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Song Parodies -> "Fiscal Cliff"

Original Song Title:

"Physical"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Olivia Newton-John

Parody Song Title:

"Fiscal Cliff"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

They are saying that it is like riding a bike
off the edge of the [Grand] Canyon
and the result no one will like.
So the “pundits” keen
on and on and on, pestilential cohort,
many of them reckless loonies
(left and right).
Still, it’s something to talk about:
economy gone vertic’lly.

It’s the fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff;
no one wants the fiscal cliff.
Must eschew the fiscal cliff
And so everybody talks, all this talk!
Let me hear less of the talk.

No one says this would be good,
but the bad in D.C. unable
to get the country back on track.
Like “pundits,” they just keen.

And so this underhanded, pointless crew
takes no break from mendacity
and they just jerk off, wring hands, and shout
and blather fecklessly
’bout the fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff;
no one wants the fiscal cliff.
Must eschew the fiscal cliff.
Only everybody talks, all this talk!
Meaningless and shoddy talk
RE: the fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff,
maunder ’bout the fiscal cliff
but do nothing about it.
Meaningless and shoddy talk,
meaningless and gaudy talk,
meaningless and haughty talk.

Wretches bicameral, damnable,
lower form of animals
feckless and bicameral.
All we hear’s a crock o’ schlock
from a parliament of pox.

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Leough - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Way to go! You came up with a title switch that I missed. I was going to post a second FC switch today, but decided to hold off and see if you would come up with one. I'll do mine--different from yours---tomorrow.
John Jenkins - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Excellent, particularly "bicameral, damnable" and the rest of the final verse!
John Barry - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leough, JJ.

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