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Song Parodies -> "When the Votes Came In"

Original Song Title:

"When the Ship Comes In"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"When the Votes Came In"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Oh, the time, it came up when the talking did stop
And the tabulating was beginning.
And Mitt stuck on the shelf, said NBC, 11:12
The time when the votes came in.

And the Chicago crowd rejoiced, don't you know
For a glorious end to the drama.
For they knew that Mitt was a lying nitwit
And we're better off with Obama.

Oh, the soldiers salute for the man who said to shoot
For it's a priority to kill bin Laden.
And the cats and the chicks thank the boss and Seal Team Six.
That explains why the votes came in.

And they asked why'd Mitt have to sneak off from the draft?
Did he really have a more important "mission"?
He's no saint, we say, olden or latter-day.
And his lies, a pre-existing condition.

Oh, the black and gay and Latino did pray
That cold bigotry will soon be endin'.
It's Barack who respects every face on the decks.
That's why all their votes came in.

And the votes did roll against Mitt and his gold.
And our weary toes, his butt, they're kickin'.
And the Fox wise guys can't believe their lyin' eyes
For their whole wide network was sickened.

Oh, the foes will rise with the blood shot through their eyes
And they'll say it's a nightmare they're dreamin'.
But this pain that they feel, well they know, it's for real
ever since all the votes came in.

And they don't understand, they should have met all our demands.
But they won't, and that's why their days are numbered.
And like pot and slavery's yoke, they have gone up in smoke
And like Goliath, they've been conquered!

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Pacing: 2.6
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Overall Rating: 2.6

Total Votes: 27

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Patrick - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
How did you come through the storm? Had not heard from you for a while. It's going to be an interesting four years. Dios nos ayude, todos.
"Interesting" Indeed! - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
May you live in interesting times (allegedly an ancient Chinese curse).
Tabulator - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Mr.P ignores the fact that Obammy doubled the national debt that is over 16 trillion now, but hey, keep spendin' other peoples money while takin' time off for "working holidays"- running up tax payer bills like never before. 4 more = we're poor!
AFW - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Kept me up all night, but the Prez's speech was worth it...
Lifeliver - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
5 non-partisan votes for an entertaining and effective parody, one of the few on this topic that I could be bothered reading. I think people who are one-bombing for ideological reasons should just abstain.
Peregrin - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Agree with LL on all counts
Anon - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Even that questionable "he" is using a false S/N and is a vet???
Michael Pacholek - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Tabulator, you're a liar. The national debt went from $10 trillion to $16 trillion. That's not doubled. And the increase was not Obama's fault at all, as he was spending to clean up the mess his moron predecessor left. And he is not 'running up tax payer bills like never before." Taxes are lower than at any time since 1958. Obama didn't take your gun away, either. And a true socialist would call him a sellout.
Not quite... - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
When Bush left office the national debt was $8.9 trillion, so Obama added $7.1+ trillion. Not quite doubled, but appalling anyway. He lost our good credit rating and didn't care if we went into default. Such a President is a scourge to our nation and far from a hero. As for the auto industry- so what? Japan was crippled by the tsunami and production was cut severely which allowed the US to sell more. Chinese cars are still prevented from being sold here cause they would wipe out US competition as no US car manufacturer can sell a $10k car with a 10 year warranty that gets 80+ mpg. And there still is no end in sight for new job creation. Obama totally failed on that as well as embracing domestic fuel resources that would make the US independent of foreign oil. The man is a fraud and so what if Seal Team Six got Osama- the guy messed up and went above-ground and got caught by a combo of interrogations and tech put in place by the Bush Administration. Gas prices still reached $4 and almost $5 at the pump, housing market still not recovering, low GDP at paltry 1.4%. IMHO, Romney never came across as Conservative enough to be believed. He should have swept Obama away just on the failed economy. Good luck all you Middle Class voters that re-elected someone that doesn't care if you lose everything.
Not At All - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Forget it, Not Exactly. Morally and fiscally illiterate leftards like the village idiot Moocher Parasite here are out of touch with reality on every single point and hence incapable of reasoning and logic. He still can't accept that Dim Rats are the violent and racist party of the KKK and the Black Panthers, that Bush beat Gore in 2000 and it was Gore who tried (and failed) to steal the election from our last real President, that the dishonorable slime Bawney Fwank and Nazi Piglosi are to blame for the housing bubble and subsequent Great Recession that occurred on their watch, and that the ineligible Usurper Zero Boy's blatantly forged Birth Certificate (fabricated only after he was forced to acknowledge the COLB everyone was pretending was the same thing proved nothing) has a Connecticut Social Security number and he is therefore not a real President, but a forger, usurper, and traitor, as are the vote fraud promoters in Ohio and Pennsylvania (in particular) who helped him usurp office once more.

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