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Song Parodies -> "You've Shot A Friend"

Original Song Title:

"You've Got A Friend"

Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"You've Shot A Friend"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

I suppose if Whittington had been the shooter and Cheney the victim, Homeland Security would have to be reorganized again.
You were down
In Texas
Poachin' quail on Armstrong's spread
Your license
Had no stamp for upland game

Somethin' moved in the underbrush
The booze went to your head
You wheeled and fired
Like it was Valerie Plame

He went down in a heap
Bird shot tore through Whittington and
You went runnin'
In sheer self-defense

When a Republican falls
You don't need to make a call
Your M.D.'s there, yes he is,
You've shot a friend

Just some minor flesh wounds
Pellets lodged, but he's okay
Only caused
One small cardiac arrest

Make no public statements
Lay low a few more days, now
Our president's sure to be real impressed

You just stalled and delayed
Let it boil way over and then
Went on TV
And made your amends

You accept blame and in full
Hold yourself accountable
Late-night TV's running joke

Dick Cheney's good to go
If you've shot a friend
People can be so cold
Lampoon you
Parody-tune you
On SNL do impressions
Of all your indiscretions

Brand-new laws bear your name
But since you're an NRA man
You'll be squeezin'
That trigger again

(Aw, Cheney, don't you know now)

Friendly fire's happened before
You can say you've been through war
Elmer Dick C. Fudd, yeah, yeah,

You shot a friend
You shot a friend

Elmer Dick C. Fudd,
You shot a friend
Every talk show knows
You shot a friend
Aw, yeah, yeah,
You shot a friend
┬ęBob Gomez 2006

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 14

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alvin rhodes - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
a blast to read
Michael Pacholek - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Hits the target. I wonder: How long will it take us to get tired of Cheney-shot-somebody songs? Hopefully, not until November 5, 2008 (the day after the next election).
Bob Gomez - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin and Michael. I see that the NSA visits this website when it's not busy tapping Americans' phones.
Johnny D - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Heh heh heh ssshhhhh 5s.
Stuart McArthur - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Ha! Great title and great parody, Bob - 555
Royce Miller - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
"I suppose if Whittington had been the shooter and Cheney the victim"...we wouldn't have heard half the hooplah that we've heard.
Bob Gomez - February 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Au contraire, mon cheri--I think the poor guy'd be at Guantanamo by now.
Royce Miller - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Bob, well at least you have a smooth and charming way of disagreeing with someone. But I absolutely know they wouldn't have sent Whittington to Guantanomo. The incident would have been seen realistically, that it was a tragic accident in which someone got hurt (accidents happen to democrats, too).
Bob Gomez - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
We kid, because we love.
Meriadoc - February 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I smiled in spite of myself. :-)
Bob Gomez - February 23, 2006 - Report this comment
How kind of you to say so, Merry! Thanks.
Yoidy - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
This had me rollin. Nice!!

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