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Song Parodies -> "You Can't Think That"

Original Song Title:

"You Can't Do That"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"You Can't Think That"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

If there's something you say might cause someone pain
Don't let us catch you thinking that again
Because we'll lock you up
(Won't feed your cat)
You know we're passing a law, so
You can't think that

Political correctness every time
We're going to make any kind of thinking a crime
So we can lock you up (Lock you up)
Steal your flat (Gonna lock you up and steal your flat)
You know we're passing a law, so
We can do that

Say you don't see-ee
You think the chances are remote
Listen to me-ee:
Keep thinking that way - at least for today, then

Taxes will rise up to the highest they've bin
'Cause we gotta build more prisons to fit everyone in
We're gonna lock 'em up (Lock 'em up)
That's where it's at (Gonna lock 'em up, that's where it's at)
Sayin' "Mwahahahaaaa", oh
We gon' do that

[Civil liberties types heard faintly in the background:]
(You can't do that
You can't do that
You can't do that
You can't do that
You can't do that)

They disappe-ear
Your liberties you hold so dear
And if they he-ear
You talking that way - they'll lock you away

So please listen to me, if you wanna stay free
Don't let them take away your liberty
Or else they'll lock you up (lock you up)
For a small "chat" (Gonna lock you up to have a chat)
Because they're passing a law, soon
They can do that

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Ravyn Rant - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Love the civil liberties types in the background. Will they pack me off to Gitmo for giving you fives?
Paul Robinson - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
So, Phil - it sounds like things are about the same over there in Britain as across the pond here in the U.S. of A. - Sure...makes perfect sense...give up all your liberties on the off-chance that the clowns now running things might actually be actually to stop a real terrorist attack...highly doubtful, in my estimation. Whatever "plans" they have to do that seem based on the LAST type of attack - which I do not expect would be the next type. At least on this side of the globe the Administration has not shown much proficiency at anything except lying, smearing political opponents and giving out to and receiving money back from cronies as far as I can tell. It's a whole lot of fun to be called a "Traitor" for merely pointing out their utter fecklessness at actually running the country and all. But hey, they DO know how to torture nut-cases pretty well...then send troops and the like scurrying off to said nut-cases fantasized terrorist destinations. Quite a system. OH...5's for you, Sir...but, uh...make sure you don't leave town without notifying us first, alright?
AFW - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Sounds like a bit too much big brotherly love, here...DKOS, but a good message..
alvin rhodes - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
i think i like that OK ?
Lionel Mertens - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree. 5's
Rick C - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Stuart McArthur - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
a political anthem, no less, Phil - and along the lines of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - I liked the line you drew through your concept to end up with taxes having to be raised - very creative (oh, and a great and rarely-used OS too) - 555
Red Ant - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Great way to speak your mind, Phil.
Phil Alexander - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, everybody. It's kind of interesting, Paul, you seemed to think I was writing about things on that side of the pond... it started off as a purely anti-political correctness rant, but turned into more of a "Big Brother" (in the Orwellian rather than reality TV sense). Not quite got to the book-burning at 451ยบF yet... still, a thought crime's a thought crime. I think.
poomaster - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I don't care what the laws say! 555 for this!
Johnny D - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
555 ... Yep, everything changed the day President Eisenhower went to that secret meeting at Holloman Air Force Base. And later, in a famous speech, he warned the world of the growing military-industrial-complex -- which has many of its most technologically advanced roots in the events of that fateful day at Holloman. Of course, that's all hogwash and paranoia. Of course. And I was just kidding about all that. Yep. Just kidding.
Phil Alexander - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
JD - if it was a secret meeting, how come you know about it?
Johnny D - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Oops, you caught me, Philbo --- oh well, it was fun while it lasted! ;-)

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