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Song Parodies -> "Slumbered & Snoozed; Got The George Bush War Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Cumberland Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Grateful Dead

Parody Song Title:

"Slumbered & Snoozed; Got The George Bush War Blues"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Well, "Fearless Leader" spoke about the War the other day...I'll let the parody do the rest of my talking about that...On the musical side of things, this OS is another fine track off of the Grateful Dead's excellent "Workingman's Dead" album of 1970.
[Instrumental intro]

We won't take this crap too much longer
Disgusted by your lies
'Cause of you we're in deep trouble
just what was in your mind?

You got us in War
Got us in a War
War no one knows
what was for

You took us to War in Iraq
you told us "would be quick"
three years now
and we're still counting
This quagmire's deep and thick
Mother's are grieving
still more deceiving
Folks won't buy your crap no more


[Instrumental break]


Lot's of death, man
it is making me ill
still you keep lying all the time
Things that you tell us don't make no sense at all
Good men come home in pine
On we push; you lie
now we recognize
public's starting to get wise

Want to depart the Iraqi Quagmire
that's what our people do desire
Wasting money
a trillion or more
spending up lives; middle class and poor {what for?}

[Instrumental break]

Got us in this 'cause
we slumbered and snoozed
While asleep; you used us
Now we've had enough
of all your lies
getting tired of your abuse

Should have known, but
we all were dozing
We're sure paying for that, man

Anger grows, now
you are exposed
won't believe your lies again

You should go, now
It's time to go
take your lying ass home, man

~ ~ ~ the end ~ ~ ~

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alvin rhodes - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
great parody...just sad you had to write it
Paul Robinson - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin...and, yes it is truly sad that I was able to write this...it took almost no imagination at all...just observing the situation and comparing the words vs the reality...
John Barry - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
The unquick and the dead, three long years later.
Larry Hensley - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Good one.
Tommy Turtel - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll bet this war's Dead aren't Grateful. 555
Paul Robinson - March 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Yes, JB - Thanks Larry H., A bet you would probably win, Tommy T...
Paul Robinson - March 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Guess a "Bush Supporter" came by...well, a "4-1-1" with no comment doesn't faze me and doesn't change a damn thing...lies are lies, BS is BS...'Wars' are not things to jump into without serious planning...and that INCLUDES looking at the situation and having some idea what you are going to do AFTER you "win" initially. If you haven't done those things...well...they didn't...and here we are...those bastards played freaking game with people's lives and they don't give a freaking sh*t...Yeah...I stand by every freaking syllable and word in this piece...now ask me how I REALLY feel...
Millard - March 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Paul, your logic is as strong as your punctuation. Just because a noun ends with "s" does not mean that it needs an apostrophe; and, just because you do not understand or agree with the way the War on Terror is being conducted does not mean that you are being lied to.
Paul Robinson - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Millard - And YOUR logic - and sense of proportion, are about equal. A misplaced apostrophe kills no one. Take your noun and your "s" and...well...that's more than I ought to say. Your criticism is silly and annoying. Get real. If you really believe the crap we have been fed, and continue to be fed, by the way, then you, sir (or madam) are a freaking imbecile. (Yes, I write "run-on sentences", too. I'm hoping that it will annoy your anal sensibilities even further). OH...BTW - I've re-read my piece...I don't even SEE what you are referring to...what kind of an*s-head are you anyway? "Oh, hey, what's they big deal? The Middle-East in chaos, pointless death and destruction, the Deficit heading towards (and past) a TRILLION dollars ($1,000,000,000,000)...there's more, too...But, 'Tish-tosh, we've got a MISPLACED FREAKING APOSTROPHE OVER HERE ON PAUL'S PARODY'..." KMA, Millard...hopefully, I've made some more grammatical, punctuation errors in this note, because I really think I enjoy the idea of this pissing you off...yeah, duuudeeee...hav a niz dey...
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job, as always. To Millard - what war on terror? Last I heard, Bin Laden is still out there. My city wasn't attacked by Iraq or Hussein. Obviously, you don't live anywhere near NYC - we live life as a target and we're not better off than we were six years ago. News Flash: We're being lied to.
Paul Robinson - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Bob. I think Millard is out hunting misplaced apostrophe's or something...I could tell him where he would probably find one...Naw, that's something I just SHOULDN'T do...HAR!

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