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Song Parodies -> "The End Of The World Didn't Happen"

Original Song Title:

"It's The End Of The World As We Know It"

Original Performer:

REM

Parody Song Title:

"The End Of The World Didn't Happen"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

If you're reading this on 12/22/12 or later, then this parody was right, and the world did not come to an end. On the other hand, if I'm wrong, let's just say that it was nice contributing here.
It's the galactic alignment, solstice point
On aeroplane, if you're past the TSA
Sandy, the hurricane, Staten Island homes burn
Some serve their own needs, hoarders plant your own seeds
Take it from the Maya, new b'ak'tun [1]
John Boehner [2] starts to clammer down the fiscal cliff
Pants are on fire, twenty-twelve Olympic Games
A government of liars and which has no shame
Allen West was voted out of office, occupiers breathing down our necks
Those mainstream reporters baffled, trumped by the blogs
Look at the folks paying fines, men
Borders overflow, immigration, common good, but in whose mind?
Save yourself, serve yourself, hoard for your own needs, satisfy your own greed
Waiting for the rapture with those nutballs on the right - right
You bitter-clinging, patriotic, teabag, racist [3], getting pretty pissed

Well, the end of the world didn't happen
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen
And we're still here

Taliban, by the hour, intervene with foreign powers
Let off steam, go team, listen to yourself scream
We're attacked in Benghazi, al-Qaeda blood letting
Hamas rockets escalate, wishing Jews would incinerate
Blame a film, blame Petraeus, stand down, stand down
Hostess Twinkies gone, Hokies will never fear Cavaliers [4]
Harry Reid, you lead a parliament, a parliament, a parliament of whores [5]
Talking to Obama, offered him alternatives and he declines

Well, the end of the world didn't happen
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes [6])
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here (We're still here)

Well, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here

The war on women in our lives, contraceptives, suicide, everyone is under fire
Albert Einstein, Vladimir Putin, Susan Rice and Sandra Fluke
Missile launcher, H-bomb, EMP [7], boom!
When he was younger was Obama smoking choom [8], right?
Right

Well, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here

Well, the end of the world didn't happen
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here

Well, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here

Well, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
Yeah, the end of the world didn't happen (God only knows the time it comes)
And we're still here...
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[1] In the Mayan calendar, a very long period of time. On 12/21/12, one ends and the next one begins. I hope I put the apostrophes in the correct places.

[2] When pronouning the Speaker's name, the "eh" may be disregarded.

[3] I don't think the tea party is racist, but I like to throw in some of the insults that sometimes come from its detractors.

[4] The knickname of the University of Virginia, the in-state rival of my Virginia Tech Hokies. The word "cavalier" is in TOS.

[5] From the title of a book by P. J. O'Rourke.

[6] See Matthew 24:36.

[7] Acronym for "Electro-Magnetic Pulse", one effect of a nuclear explosion, said to fry electronics at a great distance from the blast itself.

[8] A slang term for marijuana, when Obama and his teenage friends allegedly smoked it.
I tried posting this early today and got a message that something didn't work, so I'm posting it again, hoping that at least one gets through.

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John Barry - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Fine summation of a less-than-fine year. I was going to try "It didn't start, the fire," after Billy Joel, but I didn't have the energy.
Timmy - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Agree with John - great recap - maybe the end is seeping in slowly.
Patrick - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
You took a song that rambled and replaced it with lyrics that make a lot more sense. Great transformation. I like your version better than mine.
Lifeliver - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I like the broad sweep of this and the instructive footnotes. A little more variation towards the end. Some of the politics and epithets like 'God' only knows' don't sit well with me, but that's no reflection on the informed scope and quality evident here. 555

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