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Original Song Title:

"Your Song"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Action Not Words"

Parody Written by:

Glynn Leaney

The Lyrics


It’s a little bit sunny, but won’t be for long,
And not for the first time, the forecast is wrong.
Black clouds are coming; they’re well on their way.
What hope for the cricket? No play today.

Those people are rubbish; they haven’t a clue.
And they don’t give a damn for the public, like you.
Oh they think it’s a laugh when their forecast is warm.
Then what comes along?
A bloody big storm!

It’s not just the weather forecasts that make me mad;
The rest of the news they bring us, makes me quite sad.
It isn’t just me
It isn’t just me
Who has so many fears...
The death and destruction reduce me to tears.

I sit in my lounge while watching TV,
And it’s hard to believe all the crap that I see.
The news of beheadings,
The war in Ukraine,
And the ebola crisis:
All such a pain!

I just wish things were different,
With peace everywhere.
And I often wonder
How many of us care.
No matter, the truth is whether rich or poor,
Everyone out there should be doing more.

So I call on everybody, get mad like me.
We have to do so much more to set the world free.
So come and join me
So come and join me
In action, not words.
And make this a better place for all in this world.

So come and join me
So come and join me
In action, not words.
And make this a better place for all in this world.

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Pacing: 3.5
How Funny: 3.5
Overall Rating: 3.5

Total Votes: 13

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Montgomery Burns - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
In the U.S., you can start by boycotting the Koch Bros, whose $100 billion buys a radical right Congress through PAC fronts and unlimited contributions, courtesy of the Citizen United abomination. Democracy is dead and all policy, foreign and domestic, will soon be under a plutocracy run for the benefit of the 1% by the Brothers, whose father founded the John Birch Society.
Activist - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
What action do you propose? Your heart's in the right place, but you don't show fire in the belly. Tepid. I don't know how to score this.
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Lyrics put down by Leaney, an old Elton tu-une / Wistful words you’d “Imagine” John Lennon might croo-oon / Loved this song, but the comments I duly chasti-ise – / It’s people like you who politicize. / Glynn 5s; commentators 2s (but I might like to read a Koch Brothers info-parody)
Patrick - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
If politicians didn't have so much to sell, no one would buy them. Everything we breathe, eat, drink, drive, wear, etc, along with the homes we live in, the schools we attend, the jobs we can or can't get, our personal and social lives, are subject to the whims of government officials or the bureaucrats they spawn to harass the people and eat of their substance. They can put you out of business as a lark, or take everything you worked for and keep it or give it to their cronies. Take that away, and who would give ten cents for one of those foul creatures. If you were to reduce them to compost, they would only contaminate the earth so that nothing would grow on the spot.
Jonathan - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
started off funny and ended up rather poignant kind of like the movie "Click" 5's
Glynn - March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
???..No wonder you're anonymous with the inane comments you make. You obviously don't know the difference between a parodist and a pacifist.
Inactivist - March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
You want to solve all these problems, you'd have to eliminate every actual racist, actual sexist, mass murderer, eco-fascist, death cultist, and welfare statist in the world. That's, like... about 80% of the world's population, and that's a low-ball estimate. So be careful about wanting more "action" from the world's professional complainers and grievance mongers: they are not on your side.

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