Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "People Of Basra"

Original Song Title:

"Kids In America"

Original Performer:

Kim Wilde

Parody Song Title:

"People Of Basra"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Looking Out my Shanty House Window.
All around the troops in the city running by,
I sing to my daughter a Lullaby

Saturday, the forces are coming
I hear the tanks as the're drumming far away.
I decide to look the other way

In Baghdad Sadam is losing
Iraq are taking a bruising

We're the people of Basra
We're the people of Basra
Everybody is living in Poverty Now.

The Television's are stopping
Becausing the Jet's are all dropping
their Bomb's below
I cannot leave now there's nowhere to go.

Gun Shots cause my family problems
And outside all that I hear is "Watch That Mine!"
That goddamn Phrase is said here all the Time

Saddam was yesterday's Story
Intruders take all the Glory

We're the people of Basra
We're the people of Basra
Everybody is living in Poverty Now.

Come closer Saddam that's better
Got to get my First kill in the war
Oh what the F##k
I grab him by the neck He tries to duck

Now a new Governments Reigning
And British troops are now saving Everyone
I don't want to die crazy
Kuwait, Iran or Iraq
Never send saddam Back

We're the people of Basra
We're the people of Basra
Everybody is living in Luxury Now.

We're the Peeps
We're the Peeps
We're the Peeps of Basra

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 3.5
How Funny: 3.2
Overall Rating: 3.2

Total Votes: 8

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   2
 4   4
 5   1

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

mr basra - April 30, 2003 - Report this comment
geez that sucked
Christie Marie M - July 26, 2006 - Report this comment
That was a funny parody, although based upon current events about the war. However, pacing needs a little work, but otherwise its good. Lyrics made enough sense. Instead of "becausing", use "because of". It's just a suggestion. I hope that Saddam Hussein does get eliminated soon.

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 1070