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Song Parodies -> "Reagan helped Osama in the Eighties"

Original Song Title:

"Eighties"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Killing Joke

Parody Song Title:

"Reagan helped Osama in the Eighties"

Parody Written by:

Adam Bernstein

The Lyrics

How soon we forget:
Eighties - Reagan helped Osama in the Eighties,
Eighties - When he funded the Mujahadeen,
Eighties - When Rumsfeld shook hands with Saddam Hussein,
Eighties - Their Cold War policies were insane,

And now they try to rewrite those Eighties

Eighties - When Grekko said "Greed is Good",
Eighties - When Reagan did Iran-Contra,
Eighties - He sold Iran weapons to fund killers,
Eighties -Called Contras which Reagan called our Founding Fathers..

And now they try to forget those Eighties,

Eighties - Saddam gassed the Kurds back in the Eighties - with US support,
Eighties - When Reagan supported Latin American Fascists,
Eighties - Bush Senior helped Osama in the Eighties,
Eighties -When Exxon spilled 10 million in Alaska.

Eighties - Bush Senior shook hands with Noriega in the Eighties,
Eighties - Reagan gave Saddam weapons in the Eighties
Now we're in the two thousands—and the country's going down the toilet,
In the two thousands---Clarence Thomas selected Bush Junior to spoil it.

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Jim Selleck - September 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Adam - you and I will never agree on politics, but I have to respect any lyricist who can rhyme "George Double You" with "More Trouble DUDE!" (ref to another parody). One of the problems with faulting past adminstrations over their foriegn policies is that so many times the government has to support groups that CLAIM to be honorable at the time. Can you then be blamed when they turn corrupt later or are later revealed to have misrepresented themselves? Apparently so. Just remember that its a double-edged sword that cuts all past administrations regardless of their right or left wingness. I only wish you could step back a bit from your own passionately held political ideology. There are an equal number of parody opportunities on the left.
Bob the Housefly - August 24, 2006 - Report this comment
I don't see a single redeeming quality, other than maybe good punctuation and rhyming Toilet and Spoil It being terribly clever. You should have added something like: We tracked Usama to Peshawar in the nineties, But Bill was getting a BJ and wouldn't let us kill him. Yeah, not as poetic, but much more accurate.

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