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Song Parodies -> "Get Hussein, Not Mr. Bin Laden"

Original Song Title:

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

They Might Be Giants

Parody Song Title:

"Get Hussein, Not Mr. Bin Laden"

Parody Written by:

Syncronos

The Lyrics

It IS uncanny how they managed to morph Osama Bin Laden and the threat of Al Qaida in Afghanistan into Iraqi Freedom, isn't it?
First Hussein, then Mr. Bin Laden
Now it's all Hussein, not Mr. Bin Laden
Guess they all forgot Mr. Bin Laden
Now they all attack over in Iraq

Every guy fought Mr. Bin Laden
Now they fight Hussein, not Mr. Bin Laden
So if you're irate with Mr. Bin Laden
You can beat up on Old Hussein

Even old Iraq was once Afghanistan
How they changed it I can't say
Dubya just gets more oil that way

"So, make attacks on Mr. Bin Laden!"
No, you can't attack that Mr. Bin Laden
'Cause they all forgot Mr. Bin Laden
Why did Mr. Bin Laden get the shove?
That's nobody's business but the Shrub

Get Hussein (Get Hussein)
Get Hussein (Get Hussein)

Even old Iraq was once Afghanistan
How they changed it I can't say
Dubya just gets more oil this way

First Hussein, then Mr. Bin Laden
Now it's all Hussein, not Mr. Bin Laden
Guess the all forgot Mr. Bin laden
Why did Mr. Bin Laden get the shove?
That's nobody's business but the shrub

"So, make attacks on Mr. Bin Laden!"
No, you can't attack that Mr. Bin Laden
'Cause they all forgot Mr. Bin Laden
Why did Mr. Bin Laden get the shove?
That's nobody's business but the Shrub

Get Hussein!

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Kristof Robertson - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Very clever, straight to the point, and well executed
Billy Florio - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked it
MrMacphisto - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL
Adam Zen B. - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Sychron. Richard Clark, Randy Beers, Paul O'neill and all the others brave enough to come forward are vindicated. We even have Condi Rice and Colin Powell on tape in 2001 and 02 saying Saddam was no threat. But they are "loyal".
Stray Pooch - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Man, this is outstanding!! What a perfect song to pick for the topic. I have no political love for this parody but, man, was it perfectly executed! 555! Just brilliant!
Charlie Decker - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Major props. The topic, pacing and humor are all right-on.
MasonR - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the original song--great pacing and wit (and that's no Istan-bull!)
Rice Cube - April 29, 2004 - Report this comment
That's just tight.
Jay W - May 09, 2004 - Report this comment
You've got it right. (Or left as the case may be.)

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