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Song Parodies -> "Riffin' on the Shutdown Today"

Original Song Title:

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"

Original Performer:

Otis Redding

Parody Song Title:

"Riffin' on the Shutdown Today"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Let's cause a national emergency by withholding pay from essential border security agents who call in sick or quit to take another job instead of apprehending 4000 suspected terrorists from entering our country at ports of call. Deal?
Workin' for the TSA,
And I'm wonderin' when I'm gonna get paid!
Checkin' the passports in,
But my patience is becomin' real thin--

I'm pissed because the US of A
POTUS decides to hold my pay--
Flu season, sniffles comin' on today:
Sick out time!

I like my security checkpoint,
Everybody gets along--
Confiscatin' shampoos, yeah,
And the Army knives and cheeses so strong!

Well, I'm just gon' wait on the Fart of the Deal,
Nancy Pelosi diggin' heels--
Ooh, yes, Senators are ready to peel:
Override time!

Looks like Trump ain't gonna change;
His demand still remains the same.
He won't do what Cabinet tells him to do,
So I guess he'll remain insane, yes!

Mortgage is now overdue,
And the 'lectric bill is comin' up soon--
Listen, calling my kids for loans,
And the landlord's blocked my phone!

Wow, I'm pistol-whipped by the shutdown today,
Watching online polls displayed--
Miffed about the shutdown while they
Waste my time...

┬ęBob "Dissin' on the Sucka's Toupee" Gomez 2019

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Pacing: 1.9
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Overall Rating: 1.9

Total Votes: 34

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2LD4U - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Pure genius!
Agrimorfee - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Very good, and nice that it isn't one-sided politics, it gets to the heart of the matter with a focus on one unwitting, unpaid indvidual.
Bob Gomez - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Aw, shucks, thanks. But the real genius I am reminded of these days is William Rose, who wrote the screenplay for a little film that was released in 1966 and featured Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters, Theodore Bikel, Paul Ford, and Alan Arkin in his first feature film uttering the immortal line, "Emer-gen-cy! Every-baddy to get from strit! Emer-gen-cy! Every-baddy to get from strit!"
UR2LD2live - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Pure BS!
NAMBLA - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Won't somebody think of all those poor unpaid pedophiles who won't be getting any child-loving action today!?
Not Holding Our Breaths - January 11, 2019 - Report this comment
Man, when are you actually going to learn how to write something FUNNY?
Bob Gomez - January 12, 2019 - Report this comment
Okay! How's this: a clown, a Russian agent and a sexual predator walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Good evening, Mr. Trump, what can I get you?"
alexander's ragtag band - January 13, 2019 - Report this comment
TSA folks don't get my sympathy.

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