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Song Parodies -> "Show Down"

Original Song Title:

"Small Town"

Original Performer:

John Mellencamp

Parody Song Title:

"Show Down"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1996, commemorating the infamous federal government shutdown led by Newt Gingrich and his House Republicans
(instrumental intro)

Newt is staging a show down
Let me give you the low down
Government could shut or slow down
He would do it with impunity

All his friends are so low down
Let's hope Republicans go down
They want a government shut down
For a photo opportunity

The budget talks have all slowed down
If social programs get mowed down
The name of Gingrich may go down
As mud in our history

But Newt can live with a shut down
His big fat income won't slow down
The G.O.P. dance at their own hoe-down
While they shirk responsibility

We can't understand where it is he comes from
We can't forget his true identity
If a furlough happens there is no town
Where people will see what he wants to see

(instrumental break)

We'll fight before we will go down
Still feisty enough to say, "Hey, why don't you go drown?"
Republicans will try to blow down
Any obstacles to victory

Newt is staging a show down
We'll fight before we will go down
Newt is trying hard to slow down
The federal bureaucracy

(instrumental fade)

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