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Song Parodies -> "Khalid Wins New York (KSM trial)"

Original Song Title:

"Autumn in New York"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"Khalid Wins New York (KSM trial)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

The Obama administration may reverse this bad decision before you read this. I have included for comparison TOS lyrics on the left side. The preceding or trailing dots serve to centralize the lines; I could have used blank spaces, but that would have hidden the method. The central divider C; is shift \ backslash. I invite others to try this.
. Autumn in New York ...C;... Khalid in New York --
............. Why does it seem so inviting ...C;... Why does it seem not the right thing?
... Autumn in New York ...C;... Khalid wins New York;
It spells the thrill of first-nighting ...C;... Intell can spill, they're indicting!
Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds ...C;... Jittery crowds and simmering shrouds ...
. In canyons of steel ...C;... Recall twisted steel;
. They're making me feel - I'm home ...C;... They're making Sheik feel at home.
... It's autumn in New York ...C;... Mohammed in New York's
. That brings the promise of new love ...C;... That stinking promise by Blue Dove.
. Autumn in New York ...C;... Gotta spin New York,
...... Is often mingled with pain ...C;... Where coffins linger with pain.
Dreamers with empty hands ...C;... Dreamers with wimpy hands
..... They sigh for exotic lands ...C;... Won't try him in foreign lands.
......... It's autumn in New York ...C;... They brought him to New York;
........ It's good to live it again ...C;... We should be livid times ten!
Autumn in New York ...C;... Khalid in New York .
.... The gleaming rooftops at sundown ...C;... Will wear his roof-mop and Hun gown.
. Oh, autumn in New York ...C;... So cautious in New York,
It lifts you up when you run down ...C;... Adrift U.S. will be run down. ......
.. Yes, jaded roues and gay divorcees ...C;... Jihadis will praise the way he portrays
Who lunch at the Ritz ...C;... Our bunch as the pits
Will tell you that it's divine ...C;... And calls U.S.A. a swine.
This autumn in New York ...C;... Mohammed in New York
....... Transforms the slums into Mayfair ...C;... Rants for his chums who don't slay fair.
Oh, autumn in New York ...C;... So Khalid in New York ..
.. You'll need no castles in spain ...C;... Will freedom's castle have slain.
Yes, lovers that bless the dark ...C;... This government, on a lark, ....
....... On the benches in Central Park ...C;... Wants court benches in Central Park
Greet autumn in New York ...C;... For Khalid in New York. ...
........ It's good to live it again ...C;... Their mood's to live like 9/10.
Did I forget to mention the estimated $200,000,000 annual cost for these trials?

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Pacing: 4.8
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Mark Scotti - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Very CLEVER!! Reminds me of mad magazine, in the back page with the folding "hidden" picture...
Barry J. Mitchel - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry; this was perfect in the submission preview window, but the
Barry J. Mitchel - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
(cont'd) "shift ' character changed to "C;" here; in future I'll use cap I or lower case l.
In line 17, "beam in" fits TOS better than "wears his".
Dana Mathewson - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Ah... the classic Vernon Duke opus. Wonderful song, and your lyrics hit the bullseye for this situation.
Timmy1000 - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Plus, now they're talking millions for security - money is better spent elsewhere.
Old Man Ribber - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Interesting way to help out those who don't know TOS. I do, but like the Friendly Turtle's footnotes, I appreciate the extra mile you have gone. Oh yes...hell of a job too. ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, all, for v/c, but nobody promised to try my dual display method. Maybe I should recommend it to BHO; he could put his campaign & SOTU promises on the left and his actual presidential actions on the right.

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