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Song Parodies -> "The River Dam's Busted"

Original Song Title:

"My Give A Damn's Busted"

Original Performer:

Jo Dee Messina

Parody Song Title:

"The River Dam's Busted"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Well it filled up the creek, with so many storms,
The rain kept pouring 'til something snapped upstream.
I'd like to take a drive up north
But the river dam's busted

You can crawl upstairs, get in your boat,
Stand up on the roof, wait all night long
And hope that help will soon arrive,
The river dam's busted.

(Johnny Cash impersonator) How high's the water papa? Three feet high and rising
(signer interrupts) The river dam's busted!

You can say that you've been scammed,
You can say you're a victim.
It's all the gubmint's fault,
I mean, after all they built the dam.
Well maybe FEMA's got money to dole out,
The river dam's busted.

Well let me get this straight now,
The contractor said it was all a mistake,
A product of short funding and regulation by the state.
So uhh ... who's paying the bill these days?
The river dam's busted!

(Johnny Cash impersonator) The rails are washed out north of town
(signer interrupts) The river dam's busted!

C'mon, fix the dam, give us something we can use!

(Someone with Irish accent) And he marched in the animals, two by two
(singer interrupts) The river dam's busted!

It's a terrible situation, no tellin' what they'll do.
Probably nothing, it'll flood again in a year or two....

(Someone with Irish accent) Noah said CLOSE THE DOOR, for the rain is pourin'
(singer interrupts) The river dam's busted!
©2005 Michael W. McVey


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Matthias - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Never heard the actual song so I can't vote, but great word mix-up and impersonations, very funny!!!
Michael McVey - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Matthias, thanks for the compliments :) The original is currently playing on most of the country stations. -- MM

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