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Song Parodies -> "They Gave Some To Charity"

Original Song Title:

"Still Rock And Roll To Me"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"They Gave Some To Charity"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Hhiggins

The Lyrics

The Obamas gave 172,000 to charity last year, approx 6% of their adjusted gross income. Well Done, Sir! You and your family deserve praise for this point, and here is a sweet ode to your generosity amonth the lesser successful. Keep up the good work here. Signed, yoiur political parody nemesis, and fair supporter of your achievements and great acts, Malcolm
what's the matter with this song I'm writing
does it give Barack Obama praise?
donating lots to charity in real world dollars
with this act within my view, he's raised
though he talks about the spreading of money
this act's pure and the praise is real, not funny
everybody's talkin about the truth, now baby
but they gave some to charity

though I write about the cars he's driving,
gave a pile to U-N-C-F
some to churches, and to homeless shelters
and some more to help teach the mute and deaf
for this act he will be appreciated
and my parody reflects this, as rated
everybody's talkin from their views, now baby
but they gave some to charity

oh it doesn't matter what I say as a writer
'cause it's always been the same to me
there's a new guy in town to spread wealth around
but he's leading with his own, I've seen
that's new, within that scene....

how about a pair of big donations
gave the CARE folks a fighting chance
so people somewhere get a nice warm blanket
and some food and some warmer pants..
all it takes is an unselfish sample
Mr. Obama, what a great example
everybody thinks I hate what you stand for
but you give lots to charity

what's the matter with the crowd that's seething
what's the vote button that they'll touch..
with their brain about the age of teething,
I really don't care too much
as I said I'll praise the good you are doing
politically you'll never see me left wing wooing
it's fair, you share, so there, anyway
you gave lots to charity

everybody's talkin about the new book,
Barry, but your acts mean a lot to me..

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Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 7

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No Name - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey malc, this is an okay effort, but i think you misspelt your last name.
Mark Scotti - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I donate 5's to you!!! Liked it!
Guy - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Malky - What the h*ll does it take? You give a praise parody to our president and some still one you. I'm assuming that of course the one votes are coming each day from the same folk(s). But then it could be a right wing EXTREMIST who shot you the ones today. One shooters act cowardly and cannot even leave a comment or if they do there is no way to determine who it is because they use something obscure for a handle.. I wish ChuckyG would just eliminate the voting. It means nothing. The comments tell the story way better than any voting dials can.

I like Billy Joel and I think you did a fairly good job on this one. But to be fair with you I must insist that you slow your pace a bit. You write well but carelessly. Spelling errors and wrong puncuation ding you badly. This is YOUR creation and if you cannot have enough pride to clean it up and dress it right what does that say about how you view your own worth and work? I like you Malcolm and I've known you out here since May of 2003. I respect what you do but you only give your opposition ammo when you write carelessly. Note the comment by No Name above - I rest my case about cowerdly acts.

But No Name dinged you for the obvious typo you made on your own name. Hey that's YOUR name sir. What does it say about you when you ding your own name? This criticism I give you is for all intents and purposes constructive. I feel that we are friendly enough that I can write this to you without any anomosity. Even though I hate the voting I'm going to five this and not ding you for being sloppy. But if you don't take my advice I may not be so forgiving of you in the future. I would not write this to you if I did not like you. When I overlook the sloppiness I see a fine parody here that is well paced and mimics the OS quite well. Keep on writing Malcolm.
malcolm higgins - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy, I bought a little 8 inch "netbook" and my fingers miss more keys than ever. You are right sir... spell checks from now on. Thanks for the nudge..Malks

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