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Song Parodies -> "Ghost Writer’s Paid to Lie"

Original Song Title:

"Ghost Riders in the Sky"

Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"Ghost Writer’s Paid to Lie"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This cold-land girl can’t write; she ain’t quite smart—just in one way:
She landed a scribbler who could tell her just what to say.
Now she has pounded out the pulp for those who drop their jaw
When “author” winks her eye and opens up her loudy maw.

Some publisher handed her several million in the deal.
Were Abby Hoffman here, he’d squeal, “This ain’t a book to steal!”
The Barnumesque moral is that there’s always folks who’ll buy
What the real writer has pumped out: merd-
ivorously steaming pie.

Sticky pie, whoa!
Icky pie, way!
Faux writer pays to lie.

She headed south from frozen tracts where the sun never sets—
A San Diego hack lands the contract, and then she’s set.
The hack is no slacker, bent her back and effort did apply
To “Going Rogue,” a bogus-tract hack job passed off as “I.”

The ghost’s from sunny Socal and Lynn Vincent is her name,
And she will aid North troll who’s a Nome name, bolster her fame.
Well, cowpies that drop on the range make fragrance that I’d try
Before I’d sniff this pile of shit that stinks to heaven high.

Slipp’ry pie, whoa!
Shitty pie, way!
Ghost writer’s paid to lie,
Faux writer pay is high.
Dolt righters pay to buy.

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John Barry - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
TT, if you're out there: your comments have prompted me to reflect (a rarity), and my pol posture for the time being is: backing off on the unabated bashing might not be a bad idea. Besides, it’s October—time to vamp it up. For right now, though, gotta dash and exam-cram.
AFW - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Not familiar with the authoress you mention, but i get the idea you don't care for her word weaving...edgy humor at it's bashed..
alvin - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
great title switch and concept
TJC - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
All other 'Ghost Riders' palin comparison...
Fiddlegirl - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Gee... that's just mean. It's been some time since I read the deeply profound and philosophical musings of Michael Moore or Al Franken... (no ghost writers, true-- they can lie just fine all by themselves!) ;)
LilFauxHO - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Pirate Jack, . . .your Ghostess with the Most-ess, Sir . . .

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