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Song Parodies -> "My Barack Pages"

Original Song Title:

"My Back Pages"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"My Barack Pages"

Parody Written by:

Adam J Smith

The Lyrics

A critical retelling of Obama's presidency.
Crimson, blue bestrode my ears
Pledging Hope and mighty change
Bright rainbow on red white roads
Using ideals to arrange
“We’ll close down Gitmo soon' said I
Proud ’neath furrowed brow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
We're dumber than that now

Half-baked Drudge Reports leaked forth
“Rip down all hate,” I screamed
Lies that men are black and white
Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
Romantic facts of MLK
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
I'm dumber than that now

Famed faces formed the forward path
To build a legacy
To popularizing politics through Bear Grylls and Jay Z
Put down by tea evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
We're dumber than that now

A self defeating national pride
Too ingrained to uproot
Spouted socialised healthcare
Is just Marxism being cute
“Healthcare for all,” I spoke the words
As if a wedding vow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
We're dumber than that now

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my drones
Into the Middle East
Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
A red line led to confused reports
Mutiny from Stern to Maddow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
We're dumber than that now.

Yes, my sass brought laughs when abstract threats
Too far fetched to forsee
Led me to assuming
I would cede to Hillary
Good and bad, I defined these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much bolder then
We're dumber than that now

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Michael Pacholek - August 21, 2018 - Report this comment
Another right-wing bum who isn't smart enough to know that liberalism isn't socialism, and neither one of them is communism. If we're dumber than that now, we became so at noon on January 20, 2017, when Putin's boy was sworn in -- and at.
Libby - August 21, 2018 - Report this comment
"To popularizing politics through Bear Grylls and Jay Z". Huh?
Adam J Smith - August 22, 2018 - Report this comment
Hi Michael, thanks for your comment. Sorry that it wasn't clear, but the 'dumber now' is intended to refer to the current state of affairs. I prefer Obama to Trump but that doesn't mean I can't catalogue his shortcomings. Libby: Obama appeared on a Bear Grylls special to in part promote his policies. He also has a friendship with and history of public associations with Jay Z. Hope this clears things up.
kipper - December 28, 2018 - Report this comment
i line the bird & hamster cages with those pages

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