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Song Parodies -> "Health Care Is Broken (USA)"

Original Song Title:

"Morning Has Broken"

Original Performer:

Cat Stevens

Parody Song Title:

"Health Care Is Broken (USA)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

My title is a favorite line of President Obama as he promotes hasty enactment of national medical insurance that includes a government-run plan and a mandate for "everybody in the pool". The OS had a hopeful but very different theme.
Health care is broken, like an outworn thing;
Barack has spoken, like it's world-third.
Praised for his bringing ways to end mourning,
Phased out right-winging freedoms, I heard.

Please explain to all sons not from heaven,
Why not redo all, spawn it first-class?
Crazy the fleetness, begging no pardon,
Sprung in completeness, hurried to pass.

Health care's new-won right, signed with this warning:
For that have some rights taken away.
Slaying free nation's ways, ever scorning,
Barack's impatient for a new day.

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 8

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Patrick - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
This is pure poetry. Wonderful fit to the original melody.
Old Man Ribber - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Why is the Health Care like the old Soviet Union? Because Obama is "Russian" to get it done! Great job, BJM! ;D
Fiddlegirl - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Well-crafted, Mr. Mitchel.
John Barry - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
"Broken" is an understatement.
metaphorsbwithu - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Subtle yet piercing. Hear the latest? The Senate voted to hide its bill from the public until they vote on it. Plus, there's a provision creating fines up to $25,000 and imprisonment for individuals not buying insurance for up to a year. isn't this mandatory stuff the kind of thing Hillary was criticized for last year during the debates? Contact your Senators and demand the public be allowed to see this bill no less than 72 hours in advance. Transparency indeed! 555
Barry J. Mitchel - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Patrick, you're too kind. Let's teach this in schools where the OS is banned but Battle Hymn & Tramp, Tramp, Tramp are hijacked to Obama worship. OMR, some people can't talk without hands; you can't write without puns (I'm glad). Fg, thanks. My church handbell choir was rehearsing the OS when the idea hit me. JB, perhaps, but there are better repairs. mbwy, not piercing like a siren, I hope. Yes, I heard/read the latest horror tales.

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