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Song Parodies -> "It's Not Racist or Choosy"

Original Song Title:

"Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Original Performer:

Band Aid II

Parody Song Title:

"It's Not Racist or Choosy"

Parody Written by:

Sheogorath

The Lyrics

You know how 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' is being re-released (yet again), only this time about ebola? Here's what I imagine might be sung if Bono actually gave as much of a crap as the original singles suggest.
This Christmastime we should all be real afraid
This Christmastime, people dying, lots of pain
'Cos in our world of plenty we can spread a dread disease
Don't kiss people over gifts this Christmastime
But say a prayer to pray for the living ones
At Christmastime
It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where nobody hugs others; daren't wipe away their tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
It's just like the Lottery; "It could be you!"
Ebola
It's not racist or choosy
Ebola
It's not racist or choosy at all
The world is burying loved ones now this Christmas time
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Oh, where trees of all kinds grow, over graves in quiet groves
It's not racist or choosy at all
Ebola
It's not racist or choosy
Ebola
It's not racist or choosy at all
Here's to you, raise a glass for ev'ryone
Next you know, coughing and shitting your blood
ConDems really aren't racist at all
Feed the UK
Kids die through JC sanctions
Feed the UK
Kids die through JC sanctions
Feed the UK
Kids die through JC sanctions
Feed the UK
Kids die through JC sanctions
Copyright © 2014 Romersa's Protégé. Individuals and groups are free to copy, share, and perform this work for all purposes except large scale distribution, subject to credit being given and any derivatives being released under the same or a similar licence. All other rights reserved. Adapted from 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'; Copyright © 1984 Bono and Midge Ure. All rights reserved. Adapted without permission under an exception to the CDPA 1988 for the purposes of parody, caricature, and pastiche. My AO3 page.

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Jonathan - November 17, 2014 - Report this comment
dang not really that funny... kind of like the original actually I will be praying for these people! 5's
Sheogorath - November 17, 2014 - Report this comment
That was kinda the point; focus on ebola first, then bring it back to the ^real^ issue in this world today. People are starving ^in developed nations^, but Bob Geldof et al. are choosing to focus on a disease about which enough is being done instead of writing a song about children getting diseases such as rickets through undernutrition and the causes of that.
Patrick - November 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Half the world is starving while the other half suffers from obesity. If singing could help, I'd sing, too. At least while I was singing, I wouldn't be eating. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a much better song than "We Are The World". I'll have to check on the remake.

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