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Song Parodies -> "Syria"

Original Song Title:

"Lydia The Tattooed Lady"

Original Performer:

Groucho Marx

Parody Song Title:

"Syria"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Written during the debate about bombing Syria, but NewsRevue didn't run with it when it was topical..
Oh Syria, oh Syria, say, should we bomb Syria?
Syria, the war-torn country
David Cameron's advice is
We should bomb to "degrade" ISIS
Syria, bomb Syria? Are those the criteria
Oh Syria should we bomb you, too?
It's more than a question of whether we could
There's MPs like Corbyn don't think that we should
Believing that it will not do any good
If we drop some bombs on Syria!

War-war-war? Or not war...
War-war-war? Or not war...

To get rid of Assad,
Who (let's face it) is bad
There was an insurrec-shee-yun
And we understood
That those rebels were good
But now they've got a diff'rent complex-shee-yun

War-war-war? Or not war...
War-war-war? Or not war...

Oh Syria, oh Syria, say, should we bomb Syria?
Syria, the answer is "maybe"
Left up to their own devices
Rebels split, and out came ISIS
Syria, oh Syria, it's making me wearier
Oh Syria's confusing as hell:
There's ISIS, supported by Saudi dough
But Saudis are our allies too, don't you know
(And they've got the oil, and oil needs to flow)
But they finance war in Syria!

War-war-war? Or not war...
War-war-war? Or not war...

In Vienna they had high-level discussions
With the Yanks, Turks and Saudis and Russians
Chinese, Egyptians, Iranians and Lebanese
Qatari, Jordanese, EU and UAEs

War-war-war? Or not war...
War-war-war? Or not war...

What Vlad Putin's is doing seems barmy
Now he is attacking the Free Syrian Army
He's missing ISIS and we think that's really bad
'Cause he's supporting his friend Bashir al-Assad

War-war-war? Or not war...
War-war-war? Or not war...

Syria, bomb Syria? I'm close to hysteria
Oh Syria, the bombs gonna fall
Now a Russian bomber's shot down by Turkey
(The folks they were bombing were Turkmen, you see)
Time to start preparing for... World War Three
For it's going to start in Syria!

I said Syria...
(He said Syria...)
They said Syria...
We said Syria, kabloom!

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Rob Arndt - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
OK, 555, but a few things are off. Number one, what will UK use to bomb but Harrier GR.9s? Your Tornados are ADVs ( Air Defense Version) and the Typhoon? Maybe, maybe not. Second, Russia in months has out bombed the entire coalition of US, Western, and Arab AFs, even carpet bombing with the Bears and Blackjacks, hitting more high value targets with greater firepower. Third, the Russian Bomber was a Su-24 Fencer _strike_aircraft that had hit Syrian Rebel positions before being jumped from behind by two Turk F-16s after a 67 second stray. Had it been a Flanker they would backed off and since then Russia provides top cover with Flankers. No F-16s, no F-22s dare come close. MiG-31s also routinely shoot down Turk UAVs and can shoot down small targets like Predators, Reaper's, etc...
Rob Arndt - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Note: in 2015 UK converted Tornado ADVs to makeshift IDS to bomb ISIS in pinprick strikes. UK has no strategic bombers, unlike the US and Russia ( even China)!
Susanna Viljanen - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Nail the ISIS. The sooner the better. Those scumbags deresve no more mercy than any household vermin.
Phil Alexander - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Rob, I know exactly what you mean: it's not like the RAF has massive capability in this area any more. But to listen to the debate, you'd think we were going to play a major, even critical part.
Peter Andersson - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
So you're siding with marxism on the syrian issue, aren't you?
Anonymous - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.1411/isis-fighters-laugh-at-the-swedes-promise-to-bring-the-war-to-sweden.html
Timmy1000 - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
An appropriate song to use for this discussion. I think Groucho would be right at home in this discussion.
Peregrin - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Ah Lydia, ah Lydia, she gave me chla-mydia... Ah Syria, ah Syria, them's ISIS-bacteria
Leough - January 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Surprised they didn't run with this one...well crafted! (Security Code: 69D)
Phil Alexander - January 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Thaks everyone :-)

Leough - they might have considered the OS a bit too obscure.. I think this is a stronger song than one of mine that is still in there four months on, which is surprising for a topical revue (I guess that must still be getting a good reception :-) ). Feels strange after all these years to actually be receiving royalty cheques for parodies
Phil Alexander - January 22, 2016 - Report this comment
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