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Song Parodies -> "Al Qaeda's On The Run"

Original Song Title:

"Take It On The Run"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

REO Speedwagon

Parody Song Title:

"Al Qaeda's On The Run"

Parody Written by:

Rice Cube & Watt Daddy

The Lyrics

Time to give the Dubya a little bit of credit...#3 captured, #1 and #2 not too far behind...
Heard it from a friend who
Was in Pakistan who
Went in and took a terrorist cell to the ground
Got them on the defense
Drive them towards the deep end
The CIA's in there to bring them all down

Flush them from the neighborhood
And nothing stands against the side of good
You know Osama's running out of time
There's nothing to debate
They're all gonna meet their fate
We will bring them all in for their crimes

REFRAIN:
Al Qaeda's on the run baby
And that's the way we want it baby
'Cause we don't want them around
We can achieve it, make them all bleed, yeah
Let's send in the guns, got Al Qaeda on the run

We're sucking all your funds dry
You couldn't attack if you tried
'Cause we've got you terrorists cooped up like hens
And you know it is coming
No use for you to keep running
Know that you'll never attack again

REFRAIN x3

Heard it from a friend who
Was in Pakistan who
Went in and took a terrorist cell to the ground...

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 52

Voting Breakdown

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 5
 4
 
 2   0
 0
 1
 
 3   1
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 4   7
 7
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 5   40
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Shaz - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Great pacing, great overall!
Syncronos - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Rice Cube, you never cease to amaze me. All 5's bud!
Rice Cube - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey, Watt helped too, yo ;-)
cheerleader - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
EXCELLENT!!!! You never cease to amaze me;)
Phil Alexander - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Good parody... but I couldn't help point out "#3 captured, #1 and #2 not too far behind.." - did you notice he only became #3 after he was captured? He was just a name right at the bottom of the list beforehand (#22 is what was reported).. now, far be it from me to suggest that the FBI/CIA whoever would raise his profile simply so it would raise theirs, but... ;-)
Rice Cube - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Now Phil, #22 out of countless felons is still pretty good...now if you can tell me if this is a terrorist list, or just a list of wanted criminals in general, that would clear things up. Of course, then you would have to ask, "What happened to #3-21 before they captured this guy?" Hmmm...;-)
Phil Alexander - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
The way it was presented on the BBC (by Andrew Marr - beeb's fo, I think) that this chap was #22 of #22 on the known Al-Q "management" list... but as soon as he was taken, it was announced that the #3 had been caught. Though he did mention that the list definitely wasn't in alphabetical order.
Rice Cube - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Fair enough :-) Considering he was the purported mastermind of the 9/11 attacks I think it was a very big deal and the parties involved deserve a lot of credit.
Mike Florio - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Great song!
Billy Florio - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Actully, I think it was in NEWSWEEK the week before he was captured, they named this guy as #4 (maybe he moved up in one week lol)...anywaym I never paid attention to their names, the only one I remembed was Osama's, but I remembered this guy because NEWSWEEK said he was the guy who was the mastermind behind the attacks...a week later he was caught. But, either way, if he was #3, or #22, it doesnt matter...its one less Al-qaeda terrorist on the loose....so lets give the government credit for that....
SS - March 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Aweome RC!!!!!!!
Phil Alexander - March 14, 2003 - Report this comment
"Considering he was the purported mastermind of the 9/11 attacks" - was he mentioned as such *before* he was caught? ISTM he's been promoted...

Billy - you mean the Pakistan government, presumably?
Billy Florio - March 14, 2003 - Report this comment
He was mentioned as the mastermind before the attacks....like I said, that was in NEWSWEEK, but anyway, well, yeah, we have to give the Pakistani gov credit too, they were the ones that captured him, but it was in conjuction with the American Gov....
Rice Cube - March 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments :-)
Meriadoc - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Well I will give you guys 4-4-4. Pacing was almost perfect, but there were a few places I had stretch a bit (but we do the same). Humor - well it isn't really a subject that lends itself to humor, but "Was in Pakistan who" made me giggle. As for Overall, I would like to see all the choruses typed out (preferably different ones each time). Hope that is helpful.... :-)
Peregrin - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
That's a bit harsh Merry. I scored it better than that!
wdh - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
The pacing was delightfully perfect in some areas, yet in some other areas it was a bit of a stretch, so by averaging it out you get a 5 anyway.
Johnny D - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Intense, dude.
John Jenkins - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody, but I agree with Meriadoc that it would have been even better if you had been able to inject some diversity into the refrains.
Guy - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS - Although I feel I should know this song. I've heard a lot of REO Speedwagon but I can't recall this one. It read well and I like anything that slams the bad guys.
martha - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
hard hitting stuff 5s
neminem - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
*Grumble*... all the people on Kazaa have the messed-up-with-static version, and the two people who have it on the school intranet password-protected their shared folder. So I can't really vote.
2nz - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I could only dig up a 45-second sample of this one. "Was in Pakistan who" was pretty tight, so I'll score it generously on pacing, and the lyrics themselves are good, but changing up the refrain or simply typing it out each time would have helped, like some others have already stated, so this would be the fifth comma in this gargantuan run-on sentance. Good job you two
Claude Prez - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't usually worry my pretty little head bout that political stuff, but this was quite good. Couldn't find any pacing problems at all, and the chorus was especially smooth. Not terribly funny but of course it wasn't supposed to be. Nice job.
Spaff.com - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
What Merry said. Still, well done overall, RC&WD.

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