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Song Parodies -> "Great Idea For A Song: Congress Sucks Version"

Original Song Title:

"Great Idea For A Song: Tesh-As-A-Mofo Version"

Original Performer:

Worm Quartet

Parody Song Title:

"Great Idea For A Song: Congress Sucks Version"

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The Lyrics

OS: The Fump
It's hard to see any quality from either side of the aisle these days.
Remember when you came to Washington
And how you were going to change the world
Remember how you said you’d never take a bribe
And how you’d improve life for boys and girls?
(You do? Well…)
All I remember is the way you nonchalantly
Squashed the constitution harshly out the door
All I remember is the way that you told lies
The day they finally questioned your ethics on the floor

Remember when you said you’d make changes in our lives
And we hung on every word you said
Remember how you swore you’d defend our civil rights
And misappropriations would be dead
(You do? Well…)
All I remember is the lies you told bold faced
As your crazy explanations all did fail
Or how you went and slept with all your mistress’
As you claimed you were hiking on a trail

Now please don’t think I’m ranting cus I’m bitter
I wish somebody new would right your wrongs
But if only your name rhymed with lying, thieving whore
I’d have a great idea for a song (for a song)

Remember how Utopia was within reach
And change was the thing that we all need
Remember how you said you’d never raise our taxes
And all the starving children you would feed
(You do? Well…)
All I remember is your hand deep within my pocket
As the unions kept crying out for more
All I remember is your lying about being told
That interrogators loved to use torture

Now please don’t think that this is all party ties
I think both of you in jail belong
And if only your name rhymed with embezzling, pork barrel
I’d have a great idea for a song

Oh, your name…. might as well
Rhyme with slattern who should be in jail
Cuz of all the bills you vote on to waste my time
Oh, if only your mom and dad
Had named you something that rhymed with “squawking, hawking, tax like mad”
Think of all the cleaver puns that I would find

Cuz Cantwell rhymes with for sell
And Boxer rhymes with stocks skewer
And Bunning rhymes with pun zing
And Corker rhymes with porker

John McCain rhymes with has no brain
And Kennedy rhymes with end of free
And Jo Bonner rhymes with dishonor
And Crapo rhymes with Crap-o

Nancy Pelosi rhymes with “Bela Lugosi”
Charles E. Schumer rhymes with “Snarls at humor”
Kay Bailey Hutchison rhymes with “Slay Daily with a gun”
I’d pay to change your name to Tim Nezzle

Remember when your latest bill of steaming crap
Got vetoed right before the campaign
Remember when you told us you heard the mandate
And begged us to re-elect you once again
(You do? Well….)
All I remember is that dogs return to vomit
That happens to be stuck to my shoe
I’d rather vote for Joseph Stalin for mayor
Than take another session stuck with you

Now please don’t think I want your good favor now
I’d rather gargle acid all day long
But if only your name rhymed with back-stabbing commie skank
I’d have a great idea for a song
Yes, if only your name rhymed with pork barreling conniving whore
I’d have a great idea for a song
Yeah if only your name rhymed with worthless, cheating, carpet bagging, life sucking, pimply, sucky, slutty, groper of the flesh of interns that makes me want to donate my entire life savings to Amway in the hopes that someday they’ll make a lie detector that is portable and can tell when your lying from a mile
I’d have a great idea for a song
**Tear shed** Words by Medemia. Story by the 111th Congress.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 11

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Silver Power - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Clever write. I liked the name-rhyming part, it was really funny! 555s.
Chris Frederick - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - Retained a bit more of the OS's lyrics and premise than I prefer, but I suspect that's a normal occupational hazard of doing a parody of a parody. Had some good lines though.
Matthias - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
This was a hard song to parody because the original song was just too funny. Who is this? Warm Quartet? I like them! Thanks for introducing me to this band, tons of fun!!!
Matthias - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
One side note: I loved the "Bela Lugosi" reference! Just saw "Dracula" a few days ago.
Peter Andersson - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
The name-rhyming part of the original is probably inspired by Billy Joel's "50 ways to leave your lover" so I think using this song instead of that one was a fresh take anyway. What Chris Frederick said and some 5s from me.
Andria - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Peter Andersson: I believe that "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" was a Paul Simon song. About the parody, DKTOS or the band who recorded TOS, but I like the content and agree that Congress sucks.
Mark Scotti - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM Great write!!!
Max Power - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Great work!
Glen S - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Well stated Dem. Some minor syllable stress issues, but really long songs come chock full of that, especially when the original has two syllables scrunched into a one-syllable space on a regular basis. The 'Nancy Pelosi rhymes with Bela Lugosi' stanza stood out for me.
Guy - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment

I agree - Lugosi/Pelosi is brilliant. Fine write. We need to clean house and senate.
Rex - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Epic! The only problem with throwing the bums out is that there's an endless supply of bums.
Agrimorfee - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
No problems with the politics, but....there was just too many same lines taken from the OS and too many pacing blips for me to rate this high in the compeition. However, you do get a 454 for the overall effort. This was a VERY hard song.
bobpiecheese - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) ...twenty thousand miles over my head ZOOM. I know nothing about US Politics apart from some names, the two main sides (is there a third?) and the fact that no-one likes Bush. Aaaand I'm out.
Below Average Dave - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe I haven't already commented on this one. . .(TCOP: There's only two major parties, Dems/Reps, but there are many many many minority parties). . .Overall very good write--I applaud you for taking on Worm Quartet--not an easy band to parody--very funny original band--I just know I've read this--can't believe I didn't comment before.
bobpiecheese - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Thanks for the tip, Dave...this parody is still soaring over my head.
Phil Alexander - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
This is absolutely fantastic, both in tenor and execution. Ag comments on the pacing blips, but even if they may be a syllable off the OS in places, it flowed well enough for me.
DJ Blaze - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Though I'm not that big into politics, this was one of the hardest OSes yet! 555
Jeff Reuben - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM-Not the funniest but very well written and very clever. I am impressed!
Arwen - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I've never been a huge fan of political parodies, (it's a wonder mr. pacholek likes me at all!) but I agree that this is a great write to a WAY tough OS. Nice work!

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