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Song Parodies -> "The Vile West Ain't Where I Want to Be"

Original Song Title:

"The Wild West Is Where I Want to Be"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"The Vile West Ain't Where I Want to Be"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Obama has raised the hope for change among ~240 persons on a nearby island. The OS spoofed a cold-war government facility that bomb-making people tried to get INTO.
Around this jail, you'll find me hopin'
That the gates will soon slide open
In the land of the old Fidel C. (Allah!)
There the scenery's attractive
And new President's retractive.
Oh, the vile West ain't where I wanna be.

'Mid the macaws on the lattice,*
I've watched the natives practice
Choppin' palms^ in the clean ocean breeze.
I kneel on my new prayer rug,
And of course I wrap a hair-snug
Clockwise over my head; thwarts the fleas.

(sorry about that)

I believe tort law is just;
Speedy trial's for me, I trust;
Free I know I really must
Be soon.
I will seek the desert's hush
Where to join Jihad I'll rush;
How I long to see them crush

'Mid the air-strikes and the missiles,
I'll hatch car-bombs with bristles;#
I'll be bold as once I used to be. (Allah!)
Yes, I'll soon make my appearance
And recycle vet experience,
'Cause the vile West insanely set me free.
* chain-link fence ^ not the Taliban's kind # nails and ball-bearings

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Barry J. Mitchel - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
To fit the OS better, I'd change "macaws on" to "cages in" in line 7, and "thwarts the" to "keeps out" or even "keeps wee" in line 12.
Fiddlegirl - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Clever treatment of a most disturbing subject!
Old Man Ribber - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I was wondering if the President had joined the Three Stooges. I thought he kept saying "Get Moe! Get Moe! Get Moe!"
TJC - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Humerous n' well written parosection of perversity! Love Lehrer (as you may have guessed...)
Barry J. Mitchel - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Fg: Disturbing indeed, with shoe bomber Richard Reed most recently in a civilian court.OMR: The other two are Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.TJC: So that's what "pop" stands for? I'm not familiar with that Lehrerism, but I suspect that you're in the Vatican bag lately.

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