Sunday, November 14, 2004

Blue Girl in a Red State

Couldn't resist this post-election parody. But you know what? The game's not over 'til it's over!!

this is an audio post - click to play


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LYRICS:
I'm just a blue girl in a red state in the middle of the USA
& though I voted Democratic, my state went the other way
I'm just a blue girl in a red state in the middle of the USA
I hope I'll live in a blue state someday

All this time I'd been waiting to vote, Dems know just what I mean
I did my thing & went back home & watched the results on the screen
But it's goodbye sanity, hello Dubya there's a tear runnin' down my face
Cause we're back where we were 4 years ago, & he just won't go away

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PS We'll probably be doing all our audio over clips like this in the future. It's lower fidelity, but it's free, dontchya know.

Friday, November 05, 2004

The Unthinkable

Well, the unthinkable has happened. The liar & cheater won. I'm still in shock. Feel somewhat better after reading Mark Morford's article about leaving the country (thanks for sending it to us, Jayne!)

So here's the deal. Let's all be kind to our fellow human beings, work hard to organize for 2008, and enjoy life to the fullest. That's all I can think to do. Also, as the spirit moves us, we intend to keep writing parodies and posting them on this blog for the foreseeable future. However, I've decided to discontinue the mp3s. But you can listen to any of the music by leaving your email in the comments section, which I will check periodically, and I'll be glad to email you an mp3 of any of the recordings we've done.

OK! Well, check back often, and keep up the good fight!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Original Song: We've Been Lied To

This hastily-recorded original has been on my mind for awhile, and I wanted to get it on the blog as a last post before the election. It's in the style of an old-fashioned protest song. Lyrics are below.

Click here to listen to the mp3 as you read along. As always, you can right-click to download the music. Use it freely, please credit the ABBa Dabba Duo, and please please please vote if you haven't already! God bless.


WE'VE BEEN LIED TO
©2004 The ABBa Dabba Duo


CHORUS:

We've Osama Been Lied To by George Bush who rushed us into war
That's his weapon of mass distraction while the Jihads are sprouting near and far
Every unborn American will be paying the price for this huge mistake
Cheney's pockets are Halliburstin', and the soldiers lie inside their Abu Graves.

Thieves and liars stole my country
Now they're stealing from Iraq
And George is way too busy praying
To be bothered with statistics, laws, or facts

And Dubya has one more religion
When he's not reading about goats
He kneels before that ol' almighty dollar
Which comes in handy when you're buying votes

CHORUS

Does anybody still remember
When a madman and his thugs
Pumped up his people's fear and anger
So hatred felt just like a drug

Throw in a pile of propaganda
Blend together church and state
Now set aside the constitution
We're mixing up a batch of hate


CHORUS

Things are going very badly
This is not the country of my birth
We need a leader with compassion
For the good, honest people of the earth

CHORUS

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Parody on Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out"

Listen to/download our parody of Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out here. Below are parody lyrics. Read along while listening!

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VOTE HIM OUT

You're undecided
Bush seems OK so far
And it's not wise to
Change leaders in mid-war
He's such a nice man
He's like the guy next door
A friendly neighbor
Unless you're gay, black or poor

You know he can't stay president without you

You say you don't know
I say out he goes
I say vote him out

He's done so much wrong
He said "bring 'em on!"
I say vote him out

The truth he denies
Don't you believe the lies
Let's all vote him out

How many more will die
The draft will come alive
Unless we vote him out

You know he can't stay president
You know he won't stay president
You know he can't stay president
You know he won't stay president
Without you

The truth he denies
Don't you believe the lies
Let's all vote him out

How many more will die
The draft will come alive
Unless we vote him out

You say you don't know
I say out he goes
Come on!
Vote him out

You know he can't stay president....

Thursday, September 16, 2004

What a Wuss.

Pardon the hiatus.

It's just amazing to me that people still trust this guy. He is such a hypocritical coward. Paper tiger. Chickenhawk. There isn't a single thing he's doing right. Oh how I hope the world realizes that most of us Americans are tearing our hair out just to think he might steal another election (Thanks Jeb! Doin' all ya can down there in FLA, aren't ya, with your bending the rules on some lame climatological excuse to put Nader on the ballot. Shame on you! You WILL go straight to hell, ya know.) So please let's all get out & vote the moron out of office so we can maybe start to repair some of the damage. Unfortunately, for many families of soldiers, the damage is irreparable.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

George Bush Has Taken A Toll On Me

Actually, it's a parody of "This Love" by Maroon 5. Check it out.

George Bush.mp3

Parody lyrics:

Stole the election down in Florida
There were half a million more for Gore
But the judges were Bush whores
He gave those tax cuts to his wealthy friends
Plutocracy has got to end
I know I've had enough

George Bush has taken a toll on me
I'll say goodbye in November of '04
He lied about all those WMDs
No plan for peace, but we don't have to take anymore

George screwed our schools with "No Child Left Behind"
He awarded contracts far and wide
To keep Dick Cheney satisfied
Bush is a dry drunk, he's incompetent
Raping the environment
He thinks he's heaven-sent

George Bush has taken a toll on me
I'll say goodbye in November of '04
He lied about all those WMDs
No plan for peace, but we don't have to take anymore

Dubya has not shown me
Accountability
Now everybody hates us more
After the terror attacks
You know he had the chance
To unify the world
But instead he started his unholy war

George Bush has taken a toll on me
We'll say goodbye in November of '04
He lied about all those WMDs
No plan for peace, but we don't have to take anymore

Sunday, July 04, 2004

This Is My Country

Actually, this is what's wrong with my country! Not that I'm blaming "the education President" for all our ills, but you have to agree that it's too bad that we are a nation full of grammatical idiots.

It's a strange feeling to be proud and ashamed of one's homeland at the same time (mostly the latter as I saw this signage in front of the local Big Lots store).

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Blogarama

Like this blog? Looking for ways to waste time at work? This and other cool blogs are all listed in the wonderful blog directory that is Blogarama - The Blog Directory. Browse it soon! And thanks to all you folks who have visited us so far! We appreciate it! Let's dump Bush!

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Abu Ghraib Was Sold

Well we've had a nice little hiatus, mostly due to being unemployed! But we're making the best of some free time with a new parody(sung to the tune of Jewel's "Who Will Save Your Soul?")

Click below to listen to our version of the prison abuse scandal (right-click to download).

Abu Ghraib Was Sold.mp3

Here are the parody lyrics:

There's a little place just out west of Bagdad that was Saddam's favorite place to execute his enemies
So when we invaded their country it just made sense to use the place for those random detainees
And we thought it was business as usual 'til the cheap thrills and pictures of fun & games were shown on TV

Abu Ghraib was sold by Saddam to the US military complex
Sold so we could pad civilian contractors' bankrolls
Abu Ghraib was sold, and we couldn't believe what had unfolded

The snapshots showed what was going on thanks to Titan and CACI; it was every private interrogator's wet dream
Let's show 'em naked, let's pile 'em up, we need to bring those numbers up, we need to get it up for our country
Use the dogs! Intimidation's easy when you don't got no rules to follow
Let's use untrained reservists for our own little sado-masochistic frat-boy games

Abu Ghraib was bold -- you gotta love those guys in military intelligence
Photos can't hide all those lies that we were told
Abu Ghraib was bold, but Lynndie and her buddies were just following orders

So then Taguba spelled it out, he didn't single no one out, but he said they got OKs from the brass
Karpinski and some others got slapped on the wrist, but you know the nastiness it was all around
It doesn't look so good when you casually torture all the ones you came to liberate
Those Arabs don't forget! I wouldn't be surprised if they started beheading us one by one

Abu Ghraib was cold, how far up did those orders go?
Abu Ghraib was cold just like Bagram & Guantanamo
Abu Ghraib was cold. So much for the Geneva Conventions....

Friday, June 11, 2004

Rest In Peace Ray Charles

After a moment of silence for the real fallen hero of this week, listen to him, and remember what it's like to be able to look up to someone for comfort, beauty, and strength.

Sample :: Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'

To get the cd, click here.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The "Poetry" of Donald Rumsfeld

Well here's another chapter in the book of America's incredible patchwork quilt of diversity. The folks at stuffedpenguin.com have come up with a CD of classical music based on the "poetry" of Donald Rumsfeld. I love this country! These beautiful art songs will capture your heart and your imagination! Just close your eyes and picture ol' Rummy waxing philosophic while exercising his wacky power over the most far-reaching government in the world. It's indeed scary. But the music is gorgeous and makes a statement with deadpan wit.

Thanks to Dean in Maine for turning us on to this disc!

Monday, May 31, 2004

Saudis

Click on the mp3 below to hear our parody on the Saudis. Happy motoring!

Saudis.mp3

We decided to print our lyrics since there are a lot of words that go by fast:

SAUDIS
These guys had no link to Saddam, took some 757s
Learned to fly but not to land them; in the air on 9/11

Saudis - that's who they were, they were
Saudis - most of the terrorists
Saudis - now we're at war with Iraq

Who's the guy who led Al Qaeda? Who knows what cave he's inside of?
What's Osama call his birthplace? (Where he grew to hate us in the first place...)

Saudi - not from Iraq, he's a
Saudi - still calling shots, he's a
Saudi - but we're at war with Iraq

Bush says don't hate them, Saudis are great men
We party at the Crawford ranch
And there's more oil on Saudi soil
Iraqis never had a chance!

After 9/11 America grounded all its flights for safety
But the Saudis got to go home, making sure they stayed an "unknown"

Saudis - Bush is in bed with the
Saudis - don't be afraid of the
Saudis - they run America now!

Let's all applaud now for female Sauds now
Now they vote & drive it's true
But if they don't wear a Burka - how dare they!
They'll be beaten black and blue

Bush and Bandar think the same: neither government's to blame
Saudi monarchy's protected, neither leader was elected

Saudis - home of Wahabis, they're
Saudis - we are the infidel
Saudis - fill up your tank with their oil....

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Now to really read up on the subject, you need to get Craig Unger's book House of Bush, House of Saud. Wonder how many Americans know what's really going on...

Anybody
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Thursday, May 27, 2004

And Speaking of Morons...

... but not of the same ilk as Dubya, here's a link to a fantastic, irreverent site that will keep you busy avoiding your workload for hours:

morons.org

News, entertainment, and some amazing links! Visit now, and visit often. You never know what you'll come across at morons.org.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

No Carb Diet



Many thanks to the folks at Betty Bowers.com for this wonderful sign extolling the virtues of a No Carb Diet. It's not just a fad, it's a lifestyle change! At last, a diet I can really stick with! Make sure you visit the website of America's greatest Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers. It's chockfull of great gift ideas like this one! If you do not click on the link above, you will go straight to Hell.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Rockin' for Peace

Here's a link to the site of a great band calling themselves The Compassionate Conservatives. They do parodies and original rock/techno music that truly tells it like it is, and you can download the mp3s if you want. Rock on, guys!

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Dubya's A Moron

All you boomers out there should recognize this classic cartoon theme by Sheldon Allman and Stan Worth. Of course we've taken some liberties with the lyrics.... Many thanks to the folks at www.dubyaspeak.com for the audio clips of Dubya!

Dubya's A Moron.mp3 :: full-length version

Down and Dirty "Moron" Soundbite.mp3 :: for the really impatient

Friday, May 14, 2004

Why Still Follow Him?

Here's our parody Why Still Follow Him, based on the tune I Will Follow Him. I sang it live on the Randi Rhodes radio show, and you can hear that version at Randi's website. Click on Archives, Friday, May 7th, 2004, 2nd half (@ 13:15).

Click here for the "Studio Version." Enjoy!!


The Randi Rhodes Show Official Website


Don't forget to register to vote! And vote! And vote for Kerry!

Anybody
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___Bush
____a-dabba duo

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Simply... Condi

Not to get into the habit of bashing Condoleezza Rice, seeing as she's just another pawn in the huge Fascist machine that is the Bush administration, but we did come up with one more parody that describes her testimony re 9/11 quite nicely, we think. OK, now that we've co-opted some Jagger/Richard, we'll put this one to rest.

Condi.mp3

Friday, April 23, 2004

Reptilian...For The Record

Here's the original "She Still Looks Reptilian To Me" parody that got lost in cyberspace, performed by the folks who wrote the parody lyrics (thank you Billy Joel for the tune). It's based on Condi Rice's testimony to the 9/11 Commission in April 04 and was inspired by the comments of radio talk-show goddess Randi Rhodes.

She Still Looks Reptilian To Me.mp3



Stay tuned for more parodies and fun from the

Anybody
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

The Start of Something...

Let's start at the start. GW Bush has got to go. And all his sick little cronies and good ol' boy buddies. Let's deal with him one laugh at a time!!

Anybody
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___Bush
____a-dabba duo