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Song Parodies -> "With Rod On Our Side (The Illinois Democrats' Lament)"

Original Song Title:

"With God On Our Side"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"With Rod On Our Side (The Illinois Democrats' Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

What's this? Amiright's premier liberal is bashing a Democratic politician? Hey, he deserves it. I've got to be thinking that, somewhere, Jim McGreevey (once Governor of my actual home State) and Eliot Spitzer (once Governor of a State next door) are raising a toast to Blago the Bozo.
Oh, his name, it is Serbian. His age, it's obsessed.
The country he comes from is called the Midwest.
I's taught and brought up there, the laws to abide
but that land that I live in has Rod on its side.

Oh the history books tell it, they tell it so well:
The politicians charged with crimes that do smell.
The D.A.'s, they charged, the politicians lied.
Now the Governor's office has Rod on its side.

Oh, the Republican Mayors in Chicago, corrupt.
The mobsters they dealt with, the flappers they schtupped.
The Democrats replaced them, but took the same ride.
That city on Lake Michigan has Rod on its side.

Oh, the first Richard Daley relied on his cops.
His son is now Mayor, has avoided Dad's flops.
Bilandic'ed and Byrne'd, and Washington they tried.
But you don't count the money when Rod's on your side.

When the Kerner Commission came to an end
we stuck him in jail even though we were friends.
And the new Governor, Walker, in jail he had fried.
And when Ryan got slapped, we got Rod on our side.

I've learned to hate politics all through my whole life.
Legislators and Aldermen, our backs, their knives.
To hate them and fear them, to run and to hide
and accept it all bravely with Rod on our side.

But along came a Senator we found we could trust
and sent him to the White House, to cleanse and to dust.
To fill his Senate seat, Blagojevich will decide
and you never ask questions when Rod's on your side.

In a many dark hour, I've been thinkin' about this:
That Rod's a profane one, and so is his Miss.
But I can't think for you, you'll have to decide
whether Abraham Lincoln has Rod on his side.

So now as I'm leavin', I'm weary as Hell.
The confusion I'm feelin', ain't no tongue can tell.
The words fill my head and roll down the line:
If Rod's on our side, today he'll resign.

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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Timmy1000 - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice job! I opened up the site today to see if anyone got the Gov. yet. I was looking for a job; do you think the Senate seat price will come down after this?
Stan Hall - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
There're donkeys, and then there're asses, and it seems you know hte difference. :-)
alvin - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
filled my seat with laughter
Max Power - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
To anyone who didn't know what this one is about, I have a senate seat to sell to you.
? - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Vacuum cleaner setting, what is this 'senate seat' then?
Andria - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I think that Rod Whozawhatzit (I can't spell or pronounce his last name) belongs in jail for a very long time and that MIchael Pacholek did a very good job on this parody. 5s.
unKnownVotress - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Michael, somehow GovB just doens't hold any interest for me . . . but GovSpitzer, now there was an interesting Gent !
John Jenkins - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Good job with back stabbing line and others and good job of not being reluctant to spoof a Democrat. I am a little annoyed that I have some similar material in a work in progress and you beat me to it, but I'll have to give you credit for that, too.
Mr. K - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I have an idea about writing a parody of "Time is On My Side" by the Rolling Stones, but with Rod Blagojevich as its subject and "Rod's Not On Our Side" as a title. Do you think I should go ahead and write it? 5-5-5.

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