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Song Parodies -> "The Wreck of This Administration"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Wreck of This Administration"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

You would think that, for all I've written on Bush, and for all my versions of "The Wreck," I'd have combined the two by now. Well, it took six and a half years for him to fall to one out of four approving, and it took me that long (four and a half here) to make the combination. The hard part wasn't thinking of enough wrongdoing and stupidity to fill 14 verses, which is 56 lines. The hard part was limiting it to that.
The legend lives on from the White House on down
of the big flake they call Georgie Dubya.
The flake, it is said, almost left us all dead
and your legacy, George, we must scrub ya!

With a load dumped on Gore, who did not deserve more
came a "President" with head that's empty.
The Red-White-and-Blue was a bone to be chewed
by a guy intellectually skimpy!

The scheme full of pride left America fried
in New Jersey, Nevada, Wisconsin.
The laws he was fixin' like Richard M. Nixon
and warring like Lyndon B. Johnson!

Concluding some terms with the Halliburton firms
they soon they left fully loaded for Iraq.
They claimed blessed by heaven, avenge 9/11
but Saddam's not involved with that attack!

Joe Wilson exposed, made a tattletale sound
and his spy-wife, her cover they're blowing.
And every man knew, as Dick Cheney did, too
down the drain, like the jobs, they'd be going!

Kerry got nominate and the lies couldn't wait
second day of November came slashing.
Bush said he was full of the pol-capital
but on Social Security, it's crashing!

When trial time came, the old judge came on deck
saying, "Libby, you're guilty, we'll jail ya."
On 7/02, Georgie Bush did commute
saying, "Fella, I never would fail ya!"

New Orleans wired in they had water coming in.
Bush's heck of a job was in peril.
And with four thousand dead, fifty thousand more bled
his war sank like the "Edmund Fitzgerald"!

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
when Bush breaks laws in this land of ours?
To repair this breach, Congress has to impeach
so call Speaker Pelosi, remind her!

We cannot give up on abuses and lies
or let Dubya break this land to pieces
'til all that remains is the faces and the names
of all Uncle Sam's nephews and nieces!

The land revolts, superior slings
at the guy in Executive Mansion.
Our anger, it steams at the right-wing Supremes
who stuck us with their evil decision!

And down through the years, Buchanan and Pierce
were the worst Presidents history's sendin'.
Gave us Civil War, but we now can abhor
guy who makes Nixon worth the defendin'!

From this musty old hell, Lord, deliver us, we pray
from this fascist Bush abomination!
Historians will chime in on every crime
of the wreck of this Administration!

The legend lives on from the White House on down
of the big flake and his VP surly.
Inferior, we said, almost left us all dead.
Maybe we can still end their reign early!

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alvin rhodes - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
classic stuff...loved the "makes nixon worth the defendin' " line
McKludge - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Flame On! :-)
Syncronos - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
We better get our 555's in before the 111 crew shows up. Hey...maybe that's their IQ...
2Eagle - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
You must have been taking notes the whole time - 5's.
John Jenkins - July 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Even though it ignores the failures of the city and the state to fulfill their responsibilities, the "heck of a job" line was somewhat clever. But aren't you pushing poetic license a little hard when you try to use "nominate" as a noun and try to rhyme "ours" and "her"?
Michael Pacholek - July 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Talk to Gordon, John: He rhymed "turn the minutes to hours" with "fifteen more miles behind her." And he had several other not-quite-rhymes in the original. In fact, most of my "Wrecks" have better rhyming structure than his -- which doesn't mean that I'm better than he is, far from it. His legend definitely lives on.
whatasound - November 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Gordon had a haunting sound that deserved more attention from radio. It's interesting that you only heard "Wreck" on the radio, and "If you could read my mind" but little else. (Why?)Another great artist from Canada. Anyway, I thought the parody was ok, but only scratches the surface of Bush's legacy. Didn't like to references to Nixon who is much more redeemable.
Linda T - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
"but on Social Security, it's crashing!" Ah, tell it to your demoncrat party, who actually elected the crooks who stole money from the Social S fund to pay for stuff they really wanted --- 8 times, the demoncrats have robbed it... and when you had the chance to get it fixed & make a non-partisan group to come up with solutions your party of whiners actually would agree on, they refused (becasuse they want the glory of it's repair, even though they broke the majority of it) and they really haven't wanted to help the country, fix anything or do anything positive cuz they wouldn't get credit... Democrat's motto: If in the white house, work hard to help the masses (or at least pretend well) and when out of office, do the best job ever of sitting back in your comfy arm chairs with your fat salary the tax payers work hard to give you.. and whine, b****, make up stories, spread lies, make sure your job of making the country miserable for your own sake is a good effort and screw the people of the US until they vote you in again! 8 democrats stole from ssi, no republicans... bush tries to fix it with a plan that is nearly the very same one that clinton proposed just before his forth public affair began! Oh, the demoncrats loved loved loved it then - all for it --- but clinton's time in office was over --- bush picked up on it and tried... but the nasty arse, whining, misery making left bashed it (as they do best with everything) - looking like the hypocrites they are - they bashed the idea they supported only a handful of months previvously..... by the way, your constant bashing surely didn't do very much the last election.. the endless miseray you write about all the time, passing it on like a good little demoncrat does --- really is out this time around! Your man obama tells us its gunna be clean, so does mccain,,,, will you abandond your miserable party then, then when you can't whine and attack and b**** cuz it's not supported by your man?

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