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Song Parodies -> "Imagine"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

John Lennon

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

The author shares Fiddlegirl's dislike of politicians and Mark Scotti's vision. ... Other twists on same OS coming Wednesday and Thursday. (you've been warned!)

Imagine there's no Congress
They're sleazy, so they fry
No pork, bestow us
And taxes not sky-high
Imagine all the people
Living their own way...

No meddling: other countries
Mind business: USA
Vi'lence: none to reply for
Religion? All OK
Imagine all class hatred
Without stoking: cease

Freedom's way's our redeemer
You, not law, can choose your fun
Do not dictate, nor enjoin us
From the rights that we have won

Imagine your possessions
Not seized by Govern-Man
You breed; you feed lil' bugger
And birth control: best plan
'Cause there's too many people
Effing up the world....

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I think it can be done
Perhaps L.P.*, you'll join it
And a world of peace, begun

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 9

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 3   1
 4   0
 5   7

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Mark Scotti - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Youuuuu said it, TT! This country is getting downright scary, especially the unabashed adoration for a leader that has not proven himself AT ALL on improving our country. I commented the same on fiddlegirl's entry today as well. We must have "Checks and Balances"
Andria - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Great one, TT! I share Fiddlegirl's dislike of politicians, and agree with Mark Scotti 100% in his comment above mine. In this order, I think John Kerry, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, and Dennis Kucinich would make better Presidents, and if any of them run again, I will vote for them, that is, if the US doesn't get taken over by a dictator or another country such as Mexico or China. 5s.
blackjack21 - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I imagine this is an effing fine parody, TT.
Fiddlegirl - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." —Groucho Marx "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets ahold of a hammer." -- Will Rogers Well-written words, Mr. Turtle!
Tommy Turtle - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Great plan (now, why didn't the Founding Fathers think of that? .. oh, wait, they did ) but although TT has checks, his balances are too small for his checks to do much good. :) Thanks for v/c, Mark!
Andria: I think I prefer the Mexican or Chinese takeover to the five people who scare me most, which you named, bu that's just a difference of opinion. Plus, I like the food! ... thanks for v/c, Andria.
blackjack21: TT is gee-ing at your effing fine comment. thanks AJ21!
Fiddlegirl: First quote a fave of mine as well! Hadn't heard the second; perhaps Will stole it from Mark Twain: "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe when Congress is in session." Thanks for v/c!, FG!
AFW - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Dream on TT...makes a fine parody, though
Christie Marie M - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
If there are no politicians or politics....that will be the day! Nice execution of the OS, Tommy! Oh, and thanks for telling me I've explained very well about counterfeiting in Jason's "Print More Money" parody. I've actually read the passage from, as you know already. You're more good at explaining current events than I am! I also learned that you are an MBA. Very impressive that you double-majored in Economics and Finance! I went to Princeton for one semester, but after awhile, I had to transfer to another college as the classes got harder and I was failing miserably. You probably fared well in an Ivy League, did you not? I echo all comments above! It's all good! 5's!
Tommy Turtle - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
AFW: Seems more and more that dreams are all we have left .... thanks for v/c.

Christie Marie M: Actually, the Turtle is allergic to Ivy League (see Guy DiRito's OS today, and look up the OS lyrics if need be), and the water is waaaay too cold for us poikilotherms. TT was born, reared, and schooled in, or by, much, much warmer waters. Also probably much easier than Princeton, which was Einstein's hangout, so no shame there! ... thanks for very kind comments re: both songs! (mine and Jason's) :-)
Imago Pelosi - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Ideal, schmideal! I'm already perfect and this 32,000 page, trillion buck-overdrawn budget proves it!
Blasterful reduction of these Borgninesque blowhards!
Three beers for the Turtle!
Tartaruga DiTomasi - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Imago Pelosi (or is it "Bella " Lugosi?): Thanks, but at $68,334.57 per beer, plus a $70 billion bail-out to Anheuser Busch, and a similar subsidy to the Dutch firm who bought them out, somehow, knowing the burden to the taxpayers, I just couldn't enjoy them.

Actually, I prefer Mexican beer, but with Congress determined to seal off the Mexican border, by nuclear land mines if necessary, I guess those will be gone soon, too. Thanks for the votes, but if you thought I was going to quid pro quodlibet by voting for your health care/wealth tear/stealth snare plan, or even quid pro quotamayor, you're sadly mistaken, and welcome to retract your vote. (That's how it's played in D. C., correct?)

btw, by "imago", are we referring to
"An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis", or
"(Psychology) An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood."
Given your father's political career, either seems to fit! .... thanks for the fan, San Fran Nan.
Andria - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Um, TT, I believe the firm who bought out Anheuser Busch was Belgian, not Dutch. I could be wrong, but then again, Andria is always right. ;-)
TT - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
111 Voter: Too cowardly to sign your name and state the reasons? Most Unabombers are. I would be especially interested in you pointing out the multiple pacing glitches that caused the "1" on pacing. Please cite the OS lines and the corresponding parody lines that don't pace properly. .... most Unabombers are also incapable of separating pacing from content, even though they're two distinct buttons. Even fewer can separate their personal political views from the technical quality of a parody or the humor of the lines - notable exceptions include, among others, Airfarcewon (AFW) who has Fived several of my political parodies, despite the fact that we hold differing political views. Thanks for stopping by and increasing the hit count, and good luck with the maturation process.

Andria: As mentioned, I prefer Cerveza Mexicana, and haven't had an A--B product in years, so the news was of little import to me (pun intended), and the details didn't stick. Thanks for the correction.
alvin - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
fit the tone of the OS well
TT - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
alvin, thanks.

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