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Song Parodies -> "Pledge-Spammer"

Original Song Title:

"Sledgehammer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Peter Gabriel

Parody Song Title:

"Pledge-Spammer"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

NPR (National Public Radio) has its place in the scheme of things, but oh, those interminable pledge-drives...
NPR could save cash
If they'd just trim their costs back
NPR could conquer the airwaves
If they cut their pledging back

They beg us to call them
They'll say anything for greed

I was once a big giver
Calling up to send, all my coin to them
Now I've had enough of their pledging
So their pledging's gonna end!

I'm gonna be
Their pledge-spammer!
I'll use a phony name!
Oh watch me be
Their pledge-spammer!
Inundate with pledges phony!

They will drown in useless
Calls from auto-dialing PC's!
Attempts will be fruitless
To tell these pledges all come from me!

I'm gonna be
Their pledge-spammer!
They'll hear my phony name!
They'll get some calls from pledge-spammer!
Put them off the air!

I'm gonna be
The pledge-spammer!
NPR will get no money!
I'm their pledge-spammer!
Let there be no doubt about it!

Pledge!
Pledge!
Pledge-Spammer!

I've changed the station! (changed the station, changed the station)
They can't win!
Tuned in some new stuff (tuned in some new stuff)
For my listenin'
For our listenin'

I dumped those "Car Talk" geeks!
"All Things Considered", too!
"Car Talk" geeks!
"The Connection", too!

Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you!
NPR!
Your days are now through!
Gonna spam your servers!
Spam, spam-up your servers, HEY!
I've been feeding the modem!
I've been feeding the modem!
Gonna spam your servers!
Spamming you!
Come on, come on, help me to!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, YOU!
I've been feeding the modem!
I've been feeding the modem!
It's what I'm doing, doing,
All day and night!

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Rick D - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
As I was reading this, I had the video in my head, a bunch of herky-jerky clay animated telephone operators slamming down phones that turned into fruit. I see you're not the first to do this song, but I looked and it's the best.
Wild Man - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Great satire.
Johnny D - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick and Wild Man - I appreciate your feedback.
Smurf and Mr. Horse - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Another great parody Johnny. Our only difficulty is our not being very familiar with all things American, but this was well written and fit the original pacing well.5's
Melhi - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL!
Johnny D - November 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Smurf, Mr. Horse, and Melhi !
Suzie Cream Cheese - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent job; I loved every line of it!
Joe - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
So did I.
Johnny D - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, Suzie Cream Cheese and Joe! The vote count went up by only one - did one of you good folks forget to click-in and be counted? :-)
ruth46 - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
I totally agree with what you've written, Johnny. Excellent work.
TVOD - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
My sentiments exactly. Perfect score.
Johnny D - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, ruth46 and TVOD.

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