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Song Parodies -> "Release Me (Scooter Libby)"

Original Song Title:

"Release Me"

Original Performer:

Engelbert Humperdinck

Parody Song Title:

"Release Me (Scooter Libby)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Why post an obsolete song, you ask? (Actually, you probably didn't.) This one *was* commercially produced and aired, but now that it's ancient history, I've received permission to post the lyrics. Might be others coming now that the election's over, if anyone's interested. OS lyrics here.

Please release me, let me go
And I won't tell all that I know
I risked the life of Mrs. Plame
It's Dick's fault; I'm not the one to blame

I have told a lie or two
I did what I was told to do
Now I face jail while Dick goes free
I'm begging George Bush to pardon me

Please release me, make a deal

In case I don't win my appeal

Bush said, "Expose the CIA"

Release me, I'll shut up and go away

Please release me, can't you see
You're all screwed if I cop a plea
'Cause Dick's the guy I'm gonna nail
So release me; don't let me go to jail

Set me free, set me free

[1] The singer, who did an excellent Engelbert Humperdinck impersonation, also did all three "female" backup voices, dubbing them over his main track. These guys really know how to get it done quickly -- and inexpensively.

Would *love* to post an mp3 of the finished product, but the stations who bought it get exclusive rights to the recording, so no can do. Don't know which stations, but if you're in a large city, probably not yours -- large stations and chains can afford to do all their stuff in-house. Independent stations in small and medium towns make use of wholesale services such as this producer provides. (Anyone here from Temecula, CA, Hays, KS, or Sebring, FL?) © 2007 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail:

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Timmy1000 - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Good time to post with it being the Presdential pardon season. Great parody!
TJC - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Obsolete, schmobsolete! This spoofin' was (*pardon* my French), tre... no... *cinque* magnifique!
alvin - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
maintains the pathos of the OS quite well
Tommy Turtle - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Timmy1000: Hadn't even thought about that angle -- good catch! :) Thanks for v/c.

TJC: As Bush cinques slowly into the sunset.... Strange, his approval rating and mine are the same at the moment - cinque. ,,, thanks TJ!

alvin, thanks
AFW - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Top notch political spoofing
John Jenkins - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Well done, TT and congrats for your commercial success!

And I know - you see one Dick, you've seen 'em all - but it should be pointed out that you are not referring to the VP, but to Dick Armitage, who revealed Ms. Plame's identity to Robert Novack.
Tommy Turtle - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
AFW, thanks... John Jenkins, thanks for perceptive and gracious comment; more of the now-obsolete commercial successes will be posted here this week.
Stan Hall - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
What John Jenkins said, and ditto TJC -- no such thing as an obsolete target target or topic for parody, IMNAAHO. :-)
Tommy Turtle - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Stan Hall, thanks much... more "obsolete" stuff coming.

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