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Song Parodies -> "Potentate"

Original Song Title:

"Purple Rain"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

I don't know about you, but everytime I hear the word potentate---I laugh inside. Potentate: One who has the power and positio to rule over others; a monarch. Useage: This parody is about Jesse Jackson: the potentate of the Rainbow Coalition and the brou ha surrounding the ebonics issue (he was so misunderstood.)
I never meant 2 cause a great big brou ha
I never meant 2 cause a huge debate
I only happened 2 one time eshcew ebonics
I only wanted 2 flex my standing as a potentate


I only wanted 2 be true, speaking as your Po-ten-tate

I always wanted 2 be a Rainbow rider
I always wanted 2 be some kind of sage
Maybe you could 1 time hear me as a brotha
It's such a shame the headlines held front page


I only wanted 2 see U all succeed as your po-ten-tate

Oakland I know, I know, I know times are changing
It's time we all speak out 4 ebonics too
That means u 2
U say u want a leader
But I can't seem 2 make up my mind
I hope I do not show it
And let me guide U through as po-ten-tate

Po-ten-tate... Po-ten-tate
Po-ten-tate... Po-ten-tate

If you know what I'm singing about up here
C'mon ask:, "Am I Right?"

Po-ten-tate Po-ten-tate

I only want 2 B true, only want 2 B true
As a Po-ten-tate

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Stephen Harrington - February 07, 2006 - Report this comment
545, good, I didn't understand some of it though. I'm just not familiar with this sort of theme.

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