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Song Parodies -> "Election Weari-ness"

Original Song Title:

"Industrial Disease"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Election Weari-ness"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

a horrible horrible affliction
Warning lights are flashing down at Medical Control
A certain patient's health has fallen in a hole
There's rumours that his ailment was tricky to assess
Goodness me, could this be "Election Weari-NESS"

There's panic in the media as they try to get the scoop
Some say give him massages, some say chicken soup
A million diagnoses, still it's anybody's guess
But even he suspects he's got "Election Weari-NESS"

Dr Parkinson declared "y'know I've seen this thing before
It happened to old whatsisname, vice president Al Gore!
You start off looking troubled, then you cave in 'round the chest
It seems to me young man you've got "Election Weari-NESS!"

The patient he is struggling, he just wants to stay afloat
but still O'Reilly's urging him to get out there and vote
Without him they'll be struggling to manipulate success
Goodness me! a tragedy! "Election Weari-Ness"

I go down there to see him, I am thunderstruck!
politic-al reporters have completely run amuck
Two of 'em have exclusives, one of 'em must be wrong
The pollies hope "election-weary" pills will come along.

They wanna find a way, to get him heaps of rest
They wanna find a way, to ease this man's distress
They wanna find a place, where he can convalesce
They wanna find a way to cure "Election Weari-Ness"

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

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Phil Alexander - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Top-class, Stuart. And how much worse is it going to get before November?
Stuart McArthur - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks Phil - I'm tipping general epidemic levels, and I should know - our (Australian) national election is tomorrow
Adagio - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart, I DKTOS, but it was very good reading.
Stuart McArthur - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks adagio - yes, maybe it's too old!! - it's from a mid-80s Dire Straits album - "Brothers In Arms" I think - a very catchy original song
Paul Robinson - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart, is that "Brothers In Arms", the collection album (has "Sultans of Swing" as the first cut and then moves forward)? 'Cause I have that one and I don't think "Industrial Disease" is on it. Right now I have to "DKTOS" on this one, the original song just doesn't come into focus for me to judge the pacing here. Real good read, though.
Airfarcewon - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent job....clever use of words...
Dee Range - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Outstanding. Great pacing and funny as hell. Super high 5's here.
Stuart McArthur - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
sorry Paul - got it wrong - the Dire Straits album is "Love over Gold" - mid 1980s - and thanks for the comment
Paul Robinson - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
No problem, Stuart, if I can scramble up a copy to listen to I'll be back to check this one out again. Hey, you know what, I trust Dee & Phil A. on pace - so I'll go ahead and give you your fives here, because the only question I had to resolve was whether the pace worked. Dee's particularly sharp there so I will buy into his opinion here. 5-5-5...
Stuart McArthur - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks Paul (and thanks again Dee!!!)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I need to read the titles more carefully, I was expecting a parody about a Viagra OD. Artfully written and comical to read. 555
Charlie Decker - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) I love the OS, and it's a superb parody, too. Great job!
Stuart McArthur - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks Luke - and if you print it out and roll it up a bit lopsidedly, it's conical to read as well...........just something for a rainy day :-)

thanks Charlie
Rick D - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
What Adagio said
Agrimorfee - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC0%) I vote a 555.
MysteryGoat - May 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS and not much on anything politics, sorry. :-(
Guy - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-E) Glad I'm not too weary to vote on this one. 555.
Johnny D - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Well done, Stuart --- and it's especially cool to see "thunderstruck" used in a parody.
Scathe - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-E) This parody is the perfect cure for election weariness.
2nz - May 15, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm another bum who doesn't know the original, Stu. It reads and flows well during a free-read though.
Jeff Reuben - May 22, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--Yeah, I suck too, DKTOS. But enjoyed reading it, not a total Gore, I mean bore =)
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND "E" SILVER MEDAL - June 04, 2005 - Report this comment
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