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Song Parodies -> "BP"

Original Song Title:

"Born Free"

Original Performer:

Andy Williams

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

It's been two years since the disaster at Deepwater Horizon. There's a proposed $7.8 billion dollar settlement on the table with over 100,000 seeking economic damages. And that's not counting the eventual incalculable environmental damages that will need persistent monitoring. Many forget that an amazing 4 million barrels of oil and close to 2 million gallons of dispersant had to go somewhere. Current research continues to find damaged and dying marine life including eyeless shrimp, fish with open sores, large dolphin kills, and dead and dying deep water reefs. Tar, created by the dispersant and oil, continue to show up in marshes and other wetlands. I have no faith in safe offshore drilling or corporations like BP who ask for further deregulation in the oil industry. There's too much potential for further accidents that will damage the ocean's ecosystem and ultimately damage the economics of those who rely on the ocean. We're playing Russian roulette with the environment.
We’re free cos’ the oil flows
On balance sheet cash grows
We’re free for lawyers are smart

Our ocean was once blue
Yet darker shade suits you
At beach, you’ll love all the tar

Our profits will soothe you
You’ll like us in 4-0-1
So please, from us, don’t run

The sea is worth saving
‘Less we’re misbehaving
(Then)Don’t knock BP

(We dream, free markets will come true)
Then free of these safety binds
Then we’ll po-lice our crimes

So stop all your whining
And get with your driving
And fund BP.

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 5

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Rob Arndt - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
555! When my mom was dying I used to use her Olds Achieva to do her errands with. Mom insisted on filling up with only BP. Little did she know that I used to tank up at Chevron- MY favorite! Now, there are no BPs anywhere around me nor Exxons or Union 76s. Most people just buy either AM-PM or go to Costcos with stations...
Andria - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
This is truly a tragedy, but you wrote a great parody. 5s.

Rob: I drove my grandparents' Mercury Zephyr running errands for them when I was younger, they always filled it with BP, but I preferred Astro, Space Age or Towne Pump (regional companies here) for reasons of cost, and they never found out. All the BP stations here are now 76 or Conoco, I still use Towne Pump and Astro to this day.
WarrenB - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you both for the stories and comments.

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