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Song Parodies -> "Dirty Bomb"

Original Song Title:

"Cherry Bomb"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Mellencamp

Parody Song Title:

"Dirty Bomb"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Dover & Bill Tong

The Lyrics

As sung by Jose Padilla, held indefinitely in a military jail:
(instrumental intro)

I called Chicago my old home town.
And I saw the big house plenty.
Good thing Juvenile Hall was around.
Changed my name and my religion.
I got in trouble hangin' with wrong friends.
Ashcroft has seized me, 'cause I fit a profile.
And I think I'm trapped in his maze.
What did I do? John Ashcroft smiled...

And he did snort: "Time is short.
No proof? Who needs provin'?
Our dragnet props up our King.
You've been stung, and you're not movin' !
You combatant, it's your end!"
But I won't salute Bush Baby.
They said I built a dirty bomb.
They said, "You're up to somethin'!"
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...

Trapped in this maze, perhaps forever?
Where's our Bill of Rights? Gone so quick.
Bein' held underground in this Navy compound.
They were goin' nuts 'bout terrorist threats.
Can't fight; they'll tape up my mouth.
It's no surprise; our new police state's in place.
They may send their spies your way.
Ashcroft laughed and said, "Hey, you! Remember, now..."

And he did snort: "Time is short!
No proof? Who needs provin'?
Our dragnet props up our King.
You've been stung, and you're not movin' !
You combatant, it's your end!"
But I won't salute Bush Baby.
They said I built a dirty bomb.
They said, "You're up to somethin'!"
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...

Say yeah, yeah, yeah...
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...

(instrumental break)

Don't expect no help to arrive.
I'm despised, but I'm still livin'.
Got no rights - ain't that wrong?
Won't tell what charge I'm given.
Ain't no First Amendment Zone.
Said I'm crazy, and due process is through.
I know John Ashcroft's laughin' out loud:
"You're a dead man walkin'
When we're through...

And he did snort: "Time is short!
No proof? Who needs provin'?
Our dragnet props up our King.
You've been stung, and you're not movin' !
You combatant, it's your end!"
But I won't salute Bush Baby.
They said I built a dirty bomb.
They said, "You're up to somethin'!"
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...

Say yeah, yeah, yeah...
Say yeah, yeah, yeah...

(repeat refrain and fade)

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