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Song Parodies -> "Silent: Blight; Oily Plight (POTUS and MMS, Vol. II)"

Original Song Title:

"Silent Night"

Parody Song Title:

"Silent: Blight; Oily Plight (POTUS and MMS, Vol. II)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Despite TT's plea last week, still no signs that the POTUS is siccing the Justice Department on the officials of the (formerly-named) Minerals Management Service, who were too busy snorting cocaine off a hooker's (chest) to inspect the oil rigs for the purpose of preventing exactly the kind of thing that happened -- and which they were *paid* to do.


Silent: blight; Oily plight
BP: bomb; All, words, trite
'Spite T's urgin', those "mother-s" so wild [P]
No see: inmates 'mong MMS. (Riled!)
Cheaply threatens BP
Grafters, in prison, should be [P]

S'prisingly qui'et: Not contrite: [P]
Shepherds take coke all night [1]
Oily streams are spreading afar
Government "ghosts" should mop up the tar
Cripes! Behavior: forlorn
Price: not saved by forewarn

Violent sight: "holey" rite
Done, your rod; "love", ignite
D'grading: their schemes; unholy disgrace
Filth, still spawn; [2] no redeeming face
"Jesus" B'rack, show thy worth [3]
Please uphold law: prison berth [P]




[1] I .e., the MMS was supposed to be the "Shepherds", watching over (oversight - sound familiar?) the flockin' oil companies, from the permit review process through the drilling and final shutdown of a well. (Hey, TT knows a thing or two about shepherds -- trust me! ;)
Second following line: They were "never there" (ghosts) when they were supposed to be; let *them* clean it up -- with a toothbrush, AFAIC.

[2] By both the well and the grafters, but the former wouldn't have happened if the latter had done their jobs.

[3] Just a shot at the "Messiah" tags during the campaign. No disrespect intended to the Original.

[P] Pacing notes: Every version of TOS that TT has heard, mostly the famous Nat King Cole rendition, puts three syllables in "Virgin" -- "Vi-ir-gin", so "Vi-ir-gin" = "urgin', those".

Similarly with "Sleep" in the last line of Verse 1: "Slee-eep" = "grafters". The frequent presence of this in TOS, as in "Silent" = "S'prisingly" at the start of Verse 2, makes this song chock full of "fielder's choices" for parodists -- always some nice extra latitude for a long etude. (Or a short one.)

Similarly in the song's last line: three syllables in His name here: "Je-e-sus, Lord, at Thy birth". So "Je-e-sus, Lord" = "Please uphold law".

© 2010 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail: tomm...@yahoo.com

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Old Man Ribber - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Like the original, I had to give this its first performance to guitar accompaniment...the "rats" disabled the organ! Retranslating it back to German, this is "steely wit for unholy twits"! Danke Schoen! ;D
Mark Scotti - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Those "oily" scums!!! LOL. Great one, TT
Marshall B. Rect - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
You've provided us with a full-service, slickly sophisticated yet downright crude reimagining of that Oscar-worthy classic, 'Shepards Gone Wilde'---Flockin' fantastic TT (as only ewe could pull off)!
Christie Marie M - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
How long is this going to go on? Hope they could find ways to clean the oil. Maybe some of the oil can be recycled by getting rags and absorbing oil from the Gulf. Anyways, catchy OS for this subject. Quite a ring to both titles! Rigging you with 5's!!
John Barry - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
MMS: Mams "Medication" Snorters.
Fiddlegirl - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I think you certainly have a point about the POTUS' lack of engagement across the board... except when there happen to be media crews present. 555
Andy P - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Well oil be damned (as the Irish would say), that was a good one.
Fave lines = afar/tar.
Mark Scotti - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
TT, did you check out my "bacon" parody: http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/badcompany22.shtml
Andy P - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Being that you have a fondness for bashing "Oh, bummer" about the oil fiasco, how about doing POTUS to Venus by Shocking Blue.
WarrenB - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Makes me want to take a shower after seeing how corrupt it is. Ewwwwwwww.
Tommy Turtle - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber: Bitte! And a bitte pill it is to swallow, too! Danke für die Stimme und Kommentar!

Mark Scotti: Indeed! Thanks for v/c (LOL @ "scums"!)

Marshall B. Rect: Ya think I could make as much money as that other guy, selling my video series, 'Shepherds Gone Wild"? (LOL @ Oscar/Wilde)... Thanks for v/c, and thanks for the steganographic news. :)

Christie Marie M: It'll go on until someone does something about it. Maybe if the Pres would ask for that help from foreign nations and oil companies that he turned down immediately after the story broke? Thanks for v/c!

John Barry: LOL! Thanks for v/c.

Fiddlegirl: So is the trick to ending it (see CMM query) to require all news crews (hey, that rhymes!) to be stationed on either the rig, or a boat in the middle of the spill? Then the POTUS would have to go there and do something to get any press. .... Was referring here to his inaction in prosecuting the crooked MMS creeps, but yeah, he hasn't done much about *any* aspect of this, except make noise and get a slush fund.Thanks for v/c.

Andy P: I don't think the Irish are the only ones saying that right now. :-) Thanks for v/c. ... Re: follow-up: Don't much care for OS, nor to listen to it, but it's a good title switch idea, if anyone else wants to do it. Probably have said all I have to say about this situation -- unless there are some new *new* shocking developments. :).

WarrenB: Ewe? Did someone say ewe? Where? :D ... I'd like to "clean out" most of the Federal Govt., including Congress, POTUS, many of the regulatory agencies (see story about SEC watching porn instead of stock traders, etc.). Hope you have clean water with which to shower lol. Thanks for v/c.

Mark Scotti's PR Agent: Me 'n Mondays don't get along too well. (Exceptions generally for specific events; e. g. ABBA's Hall of Fame Induction Tribute, or the ending of the Olympics on a Sunday called for a prompt closing parody on Monday.) Usually rough @ work (thought they were for everyone? ); it's often quite late before there's free time; there are a flock of songs (so to speak); and if you read only a few, some regular readers are going to be offended. And I like to do a song justice with the comment. Took a flash-glance - will have to look up "bacon" in Urban Dictionary. I know a lot of ewephemisms, but not that one. And besides, everyone knows TT prefers mutton. ;-)
          Here it is getting late on Tuesday (we're in the same time zone), and I'm only now replying to comments on my one post. Still haven't seen my other post, nor read any other of today's songs yet, but I will. (And have a little real w**k left to do, as well.) Fortunately, my epic for Wednesday, 6/30, and fluff piece for Thursday were finished over the weekend.
          For the record, I'm self-employed, and so don't have the luxury of reading the site on my employer's time and paycheck. No workee, no payee. I do see quite a few comments from US-based readers during US work hours, and some have said in their comments that they're reading them at work. Not an option here. But will try to get to yours. (coulda' said "please" -- didn't realize it was an obligation. :-O j/k!)
Ann Hammond - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I sang
Tommy Turtle - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Ann Hammond: Why, I believe that puts you right up there with Gracie (Greasy?) Slick! (of the Jefferson Airplane/Starship). Thanks for v/c/s.
2Eagle - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Whew!
Tommy Turtle - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
2Eagle: The Dense One doesn't grok the meaning of the "whew!", and doesn't dare guess, but as there are no negative votes appearing, thanks for reading and (abstrusely) commenting. ... maybe you'll elaborate for the pea-brain?

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