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Song Parodies -> "Infrastructure Is Broken"

Original Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Open"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Infrastructure Is Broken"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Elevated freeways not looking cool;
potholed’s the Hollywood—lots of flats, too.
It seems the jerks don’t care, subject is taboo—
the future looks quite broken.

The roads are a disgrace. . .like a washboard
The bridges might dunk into a river ford. . .
occupants go to their heavenly reward.
Some highways are unfit.

Infrastructure is broken,
crumbling right in view.
Institute dunces strokin’:
the deadbeats without a clue.

These rapers of us watch it all fall apart.
Their highway’s Hershey, as they are fat cats’ tarts.
Some highways appear made for a donkey cart.
These guys, way, are unfit.

Legislate racket brings bling that will jingle—
diametric opposite of Kris Kringle.
Majority of them are berries, type “dingle.”
They’re plutocrat types strokin’.

Institution is broken,
crumbling right in view.
Inmates, what are they smokin’?
A legislature sans clue.

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Pacing: 3.9
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Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 14

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Patrick - July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Don't know the original song, but grasp the concept. What could we do with all the money the feds are spending on trying to rule the world, while neglecting important business at home. Fixing roads, bridges, rail, etc would create millions of good jobs.
Michael Pacholek - July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
The road to Hell really is paved with Republicans.
FU2MP - July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
The road to Hell is paved with Democrats, Commies, SJWs, National Socialists, and other leftard goose-steppers like our resident village idiot MP here. Your fellow fascists are really going to enjoy stepping on you once you've outlived your usefulness to them, MP.
Patriot - July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Kerry is the Neville Chamberlain of our time.
Riiiight - July 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Who needs a road to Hell paved with Republicans when we have the Devil sitting in the Oval Office!!!
Wroooong - July 31, 2015 - Report this comment
C'mon, Riiiight, aka Rob. Obama is the Devil? It's obviously way past your bedtime. Pee, turn on the night light, stick a pin in your Pacholek doll, curl up with your Adolf Bear, and dream happily of mushroom clouds.

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