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Song Parodies -> "Who Are You? (Barack Obama)"

Original Song Title:

"Who are you?"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Who Are You? (Barack Obama)"

Parody Written by:

Callmelennie

The Lyrics

I call this my Barack Obama "Who-fer". Two Who-based, Obama-directed parodies for the price of one. The second song, "Behind Brown Eyes" basically wrote itself. I scarcely had to change anything until the last stanza. And now, maestro, if you please ...
(Cue greatest damn intoductory riff in the entire history of 'effin' rock and freakin' roll, seguing into ...)

Who are you (who who who who)
Who are you (who who who who)
Who are you (who who who who)
Who are you (who who who who)

I woke up on a November morning
With a president named Hussein
He said, "You can ride in the back of the car"
As long as you don't complain
I staggered back as I watched him bow
And malign my country's soul
I remember him grabbing Detroit town
And giving us the Chevy Volt

Well who are you (who who who who)
I really wanna know (who are you .. who who who who)
Obama, tell me who are you (who are you .. who who who who)
Cause I really wanna know (who are you .. who who who who)

I took the Tube up to Harvard Town
To ask about scores and grades
They looked at me like an unhinged clown
And called in some men with shades
I made a break for the stairwell
And looked back on my curious day
Eleven more months of stonewall
God, there's got to be a better way

Well who are you (who who who who)
I really wanna know (Who are you .. who who who who)
AWW, who Barrack are you (who are you .. who who who who)
I really wanna know (who are you .. who who who who)

(Cue quiet lyrical musical interlude, suddenly shattered by ...)

BARACK OBAMA! (DA DA!) .. BARACK OBAMA! (DA DA!)
WHOOOOOO ... ARE ... YOU! (who are you are you .. who are you are you)

I know there's a place you walked*
They called you a different name
My country is breaking down
And yet you play golf all day
You spew hate like a sewer hole
And yet you blow Hugo a kiss
How can we trust in any lib now
After such a fraud as this?

So tell me, who are you (who who who who)
Obama, tell me who are you (Who are you .. who who who who)
I really wanna know (Who are you .. who who who who
I really wanna know (Who are you .. who who who who)
I really wanna know
I really wanna know
Obama, tell me who are You! .. You! .. You!

(And now, here's our President responding to the call to reveal more about himself)

Noone knows what it's like
To be the bad man, to be the rad man
Behind brown eyes
Noone knows what it's like to
To be hated, to be fated
To telling only lies
But my "Dreams" it is as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have powers only growing
My plan is changing
The Land of the Free

Noone knows what it's like
To have these failures, like I do
AND I BLAME YOU!
Noone keeps in the dark all his background
None of my grades and scores
Can show through!
But my schemes they are as empty
And my conscience seems to be
I have powers only growing
My plan is bondage
For those who live free

When Prompter freezes crack it open
Before I stammer and lose my cool
And if I lie, please tell them some fluff news
Before Joe gaffes and looks a fool
And if Joe bellows any more drivel
Put your whole fist down his throat
And if I dither, please give me a blank check
Misinform and make Bush the goat

Noone knows what it's like
To be the sad man, to be the rad man
Behind brown eyes



*He was called Barry Soetero when he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Michael Pacholek - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Who is he? He's your President. He's the man who saved you from the Bush Depression. He's the man who saved the American banking industry. He's the man who saved the American housing industry. He's the man who saved the American banking industry. He's the man who got health insurance for 30 million people. He's the man who ended torture in American military prisons. He's the man who appointed 2 Justices who accept the truth that corporations are NOT people to the Supreme Court. He's the man who ended the Iraq War. He's the man who got Moammar Khadafy out of power in Libya. He's the man who killed Osama bin Laden. He's Barack Obama, and he's your President until noon on January 20, 2017. You can call him "Mr. President," but I'll settle for "Sir."
Callmelennie - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
He's also the man who increased our debt by some $6 trillion. He's also the man who, in 2007 opposed the surge strategy that was the reason the Iraq war ended in victory; yet now tries to take credit for that victory. He also sold out Mubarak and has paved the way for Egypt to be taken over by hard core fundamentalist fanatics. He has also dithered on the Iran nuclear problem and on Afghanistan. He's also the man who was going to prosecute Bush officials for their role in protecting Americans from terror until he learned that it would political suicide. He may also have been the one who ended "torture" in American military prisons of actual terrorists who had knowledge of future terror plans but he has also has no problem killing the wives and children of suspected terrorists with drone strikes. He saved the American housing industry? Around here, housing prices are still in the toilet. And he got health insurance for 30 million people at the cost of raiding Medicare and Medicaid for $500 million with a scheme that is already bankrupting insurance companies. I can match you point for point, Michael.
Patrick - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
The depression is far from over where I live. Unfinished houses can be seen in a lot of places. No one is buying anything because no one has a job. Bank interest paid to those who try to save: negative. The Libyan people overthrew Khadafy. Probably to replace him with some anti-Western Islamic theocracy. Health insurance and health care are not the same thing. Taxpayers will now pay "premiums" for the "entitled". That money will, along with Social Security", be poured down the federal rat hole. When the "entitled" get sick, the people still working and paying taxes will be stuck with the tab for the treatment. Michael, have you ever seen a One Hundred Million Mark bank note from 1923 Germany? Or a 1948 Hungarian Pengö with a row of zeros half way across the top of the bill. Or a 25,000,000 Zimbabwe Dollar bill, with a warning not to use it as toilet paper since it would cost more that $Zim 25 million to fix the plumbing should it get stuck. That is the future of Obama's economic plan, or that of the fed reserve bankster cronies who pull his strings and write his teleprompter speeches.
Callmelennie - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Sweet Fancy Moses! In all the fun and excitement, I forgot to mention that my buddy Chalupa assisted with this song. And let me tell you, this guy has more parodying ability in his right prefrontal cortex lobe than I've got in my entire brain. So lay off me, Unabombers or I'll call in Chalupa; and then you'll be sorry. Cause if you think I get under your skin, wait'll you get a scoop of the 'Lup.
Mr. Pinko - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Crediting Obama for killing Osama Bin Laden is like giving Richard Nixon credit for landing on the moon.
Millertime - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I think its great, and want more. Dont worry about the lefties, they cant see the forest because the trees are in the way. Plain stupid like Barack and his wookie wife, the POSPOTUS.
RosalindJ - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Ooh. Another report to attackwatchsuckthis LOL. Well done Callmelennie AND Chalupa!
truth guy - January 28, 2012 - Report this comment
odumba is the worst and his supporters in his 57 states cant be honest. spend trillions to produce $20. this bail out the rich idiot sent us to hell further than bush. enjoy your odumbonomics
Chalupa - October 15, 2013 - Report this comment
That's Lennie's song - I just helped with a few verses he was stuck on. Obozo is the worst preznit ever - anyone that can't see that is beyond hopeless.
charlie - January 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Awesome. this is gonna be a classic!
Dave W. - January 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Lennie for Prez
Calllmelennie - January 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dave and Charlie ...... Ah, the halcyon days of early 2012, when I actually had real talent ..... and was actually taking Halcion

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