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Song Parodies -> "The Occupation"

Original Song Title:

"The Inquisition"

Original Performer:

Mel Brooks

Parody Song Title:

"The Occupation"

Parody Written by:

Mark Hoolihan

The Lyrics

During WWII, Hollywood made inspirational musicals about the war. Perhaps W could use a song he could sing. Why... ...because I can.
The Occupation (let's begin)
The Occupation (premise thin)
We have a mission to make oil flow (flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow, flow)
We're gonna teach them wrong from right
We're gonna make them see the light
And make an offer that they can't refuse (That Arabs just can't refuse)
Love us, don't be boring
Love us, I'm the man
A fact you're ignoring
It's better you're raped by our troops than Saddam (Oy gevalt!)
The Occupation (what a show!)
The Occupation (Here we go!)
We know you're wishin' that we'd go away
But the occupation's here and it's here to stay!

"I was dancing at a wedding. I was minding my own busines.
I was watching the new groom with his young lass.
Then these planes they came right over and I tried to run for cover
and they shot a guided missile up my ass.
Is that considerate, is that polite?
And not a tube of preparation H in sight!"


"I'm in my subdivision, when I'm carted off to prison and suddenly inside those nasty walls.
I went through so much pain there, when this guy his hame is Graner he started playing ping pong with my balls!
Ooh the agony! Ooh the shame!
To make my privates public for a game"

The Occupation (what a show)
The Occupation (here we go)
We know you're wishin' that we go away
But the Occupation's here and it's here to-
"Hey Georgie Dubya, what do you say"
"I just got back from that Abu Ghraib"
"Abu Ghraib? What's an Abur Ghraib?"
"It's things you oughn't to ghrab but you bhrab anyway"
Will you give in? "No, no, no no"
Will you love us? "No, no, no, no"
Let us win "No, no, no no"
Will you say yes? "No, no, no no"
Now I asked in a nice way, I said, "Pretty please"
I just want peace, with them on their knees!
"Hey Georgie Dubya, walk this way. We got a little game that you might wanna play. Just bomb someone, invade their soil"
"Who knows George, you might win some oil!"

"How we doin' any profits today"
"Not a one, nay, nay, nay"
"They've got Halliburton, and television.
Nothing is working, call the UN!"

The Occupation, what a show.
The Occupation, here we go.
We know you're wishin' that we'd go away!
So all you muslims, Arabs too
We got some news for all of yous
You'd better change your point of views TODAY!
'Cause the Occupation's here and it's here to stay!



Courtesy Mark Hoolihan and the HoolinetCopyright 2004 Boniface Bugle Productions. All Rights Absurd.

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Royce Miller - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Mark-Maybe you'd like to be "occupied" by the likes of Sadaam Hussein? Maybe next time, the terrorists will just occupy New York instead of kill a bunch of innocent people--not military people, just oridinary people, like you.
Agrimorfee - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
All politics aside, this was funny...but so many of the original lyrics are still in there, as (in)appropriate as they may be. One would be hard-pressed to top the tasteless satire that Brooks acheived. I vote you 544 for the effort, would have been straight 5s if you changed more of it.
John Barry - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Can't agree with the knock for leaving in too many original lyrics. IMHO, some of the best parodies work because original lyrics are retained to fit the parody's context. E.g., "what a show" could have been "fiasco," but the fiasco is a "show" in the sense that it's being staged to distract and bamboozle us. Nice, and ambitious, job on the parody.
MrMacphisto - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good parody, and don't worry about Royce. Some people still don't understand that Saddam and Osama have little, if anything, to do with each other. They actually hate each other. There might have been a few terrorist cells of Al-Qaida in Iraq, but Saddam wasn't funding or leading them. Our entrance into Iraq was about something far more trivial than terrorism....
Assamite - July 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Golden. Except I don't think Arabs say "Oy Gevalt".

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