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Song Parodies -> "You Holed up in a Safe House"

Original Song Title:

"I Hold Your Hand in Mine, Dear"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"You Holed up in a Safe House"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Here's a song that President Obama could sing, to the spirit of Osama bin Laden, at his next stage appearance, based upon TOS.
You holed up in a safe house
And pressed on, brewing tips
To make a stealthy fight [1]
As your saintly image slips.

Your ploy might be complete soon
If only you were here; [2]
But spilled in deep, you can't
Be oppressing Jews with fear.

That night you died, we cut you off;
My SEAL team was not shy.
Allowing time explicit, [3]
Why get dud vain skunk to try? [4]

In warfare's row, they killed you,
As sour governments decline; [5]
And 'til they peoples let free,
We shall boldly stand with spine.
[1] He planned and sent messages by courier. Followers called him a saint.
[2] This means alive somewhere rather than buried at sea.
[3] They had to get out before Pakistani police arrived.
[4] Trial in military or civilian court could take years.
[5] Arab dictatorships are falling to uprisings.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 3

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   1
 3   1
 4   0
 5   1

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Barry J. Mitchel - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't object to the 2 & 3 votes for "how funny" but for pacing? Those voters could not have linked to TOS in my intro; I matched the meter of every line and the rhyme in all but line 1.
Wild Child JIN - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Yep, leave it up to some people Barry, they think 1 is the highest score someone can get, and 5 is the lowest one, I'll try to help you with a 5 balance here. ;-)
Dana Mathewson - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Barry, you are closing in on Ira Gershwin as a lyricist, I swear. As far as the score for "how funny," I would prefer to see a category of "how apropos." Too much of what goes on today elicits "songs" that are biting and satirical (you are a master of those) but they sure aren't funny! Neither you nor other parodists should be downgraded for that!
Barry J. Mitchel - May 15, 2011 - Report this comment
W.C. JIN: Thanks for your vote; lately I've been stalked by a 333-er too.
Dana: Thanks for your apropos comments. But your comparison of me to the great Ira may explode MY head! I "merely" aspire to the level of Paul Shanklin or Jim Gossett. ;-)

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