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Song Parodies -> "Snaggin' What's Mine (The Current Administration)"

Original Song Title:

"Draggin' The Line"

Original Performer:

Tommy James

Parody Song Title:

"Snaggin' What's Mine (The Current Administration)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Don't like OS, but the inspiration to use it was posted here. The reason for using it a second time is explained here.

Makin' a livin' is tough today
Payin' and givin', Gov takes away
I pay FICA, Medicare; rest: mine [1]

Toein' the line (toein' the line)

Now the Gov wants bigger powers
We work so hard, but they take what's ours
"Health plan"? "Stealth plan": steal our wealth, design

Snaggin' what's mine (way outta line)
Snaggin' what's mine (bite my behind)

Work, work, work, but givin' it to those swine
Watch USA decline! They oughta' all resign

Flag, they malign (shaggin' us blind)
Gaggin' mankind (us, in a bind) [2]

Mirrors and smoke and thick snake oil
A pitch black as pitch makes my blood boil
Diggin' our dough, they reign (Hey, WHAT "sunshine"?) [3]

Snaggin' what's mine (baggin' what's mine)

Redesign our Government; re-enshrine --
Our values so so sublime: The Founding Fathers' mind

Let's all combine (fates, intertwine)
Make up our mind (dump this land mine)
Leave it unsigned! (leave it unsigned)...

[1] For non-US (and probably many US) readers: The "Social Security" tax is actually called the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA, rhymes with "like a" or "mica") tax, despite the fact that any actual insurance company that followed the same financial practices would be shut down and its executives jailed for fraud that would make Bernie Madoff look like a convenience-store panhandler.

[2] Figuratively, trying to drown out opposition with the massive email flooding and trying to silence the vocal protesters at the town hall meetings (Free speech? Sorry, only if you agree with them), and literally, in that this writer, for one, is gagging (retching and choking) at current events.

[3] Promise: "More transparency in Government". Sorry, O, I can see right through that.

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Total Votes: 9

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Mark Scotti - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, my GOD(hey...can I say that or is that Government sanctioned?), this should be their theme song!!!
Christie Marie M - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Very clever parody, TT! Yeah, that's telling what it is. Love the variation in the choruses as well! Yep, the economy gets worse. 5's!
metaphorsbwithu - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
You deserve a subsidy ... but I don't think you'll get it. Very funny and on the mark.
DJ Blaze - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
There will always be parodies like this every day. But no matter what, they'll still be great. Excellent job, and I looked at your pics on your site: I wasn't expecting a stuffed turtle instead of the real you!
TJC - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Though technically easier to create, I'm sure, than today's MG 'MeGody'... this one just came together on so many levels with extra points for timliness! Great write... 666!
DJ Blaze - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
TJC - I'd watch about leaving straight 6's around here... if you know what I mean... *coughsatancough*
FICA-d Fiddlegirl - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Support Turtalitarianism!

btw... in the outros, was anyone else struck suddenly by the fact that "O" is shaped like a hole? Maybe it's just me...
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
TT - another fine write.

"Work, work, work, but givin' it to those swine"

More "Hog Wash"? Keep jabbin' that sharp stick right into their eyes. I ;love it.

@ DJ Blaze - The hell with 666 - 7734 is the real number of the beast. Turn it upside down and backwards and see what it spells.
John Barry - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Snaggin' some fives are you.
Tommy Turtle - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: GREAT idea! Send it to the DNC, and let's see if they take it! Thanks for v/c, Mark! ... and yeah, you can say that, 'cuz they think you're referring to Obama.... ;)

Christie Marie M: Yep, and as it gets worse, they want to take more of it.. which makes it get worse... (see the pattern?) ... Thanks for v/c, CMM!

metaphorsbwithu: My business could use one too, but not being as big as Lehman Brothers, et al. and not being able to afford an expensive lobbyist with a slush fund, it's not gonna happen... 'sides, *I* still have my pride and dignity, and wouldn't accept it. ) Thanks for v/c!

DJ Blaze: (lol) .... That *is* the real me! :) :) :) .... if you're truly interested (not that you should be), the story behind Tommy was told here:
Thanks for v/c, and as for the 666, well, I'm not superstitious, but if we're to live under a Satanic regime anyway.... I'll take all the votes I can get!

TJC: Ummm, "slightly", yeah. (you are *so* perceptive!) .... thanks for leveling a multi-leveled comment -and vote, for that matter!

FICA'd Rule The World: "ROFL" doesn't do justice - the brilliance of a thousand paparrazi flashbulbs going off, is thy neologism (and new party). Why did no one (self included) not see that before? ... and so antipodally-different with only a two-letter change... Things would be *very* different under a Turtalitarian administration, believe me ... but someone would raise the "birth certificate" issue!

A lot of men noticed that, but they were too polite to point it out, you lusty little wench! ;) ...thanks for v and LOL c!

Guy: As long as I can lift my poker, I'll keep jabbin' ... you too, Don Guido, and long may it poke! Thanks for v/c, DG!
rob - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
this guys parodies have the fact stated vs cry baby jealous, envious liberal emotions gone wild. great work. i'm writing this turtle guy in for president in 2010. hope he wins
Tommy Turtle - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
rob: Much thanks, but although I could be mistaken, and probably am, isn't the next Pres election in 2012? :) ... Thanks for v/c, support, and yeah, you *nailed* the left.
UnKnownVotress - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
very good, Lord ~Snaggin'Mayor~
Tommy Turtle - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
UnKnownVotress: Thanks, and a brilliant idea for a Sotomayor parody, if only it were in time! ... Missed you lately, along with your sisters, NorCAL and CupCakes. Nice to see you back!

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