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Song Parodies -> "House of the Rising Son"

Original Song Title:

"House of the Rising Sun"

Original Performer:

The Animals

Parody Song Title:

"House of the Rising Son"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

There is a house in Washington
Where lives the Rising Son
And it's been the home of many Republicans
And God I know I'm one

His mother's name was Barbara
She raised him well, it seems
His father was the President
Back in the eighties

Now the President can't hardly lead
When both his hands are tied
But the people spoke, and now he has
The Congress on his side

------ organ solo ------

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what Clinton done
Sell off nights to sleep in history
In the House of the Rising Son

Well, he's now all set to govern
His party has the floor
He's gonna be elected again
In two thousand and four

There is a house in Washington
Where lives the Rising Son
And it's been the home of many Republicans
And God I know I'm one

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 48

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   9
 2   2
 3   0
 4   3
 5   34

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Billy Florio - January 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Amazing...I love this parody
parody writer - January 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Rice Cube - January 11, 2003 - Report this comment
This is excellent, Bubba.
Anonymous - February 05, 2003 - Report this comment
This is hilarious. I've got the original song playing now, and I can easily re-dub it in my mind...the pacing and everything is dead-on. - March 06, 2003 - Report this comment
It's the best. Give us smo'.
Michael Pacholek - March 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Renting the Lincoln Bedroom is a White House tradition that goes at least as far back as Richard Nixon, and if Georgie had been raised well, he wouldn't be a convicted drunk driver, let alone an unconvicted election thief. As for judging your song on merit, rather than on political bias, it reminds me of Data's poetry from "Star Trek": Strong on meter, weak on imagination. But then, imagining Georgie re-elected -- I mean, elected -- is going to take more imagination than you think.
Bubba - March 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Michael, I don't go post comments on your parodies questioning your political views, or your parody-writing talent. If you don't like the song...too bad. It has 25 votes (so far), which beats the hell out of anything you've ever done...
Bruce Decker - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice Parody Bubba. As for Michaels comment's, the main difference I see between Bush's bad behavior and Clinton's is that one is belligerantly arrogant and the other apologetically humble.
Michael Pacholek - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
And we all know how Bush supporters feel about counting votes. And who's stopping you from questioning my views or my talent? I'm a liberal. Unlike a Bush or one of their flunkies, I can take it just as well as dish it out. Bring it on.
Bubba - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, see, Michael, that's where you and I differ. I do not agree with your political stance, or a lot of your opinions...however, I have read some of your song parodies, and they are fairly clever. I can disagree with you, and still not criticize you for lack of talent. However, you posted a comment about my parody being "strong on meter, weak on imagination..." and then tie that to another political belief. I'm sorry my opinions don't sync with yours (well, on second thought, no, I'm really not), but from the looks of the other comments, and the voting results (4.5, 4.4, 4.4 to date), you are of the minority opinion.
Sarah - March 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Very nice.
Guy DiRito - August 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Give it to Mikey - He hates everything. (That's Life and then there's Mikey). Excellent parody. Sorry I am so late gettin' here but I didn't start posting out here until 5/26/03 and this was a ways before that. Still the parody is timeless and still has currency and does spark with a lot of imagination. You need to write some more stuff - you do great parody. Just a side note - George Bush did not try to throw out the military absentee ballots as Algore did. This was justice. The military put him over and Mikey and all those other whiners know it. The military's voice was heard loud and clear for the rights they gave up and were allowed to pursue the one right that lets them decide who they will allow to order them into harms way and possible death. This was real justice considering that the previous administration used, abused and hated the military.
David Bhaltazhar - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you! Keep up the good work, XOXO Bhaltazhar
matthew - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I am amazed by so many rising son refrences all of a sudden. What does this mean? Matthew robert @
Matthew...LAAL - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
F... bush. F... JR. and F... you too.
chas roper - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
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Libby - July 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Well, at least you don't think he came from Kenya.
Alpha Skua - July 24, 2018 - Report this comment
Kenya would'nt want him and dont need him

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