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Song Parodies -> "Just Assassination (Winning The Race For Me)"

Original Song Title:

"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"

Original Performer:

The Temptations

Parody Song Title:

"Just Assassination (Winning The Race For Me)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Sorry to have been gone. Been writing professional parody and comedy for a radio syndicate, but this one was a bit much for them -- go figure! OS lyrics here. Pacing note: The original elides the "i" in "imagination": "Just my 'magination" -- so the parody scans to those six syllables instead of seven.

Each day through my window I watch Pennsylvan-i-a Ave.
I say to myself, "It's what I want to have"
To be the Pres - ident
Is truly a dream come true
"Out of all the fellas in the race
"No one left but you..."

But it's Barack's assassination
Winning the race for me
It was just his termination
Running my mouth for me


Soon I'll be sworn in
Again, it's Bill and me
In the White House, Number One among our country
With good health care, maybe free
I tell you, I can visualize it all
This couldn't be a dream, for too real it all seems.

But it was just my desperation -- once again --
Running away with me
I tell you it was just my mass frustration
Running my mouth for me

Every night, on my knees I pray,
"Dear Lord, hear my plea...
"Don't ever let Obama take this race from me
"Oh, I just wish he'd die"

Ooh, he's far ahead of me
Delegates desert me
Perhaps I could be *his* VP
But in reality, there's not a thing he owes me

Just exasperation -- once again --
Running away with me
Tell you it was just an aberration
Ruining the day for me

I'll never beat him, no, I can't defeat him
My administration
-- ooh, no, no, no, no --
Fading away for me

I miss you all. © 2008 Tommy Turtle.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Agrimorfee - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Tommy, we do miss you dearly. 555, while I pick up my jaw from my desk. (Secret Service men should be knocking on your door any minute now.)
McKludge - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Hillary has been pretty good at saying stupid things lately. I don't think she was implying that Barack could or would be assassinated when she spoke about JFK and LBJ, but it still was a dumb thing to say.

My Security Code: UPC. Your UPC code: 555
Ann Hammond - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
he he he he I was thinking about you a few days ago TT.
Patrick - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
There went Hillary's chances at VP job. Wonder what Vince Foster would think of this.
alvin - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
welcome back, tommy...yep, this is edgy all right but edgy is right up my alley
John Barry - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
At first I thought this was going to be about Liz Twatta's call for Obama's assassination on Faux News. Welcome back. Pro parody writing. I'm envious.
McKludge - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't suppose you can mention the radio syndicate for those of us who may want to hear your efforts... or does your contract not allow it?

Wait a minute, there's a woman out there whose name is Twatta?
Tommy Turtle - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee: Thanks. Shouldn't they be knocking on *Hillary's* door? She's the one who suggested the possibliity :)

McKludge: Wasn't it RFK? lol.
They supply wholesale to about 700 stations who get the daily feed. Each station decides what it wants to run. Not sure if I could get the whole list, or find out if there's one in your area. Thanks for V/C.

Ann Hammond: Share your fantasy with us! heh heh ... thanks Ann

Patrick: IMHO, the statement confirms what I've always thought -- that she's perfectly capable of "arranging" Vince Foster's sucide, and probably did. Thanks, Patrick.

alvin: thanks. mass-market writing is so "different" (read "dumbed-down and mainstream"), that it was nice to come back here and let it rip (so to speak).

John Barry: I haven't quit my day job -- it doesn't pay much :) McKludge and I are curious whose name you punned on for the Liz crack (so to speak). Thanks, John.
AFW - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I believe Hill went over the hill in that speech, but I think you've leveled it off, here...welcome Barack, er, back
Melanie Lee - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Pretty good treatment of an old favorite. Especially liked the "Dear Lord" bridge--made me laugh. Not rating it yet because I'm not sure about the pacing, but it would be 4's or 5's.
Tommy Turtle - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
AFW: Thanks, and a great spin on the greeting :)

Melanie Lee:: Thanks -- hope you caught the pacing note in the top comments.
Invisible Boy - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey Tommy...I know you from your comments on past comp entries and from checking out your page.Loved the parody...Great to see you back.
TT - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Invisible Boy: I can't say I'm glad to see you back, 'cuz I can't see you :) Um, glad to sense your presence -- and thanks for vote and comment!

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