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Song Parodies -> "Sequestration"

Original Song Title:

"Eve of Destruction"

Original Performer:

Barry McGuire

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The Lyrics

OS is here The news is all about the dire fiscal cliff and sequestration and how it will destroy the world. What better song to use than Eve of Destruction. I did use one of the original lines because it is appropriate for the current situation.
The DC world, it is implodin', nonsense glarin', Pols are goadin'
You scold and bluff a bill, the debt is bloatin'
You can't conceive rapport, but that's the stuff you're quotin'
Believin' the more we shiver has Saudis gloatin'

But you tell me, over and over and over again to bend
Ah you just deceive, you'll soon achieve sequestration

Won't you run a plan, quit your cryin' today
Can't you deal with peers, it feels like a play
If the cuttin' is rushed, millionaires must pay
There'll be no money saved, with the pork that you crave
Make a book about your ploy, a sound bite to enjoy

And you chill me, over and over and over with tax and spend
Ah, you just aggrieve, you'll soon achieve sequestration

Yeah, this crud's so bad, feels like a flag degradin'
With pity, fear, my teeth are gratin'
You just sit aloof, you crow for adulation
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
Two parties will moan, they sing for one nation
When two men object, the cliff is a-waitin'
A-holes make you hurl not communicatin'

As you shell me, over and over and over again as planned
Ah, you can't perceive, you'll soon achieve sequestration

Drink up, ball your date, you're such a headliner
You're just a crook unbound, would sell out your own Grandma
You may weave fear, to placate your base
But then you discern, you should blame, save face
Astounded that these bums will ride in your space
They can carry such dread and cleave to the chase
Wait for DC saviour, who'll just beget a great waste

And you drill me, over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you just aggrieve, as you achieve penetration
Mmm, no, no, I just perceive, you'll soon achieve sequestration

Perhaps the DC folks are going short in the stock market while they stall, looking to put in buy orders right before they decide to have an agreement.

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Patrick - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Brilliant update of this fine old protest classic. "Handful of Senators don't pass legislation" is still a topic of concern today. Obama does not want to raise taxes on the so-called "wealthy" to fund the government so much as he wants to deprive them of what is rightfully theirs. He's not so much a thief, as a vandal. I'm hoping to have my own version of "Eve of Destruction" up soon. The imagery of the final three lines is quite appropriate to the situation.
John Barry - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
You nailed it. Fine work on worthless smirking shirkers.
Leough - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
555! Another good one! But they don't seem to be listening, so you may have to do some more.
Timmy - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, all. Looking forward to another Eve parody, Patrick. John, worthless smirking shirkers is an apt description; I think they all go on vacation in a week or so. Leough, would that they would ever listen to anybody, except for the person in the mirror, of course.
Meriadoc - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Lots of great subs in this one and perfect how you left in the original senator line. It all flowed very smoothly.
John Jenkins - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment

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