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Song Parodies -> "Scum On The Water"

Original Song Title:

"Smoke On The Water"

Original Performer:

Deep Purple

Parody Song Title:

"Scum On The Water"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1999, satire about one of the least popular parts of the Republicans' agenda, their assault on environmental protection, part of which led to the government shutdown of 1995
(instrumental intro)

We all came out to clean up
All the trash there on the shoreline
A bad record of this Congress
Polluters are such slime

Newt Gingrich and the right wing
Were throwing their weight around
But Bill Clinton wouldn't give in
He stood firm and held his ground

Scum on the water
Pollution in the sky
Scum on the water

(instrumental break)

Newt pushed bad laws through the House
The lobbyists were all in town
Armey and Newt were trying to hold out
And shut the government down

When it all was over
They backed off and they learned their place
'Cause their time was running out
They gambled and they all lost face

Scum on the water
Pollution in the sky
Scum on the water

(long instrumental break)

They ended up getting blamed by the public
People said they didn't care
But the Republican right wing won't subside
"We'll try again" they swear

The radical right all hate the feds
We've got to face the threat
No matter what pollution exists
We know we'll always regret

Scum on the water
Pollution in the sky
Scum on the water

(instrumental finale)

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