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April 10, 2009

Tea Bag Party

Filed under: Parody — Tags: , , , , , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 10:50 PM

Well, a whole bunch of people (or so we are told) will be out having their Tea Bag Parties on Wednesday, April 15th. Supposedly these folks are going to be protesting government spending, or taxes, or something they don’t like. No matter what they’re protesting about, it’s a good bet that almost everyone of them will be getting a tax cut under Obama’s new budget (though it’s hard to convince them of that.) Fox News Channel is planning threatening to cover the protests, so we’ll get to see the mixed bag of nuts that plan to attend.

Anyway, I wondered what attending one of those things would be like, and with the help of Rick Nelson’s “Garden Party”, it might go something like this…

Tea Bag Party
Original words and music “Garden Party”, by Rick Nelson, 1971
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2009

I went to a Tea Bag Party to demonstrate with my new friends
A chance to shout obscenities and raise our voice again
When I got to the Tea Bag Party, they all played the game
No one recognized me, I didn’t sound the same

But they’re so right wing, They honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

People came from miles around, cable news was there
Bill-O brought his goon squad, it was tragic ev’rywhere
‘N’ over in the corner, much to my surprise
Mr. Beck was getting wrecked crying out his eyes

But they’re so right wing, They honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

dotty-duh-duh-dumb, dotty-duh-duh-dumb

Heard them call the old rants, thought that’s why they came
No one heard the protests, we didn’t sound the same
I said hello to Hannity, he confuses me
When I told a tale about insanity, it was time to leave

But they’re so right wing, They honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

dot-duh-duh-dumb, (dot-duh-duh-dumb)
dotty-duh-duh-dumb

Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Senator Craig
Singing along and a-waving his hands and lookin’ kinda gay
If you gotta go to Tea Bag Parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if lunatics were all that came, I wouldn’t give a fuck

‘N’ they’re so right wing, They honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

dot-duh-duh-dumb, (dot-duh-duh-dumb)
dot-duh-duh-dumb

‘N’ they’re so right wing, honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

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2 Comments

  1. Brilliant, Wayne, just simply brilliant.

    Have you considered actually recording these and posting on the web? Kind of like that one last fall about Sarah Palin (Hey Sarah Palin).

    You could be a political “Weird” Al.

    Comment by Rob — April 11, 2009 @ 12:18 PM

  2. Thanks, Rob. I would record them except for three things: I can’t sing, I can’t play a musical instrument, and I don’t want to get into copyright and royalty issues with the songs’ authors. Other than that, I would be open to the idea. 😉

    But if you know someone who can sing and play a musical instrument and get permission to record the songs from the original artists, then as long as they credit me for the new lyrics, have fun. I’d like to get a copy of the recorded song when they’re done, thank you. 🙂

    Comment by Wayne A. Schneider — April 11, 2009 @ 12:52 PM


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