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Song Parodies -> "Trillion Granted; Heaving"

Original Song Title:

"Some Enchanted Evening"

Parody Song Title:

"Trillion Granted; Heaving"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

OS lyrics here.

Trillion granted; heaving
Congress: gettting stranger
U.S. is in danger
Of our bankruptcy soon

But somehow, I know
Those women and men
Will vote for debt deeper
Again and again

For our kids, I'm grieving
Congress and its staffers
Should hang from the rafters
For this boondoggle boon

And somehow, I know
Despite all our screams
The cost of their gaffe-ing
Will kill our kids' dreams

Who can explain it?
I can tell you why
Each little district
Wants its slice of pie

Disenchanted: theiving
Think we need a new Gov.
I'd like to throw all you -
- Into a crowded tomb

Give up your free ride
Don't throw us a bone
And all through your life
You can pay for your own!

Once, we were founded;
Spending: apropos
Now we have foundered
Ever down we go


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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 8

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AFW - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Content: no...quality, rewriting job, TT
alvin - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
love it...especially liked "boondoggle boon"
TJC - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Fantastic... flows like buttah... apparently, your mind 'hums and is conceiving' constantly... now hold on a sec, I'm bailing you 5's as fast as I can!
John Barry - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Hanging from the rafters. . .much too kind.
Timmy1000 - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Not as funny as much as sad but true, but a good write - worthy of 555.
Tommy Turtle - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
AFW: once again, thanks for separating the two, and for v/c
alvin: thanks.
TJC: keep 'em coming :)
John Barry: agreed, but unfortunately the new Prez has outlawed torture (j/k, agree with him there) .. .thanks for v/c.
Timmy1000: I don't find anything funny about the mess either :) thanks for v/c.
Christie Marie M - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
This parody really tells all, Tommy! You're as great a parodist like Alvin and AFW!! Very articulate lyrics, fluently paced, and quite humorous. Yep, the economy is still bad, I'll give you that! It's all good! 555!
John Jenkins - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff, TT. Great substitutions, particularly "new Gov" and disenchanted: thieving." And great job of working meaningful lyrics into the short lines of TOS. "Each little district/wants its slice of the pie" is a succinct way of explaining the entitlement mentality that seems to be afflicting all politicians.
Tommy Turtle - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie Marie M: Thank you for including me in that very elite company. Please feel free to browse my other 200+ parodies here by clicking on the author name in blue at the top of the page, after "Parody written by..." You might find some titles that strike your fancy, or you can click "H' twice to sort by popularity. Note: a few are slightly racy. (Those seem to be the most popular -- go figure!) Thanks very much for vote and comment!

John Jenkins: Astute analysis of the poliscum. Thanks JJ.

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