Blair’s War (the Musical!)

From The Independent:

Gordon Brown tried to “move on” from the disaster in Iraq as he held his first meeting last night with President George Bush since becoming Prime Minister.

Speaking to journalists during his flight to Washington, Mr Brown remarkably made no mention of Iraq in what was seen as an attempt to distance himself from what has become known in Britain as “Blair’s war”.

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Original DVD cover.
To the tune of Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (written by Trevor Peacock, performed by Herman’s Hermits):
Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter,
Things are messy over in Iraq,
It’s so sad, Bush says things are on track,
He’s either lying, or the asshole is on crack.


He’ll tell you that things are getting better,
But we all know he is full of crap,
Make it clear, there’s a new dog in town,
Show Bush you’re not another poodle for his lap.

Please hear the shout, from us crazy Yanks, sir,
Get our troops out, you will have all our thanks.

I heard that you’d come around to see him (’round to see him),
And your manner was quite apropos (apropos),
It’s not easy, to smile and say hello,
When dealing with a head of state who’s rather slow.

Please hear the shout, from us crazy Yanks, sir,
Get our troops out, you will have all our thanks.

Mister Brown, I hope each time you see Bush (you see Bush),
You’ll make sure to knock him down a peg (down a peg),
The world hates us, he spent our whole nest egg,
Don’t be like Tony Blair, who only humped his leg.

Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter (bloody slaughter),
Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter (bloody slaughter),
Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter (bloody slaughter),
Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter.

More from The Independent:

Mr Brown is trying to rally world leaders behind a four-point plan to end the impasse over Darfur. A new United Nations Security Council resolution, which could be approved this week, would allow a 19,000-strong African Union-UN joint peacekeeping force into Sudan shortly. The other elements are an immediate ceasefire in Sudan and a revived peace process backed up by the “carrot” of economic aid and the “stick” of sanctions if the process stalls.

Downing Street said Mr Brown was likely to raise the issue of the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which Britain wants closed, but he is unlikely to denounce it in public.

Despite reports that Dick Cheney, the hawkish US Vice-President, wants military strikes against Iran, British sources say that there is no sign of any imminent military action.

Let’s hope this Brownie does a heckuva job–but for real this time!

post script I was almost asleep when the following thought occurred to me: Remember how the French were treated when they didn’t support the war in Iraq? Congress heroically changed the names of French toast, French bread, French fries, etc.. If Prime Minister Brown decides to pull the British troops out of Iraq, does that mean that English muffins will be toast? They already are! Look out for exploding heads on the right side of the aisle!

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6 responses to “Blair’s War (the Musical!)

  1. Hello Nonnie!! :D

    I think there is a real chance that Gordon will help you end this bloody slaughter. Both Blair and Brown are both intensely political animals, but they could hardly be more different: while Blair is the populist always looking for approval from all quarters (mostly from Chimpy), Brown is far more the shrewd and careful thinker looking to see how events might pan out in the future.

    I think the UK will be a bit more busy behind the scenes actually taking some constructive “ending the war” type action than in the past, and not just trotting dutifully along behind US, as if in some poodle state of unquestioned devotion.

    Hope your musical turns out to have a happy ending :)

  2. nonnie9999

    hi mighty mikk0mouse :D !!!
    i hope so much that you are right and that gordon will help end this craziness! i have read about gordon and how different he is from poodle blair. i hope he is the one who will stand up to chimpy and tell him that he will not be his faithful unquestioning puppy dog.
    let’s all hope for that happy ending. :)

  3. nightowl724

    Bloody good, nonnie, as usual! Partisan/artisan poodles always make me laugh! Ha-Ha and Ta-Ta…

  4. nonnie9999

    i had a choice of poodles, but i picked the poofy ostentatious one.
    you are getting very good at picking out the little stuff that i always wonder if people will see, nightowl :D !

  5. nightowl724

    Excellent choice, that particular poodle!

    I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed the song, too! What an imagination you have…

    My “favoritest” lines:

    “Mister Brown, help end this bloody slaughter,
    Things are messy over in Iraq,
    It’s so sad, Bush says things are on track,
    He’s either lying, or the asshole is on crack.”

  6. nonnie9999

    the most fun about writing parodies is finding the old songs and listening to them when you haven’t heard them in decades.

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