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Song Parodies -> "'Cause They Want to Wash Your Brain"

Original Song Title:

"If I Only Had a Brain"

Original Performer:

Wizard Of Oz Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"'Cause They Want to Wash Your Brain"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Some may smile and some may glower,
But all have got sick power,
Their line is slick and vain.
If you buy it, you're gaffein'--
Jim Jones had his flock quaffin',
And they all went down the drain.

With neuroses they will fiddle
Till an insecure kid'll
Fork over all his gain.
Pretty soon he is drinkin'
The same Kool-Aid, not thinkin',
Because they've laundered his brain.

Dave Koresh was a guy
Who conned 'em by the score.
They thought he was king,
Then at the compound's door,
Feds drilled, he killed kids, flames did roar.

Such scam artists offer nothin';
Victims can't see they're bluffin'
And proffer all their gain.
They tell you they'll serve you
But they really should unnerve you
'Cause they want to wash your brain.

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alvin rhodes - December 16, 2005 - Report this comment
very clever, sir
Lurker - December 16, 2005 - Report this comment
The most successful brainwashers today are irRev. Al Sharpton, irRev. Jesse Jackson, and Sinister Louis Farrakhan -- all ultraliberal Demo(n)cRats.
Michael Pacholek - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
The most successful brainwashers are those who convince poor white people that the Republicans will be better for them than the Democrats -- and that poor minorities are at fault. By the way, Lurker, Farrakhan is no Democrat, and Jesse put his life on the line -- literally -- to get people the right to vote, which is far more than you will ever have the courage and decency to do. And not, like most of us, because you will never get the chance, but because you wouldn't. Anyway, John, a good parody, particularly since, like a lot of people who remember 1978, all the while the Koresh saga was happening, I had Jim Jones flashbacks. At least this one ended with the right thing being done, by the government, anyway. (Now we shall pause as Lurker tells us that Koresh was a good man and a true Christian who was merely misunderstood, and wouldn't have deserved the death penalty had he been captured alive for his crimes of child molestation, bigamy and various firearms charges.)
1warlock - September 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Well done! Thanks.

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