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Song Parodies -> "I Vote Barack?"

Original Song Title:

"I Am a Rock"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"I Vote Barack?"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The following is not an endorsement... yet. Hence the question mark. I haven't got a favorite yet, but I know what I don't want: Another elephant.
A winter's day
in a deep and dark December
he makes announcement.
Internet proclaiming
he's in the race, you know
to be the one to end this job-of-snow.

I vote Barack?
To be the President?

Well, things look bad
from Republican disaster.
We must repair.
It could be Mrs. Clinton
Joe Biden or Vilsack.
Or it could be a renewed Al Gore attack.

I vote Barack?
To be the President?

Don't talk of surge.
Well, I've seen it fail before.
We need a change of course.
Bill Richardson, it could be.
Chris Dodd could be the guy.
Or we'll give John Kerry yet another try.

I vote Barack?
To be the President?

He's got the looks
and the TV presence mighty.
He speaks of future.
Audacity of hope
to relieve us of that dope.
Inspires him, and that inspires me.

I vote Barack!
To be the President!

And Barack beats Repubs.
And those right-wing fruitcakes cry.

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Pacing: 2.2
How Funny: 2.0
Overall Rating: 2.0

Total Votes: 21

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alvin rhodes - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
well anybody beats the current moron but i doubt the people of the US are ready to elect a muslim whose name rhymes with osama.
Michael Pacholek - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
He's not a Muslim, Alvin. Don't believe anything you hear on Faux News Channel or read in the Screw York Post.
2Eagle - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Barack is a Hebrew name - like Barak in the book of Judges. But do you think he will get elected with a last name like Obama which rhymes with Osama?
Ravyn Rant - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I hear his middle name is Hussein, too, but who cares? I want to know how he voted on the bankruptcy bill and CAFTA before I decide how I'm voting. Is anyone else feeling Green? 555 for the parody, the final couplet was downright cute.
Arwen - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been pulling for mister Obama since he was running for Senate in '04. He had me at Hello. Seriously...I had a strong desire to move to Illinois for a while, just to be able to call him my Senator. I love him.
Michael E Cormier - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Good work. 555
Steve K. - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
For a time during his childhood, Obama lived in Indonesia, attending Muslim and Catholic schools. He's now a member of the United Church of Christ. Having some background in Islam seems to be a useful thing these days. Vote against him if you must, but please let it be for a reason more legitimate than what his name rhymes with.
Michael Pacholek - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Well said, Steve. After all, for 10 of the last 18 years, we've had guys in the Oval Office whose names rhymed with "Tush." Which helps no one except the parodist. Arwen: I've long had reasons to want to move to Chicago. Now I have one more. Two if you count Obama. I also love the other Senator, Richard Durbin. Not in the way you love Obama, but that's a whole other story. No, you can't have Wentworth Miller play him in the movie. It'll probably end up being Will Smith or Jamie Foxx, who do have a little resemblance. Although that Hillary movie with Sharon Stone may now have to wait.
Adagio - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Believe Fox News.
Michael Pacholek - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Adagio, I will believe Fox News as soon as the Chicago Cubs win the Super Bowl.
John Jenkins - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Barack is a source of hope ... for parody writers. All of the good Gore, Kerry, and Clinton parodies have already been done.
Agrimorfee - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Shame on you, Alvin! :0 I proudly voted him for Senator, along with millions of other Illinoisians who know Obama by what he stands for, and not just his name.
Arwen - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Michael, it isn't ALWAYS a crush when I say that I love someone. My love for Mr. Obama is strictly political. (well, maybe 98%...I mean, he is kind of cute...but I think I just started thinking that after one of his speeches wowed me.)
Michael Pacholek - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, Arwen, I wanted Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to be Gore's running mate in 2000, and Kerry's in 2004. I figured she'd wrap up the women's vote and the Catholic vote, and maybe split the South. Alas, she was not chosen. (Joe Lieberman and John Edwards? Surely, Al and John could've done better.) But why did I really want Landrieu? Because I really wanted her. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, back when she was Mayor of San Francisco, was quite Mayorlicious, although she's now 73 and, despite Miss Clairol, looks it. But I never had a thing for Nancy Pelosi. Those bug-out eyes spoiled it for me. I was never attracted to Hillary, either. Guess I'll have to save my love for fictional royals rather than real democrats (upper- and lower-case D).
Norman Wanman - January 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Sen. Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Barack is an African name and I think he was a Muslim. Recognize the word was. It was said somewhere on Wiki but I don't trust 100% it says or said. Can someone confirm this? Oh, catch the Dukakis magic... if you can find it.

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