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Song Parodies -> "Lift the Embargo"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Lift the Embargo"

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The Lyrics

Cuba, the newest tourist destination for cigar smokers, rum drinkers and general all around crumb bums.
His name was Castro, he was dictator
He rose to power over there, in his island jungle lair
He was a Marxist, took over Cuba
And was admired from afar, by successors to the tzar
No missiles, Russia swore. El Jefe was butt-sore
But still, he ruled with an iron fist
Who could ask for more

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
A fine hotel here in Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Rum and cigars here, if that is your pleasure
At the Copa....Sponsor’s this song

(Copa Copacabana)

His name was Barry, last name Soetoro
He changed it, we can all agree, for exotic pedigree
He too admired, the man from Cuba
Between his classes he would say, we must make our power play
But that was not to be, they said the bourgeoisie
Would never allow themselves to wake
From their apathy

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
Excitement waits here in Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
If that is your thing, we’ve dancing and gambling
At the Copa....Brought to you by

(Copa. . Copacabana)

(Copa Copacabana) (Copacabana, ahh ahh ahh ahh)
(Ahh ahh ahh ahh Copa Copacabana)
(Touring Havana Chaquita® banana)
(Ricky Ricardo...lift the embar--go)

His name was Biden, bet you forgot him
He has a stupid squint-eyed smile, haven’t seen him for a while
What is he doing, where did they hide him
Oh how he used to make me laugh, with an ill-timed foolish gaff
I put him in this song, where he does not belong
Trying to temper my acrimony
Ah! But not for long

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
Why don’t you come here to Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Lift the embargo it’s warmer than Fargo
At the Copa....Enjoy your stay

(Copa) Enjoy your stay

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Jonathan - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
an Onslaught of good subs for the original lyrics! 5's
Timmy1000 - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Nicely done and very topical
Leough - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
What Timmy said. LOL at Biden verse!
TJC - December 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Manilow'ded with laffs n' truths

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