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Original Song Title:

"Scarborouh Fair"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"2016"

Parody Written by:

CryHavoc

The Lyrics

Election time is near and why not celebrate with a parody or two? I have heard countless versions of this ballad so I decided to use the original construct for this parody. I imagined both the electorate and a candidate vying for the prize offered up every four years. Warning: My sense of humor is grimdark and I don't believe in political correctness. Comments are also welcome!
2016

(Sung to "Scarborough Fair - Traditional)

Are you running in 2016?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
One of you will win; i know what that means...
Perhaps it will be the candidate of mine.

Tell them to create a budget so lean...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Without pork a-squealing or spending obscene..
Then they'll be a candidate of mine...

Will they then fill up our enemies with fear,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
So our citizens are protected over there and right here...
Then they'll be a candidate of mine.

Upholding our laws should be first, do you know,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
So we aren't overrun by Mohammed or Pedro...
Then they'll be a candidate of mine.

The questions you asked... they are strong that's for sure...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
let's see if you earned the governance you deserve...
Perhaps you'll be the electorate of mine.

Will you then do your homework so well?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
to select a POTUS who won't lead you to hell,
Perhaps you'll be the electorate of mine.

Will you then listen as we bloviate...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
so to excoriate those who nothing they state,
Perhaps you'll be the electorate of mine.

If you are for government; the hand out crowd...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Freedom takes work for crying out loud!!!
So you won't be the electorate of mine.

Have you studied the law of the land?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme,
to chose a wise guide for our Republic so grand,
Perhaps you'll be the electorate of mine.

At the Same Time

Are you Running in 2016?
Are you Voting in 2016?

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme:
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme:

One of you will win; I know what that means...
let's see if you earned the governance you deserve...

Perhaps it will be the candidate of mine.
Perhaps you'll be the electorate of mine.

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Rob Arndt - November 02, 2015 - Report this comment
555 for the parody, but no candidate from either side can deliver on your list of demands. You might as well have added world peace as a goal!!!
Michael Pacholek - November 03, 2015 - Report this comment
The pacing wasn't as far off as the politics, but it was bad enough. Eliminate corporate welfare, THEN you won't have "obscene spending." You want limited government? Move to Somalia. Government doesn't get any more limited than that.
Patrick - November 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Nicely done. What you seek could be achieved. The kind of people who seek to rule others will not even try. Corporate welfare is another term for warfare. Figure the price of just one cruise missile and what you could buy in terms of public transit, health care or something of lasting value. The cliché that we "need" government, does not, in itself, justify any particular type of government. From what I have seen of Michael Pacholek's writings over the years, I believe he would favor a Swedish style socialism, in which the government provides for the basic needs of most citizens. Swedes put up with the high taxes because they felt they were getting value for their money. While none of us would move to Somalia, Somalis are, indeed, moving to Sweden, bringing with them a culture of violence, rape, and lawlessness. Along with demands for the same sort of social services which the Swedes were accustomed. Problem is, like all socialist experiments, you run out of other people's money. Swedes could walk the streets safely, not because they were surrounded by cops, but because they were inherently law abiding people. No amount of policing can bring order to Somalia, because they only obey such law as there is while someone tougher is pointing a gun at them. In the 1970's, Sweden voted to commit slow national suicide. The drug is beginning to take effect. US politicians are committed to the same policy. I really liked you line about "Mohammed and Pedro".
CryHavoc - November 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Michael, even the GOP has a problem with a dynamic Libertarian Minarchist mindset let alone a screaming Liberal with pale red leftist views. Any amount of Government/Regulation past what is needed to Govern/Legislate is counterproductive and pointless. Taxing Capital and Labor is also counterproduc6tive. it drives away capital and there is less need for labor (as in Jobs). High taxes choke growth; look at France. An 82% tax rate sure kills off the incentive to work. Our capital gains tax should be at 0% (to ensure maximum job creation) and the Federal Government needs to be stripped of the powers it has usurped (Education, gay Marriage, Abortion, etc.) As for Somalia, that would be a good place to kick the UN.... along with liberals like yourself that hate this country.

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