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Song Parodies -> "I've Lusted"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Busted"

Original Performer:

Ray Charles

Parody Song Title:

"I've Lusted"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

A mildly risque parody of Ray Charles's "I'm Busted" Readers these lyrics' allusons elude are referred to the notes at bottom.
"I’ve Lusted"

Jimmy Carter's my name and I've unwanted fame 'cause I've lusted
A good-lookin' dame makes my fantasies flame, yes, I've lusted.
I know Harrigan's claim was that never a shame
could be tied to his name but I can't say the same ...
tho' merely a game in my mind and quite tame, still, I've lusted.

I'm a good Baptist lad and a well-meaning dad, but I've lusted.
Yes, I've always been glad to see ladies unclad, oh, I've lusted!
Tho' I'm hardly as bad as that impaler, Vlad,
still, now Rosalyn's mad 'cause I've made Amy sad
and I feel like cad. Oh, I wish that I had never lusted!

Now my folks always taught that by God I'd be caught if I lusted,
And my whole life's been fraught with the fear sinning brought when I lusted.
So I've tried as I ought to keep wholesome my thought
but as hard as I've fought it has all been for naught
for today when I saw't the new Hustler I bought and I lusted.

(I'm goin' t' hell,
sho' 'nuff, yeah ...
no doubt ... )

"... unwanted fame 'cause I've lusted" -- Carter (in)famously "confessed" in a 1976 Playboy Magazine interview that, tho' he'd never betrayed his marital vows, he had sometimes "lusted in [his] heart." / "Vlad the Impaler" was a 15th-century Wallachian prince, reputedly the real-life analogue of Bram Stoker's Dracula. / "H-A-R-R-I-G-A-N" alludes to a popular song wirtten by George M. Cohan in 1907. / "Rosalyn": Carter’s wife's / "Amy": Carter's daughter, 9 years old at the time of the interview. © Stan Hall

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Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
This would've been a WHOLE lot funnier before Gary Hart, let alone Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Larry Craig, and so on. Then again, there was no Internet in '76. If there was, and the story got onto it, Jerry Ford might've won.
alvin - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
wonderfully paced and rock !
Meriadoc - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
This was great! Beautifully done!
7HR - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
To Michael: Dont forget Bob Livingston. But hey ... I'm in it for the rhymes, not the crimes. :-) Tnx for the comment.
littleCupCakes - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
. . . another Lusty Knight o'Parody!

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