Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tea Party in the USA (a parody)

I don't affiliate with the Tea Party per se (though I understand its frustrations), but when a friend suggested a parody of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA," it was too awesome to resist.

Here are the original lyrics, and here's the official music video (though if you're like me, you already know the song well enough to skip the music during sefira)

TEA PARTY IN THE USA

I hopped off the plane at DCA with my trusty Constitution

Welcome to the land of power excess (whoa), where do I begin?
Jumped in a cab, see the Capitol dome
And the place where Obama now calls home
This is all so crazy
Everybody here's so famous
My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda stomach-sick
Too much power with the stupids
That's when the taxi man turned on the radio
And the CSPAN voice was on
And the CSPAN voice was on
And the CSPAN voice was on

So I put my hands up
Said you gotta stop
Takin too much power now
Doin' stuff that makes me mad
Sayin' stuff that makes me mad

And I got my hands up
What'll I do?
I know I'm gonna blow a fuse
But wait - Tea Party in the USA
But wait - Tea Party in the USA
Get to the Hill in my taxi cab, everybody's lookin' at me now
Like "who's that guy with the protest sign, he's gotta be from out of town"
So I march to Nancy and Harry
With Michele(s) egging on me
Cause all I see is bad policy
Forcin' healthcare in the country

My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda stomach-sick
Too much power with the stupids
That's when Ron Paul turned on the megaphone
And the Tea Party was on
And the Tea Party was on
And the Tea Party was on


So I put my hands up

Chant "You gotta stop"
And the crowd chants with me now
Noddin' our heads like yeah
Shakin' our fists like yeah

And I got my hands up

We're mad as hell
And won't take it anymore
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA

Feel like puttin' up a fight (up a fight)

'Fore they trample all my rights (all my rights)
The taxing gets me every time (every time)
But I muster up the Tea Party and I feel alright!

So I put my hands up

Not your ATM
I'm holding my ground
Noddin' my head like yeah
Shakin' my fist like yeah

And I got my hands up

We the People
Remember us now?
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA

So I put my hands up

What's in your wallet?
That's my wallet, lay off now (lay off now)
Noddin' my head like yeah (noddin' my head like yeah)
Shakin' my fist like yeah (shakin' my fist like yeah)

And I got my hands up
They're playin' my tune
And I hope it's gonna be okay (it's gonna be okay)
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA!
Yeah, Tea Party in the USA!

2 comments:

Frayda said...

very cute!

nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney said...

constitutionalists..........want liberty
conservatives.............want liberty
independents...........want liberty
progressives...........want liberty
republicans..........want liberty
libertarians........want liberty
democrats.......want liberty
liberals..........want liberty
greens.........want liberty

FREEDOM IS POPULAR