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Song Parodies -> "Burning Up (Aug 19, 1945 Version)"

Original Song Title:

"Burning Up"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Madonna

Parody Song Title:

"Burning Up (Aug 19, 1945 Version)"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Had Japan not surrendered on Aug 15, 1945 the US was planning to drop the third Atomic Bomb (Red Sunset) on Kokura on Aug 19, 1945. This would have been a second plutonium bomb and Bockscar (sometimes called Bock's Car) would have carried it while The Great Artiste filmed it and monitored the explosion with instruments. As it turned out the third bomb was actually delayed on Aug 11, 1945- the core NOT shipped to Tinian where the other componets already were. The scientists did not want to use another bomb on grounds of immorality and Truman was not sure of the effects of atomic blasts yet (in preparation for the invasion of Japan). Nine A-bombs were planned for the invasion strike but no way there would be enough material for even 3 bombs by then. My parody is a hypothetical for Aug 19, 1945- the original plan.
Everywhere, Kokura’s on fire
From a lone B-29 bomber
A cruel blow ‘cause we’re burning up from A-bombs
As if two previous were just not enough
Bockscar was on a return mission
Due to Truman’s tough decision
At this point, how can Japan survive?
Hundreds of thousands have thus far died
We’re burning up…

[Chorus]
We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
From A-bombs

Throw in the towel Emperor
Because the people can’t take much more
Can’t win this fight- death from above
Soviets too- ground war as such
Unless we have something new to use
“Genzai Bakudan” too late and too crude
We’re not blind and we know
That you want to end this, but the Army won’t let go
Make them let go!

We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
We’re burning up, burning up from A-bombs
From A-bombs

NO!!!

[Intermediate]
US wants to see us down on our knees
Invasion is coming with more A-bombings
The war is lost, the Army’s insane
Can‘t play this game, it ends in shame
We’re on fire…

Make them let go!

US wants to see us down on our knees
Invasion is coming with more A-bombings
The war is lost, the Army’s insane
Can‘t play this game, it ends in shame
We’re on fire…

Make them let go!

[burning up from A-bombs]
It‘s bad, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
It‘s bad, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
Third Bomb, Third Bomb, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
Kilotons, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
It‘s bad, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
Third Bomb, Third Bomb, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
It‘s bad, We’re burning up [burning up from A-bombs]
Kilotons [burning up from A-bombs]

They know they got us burning up, badly [burning up from A-bombs]
They know they got us burning up, badly [burning up from A-bombs]

Burning up from A-bombs [burning up from A-bombs]
Burning up from A-bombs [burning up from A-bombs]

[Repeat and Fade]







Note: The Japanese had two atomic bombs under construction in Aug 1945 at Konan in occupied Korea. The bombs were named "Genzai Bakudan" and there is a claim that one was remote detonated in the Pacific on Aug 12, 1945 but cannot be verified. The other was destroyed to prevent capture in the Soviet advance. Postwar this facility was used by the Soviets for atomic studies which begs the question- IF Japan was nowhere near a bomb then WHY is this facility NOT mentioned in official US history as part of their atomic program when the Soviets clearly DID capture atomic scientists and materials??? The US Govt. has lied about both the German and Japanese A-bomb projects which are in the 21st century being reviewed with new information.

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Patrick - January 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Reportedly Eisenhower and Marshall were both opposed to using the bomb. It is said that the Japanese were prepared to surrender as early as May, and the only condition, that the Emperor be retained as figurehead ruler, was ultimately agreed to, after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I understand there is at least one man still living who was present in both cities during the atomic attacks.

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