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Song Parodies -> "Pipeline Killers"

Original Song Title:

"Psycho Killer"

Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Pipeline Killers"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Today marks the first anniversary of the gas-transmission pipeline explosion in San Bruno, CA, that killed eight people, caused by the incompetent and criminally negligent Pacific Gas and Electric monopoly—also responsible for death and illness in Hinkley, CA, due to the poisoning of drinking wells with hexavalent chromium. The stooge who ran the company during the explosion left shortly thereafter with a multimillion parachute.
It’s come time to face up to the facts:
From senseless birdbrains, a murderous act.
They were asleep, started a fire
That caused eight people to expire.

Pipeline killers,
Qu’est ce qu’on fait?[1]
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Done-done-done-done-done-done away.
Line-Blow killers,
Quelle gaffe c’est.[2]
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Passed-passed-passed-passed-passed away.

Feds look for documentation, PGE can't pull it;
They’re talking a lot, but all they’re saying is bullshit.
Indeed, the PGE way is to lie, cheat, steal. . .
Kill—first in Hinkley, then kill again.

Line-Blow killers,
Qu’est ce qu’on fait?
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Gone-gone-gone-gone-gone-gone away.
Pipeline killers,
Quelle méprise.[2]
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Passed-passed-passed-passed-passed away.

Qu’est ce qu’ils faisaient, ces crétins là,
Faisaient pendant ce matin là.
Se branlaient—la faute dans ces mains.
Pour les huits, pas de demains[3]. . .pace.[4]
It’s the blind leading the blind
PGE ain’t seen the light,
After setting San ’ alight.

Pipeline killers,
Qu’est ce qu’on fait?
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Gone-gone-gone-gone-gone-gone away.
Light-up killers,
Gaz gâcheur.[5]
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 dead ones
Passed-passed-passed-passed-passed away.

[1]What are they doing?
[2]What a f**kup.
[3]What were those cretins doing
During that morning?
Jerking off—the fault is in their hands.
No tomorrows for the eight killed.
[4] Requiescat in pace (rest in peace)
[5]Gas f**kup.

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