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Song Parodies -> "Recession of '09"

Original Song Title:

"Summer of '69"

Original Performer:

Bryan Adams

Parody Song Title:

"Recession of '09"

Parody Written by:

Poli-tick-ly Incorrect

The Lyrics

This parody is about the recession last year caused by the pitiful obama-nation administration. Let's hope Barack leaves the White House in three years. We can't afford this disgrace of a president.
Blame the dummycrat left-wing
We had to pinch every nickel and dime
Barack with marbles in the head
'Twas the recession of '09

Barack and bros from da hood
Screwed this land like left-tards
Kennedy died, yeah, Teddy was buried
And they gave away hybrid cars

That year and even now
The depression seems to last forever
And after another three years
Ya - I hope Obama won't be there
These are the worst days of our time

Dems can't blame McCain or Palin
Well, what's Obama gonna do?
Spent our tax dollars on fried chickin'
And now we're all screwed

I'm sayin' it's Obama's fault
I knew the depression would last forever
Oh, but of course, when it did
They better come up with somethin' clever
These are the worst days of our time

Oh yeah!

It was the recession of '09

Liberalism should be a crime
We were broke and penniless
We were waitin' "bread-line"
I guess the depression will last forever, forever



And now with all this taxin'
All of our savings is gone
Now we know we can't trust the left-wing
Look at Obama and what went wrong

I'm sayin' it's Obama's fault
He told us it wouldn't last forever
Oh, but when it did
The better find somethin' clever
This is the worst recession of our time

Oh yeah

It was the recession of '09

Oh yeah

Barack's recession in '09


It was the recession
Recession of '09

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Andria - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Uh-oh. Fried chicken mentioned in the parody (just because the president and First Family are black, doesn't mean they eat fried chicken all the time, just as me being of Scottish descent doesn't mean I eat haggis every day), the parody sucks in terms of content, pacing and humor, and even the rhyming, one of the few strong points of your work normally, isn't as good as usual. I hate being your worst critic, PI, but pretty much every parody author has their worst critic. 2-1-1.
Patrick - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I really like the original song. Ethnically, Obama is as Irish as I am. Did like your mention of a breadline. See my entry on the subject today. Obama is not promoting "ghetto bro's", his affiliations lean toward white communists, that's the culture he grew up in and identifies with. Still, you're right about this depression lasting forever.
Tommy Turtle - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I and my parodies have been no friend of Obama's, but the recession started with the housing bubble burst of late 2005-2006, which was caused by the Community Redevelopment Act of 1997, ... it all goes back to the creation of the Fed in 1913.
So it's not fair to blame O for *causing* it -- it was there when he took office, and fair is fair -- though he's done nothing useful to help, and much to make it worse.

And yeah, the fried-chicken thing was totally out-of-line, and Kennedy's death had nothing to do with the recession, either, although we did four parodies lambasting his getting away with manslaughter, during all the heroic eulogies. Stick to the facts, not to name-calling and irrelevancies, and your points will be much stronger. You might even find, as we (Fiddlegirl and TT) have, that some of your political adversaries vote you well for a well-executed parody, even if they disagree with the content -- as AFW did at Patrick McWilliams' parody today:

Bottom line: O gives anti-parodists plenty of real material to work with -- bailouts, buying up corporations, Communist nominees, etc. No shortage of material. Go for *that*. DKTOS, so won't score it, (you hit the Cash 4 Clunkers well), but it's about a 2 on facts. ... and if liberalism can be made a crime, couldn't conservatism, or any other thought, be made a crime? Now you have a dictatorship. Be careful what you wish for -- you might get it.
Proud Republican - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
You don't fool me for a second, PI...I've worked out that you're actually a hardcore liberal pretending to be an irate conservative...and intentionally writing ill-conceived, racist, badly written, witless and factually incorrect parodies, in order to discredit the Republicans and give the Democrats plenty of ammunition to claim that the right is full of morons. You've punked a few naive republicans in the past, but with this "parody " you've shown your hand. You have to be a liberal republican could possibly be THIS misinformed.

OK, now you've been found out, you can come clean and stop writing this rubbish, 'kay?

TT @ Proud Republican - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
You might actually have something there ....
Comment CuTT Off - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
.. but a lot of the same happened during W's term -- some parodies were based on fact, some were misinformed or factless rants. Lots of misinformed speech everywhere - Net, TV, radio, graffiti - but the right of free speech includes the right of misinformed free speech. (Otherwise, the nation would be ghastly silent. ROFL!!!! :-D )
Patrick - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
If the 1st Amendment survives another 3 years, we'll have plenty of material to work with. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dredging up the old "hate group" propaganda about right-wing "militias" and "racism". I know a few militia types, even a racist or two. Not one of them cares what color Obama's skin may be. As I pointed out, he has as good a claim to being Irish (see youtube for appropriate video song by good Emerald Isle singers). It's his policies that are fodder for attack. Fried chicken and watermelon jokes went out with the 1920's. I eat them myself and my skin color would blind you on a cloudy day. I do tend to rate songs higher by how well I know or like the original song. Tommy, check out "Summer of 69". Don't know how well you'll like it, but you'll find enough innuendo in the title alone, that I bet you and your collaborator will have duet from by the end of next week.
Old Man Ribber - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
At the risk of bringing more ones crashing down on me, I must say that the gentleman in question sounds a little too much like a bad caractature. ;D
TT @ Patrick - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I saw the innuendo in the title immediately, but every time I ask FG if I can stick it innuendo, she says no.... don't think I'd have much better luck with this one.

All is not lost, though: It's already been done as a solo act (long before TT met FG), though a lot of readers didn't catch the innuendo:

and don't miss the commentary and repartee with Stuart McArthur, a world-class parodist and Aussie whose presence here has been sorely missed for quite a while, though he's told me privately that he'll "return with a vengeance" in the not-too-distant future. (Be afraid. Be very afraid! ;)

TT @ Old Man Ribber - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
May I recommend the Firefox web browser, which comes with a built-in spell-checker? It would have flagged "caractature" in the comment box before you submitted it. Then you right-click the flagged word (underlined in red), and it gives you a choice of correct spellings that are close to what you typed -- in this case, you'd choose "caricature". (I still don't catch my own minor typos, though ;-(

Absolutely, totally free, so this isn't a spam, and safer than Internet Exploder. Runs on any computer -- Windows, Mac, etc. should get you there. If not, add the www at the beginning (avoiding auto-filters here). Disclaimer: I am not in any way connected with that product or the non-profit organization that makes it and gives it away.
Michael Pacholek - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Even if you don't accept the truth that the recession begain in 2001 with Bush's crazy harebrained tax scheme, and never really ended for the bottom 99 percent, most people understand that it began in 2007, also under the Midland Moron. The Democratic-controlled Congress? Bush vetoed everything they did, so you can't blame them. President Obama isn't just smarter than you are, he's a better capitalist: As the elected CEO of the corporation that owns General Motors (though it was his predecessor who "bought" it), he found out who was costing GM all that money, and fired him, and now they're doing better. Don't you right-wingers get it? Conservatism doesn't work! And when we try it, lots of people don't work. Conservatism kills jobs, liberalism brings them back.
Jojo Starr - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
The recession was "officially" proclaimed (by the press) as having started sometime in July 1990. The next year it got worse and the first Gulf War and the post-Cold War military cuts didn't help. George H. W. Bush said "Read my lips. No new taxes" (in 1988), but in 90/91 he eventually did anyway. By late 1992 the economy was in horrid shape and unemployed workers came to Bush Sr.'s rallies yelling "Read our slips!". Bill Clinton takes over the driver's seat. I was working in various job assignments in the mid-late 90s. Many - and I mean many of my fellow co-workers got early retirement and buyouts. They were not replaced. Bill Clinton claimed the economy was booming. Maybe it was in better shape during his first term but it wasn't doing THAT good. He won reelection. A lot of people bought what he said. I could see that it wasn't quite so. I guess that's the "Slick" in his nickname. In 2000 we had the " bubble burst". Don't forget NAFTA/CAFTA/SHAFTA which nearly ALL politicians, Repub and Democ alike, supported so enthusiastically. George W. Bush did NOTHING but put on his "war on terror" spiel (that phrase was used at least twice before - 1986 Libya war and 1998 missile attacks on al-Qaida outlets) and of course the tinhorn mafia don dousch bag who ran Iraq. Now Obama has to tackle the grossly neglected economy and other sorts of crap that has fallen onto his lap. I'm glad he's at least paying some attention. He's open to ideas from Congress and that's good but the problem is while he's intelligent but he is just ONE man. He needs assistance and input from others, he's not a "Messiah" and he can't "fix it all" himself. It must be remembered that Reaganomics took about 3 years to effectively pull America out of the post-Vietnam War recession. Pundits lambasted that "old man" in the early 80s and he went on to talk with the Russkies to bury the Cold War hatchet. If you're gonna write some parody criticizing someone please get some facts first, OK?
Poli-tick-ly Incorrect - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
It wasn't a surprise to hear form Andria first. When it come to my reference of fried chicken in my parodies, she is the only one who seems to take offense. That's no surprise, given that all leftists are chicken, and we wouldn't want to be calling their brains "fried", now would we? I challenge Andria to write a better parody of the same song.
Poli-tick-ly Incorrect - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek, you are wrong about the recession, as it began towards the very end of Bush's last term and got much worse at the after President Odumba's inauguration. I have yet to see one job that the democrats have brought back. The only jobs they create are in the government sector and that always means more taxes to pay. That is when small businesses fail. Democrats always consider small business the enemy. So the question is: "Do the dummycrats really get it?"
Pauline - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Your parody really stinks, politickly!

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