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Song Parodies -> "Wife Is Richer (Don't Call Me Bush)"

Original Song Title:

"Girlfriend Is Better (Stop Making Sense)"

Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Wife Is Richer (Don't Call Me Bush)"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

Something for John McCain to sing, if he could sing. (If you've ever watched the skit where he pokes fun at Barbra Streisand, you know he can't.)
I...will not take money
I won't take money for pork
Hey...the one place for it
Is at the end of a fork
I, I, I, wake up and wonder
I know this place, I'm John McCain
Like Reagan said, hey, there they go again

I...I'm in the Senate
My time here's been very long need to worry
Sometimes I'm right, or I'm wrong
O-u-t, but no more Keating
What did I know? Why do you care?
I wish we'd just forget that whole affair

I got a wife who is richer than me
She made her money in beer
Sales going up, going right through the roof
She keeps us well in the clear
I can't complain, I've understood
My Senate salary's good
I got a wife with a nine-figure stash
And not much is better than cash

In...the Hanoi Hilton
We heard the sound of machines
I, I, I, lived in that hellhole
Those commie bastards were mean
Why, why, why, I still have flashbacks
That war was lost, we were betrayed
I don’t care that so long ago it was

Somebody calls here at three in the morn
From somewhere that is far away
Who do you want to respond to that call?
Someone who knows what to say
Knows what to say, knows what to say
Knows what to say, knows what to say
I got a wife who is richer than me
And she buys whatever she may (there she goes)

I got a wife who is richer than me
Now everyone's wanting to know
She will be releasing her tax returns
She will not have to eat crow
Don't call me Bush, don't call me Bush
Don't call me Bush, I'm not Bush
I got a wife who is richer than me
And noone is better than her

I have to say to my Democrat friends
That it's about time they were told
'Cause they get stupid and call me "McBush"
Like me, that name's getting old
Don't call me Bush, don't call me Bush
Don't call me Bush, I'm not Bush
I want to become the next president
And nothing is better than that (is it?)

Don't call me Bush, don't call me Bush
Don't call me Bush, I'm not Bush [repeat]

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McKludge - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
This was a clever idea, but the execution was a tad off. You reused a few too many original lines in the first two stanzas. But the idea was sound, poking fun at McCain for the same reason people poked fun at Kerry. 544
Steve K. - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
McK, thanks for your feedback. I wasn't thinking of Kerry and his wife, but now that you've mentioned it, the parallels between them and the McCains are pretty obvious. However, I like Mrs Mac just a bit more, because ketchup is optional, while beer is mandatory.
UnKnownVotress - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
the Kerry/Heinz comparison is uncanny . . . but somehow I think that McCain is able to control his esposa muy buena!
natalie - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Haha... clever :) McCain: don't call me bush! Erm..

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