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Song Parodies -> "I'm A Reserve"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Just A Girl"

Original Performer:

No Doubt

Parody Song Title:

"I'm A Reserve"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Military madness continues in Iraq...this conflict is rapidly depleting our military readiness insofar as troop levels. If for some reason it were NECESSARY to send troops somewhere else now it would be extremely difficult. But, hey...Planning - who needs it, anyway, right? Seriously, Bush is not only placing the military reserve personnel in serious danger for his folly but is also disrupting their civilian lives and the communities in which they live.
Take these night goggles off my eyes
I'm exposed and I don't trust these guys
I don't think I know exactly where I am
This war is getting closer to Iran

'Cause I'm a reserve in the military
I'd much rather not have to fight
Oh, I'm a reserve, pretty much just meat
Bush just don't give a damn 'bout my plight
Oh, I hope I don't die here

Each morning I go on patrol
I see no reason to be in this rathole
I can't do a freakin' thing 'cept shake in fear
Wish I was in the states 'stead of here

'Cause I'm a reserve, I'd rather not be
Hope I can stay alive through the night
Oh, I'm a reserve and I just dare not sleep
Those insurgents might put out my lights
Oh, I'm a reserve prayin' down on my knees
That I sure hope I don't lose my life
Oh, I wish that I weren't here

(Instrumental Break)

Oh, now I'm shaking; I'm in fear

I'm a reserve; just a reserve, feeling nerves
As frightened as I can be
Oh, I'm a reserve serving in Iraq, you see
My duties here are sure worrisome
Oh, I'm a reserve, what's my date to leave?
Won't re-enlist now; I'm just not that dumb
Oh, I'm a reserve wanting so desperately
To find out that my tour here is done
Oh, I'm a reserve, just a piece of meat
Wish George Bush had more compassion
Oh, I'm starting now to rue
Oh, I think that I've been screwed
Oh, I'm being used up here...

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 11

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Birgitta - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
You did great here Mac. I'll "reserve" my thoughts/comments about Bush-gotta say,No Doubt's one of my all time faves & I love "Just A Girl"-your pacing couldn't get any better. VERY GOOD. TC
Birg - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Oops,lol So sorry. PAUL,that is.
Paul Robinson - February 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Birgitta - Thanks. Hey, "Mac" "Paul", whatever...anything except "Late for dinner"....The album this is on ("Tragic Kingdom") was my first foray into "No Doubt" and it's a real superb piece of work, straight thru from Track 1 to Track 14(I think it has 14, the last track is the title track, whatever).
Paul Robinson - February 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmmmm...I see I'm getting "one'd" here...been happening a bit lately. Might be someone I've upset politically here rather than the "1-derer", though. Well, it's my take on the Iraq fiasco. It's still America here last time I checked and you get to have your opinion. Whoever "one'd" me is too much of a verbal weakling apparently to dispute my take so they just click me down. Not a problem...they won't leave a comment to discuss it so..."Buddy (or Buddess)", screw you."
SpazzyMcGee - March 25, 2004 - Report this comment
nice parody....Paul....BUT i don't care bout it.....
Paul Robinson - March 26, 2004 - Report this comment
SpazzyMcGee - no problem...your perogative, of course. Thanks for looking...

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