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Song Parodies -> "He Took His Life"

Original Song Title:

"Facts of Life TV Show Theme"

Original Performer:

Gloria Loring

Parody Song Title:

"He Took His Life"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Sad remembrance of the shooting death of Oscar Grant in 2009 and Officer Mehserle's "split second decision" that cost him his life, whether he intended to tase Grant and made a gross error or shot him in cold blood on a BART platform... Regardless, Mehserle only got involuntary manslaughter and served less than his 2-year term only to be released on parole recently with no restrictions. Shows that racism and injustice still exist in America.
BART carries the good, it carries the bad,
in the case of Oscar Grant, Oops, now that was sad
He took his life, he took his life

There's a time to tase, but the evidence shows
He’s lyin' about his gun, and everyone knows
He took his life, he took his life

When equal justice never seems
to be linin’ up with a videotaped crime scene
Then suddenly you're finding out what
he took his life is all about: race, race…

Officer Mehserle should've known wrong from right
Manslaughter was just too light, he took his life (remember, he took his life)
Remember, he took his life (remember, he took his life)
Remember, he took his life
(Now on parole amid racial trouble and strife)

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Wild Child JIN - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Shows "EXACTLY!" why I believe in self justice!! Super parody, I didn't know about this at all Rob, but I certainly WOULD NOT doubt it's true!!! 5's! :-)
Hammerhead - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
That dude deserves to be in prison. But excellent job on keeping us up-to-date!!! 555
Patrick - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Recently some cops in St Joseph, Missouri were practicing with paintball firing pistols in an old school building. When they went to lunch they replaced the paintball guns with their service pistols. After lunch, they went back to the school for more training. This one cop decides to startle his buddy by shooting him with a paintball. Only problem, he still had his real pistol and put a .40 caliber hole through a fellow officer. Talk about an "Ach scheisse!". Of course, like the DEA guy who shot himself in the foot, police are the only ones who can be trusted to handle firearms. Look up the number of cops who are shot with their own weapons. Almost never happens to a armed civilian. In fact, there are a lot of cases on record of unarmed victims taking guns away from criminals and shooting them.

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