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Song Parodies -> "The Links at Mar-a-Lago"

Original Song Title:

"The Sickbed of CuChulann"

Original Performer:

The Pogues

Parody Song Title:

"The Links at Mar-a-Lago"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

This parody has actually gotten a little outdated with recent staff shake-ups at the White House. Sean Spicer's no longer in the shrubbery and Jeff Sessions has displeased The Crown and no longer stands anywhere near the throne. Ah well, here's my political parody anyway.
Sessions and Jared Kushner
Are standing by the throne
Denying Russian contacts
In a loud and angry tone
Sean Spicer’s in the shrubbery
With strange tweets to explain
You crack another Keystone
And you dream of the campaign

When he packed them in at rallies,
Stuck his tongue out at Ted Cruz,
You knew he was your fuhrer,
And you knew he wouldn’t lose.
You waved around your banner
As he swore to drain the swamp,
And you decked some fuggin lib’ral
Who was cursing Donald Trump.

On the links at Mar-a-Lago
Where the golf is such a thrill,
You’ll find him there most weekends
While taxpayers foot the bill.

And in the Oval Office,
They’ve lined up to kiss his ring.
Not satisfied with president,
He’d rather be a king.
He’s feuding with reporters
Who will not accept his views.
So he rants and raves on Twitter
And he claims it’s all fake news

On the links at Mar-a-Lago,
Some distance from the tee,
He’ll shank an easy nine-iron,
And he’ll call out “COVFEFE!”

Remember that foul evening
We call Election Night.
You voted for a demagogue
You thought would set things right.
If his talent matched his ego,
The winning would be yuge.
If only he weren’t clueless,
And he weren’t a Kremlin stooge.

He could shoot a man in public,
And you’d still be on his side.
You take him at face value
When he says Jim Comey lied.
He’s camped out in the White House
When I wish he’d up and quit.
You think he’s such a hero,
But he’s just a hypocrite.

On the links at Mar-a-Lago,
He tells you what to think.
While Putin’s celebrating,
Our country’s fortunes sink.

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Pacing: 3.0
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Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 20

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Claude Prez - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Holy crap! First, I LOVE The Pogues, and this is one my favorite songs of theirs. I saw it was about Trump and was disappointed because those usually come out more whiny than funny. But man, you nailed it. Awesome awesome stuff. Paces absolutely perfectly, with great rhymes and well-timed zingers. Bravo.
Peter Andersson - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
This is a well written parody and pretty funny from that side, I'll definitelly give you that. 555. But the most dated part is of course the idea that world leaders play golf because they like to play golf on taxpayer money instead of working. Fake News! (Was Fake News when Obama was accused of it too). They play golf because their secret service details like to take them to a club house in a pretty much open area that can easily be sealed off, watched over by drone and satellite and where they can be in control of who comes and goes at selected gates, including foreign dignitaries and diplomats to be snuck in for secret work-related meetings without the press noting, like they do at the White House. A president doesn't spend 72 hours at a golf resort for 2x3 hours of golf, that part's just for photo-ops with other celebrities inbetween the real work related meetings. Trump's golf course in northern Scotland is even coastal, meaning it's possible to enter it from international waters without even going through British customs.
PlasticPaddy - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks, Claude. The Pogues are my favorite band, and "The Sickbed of CuChulann" is my favorite song by any artist. I'm glad you like the way I write. I'm a journalist by trade and take particular pride in my writing.
Plastic Paddy - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
I appreciate the moistly positive review, Peter, and thanks for enlightening me. I don't think I'd be able to work all that information into a new song parody, though!
Claude Prez - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Yeah, for me it's either "Sickbed" or "Dark Streets of London". I saw U2 recently and once the band left the stage and the lights came on, they played "A Pair of Brown Eyes" on the loudspeakers and I swear it was a bigger highlight to me than most of the show. Great show, but man those guys take themselves seriously. Anyway, hope you continue to submit here; I'll keep an eye out for your stuff.
PlasticPaddy - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
"Dark Streets of London" is another great song. The Pogues were on a roll with that middle section of "Red Roses for Me," weren't they? Got to see The Pogues in Chicago when they made the first stop of their farewell tour back in 2011. They were an hour-and-a-half late coming out, and my guess is there was some sort of technical glitch involving Shane MacGowan and a lot of alcohol. But once they hit the stage, it was the best concert I've ever been to. I danced like nobody was watching, and they closed the show with "Bottle of Smoke" and "Sickbed of CuChulann," back-to-back.
Claude Prez - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Oh man I'm jealous. I don't think there's a band I'd rather see; never did though. Too bad about Shane but he wouldn't be the same without the liquor.
Claude Prez - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Also, I forgot to mention-- this site has an insane person, so just ignore the voting system, it's completely meaningless. (Jealous much, Rob?)
qwerty - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
You should ease up on Arndt, Claude ... lest you come off as unreasonable -- eg. that personal dig in the parenthesis was unnecessary, as was calling Arndt insane. I understand "heat of the battle" hostility and you have made some valid points, but keep the overall welfare of this website in mind. Over the top negativity is killing this place
Claude Prez - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Don't worry, anonymous commenter. Pretty sure I'm almost done here.
Phil Alexander - July 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff - I know what you mean about the feeling of writing something, and it seems out of date by the time you use it. That seems to be the way of satire at the moment though, it's hard to keep up :-)

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