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Song Parodies -> "The Field is Now Wide Open"

Original Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Open"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"The Field is Now Wide Open"

Parody Written by:

Arch Vile

The Lyrics

I thought I might put this parody song together as a reminder of the democratic debates that are going on next week (at time of posting the song). Also, If you haven't already decided on which candidate to satirize for the my "Dem Funny Hindsights" parody contest on in the 00's, "the choices are still open". Sorry. That thread has been quiet lately and I have not heard any questions or anyone claiming candidates. One satirist, one song, per candidate which will only count after he/she drops out of the race. Nobody doubles up. Good luck with Steve Bullock, Seth Moulton, and Wayne Messam.
(Verse 1)
We could not hear the one-sided stories
From all those liberal, old school glories
It’s apparent that they fall off the trapeze+
Opinions, are wide open

But then in two more years the young guns emerge
And radical thinking to deal with this scourge
Yet something in their past may give Fox an urge
The rules, have a limit

(Chorus)
The field in now wide open
Twenty-three to tell you
Donkeys in the wide open
A party without a clue

(Verse 2)
So now the time was ready to set the stage
To raise awareness such as minimum wage
If from minorities, gay, young, or old age
Leaders have a limit

While most are polling in digits of single
Hang out in public places, try and mingle
But if you try and act like good old Kris Kringle*
Treasury is not open

(Chorus x2)
+ = A trapeze is usually used for being able to swing on a rope across two high platforms. This analogy would relate to the fact that establishment politicians who don't rock the boat, will never get anywhere by doing nothing. They won't risk the fall, even though they should. * = Santa Claus is all about giving presents to people. Whether it ties to socialism or not, you might find that some democratic platforms involve providing some mention of welfare to Americans. That could mean new spending programs for example. "The government can only help people, if it gives money away to solve their problems. Wah!"

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alexander's ragtag band - June 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Hillary was a place holder for Obama. Person 2020 will be a place holder for AOC.
Arch Vile - June 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Ugh. What a typo. "in now wide open" s/b "is now wide open".

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