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Song Parodies -> "Osama (bin Laden)"

Original Song Title:

"Manana (tomorrow)"

Original Performer:

Peggy Lee

Parody Song Title:

"Osama (bin Laden)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Like Mexico a half century ago, Iraq has poverty pockets leading to apathy and despair, then to violent clashes. This parody follows a teenager in the Sunni Triangle from 2003 to 2006 (stanza dates below are approximate). It is less humorous than he original song at was.1. Spring 2003 -- Saddam & Sons deposed but hiding2. Fall 2003 -- A brief taste of freedom from oppression3. 2004 -- Early stirrings against perceived occupation4. 2005 -- Dissatisfaction spreads by religious indoctrination5. 2006 -- Open sectarian violence fueled by nearby nations
The faucet's barely dripping, power lines are fallen down
Saddam yet bleeds oil money, so he can stow in new crown
My brother is in Turkey and my sister doesn't dare
A woman needs an escort or she can't go anywhere
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me)

My mother wears a burqa, she's keeping us from Harb
With liesure time I look to see girls' slinky sinful garb
My mother thinks I'm lazy, I should with Shias fight
I will not shirk tomorrow but I gotta peep tonight
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me)

At last I earned some money but I gave it to my friend
He said he'd splay some rubble, it was Allah to defend
But he said that his Creator showed the course he was to go
Why he give The Force my money, so they could strike a blow
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me)

------ call to prayer ------

(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me)

My brother took a suitcase and he went to maddras school
My father says he only learned to be a willing ghoul
My father said that I should learn to make a killing 'bot
But when it blew the house down, my skill he said was naught
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me)

The border's freely open, sons of Cain are coming in
If someone doesn't close it, they'll be croaking all my kin
But if we wait a year or two, the pain may go away
And we won't be in limbo on crutch from USA
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me) Allah! Allah!
(Osama, bin Laden, Osama is Sunni 'nough for me) Allah! Allah!
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Susanna Viljanen - November 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice. That was fun to sing along. I know the original tune, which is brisk and nice.

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