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Song Parodies -> "With Dry Eyes Wide Open, I'm Reaming (rationed care)"

Original Song Title:

"With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"

Original Performer:

Patti Page

Parody Song Title:

"With Dry Eyes Wide Open, I'm Reaming (rationed care)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

If recess appointee Donald Berwick (US Medicare/Medicaid czar who once said that rationing must occur "with our eyes open") had to appear before an "advise and consent" Senate committee, this is what he might "sing." CHFUDNKTOS.
With my eyes wide open, I'm scheming ...
Planet breeds new; [1]
'sTime oldsters blew,
Chose to depart. [2]

With dry eyes wide open, I'm reaming ...
Cures disallow;
"Caring" is now
Clever, blue, smart.

My goal: persuade to close spry lives,
With aid that's still kind; [3]
That this government
Wants just a willing conclusion.

With sly lies pried open, I'm screaming ...
Old thing, should I preserve what you break?
Will you improve when you wake? [4]
I can't believe that you'll be healed fine.
[1] Alludes to global population limits.
[2] Progressives invent a "right to die."
[3] Can you say "Youth in Asia" or end-of-life counselling?
[4] ... from life-saving surgery.

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 4.3

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Old Man Ribber - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
So, just what is the actual difference between a government board which reviews each person's cost-effective allotment and a "death panel"? 5 - 5...Berwick believes fives should be rationed too. ;D
Mark Scotti - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Right on the mark, Barry! If we don't watch it will become this:
Barry J. Mitchel - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks; I hope that your age group is not the first to go under OMR (Obamacare Medical Rationing).
MS: Thanks; I liked your 1984 redo. George Orwell never imagined Big Brother would be Big Brotha.

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