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Song Parodies -> "1984"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Mark Scotti

The Lyrics

Hope it never happens, but they may soon be "watching" you....

Good health has now left you, too late now you see
Our times, they are a-changing, and our rights now they're not free
We've saw it in the tea leaves, but fooled by that TV
And now our lives are scorned like "1984"

The Bill Of Rights our podium, but now it's full of air
And now that you're eighty, the Pres says, no health care
No surgery now for anything, tomorrow is a prayer
I've read that all before, in "1984"
No needs, no needs, we give you free?
Forced to love all that Czar like rule
Thought it would not last, like sheep we're owned
Like "1984", Barack says no more
What's our country for, don't you ask for mor-or-or-or-ore


I live now in a stadium, short life is what they've deemed
No coverage for my age now, no matter, they're not mean
I can have free food at anytime, what is in this Soylent Green?
My age the Czars abhor like "1984"
Your needs, your needs are not so free
It's like a hellish movie role
Short life it won't last, to the wolves we're thrown
Like "1984", I now have open sores
Aging is a chore, then they say no more
Freedom once before, old age means no mor-or-or-or-ore


Country's creeping toward
Big Bama wants some more
Our country's creeping toward
Copyright 2009

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Orwellian Fiddlegirl - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Beam me to Canada, Scotti! Oh. Wait....
AFW - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Far out, and funny
Christie Marie M - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo all comments above! I enjoyed lots of parodies relating to Obama and current events. I only listened to this OS on YouTube just now and I love this song! I grew up with Bowie's music only in the 80s. Here's 5's!
Mark Scotti - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Big brother thanks you, Fiddlegirl! Thanks, AFW Thanks, Christie! It is an amazing song!!!
TJC - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
The 'Mark' of a great parody... you left me wanting mOre 'wellian!
Mark Scotti - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, TJC. This OS fit too creepily well for these scary times....
Animal Farm-shagger - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
What's scary is that we're doing it to ourselves: being tracked with our GPS cars and cell phones, putting our entire personal lives on MySpace and Twitter (none of the above for moi, thank you).... The Communists overthrew the Czars; the Gipper (Reagan) overthrew the Communists, and now Obama overthrows all of that and puts us back under Czars and a self-proclaimed Communist. History repeats itself, eternally... does anyone even know that "Czar" carries negative connotations (dictatorship, totalitarianism). My ancestors swam across the ocean to flee Czars, and I'll die under Czars. Gee, thanks, O ... well done, Mark.
alvin - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
very eerie
Mark Scotti - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Animal FS(TT)! The parody almost wrote itself, utilizing this OS, to reflect current fears... Thanks, Alvin!!
Dawn - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
You hit the nail on the head again!!!!! I think I'm a groupie now following your works. Keep it up
Mark Scotti - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dawn!!!
AFS(TT) - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
So, when does the parody of "Animal Farm" arrive?
Mark Scotti - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
To AFS(TT) We have enough taliking jackasses trying to run our country right now. Theay are already a self Parody masterpiece! (but I am going to look into it...)
blackjack21 - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Another chilling tale from the all too scary real world. 555 bowls of Soylent Green, yum!
Mark Scotti - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Health covrerage of thanks to you, blackjack!

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