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Song Parodies -> "Ran Past The Border"

Original Song Title:

"Man On The Corner"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Genesis

Parody Song Title:

"Ran Past The Border"

Parody Written by:

MrMacphisto

The Lyrics

See the Mexicans run past the border
Where they'll hide themselves, I don't know
But there's waves, everyday now
And our wages just keep taking blows

But nobody slows them
And nobody cares
They're just a hiring phase
For the jobs replaced
Or you...

Lookin' everywhere in Walmart
They speak quickly but no English at all, whoa...
And I doubt, they'd even listen
To our pleas for them to go, oh..

And there's millions now crossing the border
Where they hide themselves, I don't know
But there's waves, everyday now
And now our wages just keep taking blows... oh!

Nobody slows them
And nobody cares
They're just a hiring phase
For the jobs replaced
Or you... and me

Are we just bones and some flesh?
We're fighting too hard to lose what we've got
And giving the rich the rest
And from the flunkies in Iraq, we're bleeding
But now we know it's too late to leave it

Ah, just like the Mexicans crossing the border
What we're heading for, we don't know... oh
And our fate's in disarray now
Global trading, world economy grows... oh

Put Americans there on the corner
What we're trading for, I don't know
But we're there, everyday now
And we're just hoping that our job market grows... oh

And our homeless are there on the corner
There'll be more and more, as we go
In our states, everyday now
Immigrating from the middle to low

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carol - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
welldone and well said 5's
Stephen aka Step-chan - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS at all(at least I don't think). A good read, however, very thought provoking.
alvin rhodes - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
say...are you that fellow that posed with his family on those "watch for people running across the freeway" signs ?...nice job on this...5s
Kristof Robertson - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
We've got a similar prob here in the UK, mac...the Channel Tunnel (connects Britain with France) is haemorrhaging illegal immigrants, asylum seekers and any manner of chancers. Well said. 555
Chris H. - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
How odd , I wrote a Genesis parody on the same day. This was funny , great pacing , and true.
Red Ant - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
While illegal immigration is a big problem, companies like Wal-Mart hiring them is the bigger problem-they're not taking our jobs, Wal-Mart and others are giving them away. Of course the biggest problem is our government doing nothing about it.
stuart mcarthur - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
well-written, and point well made, MrMac - 555
MrMacphisto - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Carol and Stephen... :) Been watching Mencia, Alvin? heh heh I didn't realize the Chunnel was a source of illegal immigration for you guys, Kristof. It makes sense.... Red, I know where you're coming from, and I think our government should be more active in prosecuting businesses for hiring illegals. Thanks also to Chris and Stuart... ;)

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