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Song Parodies -> "BP Cared (Beyond Petrol)"

Original Song Title:

"Be Prepared (Boy Scouts' Motto)"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"BP Cared (Beyond Petrol)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

President Obama visited the Gulf Coast for a third time and declared that he would see to it that BP pays all claims and doesn't "nickel and dime" people whose livelihood has been shattered. He also alluded to BP's recent profit and dividend payout. Earlier, he had sent Attorney General Holder to investigate possible criminal actions leading to the April 20 disaster. My parody of this 1950s satire concludes that only BP can stop the gusher.
BP dared, that's the offshore drilling song.
BP glared as protesters marched along.
BP failed to hold its finger on deep well;
Now Gulf's fraught with gummy balls that few can't smell.

BP's bared, can't hide that stack of documents;
Their trade shook when they could not cover jets.
BP's profit's hid in dividends so they will not be found;
BP's careful not to show them when Obama comes around,
For he only would insist that they be shared,
Won't be spared.

BP aired "Beyond Petrol" as their creed;
BP cared, 'twould be clean for world in need.
Take sharp scissors to emissions, they're not nice;
And yes, you'll get that green advantage for high price.

BP's snared, must be careful that they do
Pure good deeds; Eric Holder's watching too.
If they're hooking up bad venters of an inefficient kind,
And those albatross relief wells are inaccurately inclined,
MM Service could be mustered, so impaired.
BP's scared!
MM stands for Minerals Management (part of the US Interior Department), whose head recently resigned.
BP's latest capping/siphoning operation appears to have led to some success, as reported on June 5.

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Monday Morning QB - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Intent of line 8 is clearer this way: "BP's careful not to stow them where Obama could impound," meaning keep profit in BP's treasury from which it could be seized. And "inclined" near the end could be "aligned" to account for 3 dimensions.
Old Man Ribber - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Maybe the Administration could take their boot off of BP's neck and put it on the oil leak! ;D
John Jenkins - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I was not familiar with TOS, but I checked out your link and I like the substitutions. Very good spoof.
Barry J. Mitchel - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been otherwise occupied for 3 weeks, so I am late to respond.
OMR: This leak is beyond the Administration's depth; their skill is leaking not plugging.
JJ: I hope that you become a Tom Lehrer fan; this is my 9th corruption of his remains.

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