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Song Parodies -> "The Devil Ran For President"

Original Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

Original Performer:

Charlie Daniels

Parody Song Title:

"The Devil Ran For President"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

The original here:
The devil ran for President,
He was looking for some votes to steal.
He was in the lead 'cause of 9-1-1,
But McCain was at his heels.
When he came across this Mormon
Raisin' up money and gettin' it hot,
And the devil jumped on the campaign stump
And said, "Mitt, let me tell you what!

I bet you didn't know it,
But I'm a politician too,
And if you aim to feel some pain,
I'll make a bet with you.
Now you raise pretty good money, Mitt,
But give the devil his due.
I bet some plates of gold against your dough
'Cause I think I'm better than you!"

The man said, "My name's Romney,
And it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet 'n' your gonna regret,
'Cause I know I'm gonna win!

Romney's raisin' up some dough,
And he's campaignin' hard!
Can he break loose in Albany
Where Spitzer deals the cards?
'Cause if he wins he gets
The golden plates of history,
But the devil wants to steal the GOP!

The devil opened up his case
And got out his violin,
And bile flew from his evil lips
As he let loose his chagrin.
And he pulled the bow across the strings,
And it made an evil hiss.
Then Olymipa Snowe joined in
And it sounded something like this:

"I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win,
You bet your ass, you bet your ass!
We moderates, we moderates,
We are so crass, we are so crass.
Republicans can only win by being Democrats,
I didn't come to Iowa to hear from pro-life rats.
$#@#@$ing rats!!!!!!!!"

When the devil finished, Romney said,
"Well, you're gettin' kinda sore,
So sit down in that chair right there
And listen to my score:

Iowa, New Hampshire, run, crooks, run,
Ol' Rudy's in the lead but not for long!
Barack's on the Internet crankin' up dough.
Spitzer, is the vote rigged? No, Mitt, no."
(Romney's musical score continues)

The voters had their say,
And Romney knew that he'd been beat.
There would be no plates of gold
Laid down at Romney's feet.
Satan said, "Romney, just come on back
If you ever want to try again,
But now I'm facing Hillary,
She's the best that's ever been!"

General election, run, crooks, run,
Ol' Rudy's in the lead but not for long!
Clintons spam the Internet crankin' up dough.
Spitzer, is the vote rigged? No, Mitt, no."
(Romney's musical score continues)
©2007 by Michael W. McVey

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Pacing: 2.5
How Funny: 2.5
Overall Rating: 2.5

Total Votes: 13

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 1   8
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

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Matthias - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
What do you mean "He"? Everybody knows that Hilary is the Devil
Michael Pacholek - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
The pacing is good, the story is funny, and you're right: Republicans can only get in by pretending to be moderates. Problem is, Democrats share that difficulty. Hence Hillary's mushiness on the war. So if it's Hillary vs. Rudy, that's two phony moderates from New York. So it comes down to who's the better panderer. And Hillary learns from the master, and Giuliani, who is closer to the devil than any of them, goes down.
Michael McVey - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
MP, you should take a good look at Ron Paul. I know you don't agree with him on abortion, but he's anti-war and wants to keep the government out of marriage and drugs. He was the libertarian nominee in '88.
Jonathan S. - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Pretty good. 545 votes.
stuart mcarthur - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
wow, that was great MM - and must have taken you a while to fit it all in so perfectly - I've done that OS and the pacing is no walk in the park, so I'm way impressed (even for the great idea in the first place)- 555
Matt Flora - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Nice song. Better pacing than I could ever get. 555 votes.

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