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Song Parodies -> "Suck It Up"

Original Song Title:

"Pump It Up"

Original Performer:

Elvis Costello

Parody Song Title:

"Suck It Up"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

I think there is a tendency for people to actively seek reinforcement of their personal points of view. IMO, I think that's why people cherry pick their news just as they cherry pick their views- it's easier to digest and doesn't conflict with their opinions. And if you constantly get fed what you want (and not necessarily what you need), the end result is like the person who eats anything he wants, without restraint and without regard for what may be healthy.

That's what Suck It Up is about; the tendency to gorge on what you want to hear and what you want to see.
We like our point of views
Airing on nightly news
Hearing all the facts that
Keeping views all intact
You can’t stand crap
Other parties’ bitter whacks
Custom news you always use
To make a brain fat

Suck it up
When your head demands feedin’
Suck it up
Confirmin’, you’re needin’

Found you a loving mentor
He vents and you relate
Harken to an old agenda
You digest the vocal manna
Less thinking you demand
Think he offers evenhand

Suck it up
His drone is incessant
Suck it up
He imparts vital lesson

Seems we’re in mad world
Man folly typical
Knowledge microscopic
Views often myopic
She is a something-ist
He is a something-ist
Choice of news, a slant that fits
Filled with facts you find legit

Suck it up
A chart is now showin’
Suck it up
What you’re already knowin’

We’re in a TV show
Sponsored with market spin
Script filled with righteous shout
Served with a righteous grin
One sided transmission
Dissonant cognition
Hear your sponsor growl and reinforce the sin

Suck it up
Your cause did affect it
Suck it up
And your views will expect it

And your views will expect it
And your views will expect it…
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Old Man Ribber - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Warren - A strong message presented with fine talent. It is always better to be taught HOW to think than to be told WHAT to think. ;D
AFW - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Good parody - good advice
John Barry - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
A thoughtful parody.
Mark Scotti - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Words to live by. Good one, Warren!
WarrenB - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the nice reception. Wasn't sure how this one would go over, but I'm glad each of you commented and voted. Your comments are truly appreciated.

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