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Song Parodies -> "The Rent Is Too Damn High"

Original Song Title:

"Twilight Zone"

Original Performer:

Golden Earring

Parody Song Title:

"The Rent Is Too Damn High"

Parody Written by:

Hu's On First

The Lyrics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_McMillan
Somewhere in a New York apartment
There's a guy starting to realize
That it's his destiny to run for president

It's 2012
It's 2012, elections nigh
Republican primary, tensions high
The field is really weak; maybe that means guys like me have chances

Yeah Tea Party's on the loose, protests in my head
Lots of angry people think the country is dead
And I'm sitting here
I know the reason they're all hurting

I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe
I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe

Yeah it is not a lie
No, the rent is too damn high
Yeah yeah it ain't no lie
No, the rent is too damn high

I tried to be the gov'nor, but Cuomo beat me
But I'll have a better shot at the presi-den-cy
Romney, Bachmann, Paul
They will split the vote and let me waltz in

And when I'm the nominee of the old GOP
The rent will lower immediately
Our problems will be solved, the troops will all come home
We'll all be wealthy
Vote for me

I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe
I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe

Yeah it is not a lie
No, the rent is too damn high
Yeah yeah it ain't no lie
No, the rent is too damn high

(musical solo)

I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe
I'm running for president and I know why
This rent is insane, yeah it's way way too high
I wear those black gloves so that I can breathe*
I can get elected, you just gotta believe

Yeah it is not a lie
No, the rent is too damn high
Yeah yeah it ain't no lie
No, the rent is too damn high

No, the rent is too damn high, nuh-uh-uh
No, the rent is too damn high
No, the rent is too damn high, nuh-uh-uh
No, the rent is too damn high
No, the rent is too damn high, nuh-uh-uh
No, the rent is too damn high
No, the rent is too damn high, nuh-uh-uh
No, the rent is too damn high
*McMillan claims that due to his exposure to Agent Orange during the war, he needs to wear black leather gloves or else he can't breathe.

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