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Song Parodies -> "Handle On The Spin"

Original Song Title:

"Candle In The Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Handle On The Spin"

Parody Written by:

MarthaDTox

The Lyrics

Alistair .-. Alistair Campbell TB's spin doctor in chief Mandy -Peter Mandelson TB's close adviser Pressa -John Prescott who resigned after having an affair with his secretary Cherie Booth -TB's wife Song is being sung by Gordon Brown TB's side kick now PM
Goodbye Tony Blair
I only really knew you
Before your ambition overreached itself
And the sycophants around you crawled
Crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered in your brain
They set you on a pedestal
And they made you change your game

And it seems to me that you lived your life
With a handle on the spin
There was Alistair and Mandy when the rain set in
And in the end you couldn’t save them
You left them twisting in the wind
The scandal must burn out before
Your legend can begin

So now your time is up
You have your toughest role to play
The UN has created you a superjob
With global peace as your noble aim
Now its my turn to try
I know what I must do
Let the papers have their say
I will not feed them lies


And it seems to me that you lived your life
With a handle on the spin
There was Alistair and Mandy when the rain set in
And in the end you couldn’t save them
You left them twisting in the wind
The scandal had to burn out long before
Your legend can begin

Goodbye Cherie Booth
Though you tried to have it all
The press was always so on your case
It was life in a goldfish bowl

Goodbye Prezza too
Though you had your critics
In the end it was something sexual
That really did you in

And it seems to me that your lived your lives
With an angle you could spin
There was Alistair and Mandy when the rain set in
And they did their best to save you
When you were twisting in the wind
The scandal had to burn out long before
your legend could begin







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Phil Alexander - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
However much I can't stand the OS, this made me grin. Beautifully-written.
John Jenkins - September 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Your excellent title could apply to a lot of politicians, and you applied it cleverly to this trio.

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