Parody lyrics: “Welfare”

To mark the impending passage of the stimulus package The Generational Theft Act of 2009, I wrote a parody for any good Barack Obama impersonator to sing (with backup vocals by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barney Frank).

“Welfare”
(Tune: “Hang Fire” by The Rolling Stones)

Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
In the brand new country we’re gonna remake
Nobody has a job, cuz they’re all on the take, welfare
Uh welfare
Well running your life is our full time job
We know what’s best for you, you’re just a helpless slob, welfare
Uh welfare, welfare, sign right there, baby yeah
Uh welfare, welfare, sign right there, baby
Yeah
Uh welfare
We got four short years to spread all of your wealth
This truckload of cash won’t spend itself
Here in D.C. we’re on a tear
Say what the hell, say what the hell, welfare
Welfare, welfare, welfare, sign right there, baby
Welfare, welfare, welfare, welfare
Welfare, welfare, sign right there baby
Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
Welfare welfare, welfare welfare, welfare welfare, well well
Cough up a trillion dollars for us to burn
Then re-elect us cuz you never learn, welfare
Uh welfare, welfare, sign right there baby
Uh welfare, welfare, sign right there
Welfare welfare welfare welfare
Sign right there
Sign right there

Considering the original song’s ironic subject, I fiured it could use an update. After all, Barack Obama is the new James Callaghan.

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