny that such injustice is carried out. Let one of us normals commit perjury, and we'd be in jail STILL awaiting trial. Wealthy man with connections in the right places greases the right palm, and he can lie his @$$ off all he wants. Anyway...good parody. *humbly bows*
alvin - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
great job, just sad you had to write it...can't wait for the day when someone else 'decides"
MasonR - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Like the bumper sticker says...don't blame me, I voted with the majority.
Suck My Reilly - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
You're the delusional one, Bicholek and Co. FYI, for every loser like you watching His Deranged Loserness Olbermann, there are FIVE of us, count'em, five, watching O'Reilly and screaming with laughter at the distress of all the baby-killing child-molesting godless commie fags like yourself and the fools who praise you. Eat 111s, traitor!
Patriot - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, well, well, more treason from Traitor Mike. You should talk, little boy: your hero Slick Willy Clinton went to war without so much as a friendly authorization and left the Balkans and Somalia genocidal war-torn hellholes, lied repeatedly to the jury and to the American people, was convicted of perjury and disbarred, and pardoned whole phone books of known felons when his accursed reign finally came to an end. 111s to you, you hypocrites and traitors! I hope Bush gives Libby a full pardon just to give the screws on you another turn.
Syncronos, an American who's NOT afraid to use his real name - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
So, what you're saying is because one president is percieved wrong, it's OK, for GWB to blatantly bend the law to his will. Ah...thanks for clearing that up. And, just so you know, no matter how many 111s you manage to squeeze in, it still doesn't change what's going on. Oh...and be thankful we aren't face to face. Most Americans don't take kindly to being called traitor.
Well let's see... - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
All pro-abortion politicians, such as Hillary and Pelosi, are baby-killers, so there's one hard piece of evidence. Charles Rust-Tierney of the far-left ACLU is into hard-core toddler-rape porn, so pedophilia, check. (Bonus points for Gerry Studds on that one, since he got away with screwing a 17-year-old boy, which is ephebophilic pederasty, but that's pretty close to pedophilia.) Godless atheists... well, there's that Pete Stark guy, no? And there's you and IL... 'nuff said. Communists... well, your whole party's into that "spread the wealth" garbage, but these days that's just socialism. Close enough for government work, though. Looks like every one of the charges against you is true, Pach.
Keith Olbermann? - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
You mean the most cowardly, most fifth-rate (ha ha!), most worthless liar ever to slither on to the airwaves since Dan Rather bit the dust?
Woo hoo hoo! - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Woooh! I'm scayered! Syncronos wants to whack us for calling his ho what he is! Well, Dubya-hata, you don't start none, won't be none, capiche? I don't reckon Bush takes too well to being called a traitor either, but you notice he's not sending any secret police to your door. At least, as far as I know, he isn't. Are you feeling a bit paranoid now that I said that, hmmm? Gore tried to tap every phone in America once, did you know that? And Clinton had to bend the very definition of "is" to his will to escape the punishment he deserved, and you fellow liars of his still praise him for that! What's going on is that the underdogs just gave you and your so-called "majority" a good hard whoopin'! Can't win for winnin', huh, loser boy? Y'all just got punked!
McKludge - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
To Well let's see: Well, even if each of your your statements was true (which I doubt - toddler-rape porn? What?), that hardly makes every member of the liberal mind-set guilty of the same crimes. Might as well call someone a hard core drug dealer because his second cousin smoked pot in college. Your conversational logic need serious work.
Michael Pacholek - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Suck: Check the ratings: O'Reilly's are going down, much like Bush's; Olbermann's are going up. In fact, since April, O'Really has lost half a million viewers. "Patriot": Yes, Clinton went to war in Haiti and won without firing a shot. He went to war in Bosnia and won in six weeks without losing a man. He went to war in Kosovo and won in six weeks without losing a man. Six years and four thousand deaths after Bush promising to get bin Laden dead or alive, where is he? The GOP Senators wouldn't fund Clinton in Kosovo, and he won without ever questioning their patriotism. If Bosnia and Somalia are so bad, why didn't Bush go in and fix them? (Because he'd be reminded of his father's failures, for one thing.) Clinton was ACQUITTED of perjury, and was not disbarred; Nixon remains the only disbarred President. "Well": Nobody is pro-abortion. Nobody WANTS there to be more abortions, though perhaps your parents should've used better birth control. I've never even heard of Rust-Tierney, but everyone's heard of Mark Foley, Republican. Gerry Studds? According to the law of the State in question, he didn't commit a crime. Pete Stark? When Bush lied, "God wants me to be President," that certainly made atheists like Stark look a little smarter. Gore tried to tap every phone in America? Amazing, you bums made up more lies about him than you did about both Clinton's combined. The punishment Bill deserved, once acquitted, was only for Hillary to decide. And she's gonna become an even bigger decider in 2009. "A good hard whoopin'"? What whoopin' would that be, Bush's whoopin' of the Constitution? Yeah, we as a nation got punked, by the punks of all time. Put it another way: At this point in each man's Administration, Clinton was at 70 percent; Bush 26 percent. Bill Clinton was seen as, if not a hero (to many of us, certainly), then certainly as a President who was doing a good job. George W. Bush is the worst President in the lifetime of all living Americans -- worse than Nixon, and heading for Pierce and Buchanan territory. All they did was allow a civil war to happen. Bush hasn't gone that far... but he's got 18 more months... unless Congress does the right thing... or he does, and resigns. I'm not holding my breath; then again, we are called Blue States.

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