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Song Parodies -> "Why Won't You Behave? (Taliban)"

Original Song Title:

"Why Can't You Behave? (My Lover)"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"Why Won't You Behave? (Taliban)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

US President Obama believes that setting an example for human rights, prisoner treatment, reduced arms, etc., persuades others to follow. One more example of his folly was the recent capture of 12 medical aid personnel by Afghan Taliban and the murder of 10 for allegedly spreading Christian ideas. CHFUDNKTOS.
Why won't you behave?
Go right back to your cave?
After all the things I told you,
And the promises that I gave,
Oh, why won't you behave?

Why won't you be good
And do just as we would?
Why'd you kill those relief workers --
Feared your babies could be enslaved
By Christians who were brave?

There's my charm and glow, peers cry, world around,
Where I flew to show where my jet was bound. [1]
Swear I'll snare more power ever,
'Cause it's all of the world I crave.
But why won't you behave?

There's alarm, I know, fear I'm counting down;
When my troops must go, then I'll let you drown.
Dare I care for you forever? [2]
Could my poll numbers earn my grave? [3]
Soon I'll be through, so fry and stew;
Excuse me while I shave! [4]
[1] "Jet" here is a metaphor for his career ambitions.
[2] Here he's speaking to the Afghan government.
[3] "Grave" is meant in the political sense.
[4] This alludes to his reply to "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?"

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Old Man Ribber - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
BJM - I DO know this song...it's from Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter. I'm sure we'll apologize for America's insensitivity and arrogance in permitting the victims to be there in the first place.
Barry J. Mitchel - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks for a very appropriate comment. The Talibs, of course, take "credit" rather than apologize. You may not have seen ~60s/hairmusical2.shtml re "apology tour 1" in May 2009.

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