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Song Parodies -> "Cannibals"

Original Song Title:

"Carnival"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Natalie Merchant

Parody Song Title:

"Cannibals"

Parody Written by:

MrMacphisto

The Lyrics

The references in this song are as follows: K Street - the street in DC where most of the major lobbyist groups are; the mad man is a reference to Ahmadinejad; the nine eleven outfit refers to how some vendors sell 9/11 souvenirs near ground zero, with what appears to be no concern for the inherent disrespect involved...
I've walked D.C.
A vigil staged
For bribery
Servants by our graces
Actors took their places
Due to greed

Down on K Street
There are cannibals
Of soldiery
Not the best peacekeepers
Lendors and arms dealers
They're clouding all we see

Are we this blind?
Are we this lost
Inside... ourselves and our own minds?
Hypnotized
Proselytized
By what their lies have screamed?

In N-Y-C
In a spectacle of wealth and poverty
Like a diamond market
The mad man's welcome carpet
Had seemed so proper to me

So just walk these streets
For the purpose is something truly bleak
See the wise guys make a profit
For a nine eleven outfit
You'll rave... at what you see...

Are we this blind?
Are we this lost
Inside... ourselves and our own minds?
Hypnotized
Cap'talize
Where many lives careened

How'd we go wrong?
Did we surmise
Believe the lies and play along?
Petrified
Terrified
And let our hate resound
By what their lies have screamed
Not what it seems

[2x]
Have we gone blind?
Have we been lost?
How'd we go wrong?
The fear disguised
To look so strong
Are all us hypnotized
Mesmerized
With all the lies abound?
By those... K Street... cannibals

By those criminals...

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alvin - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
well done...just too bad you had to write it
John Barry - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but yours is powerful.
AFW - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Heavy subject...very well carried
Kristof Robertson - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Pitch-black and abrasive, Mac...but sometimes you just have to hit that message home with a sledgehammer. Great stuff.555+
MrMacphisto - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, Alvin, John, AFW, and Kristof... :)
Red Ant - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
9/11 souvenirs? Jeez, there are no shortage of low-lifes. Great roasting here, MrMac. 5s. PS: I think before you mentioned you live in North Carolina - are you anywhere near South Hill, Va?
MrMacphisto - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comment, Red Ant. Yep, I'm in NC, but I'm a bit further west than that. South Hill is up the highway from Durham. I'm in Greensboro. I'm closer to Danville, VA. Are you in VA now? I thought you were in Oregon?
Red Ant - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I've always been in VA. I live in Williamsburg, but will be in South Hill next week for work - just thinking we could maybe meet over lunch or something if it wasn't too much furthur a drive (assuming you would want to, lol).
MrMacphisto - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know where I got Oregon from... lol... But yeah... hmmm... I'll register on the messageboard, and then maybe we can put something together through PMs
Tommy Turtle - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
What alvin and Kristof said. 555
MrMacphisto - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Tommy :)
2Eagle - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Anything tasteless to make a buck.
Below Average Dave - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow, talk about twisting the meaning of a song. . .totally unexpected, can't take anything away from that. By those... K Street... cannibals, I'll have to avoid K Street
MrMacphisto - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2Eagle & Dave... :)
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