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Song Parodies -> "Swelter Shelter"

Original Song Title:

"Helter Skelter"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Swelter Shelter"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

The Katrina survivors
Share a prison that's safe from the tide
Nowhere else left to turn
Sixteen thousand inside
Hell on four levels
It's a football field wide
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Desperate people, they push you and shove you
Inhumanities, beneath and above you
Where is food, and where is the water?
Livin' like pigs bein' shipped to the slaughter

Swelter Shelter,
Swelter Shelter

Drugs and danger on the fourth level
Excrement piled in the den of the devil
Where is help, and where are the busses?
We're just a bad rupture, nobody trusses

Look out..
Swelter Shelter
Swelter Shelter
Swelter Shelter
Look busses come

If you're thirsty, lick sweat
If you're hungry, just swallow your pride
Babies cry, babies die
Push the dead to the side
Night time, total darkness,
And nowhere to hide..
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Desperate people push you and shove you
Inhumanities, beneath and above you
Where is food, and where is the water?
Livin' like pigs bein' led to the slaughter

Swelter Shelter,
Swelter Shelter,
Swelter Shelter

Look out,
Here come busses at last
Yeah, there's busses at last
There's busses at last,
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
But, they're drivin' on past ...

Swelter Shelter...

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 5

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stuart mcarthur - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
great effort on a tough OS, AFW - 555
alvin rhodes - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
heavy duty...great fave of the day...5s
AFW - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, stuart, and alvin
Agrimorfee - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Woah. Did you happen to see my "Swelter In Your Shelter" surrealist parody elsewhere? Your rightful indignation futzed up the second verse's pace, but this was good...took the stink of Manson away and gave it a new twist.
AFW - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for comment, Agrimorfee..yeah, I did run through search, after I'd written this...and did see yours, and the others...all are good,
MrMacphisto - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow... this is good... one of your best, AFW... 5-5-5
AFW - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you for the nice compl. MrMac....
Lurker - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
If a parody that criticizes the behavior in a historical event gives a grossly inaccurate picture of reality, it is worthless. The parodist has had plenty of time to learn that the horrific pictures he describes really did not take place. They have been revealed to have been gross exagerrations, passed along by incompetent reporters, mental-midget police officers, and assorted ultra-liberal boobs. Lord, when will the stupidity end? So many Demo(n)cRats are "stuck on 'stupid,'" in the wise words of Gen. Honore.
AFW - October 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Lurker, Jerker, whatever you go by.....You weren't there, I wasn't, neither of us know exactly what happened...From what I saw on tv, it was Hell!'re entitled to your opinion, and I, to mine.....When will the stupidity end? ....When you stop commenting like this, I guess....Have a nice day
Paul Robinson - October 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice job, AFW...and good comments in reply to "Lurker"...who is so very, very brave & so very, very certain of knowing the REAL story behind EVERYTHING...from behind that anonymouse (yes, I intended that spelling) handle...Hey, Dude (or "Dudess", as the case may be)...why not come out and be real and share with us as to the source(s) of your incredible wisdom? I'm sure we'd all like to know just where you dredge all your iron-clad "facts" from...uh...yeah, I know this will probably cost me some "1's"...because I suspect, "Lurker" is "one" of the anonymouse "one-sters" that plague this's really the only way they can express themselves for the most part...BTW. "Lurker", I just LOVE your expression of exasperation...also love the way you anonymousely slam people who WERE actually THERE and had to find some way to deal with the chaos and carnage...yeah, those "incompetent reporters"...yeah, sitting around waiting to pounce on poor Mr. Bush or poor Mr. Brown...while trying to pass along accurate and useful information to the Public from a potentially dangerous locale...Yeah, those "mental-midget cops"...boy, do you guys move your tune around when it suits you...Whatever happened to "Law & Order"? Or do you only support the Police when the issue suits you? Yeah, and all those silly "assorted ultra-liberal boobs"...who exactly are you referring to here? Wanna get specific, Bub? And just WHAT have THEY done that caused all these problems? OH...yeah...tried to point out some flaws in "Fearless Leader" and Crew...HOW DREADFUL! Hey, "Lurker"...ever try getting out into the world and making it a better place? Or do you just spend all your time making snotty-assed remarks at hard-working, well-intentioned people trying to make sense out of what's going on...contribute to what they HOPE might be a National Dialogue on the REAL State of our Nation...And 'Lurker', I truly hope someday YOU have to face a situation that isn't very pleasant...and have people disregard and disrespect you for having been in that spot... but I do truly hope you somehow survive without any real harm...because it's just down-right sh*tty karma to wish ill on anyone, you know...So, Peace, 'dork-face'
AFW - October 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul....Excellent, and right on, commentary..

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