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Song Parodies -> "With a Lotta Help From Schoolkids"

Original Song Title:

"With a Little Help From My Friends"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"With a Lotta Help From Schoolkids"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

President Obama will speak to US children on Sept. 8 at noon EDT by Internet video links to schools. The original lesson plan suggested that students write about how they can help this President. Parental criticism caused this to be changed as I wrote. Concurrently, Hollywood stars produced a "Pledge to Obama" video. To sell a British-style medical system for the US, he could enlist these famous Brits to promote it after his Sept. 9 speech to adults.
What would you think if I broadcast at noon?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll bring you along,
And since I'm not yet king, please help me.

I'll get by with a lotta help from schoolkids,
I'll get high with a lotta help from schoolkids,
I'm gonna try for a lotta help from schoolkids.

What can I do with Town Halls ev'ry day?
Whew! I hurry to M.V.'s* warm throne.
How do I feel when the trend of the fray
Is so bad because poor seniors moan?

So I'll get by with the naive youth of schoolkids,
I won't lie when I'm in a booth with schoolkids,
Oh, I'm gonna try to tell some truth to schoolkids.

Do I need ev'rybody?
I need some buddies who'll shove.+
Could not be anybody;
I want some blood on their gloves.

Do you believe in government might?
Yes, I'm workin' so it's growin' all the time.
What can it mean when mobs turn out to fight?
I can tell you that I'll crow, "It's crime."

Oh, I'll get sly with a lesson plan for schoolkids.
I'm not shy at addressin' random schoolkids.
Oh, I'm gonna try for clappin' hands from schoolkids.

I'll insure all much cheaper;
I just need some study by GOV.#
Should there be a Grim Reaper,
My partner God be above.@

Oh, I'll get by with a lotta help from schoolkids.
Mm, I'm gonna try for a lotta help from schoolkids.
Oh, I'll get high with each little note from schoolkids.
Yes, I'll get by with all future votes from schoolkids!
* Martha's Vineyard, a liberal haven + Recruits for Town Hall meetings # Council on Relative Effectiveness of Extreme Procedures (CREEP) @ A claim from his recent talk to clergy

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Schoolteacher Girl - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Well-written and succinctly stated, Mr. M! And LOL at *CREEP*... :)
Old Man Ribber - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Brilliant as always , oh sly one. Obama has TWO speeches planned this week (schools and Congress). In one, he will attempt to brainwash the most vunerable, clueless, unthinking members of society. The OTHER speech is for the students. ;D
Mark Scotti - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo OMR. Absolutely brilliant!!!
metaphorsbwithu - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny! I have a feeling the speech will be harmless by tomorrow with most of the more questionable lines scrubbed. They've already "revised" those lesson plans calling on the students to write down how they want to help the president, etc. Go to the head of the class.
Christie Marie M - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I had to listen to both Beatles and Joe Cocker's versions of this OS. I'm also looking forward to Obama's speech on the Internet video tomorrow! 555's!
Barry J. Mitchel - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
StG: ru aka Fg? "Expensive Practices" or "Euthanasia Pills" might creep in as alternatives. OMR: LOL (loud out laughed) at your surprise ending. You forgot the Sept. 7 speech to AFL-CIO in the "brainwash" group. mbwu: It may be superficially harmless but subliminally socialistic. CMM: Report back.
Patrick - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Well written. Let everyone remember that Obama still needs someone else's help. Without our support, he's just another crooked Chicago politician.
Supreme Court - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Obama in the schools? I thought we banned God from the schools a long time ago.
Mark Scotti - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I have my take on that coming out tomorrow...
Barry J. Mitchel - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
By "blood on their gloves", I meant working fingers to the bone for O of course (although Kenneth Gladney was beaten in St. Louis MO and William Rice's finger was bitten off in K-Oaks CA). P & SC: LOL!

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