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Song Parodies -> "I'll Never Fall for Hope and Change"

Original Song Title:

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"

Original Performer:

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Parody Song Title:

"I'll Never Fall for Hope and Change"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Some Obama supporters in 2008 believed that after his election, their vehicle-loan and home-mortgage payments would be suspended, bipartisanship and civility would be restored, and a new green economy would emerge. Many of them now are disillusioned, as was the oft-jilted lover in TOS, who yet anticipated a future affair.
What do you get when you hope for change?
A guy with a plan for housing bubble
That's not cured yet, for all our trouble.
I'll never fall for hope and change.
He thought we called for hoops and chains.

What do you get when you wish to buy?
You get fees, tough terms they latch new loan to.
After you sign, they've never known you.
If ever fails your home to gain,
They'll never bail you out of pain.

Don't tell me one can stall and flout,
'Cause I've been scared when I had no clout.
Free from those drains, those claims that bind you,
When you cry, "I'm clear!", they refind you.

What do you get when pols brawl and shove?
You get these rough years of shrill commotion;
Brats plot through 'net for curing potion,
While ever-sprawling government
Will never fall in scope till spent.

What do you bet, wind and sun above
Sure won't feed pet high-speed train and cargo?
No; for that beast, we'll drill tomorrow.
Piled heavy, hauled when West was range,
Rail's now recalled in hope for change.
In 24 lines, I couldn't cover everything that's gone wrong in the past 30 months.

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Old Man Ribber - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Interestingly, TOS was written for the musical "Promises, Promises". Well thought-out and executed as usual. ;D
Patrick - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I like trains. I think they're cool. But they're not going to solve the nation's economic plight. I bet Obama is so naive that when "Atlas Shrugged" is released, he'll see the running of the John Galt Line as an endorsement for his high-speed rail project. Oh, and did you note that one of the benefits he touted for train travel was "no TSA pat-downs". Let's see how long that little promise lasts.
BJM - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks, just what you said on 9/15/10 about my previous parody of TOS.
Patrick: Now we know where the post-construction jobs will be "created" -- in the Train Safety Authority. As in airports, more time will be spent in the terminals than in actual travel.
Dana Mathewson - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Super job as usual, Barry. I'm reminded of a musician friend's take on the old "Gonna Be a Great Day:" He sings "When you're down and out, lift up your head and shout 'I'M DOWN AND OUT!'" Could be the anthem for the 2010's if we can't clean the liberals out.

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