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Song Parodies -> "Tellin' Me Lies"

Original Song Title:

"Ebony Eyes"

Original Performer:

Bob Welch

Parody Song Title:

"Tellin' Me Lies"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Many people who voted for Obama are finding out that he isn't quite who they thought he was. No big surprise there, politicians are notorious for making promises they can't keep. It's just business as usual and seems to be an equal opportunity affliction that affects both parties. I guess we shouldn't be surprised any more.

Well in the Fall we were in your corner
Thought you would take us out of our pain
Said if we vote for you then just maybe
It could be changing our lives today

Your lies had us dreamin'
Your lies made us blind
Your lies got us hopin'
That you were going to make things right

Our cries you're not hearin'
Our cries; no reply
Our cries got us mopin'
That you have sold us all out this time

But you're the same as the others: shady
And when our eyes opened up we learned
That we would still wallow in the mire
And we'd keep less of what we earned

So your guys like to tax for more money
Like a rat that fights for its cheese
And you've been waiting for healthcare, honey
They're gonna tax you each time you sneeze

Your lies were just schemin'
Your lies were refined
Your lies end our hopin'
And it's more lame than it was last time

Your lies got us schemin'
Your lies jog our mind
Your lies got us scopin'
That we must steal just to eat tonight

(Aaaahhhh, aaaaahhh)
Tellin' me lies,
(Aaaahhhh, aaaaahhh)
Tellin' me lies
(Aaaahhhh, aaaaahhh, aahhh)
Tellin' me lies
Tellin' me lies

Your guys got us screamin'
They got half a mind
Your guys must be dopin'
They just keep taxing into the night

Your views are extremist
Our eyes you did blind
It's time now, you're hopin'
That we'll be socialist one cold night

Your lies had us dreamin'
Your lies intertwined........

(fade out)

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
~The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again"

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Mark Scotti - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Fantasic choice of song! Always loved Bob Welch! Hitting a LOT of good points..
adagio - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, DKTOS. It sounds as if I missed a good one. While I may not know the song, your parody read good.
Andria - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a big fan of Bob Welch, and I like this parody, too. Obama isn't quite who I thought I was, and I wish Hillary Clinton would have won. Maybe Obama will get impeached, Joe Biden will resign, and Hillary will be next in line to the Oval Office. 5s.
Tommy Turtle - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Truly bipartisan, in that, yeah, it applies to almost all pols. But for some reason, more peeps believed the promises in the last campaign. (Liberal guilt? Wishful thinking?) Equal opportunity affliction, indeed ... that line in the intro is worth Fives alone.

"In the US, any politician can be incompetent, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, or national origin." It's the American Creed!
TJC - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Primo parodic punditry!
Fiddlegirl - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
More Obamarama... and right on target. ["Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain..."]
blackjack21 - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the votes and clever comments everyone.
Old Man Ribber - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Didn'e he promise to put all our parodies on C-SPAN? ;D
blackjack21 - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
LOL, among other things! When is he going to invite the parodists to the White House?

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