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Song Parodies -> "We’re the Third World"

Original Song Title:

"We Are the World"

Original Performer:

Michael Jackson et al.

Parody Song Title:

"We’re the Third World"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

There was a time
We’re certain we had it all;
It was a world of gorgeous weather and sun.
Now the state is dying.
Its nearly countless problems are rife—
This Empire’s gonna fall.

We can’t go on. . .
Infrastructure decay,
Our legislators are, at best, deranged.
This dilemma started. . .
Passage of Prop 13.
Pretty soon we’ll be worse off then Benin.

We’re the Third World,
We stiff our children,
We had it once; it was a brighter day—
Now it’s a sh!thole.
The bad choices we made,
Now f**king up our lives.
It’s true, we’re facing darker days,
Yeah, screwed are we.

Many depart,
Saying, “But here, anywhere!
We will even try Kentucky!!”
That’s how bad things are, how profound the dread
In this increasingly helpless land.

We’re the Third World.
The smallest children
Could do a better job running the state
Than Sac’to sh!theads.
The bad choices we made
Have given us this blight.
It’s true, we’re facing darker days. . .
Worse than D.C.?

Nearly down and out,
Not much farther to fall.
Is it time now to leave?
The problem is that all
The country is one great big booby prize
Owned by China; number 1
Status for US, on the run.

We’re the Third World,
We stiff our children,
We had it once; it was a brighter day—
The dream is slippin’.
The bad choices we made,
Now f**king up our lives
It’s true, we’re facing darker days:
No [Manifest] Destiny.

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Old Man Ribber - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
They might even try Kentucky...but would we in Kentucky have them? (I forgive your shot if you are either from California or ;D
MadameDestiny - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I weep that you are right, CatpanJacques !! we are sinking . . . the question is just how quickly will this Ship go down, Sir ? ? . . . also more offshore rigs will be built soon by Russia//RedChina. . . where ? ? off Florida Keys ! ! ~JFK~ wouldn't let them go near our waters ! ! . . . will anyone be 'pooperVising' that oil Project ? ?
Christie Marie M - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
The rich get even richer and the poor get even more poorer! Isn't there any justice in this world? I understand because my parents were originally born in a Third World country throughout their childhood, but they managed to fare out well in the end. Donating $555 for your cause!
Patrick - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Maybe we can get all the parodists together and sing this. Solicit contributions from Ethiopia.
TR - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
The late great Sam Kinison had the right idea--send 'em U-Hauls, luggage, etc. and move them to where the food is.

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