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Song Parodies -> "McCain Says"

Original Song Title:

"Jane Says"

Original Performer:

Jane's Addiction

Parody Song Title:

"McCain Says"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

And check out the compantion piece Amazed He's Number One (Obama Said). I wanted to do one about Hillary, too, but couldn't find the right OS.

And yes, I know McCain is two syllables and Jane is one. Just work with me here :-)
McCain Says
I like the surge, although
It’s still not safe in Baghdad
He lied
No, wait, just “misspoke”
When he said that it’s sa-afe there
Then when he went back again
Said I’ll stake my campaign on it
That’s right, our surge succeeded
We will not be defeated
Will be no retreating

McCain says
I think we should bomb Iran
I sang that song about it
You know
From three decades ago
But way back then man
It was about hostages
McCain says
That we have got to stay
Hundred years if it’s a day
We gotta beat al-Qaeda
We cannot be afraid-a
Must win this crusade-a

He looks mad
Not exactly spry
And the right wing thought
He’s just sh*t!
He ain’t got no charm
(like Ross Perot)
But he won, luck would have it

McCain goes
“You’re a f**king jerk!”
When yelling at Chuck Grassley*
He hates
The gooks** in Vietnam
Because they tortured him in prison
McCain says
I ain’t no Lib’ral Dove
I don’t know much ‘bout biz-
ness, but I know that war is wretched
So lets get all those rag-heads
And take them ‘hind the wood-shed

He looks mad
Not exactly spry
And the right wing thought
He’s just sh*t!
He ain’t got no charm
(like Ross Perot)
But he won, luck would have it

McCain says
* Chuck Grassley is a fellow Republican Senator. McCain called him a f*cking jerk back in 2000.
** McCain has used this slur a few times, and has never apologized.

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Phil Alexander - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the OS - I've got "Nothing's Shocking" on CD, but haven't put it on in years. Kind of worried that McCain doesn't seem to know shi'ite about the various flavours of Islam and who's where out in Iraq/Iran. Anyway, another good bit of politics, here.
Jason - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I echo Phil's comment
alvin - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
nice bit o' bashin'....i couldn't agree more
LuttleCupCakes - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Lord Mc 'Q, Candidate McCain wants 15% Capital gains tax, Oh'Mama screams 24%, O'Bama raises 'em 28%. I'll vote on that basis, Sir.
John Barry - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
You want four more years of Dubya? Vote for McCain. Well-crafted skewering.
John Jenkins - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
The items you footnote are valid items for which to criticize Senator McCain and to work into a parody. This is a good parody, but Luttle CupCakes lists one of the reasons that McCain is still the most qualified candidate.
McKludge - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Phil - You can't remember the OS? It was beaten into our skulls in the US back in the 90s.

Jason, alvin, JB- Thanks.

LCC, JJ - Since I have no capital gains to be taxed, I'll choose a different basis upon which to vote.
John Jenkins - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
In the Pennsylvania debate last week, it was pointed out to Obama that in 1980, when capital gains rates were increased, related tax revenue decreased. He responded that he did not care about tax revenue, he just thought it would be fair to penalize those who earned capital gains. I don't want someone who doesn't understand how incentives and disincentives affect the economy to serve as president.
Red Ant - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Congrats on the first submission of this song, McKludge. I remember it: I've been trying to parody it myself ("Brain Dead"...). The title fits fine, just have to sing "Mc" as a cue note. Ross Perot had much more charm than Johnny Boy though. Anyway, great work here.

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