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Song Parodies -> "Let's Not Divide"

Original Song Title:

"I Will Survive"

Original Performer:

Gloria Gaynor

Parody Song Title:

"Let's Not Divide"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

Just thinking aloud...
Lately I’m aggrieved
It’s intensified
It’s a pestilence of politics and the party pride

Won’t indulge in all the hype
Who is right and who is wrong
Where’s the calm
Where’s the humor in the song?

I hear attacks
So out of place
It’s like something slipped a gear
I found such anger, all misplaced
I sure do miss the clever talk
I sure do miss the rhyming schemes
With the righties and the lefties
Hefting barbs in the extreme

Hear me now
And I do implore
Just find a pun now
Cause that’s the thing I came here for
I love the songs on burping and the tata’s bouncing by
But I hear grumbles
It’s like the humor up and died

So why you try,
Try to divide?
As long as we know how to laugh
We’ll be happy till we die.
We’ve got reason to be glib
We’ve got subjects to go rib
So why divide?
Oh, why divide?

I’m sad that your beliefs
Require poison darts
Write something that ascends
On subjects from buffoons to farts
And there are oh so many bites
Just waiting for the proper song
I say “Now write.”
And to the venom, say ‘so long.’

If you vote three
Or maybe two
Your votes are welcome anytime
You adolescent you!
Or if you feel like dropping bombs
When our opinions disagree
I don’t care you silly person
It’s just good publicity!

So now
Should I say more?
We’ve had our pow wow
And out there, quips must be explored.
I’m certainly no stranger to a righteous diatribe.
But I’m so humble…
Okay, that ‘humble’ is a lie!

So why not try
Try to subscribe
To the mirth, a blessing from above,
That sparkle in one’s eye.
Don’t be pokey, dance a jig
‘Cause there is humor you should give
Don’t divide.
Let’s not divide.
And don’t be snide.
Not asking for the political humor to stop. Just asking to take it down a notch or two. And to the one who says, 'you don't have to read it,' I guess you're right...or left...or socialist...or extreme...or a Nazi...or a _____....

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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Adagio - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
'That' sends a strong message and even if a person didn't like the message, your parody is rhymed and flows so easily that it's a pleasure to read. I really like the message, btw. 5's
Old Man Ribber - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I'll endorse your sentiments, Warren. Sadly, it's too late for me. I could write on any innocuous subject and still get bombed back to the Stone Age. I'll stick to reviews for a one can rate (rape?) those. ;D
Timmy1000 - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Good message; need more adults on the site - adult as in they can read a parody they may disagree with politically, but vote for humor and writing in the parody, instead of just bombing it because they disagree with the poilitics.
Jonathan S. - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
All the more reason for me to stick to regular [non-political] humor. This was poignant and very nicely written. 556
Troll Survivor - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
555's in support of your cause!
Mark Scotti - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Well written!
Phil N - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
This was great! Great message in this parody. I also don't write political stuff. 5's
Warren Baker - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Wasn't sure how this would be recieved, but I knew I wasn't the only one that felt this way. So to all of you, thanks very much for the v/c!
Old Man Ribber - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I guess the one bomber hasn't read your parody! ;D
Phil Alexander - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Completely agree with the message, too (though I'm not without the odd few dozen political parodies). code "ATB".. how appropriate. All the best.
Warren Baker - April 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Phil. I really appreciate it. I've done political parodies too, but recently things have gotten a little over the top.

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