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Song Parodies -> "Let's Stage An Election"

Original Song Title:

"Walk Like An Egyptian"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Bangles

Parody Song Title:

"Let's Stage An Election"

Parody Written by:

MooRocca

The Lyrics

Original can be heard at: http://www.chuano.net/~trepa/Walk%20Like%20an%20Egyptian%20-%20Bangles.mp3 ............ Disclaimer: This parody is not about politics and it is not about the current US election. It was inspired by and is a wholly fictional exaggeration (lampoon) of the increasingly slick media packaging of our elections.
Watch the old man sing on the tube
He'll do the fad dance for their vote
With the youthful clique (Oh way, oh!)
He's younger now, quite the daddio!

If the younger man's sense of style
Is not so manly, make him flex
Girl's love his smile? (Polls say so!)
Then flash his teeth on the TV set!

Give 'em hype, get it spinnin' tight, hey!
Way oh, hey yo! Oh way, oh way, oh!
Let's stage an election!

The bald net execs, script the race
They push the polls, for the ratings score
Exciting news! (Oh way, oh!)
It pops! It zings! See the numbers soar!

All the viewers so into looks
That's how they judge who's the better man
If he's wrinkl-ing (No way, oh!)
They schedule him for inject-i-ons

Do the lids, nip and tuck his face, hey!
Way oh, hey yo! Oh way, oh way, oh!
Let's stage an election!

Make the scene on the screen, stay on track
Flex their arms, then they talk some smack
Must rock the vote (Oh way, oh!)
So strike a pose with the quarterback

Autographs to sign, photo ops
And hanging out in the union shops
Now sing and dance (Oh way, oh!)
Go with the platoon on their walk

All the ragazines follow them
The party boys pay to fly them in
On the radio (Oh way, oh!)
They know their lines, keep repeating them

"Mindless schlock! Someone make it stop, hey!"
Hey, no way, yo. No way, Jose' oh!
Let's stage an election...
Let's stage an election...

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Johnny D - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
"ragazines", heh heh heh 5's
Arwen - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Melhi! 5s...
Ashkicksass - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! I especially love

"Must rock the vote (Oh way, oh!)

So strike a pose with the quarterback"
Melhi - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny D., Arwen & Ashkicksass!! Glad you enjoyed it!
John Barry - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll join the chorus of praise. Great job!
2Eagle - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, right. It doesn't matter if the candidates are capable of governing.
Dee Range - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Fantastic. Truer words....5 5 5
Paul Robinson - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Melhi, only vaguely remember the OS, but this parody is all too true. 5's...great job...
Melhi - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, thanks John B., 2Eagle, Dee Range & Paul!
Serafina - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Nicely done; I must give it a perfect 5-5-5. I know the original song well; I was about 11 when it came out.
Melhi - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Serafina!
Stuart McArthur - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
"so strike a pose with the quarterback" won me over too - 555
Claude Prez - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Great stuff. I'm particularly annoyed by the "Rock The Vote" garbage so I was happy to see it mentioned.
Sweet Indigo - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
So true that I have to go cry in a corner somewhere. Excellent job :) The media suck :(
Melhi - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart, Claude and Sweet Indigo! (*passes Indigo a tissue*)

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