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Song Parodies -> "The Night they Drove a Black Man Down"

Original Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Original Performer:

The Band

Parody Song Title:

"The Night they Drove a Black Man Down"

Parody Written by:

CryHavoc

The Lyrics

Welcome to the ugly reality of public office campaigning. Mr. Cain... Life isn't fair and politics even less so...
Welcome to the ugly reality of public office campaigning. Mr. Cain...
Life isn't fair and politics even less so...

The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
(Sung to the tune of "The Night They Pulled old Dixie Down" by Robbie Robertson (The Band))

Herman Cain is my name and I gained a campaign train
I was aiming high, way past my CEO reign...
My campaign was doing fine, I had the pundits ears as I quoted triple nine
Now I have these women in my hair
Including one who mentioned a 13 year affair!

The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
As the voters were dreaming..
The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
As his opponents were scheming
They sang, "Na na na na na na, na na na na...reality is tough...."

Mitt Romney is my name and I claim a part in this blame game...
I'm a career pol and I am used to going up in flames...
Like Newt Gingrich before, I reached my nadir in 1994
I failed to rate in 2008,
But I intend to gain the bell in 2012!!!!

The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
It improved my poll standings and...
The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
Happy not so soft landing, Herman....
As we sang, : Na na na na na na, na na na na na na...F*** You!"

Like mavericks before me, I tried to blaze a fresh new trail...
And with the pundits adoring me....how in hell could I fail...
My campaign was proud and brave, but some scheming women sent it to its grave
I don;'t dare bear them any ill will...
Is this how Clarence felt regarding Anita Hill?

The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
it was a Media circus...
The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
About a black man who was careless...
The vultures sang, "Na, na, na na na na, na na na na na...give us more!"

Now it falls to the electorate to make a final stand...
In spite of the sound bites and other dishonesty planned...
Though more get disgusted every day...
It's not enough to cause the EVs to sway...
If the voters don't soon get on the ball...
We will be faced with no choice at all!!!

The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
And left the hack mainstream and...
The Night they pulled a Black Man Down
The cheated were loudly screaming...
They screamed, "Na, na, na na na na, na na na na...think or be doomed....

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