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Song Parodies -> "House of the Lying Bum"

Original Song Title:

"House of the Rising Sun"

Original Performer:

The Animals

Parody Song Title:

"House of the Lying Bum"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Dedicated to a certain female (I won't dignify her by calling her a lady) who cites supposedly record home ownership as a sign that the American economy is booming. Problem is, that's mainly due to a record number of mobile homes, most of which are on land that is not owned by the "homeowners," resulting in rent that might as well be a second mortgage. But don't just take my word for it: Read pages 64-66 of "Foxes In the Henhouse," by Steve Jarding and Dave "Mudcat" Saunders. They also point out that the average mobile home has 1600 square feet, roughly the size of a small apartment, as opposed to the average immobile home, 2300 square feet. Mobile homes also depreciate to half their original value in three years, and then there's the interest rates on their loans, much higher than the prime rate. And how about all those homes lost on the Gulf Coast late last summer? Nice try, kid. What else ya got?
(instrumental opening)

There is a house out West Texas way.
Owned by a lying bum.
And he's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And, God, you know, I'm one!

This mother, he's a liar.
Embedded in his genes.
No bother with the hurricane
down in New Orleans.

Now the only thing that bumbler needs
is policies of bunk.
And the only time he's satisfied
is when he's all drunk!

(instrumental break)

Oh, mothers, tell your children
some voters, go be some!
Spin his lies right out of D.C.
to the house of the lying bum!

Well, we got houses that are mobile
and several cars that ain't.
Let's send him back to New Orleans.
That Dubya, he's no saint!

There is a house out West Texas way.
Owned by a lying bum.
And he's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And, God, I know, I'm one!

(instrumental close)
"If you have a house that is mobile, and 14 cars that aren't, you might be a redneck!" -- Jeff Foxworthy

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 13

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 4   1
 5   9

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alvin rhodes - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
nice bit o'bashin'
TJC - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Poor slob doesn't have a chance against you! (is it him... or Yale you disapprove of? (jez kidding!)
John Barry - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
In White House is a lyin' drunk.
Mr Helpful - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
If that "certain female" won't come out of the woodwork to explain her views maybe you can use "Help me Rhonda" as "Help me (insert name here)" to ask more directly. :-)
AFW - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Good job
certain other male - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Whassamatta, Pacholek? Can't get a job because no one wants to hire a dumbass commie like yourself? The economy is pretty bad... wherever dimshits like yourself are in charge. Gulfport and Biloxi are already getting back on their feet at an astounding rate, while the hopeless dims of Newly Drowned Orleans are still wallowing in their wretched sinkhole of a city. Bush (constantly sober, sensible, and at home with his wife unlike the lechers and child molestors you like to put into office) is too damned nice to you wastrels, you know that? I long for to see "Bush to New Orleans Whiners: Drop Dead" in the headlines, but alas that's not going to happen. I do hold out great expectation, however, that your own potheaded city will fall into ruin at the hands of a far left mayor, just as Boston did with its "Big Dig" fiasco.
Michael Pacholek - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
"Certain other male"? You're at least one of the three. The last time a liberal like myself was in charge, Bill Clinton, we had our best economy ever. Trent Lott's Mississippi getting back on track first? Mary Landrieu's Louisiana not? Big surprise. Once we get Congress back in January, Louisiana will come back. Bush, constantly sober? So you believed the pretzel story, did you? Child molesters? ONE MORE TIME: MARK FOLEY IS A REPUBLICAN! Big Dig fiasco? It worked. The only thing wrong with Boston is that it's full of Red Sox fans. And you're calling me a commie? You're sticking with 60-year-old material?!? That isn't even close to the truth? (Hey, why stop now?) You right-wingers better stop doing the intellectual equivalent of bringing knives to a gunfight. You don't have a chance against me.
Jason - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Im dead keen to know who keeps giving you that 111 vote on every parody you write a parody Mr Pacholek. I kinda feel sorry for you because this idiot/prick is stopping you from attaining your top score of 5s. Anyway 555 for you as usual dude.
Michael Pacholek - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you, Jason. Clearly, you are a very perceptive young man.
election 09 - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
it takes a clinton to clean up after a bush, so vote Bill Clinton for First Lady for any idiotic rednecks out there, that means vote hilary clinton for president) (and hilary is running for president) ever heard of the name clinton? ya thats the name of the last president we had, when there was a president in the whitehouse with MORE than 16 IQ points)
chas roper - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
You on some kinda crusade?

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