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Song Parodies -> "Whatever Became of Michael?"

Original Song Title:

"Whatever Became of Hubert?"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Whatever Became of Michael?"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Earlier I wanted to parody this OS about Joe Biden, but the second line did not fit him. On this day of Michael Jackson's burial, I venture to pay tribute to his tragic life: rising, falling, and trying to get back up.
Whatever became of Michael?
Had anyone heard a thing?
Once he jived with The Five,
Next he thrived, came alive
And later arrived as king.

Long a tireless talented spirit,
Ah, but how with the freaks he did queer it?
It's a riddle, a hard part to blow,
When he had all those young boys in tow.

"We must protest your treatment, Mike, man,"
Says each civil case juror.
As someone once remarked to Eichmann,
"Stick it to Der Fuhrer."

(Sorry about that)

Whatever became of Michael?
We miss you, so tell us please:
Were you bad? Did you toss all your fame for a loss?
Did you bait with your gloss, and tease?

Would Elvis, recalling when he had ennui,
Say, "Drugs did unto you what they did unto me."
Did you dream you could stage new review?
Michael, what happened to you?

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Total Votes: 5

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Dana Mathewson - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, how that takes me back! This one's great, Barry! Devastating, in fact!
Barry J. Mitchel - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Writing between 6 and 8 AM today, I forgot to capitalize "King" in line 5, change "he did" to "did he" in line 7, and "Says" to "Said" in line 11.
Mark Scotti - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved it, Barry. Tom Lehrer got awakened the other day, and it's great to see he's still going strong. An absolute genius!!!
Cody Slusher - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Lovve your tribute.
Christie Marie M - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
RIP Michael Jackson. Watched his memorial today. Still very, very sad over his death. (sigh). I'll pay my respects with 5's!
Below Average Dave - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I keep reading comments about his molestation charges, so I figured I'd dig deeper, particularly on the first one--the second one ended up in an acquittal so I didn't read up on that one, but did you anyone know that the details given by the child in the first accusation case included a claim of circumcision that turned out to be false. . .(source was from court documents) and that the father of the accuser used a popular sedative known to cause suggestive answers, sometimes called a truth serum, and it was while under this sedative that they got a claim from the child? I've always thought that MJ had something weird at some point--but I have to be honest--I'm beginning to think maybe he really was as innocent as he claimed to be. . .I am curious to find out more--oh 5s

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