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Song Parodies -> "Bush's Brain"

Original Song Title:

"Dream Lover"

Original Performer:

Ricky Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Bush's Brain"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

Bush fans/apologists won't even want to read this one. :-)
"Bush's Brain"

Ev’ry day I keep on prayin’ folks’ll quit bashing Bush’s brain.
It ought to be against the law to liken Bush to Baum’s man of straw,
Because he has a brain
and it’s not wheat --
it is a pair of synapses bridged by a single spirochaete.

People often say he’s dumb, like to say his skull is numb,
but that is just because the Pres mangles almost all he says.
But Dubya has a brain,
and I repeat:
it is a pair of synapses bridged by a single spirochaete.

Tho’ he looks like chimps in zoos,
his intellect is truly rare,
as folks'd know, if he’d just lose
that Dan-Quayle-in-th’-headlights stare.

It’s said his dopey grin’s a ploy meant to appeal to the hoi-palloi
and if that’s so and it works on them, they may be even smarter than him,
and also have a brain
that’s built complete
with a pair of synapses bridged by a single spirochaete.

© Stan Hall

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Michael Pacholek - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I think you give him too much credit. Speaking of which, here's a five.
Johnny D - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Stan, you get fives just for using "spirochaete" & "hoi-palloi" in an AmiRight parody!
2Eagle - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Maybe he is the misssing link.
alvin - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
funny thing is, if george read this he would think you were complimenting him
Stan - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
MP, JD, 2agle, and Alvin ... thanks. I must say I'm somehwat surprised and maybe even a little disappointed that no Bush defender has yet braved the prefatory warning-off to suggest while pointing out that "hoi-palloi" should be rendered "hoi polloi" -- unhyphenated and with "a," not "o," twixt "p" and "l" -- that my own brain more nearly resembles a Hush Puppy's fuzziness than a Florsheim's shine. Believe it or not, that particular misspelling was placed as bait. Any others also present and unnoticed/unremarked by me are valid evidence. :-)
LadyCupCakes - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, Sir Stan, . . . I'm the last person to poke humor about anyone else's brain power!
AFW - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent fantasy...
MrMacphisto - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice... 5-5-5
Michael Pacholek - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Hang on a second: Ricky Nelson? I don't know if he ever recorded the OS, but the hit version was by Bobby Darin. Oh well, too late, I already gave you the five. I guess we'll both have to live with it.
Stan - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
MP, I'm very good at being wrong about many things, but I do try to get my attributions right. AAMOF, RN did cover "Dream Lover" on Epic label releases ('79. with "That Ain't The Way Love's Supposed To Be," and '86, with "Rave On"; see RN's official website at I'm well aware of Darin's hit version, but, as a Nelson-attributed cover was the first accessible page when I Googled to check my recollection of the original lyrics, I credited him accordingly for "As performed by" on's submission page. So ... am I right? Your call for you. For me, unaware of any rule dictating OS attribution to designated "hit" covers, I say I'm not wrong. I can with that, and with your 5s, or without'em if you wish to rescind them. (Incidentally, for similar reasons, I attributed the OS of a "Blue Moon" parody to Frank Sinatra despite a strong personal preference for the Marcels' cover.) :-)

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