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Song Parodies -> "Troubled Bridge Over Water"

Original Song Title:

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Troubled Bridge Over Water"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

A little background: Cost overruns on the replacement of the eastern span of the San Fran-Oakland Bay Bridge are starting to make those of Boston's Big Dig look like peanuts relative to the scope and complexity of each project. Much of the extra costs arose because CA's brain-dead legislators and governor held the project up for months, arguing about the bridge's configuration--to the tune of millions per day squandered while work was halted. As usual, customers (in this case drivers who use the bridge) will end up taking it up the back end, when tolls go up. We pay for Sacramento's incompetence.
Voters weary of it all:
Price is sky-high; ain't gonna fall.
It's the east side; it costs too much.
Ineptness makes me frown.
It's a troubled bridge over water;
Its costs won't come down.
It's a troubled bridge over water;
We'll lay high tolls down.

Vote all the clowns out.
Throw 'em in the street.
Bunch of fat-cat retards,
They bugger you.
Each plays his part
In this f*ckup
And brains just can't be found.
It's a troubled bridge over water;
We'll lay high tolls down.
It's a troubled bridge over water;
Its costs won't come down

Replace silver span. . .
Tower high.
And all the drivers whine;
They'll be reamed. . .more have to pay.
Now past '09
Before the work ends;
They've failed us, have these swine.
It's a troubled bridge over water;
F*ckups with no minds
Planned this troubled bridge over water--
Heads up their behinds.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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Stephen Harrington - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Good, good, good one, shows the how the rich screwballs work. 555.
Stuart McArthur - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
"replace silver span" made me LOL John - 555
MrMacphisto - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Good stuff... California has always been nutty... and expensive... 5-5-5
Larry Hensley - March 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Good parody

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