British Blairite Labour leader candidate Smith defeated, satiric song


This 24 September 2016 parody music video from Britain is called The Owen Smiths – “I Know It’s Over“.

It is about Blairite candidate for Labour leader Owen Smith‘s defeat by Jeremy Corbyn.

The song is a parody of the song by The Smiths: “I Know It’s Over“.

The lyrics are:

Oh boyo, I can feel the soil falling over my head
And now my leadership hopes are dead
Oh well, ‘nuff said

I know it’s over, still I sing
I don’t know where else I can go, boyo

Oh boyo, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Jeremy said he would let me back into the shadow cabinet
But I must ride off into the sunset
Don’t cry for me, please be happy
My tears will drench the back benches
Loud, loutish members of Momentum
They love Jeremy more than they love me

I know it’s over, still I sing
I don’t know where else I can go
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over
I know it’s over and it never really begun
But in my heart it was so real
And if I could speak to myself I’d say:

If you’re so radical, then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re such a socialist, then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re so very electable, then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you’re so very fit for purpose, then why are you on your own tonight?

JEREMY CORBYN’S emphatic victory yesterday will fill his many supporters with joy. With 61.8 per cent of the vote, Corbyn has received an even larger mandate to lead the biggest party in British politics than he did this time last year. This is remarkable. Because since the Islington North MP, veteran campaigner for peace, social justice and equality and long-term Morning Star weekly columnist was first elected to lead the Labour Party a year ago, he has been under constant attack: here.

Corbyn’s victory was achieved in the teeth of a coup attempt led by the party’s Blairite wing, supported by the vast majority of the party’s MPs and backed by every one of Britain’s TV channels and major newspapers, including Britain’s state broadcaster the BBC, and the nominally liberal Guardian: here.

Britain’s Cameron’s Libya war, parody song


This 20 September parody music video from Britain about the 2011 war on Libya is called SnoutKast – “Lib Ya!”

The song is a parody of the song by OutKastHey Ya!

The image in this video depicts British former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and the dead pig Mr Cameron is said by a fellow Conservative to have had sexual intercourse with as an initiation ritual of an élite student society.

The name Snoutkast in the parody title refers to that dead pig‘s snout.

The lyrics are:

Great Britain don’t mess around when there’s a mad dictator making crazy threats
Let’s go in all guns blazing with the Royal Navy and the RAF
Might leave a power vacuum but I’ve no time for coherent strategy
Just bomb them to the stone age and with luck you should be home in time for tea

Lib ya!

I think I get it, yeah I think I get it – the rebels took Benghazi and Gaddafi will kill them all
We get together with France and America, and bomb the crap out of ‘em so his regime will fall
They say we’ve made erroneous assumptions, that airstrikes, that airstrikes, that airstrikes
That airstrikes aren’t in our interests
So why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh are we still in denial when we say it’s not about the gold dinar?

Lib ya!
(Don’t wanna meet Gaddafi, just wanna take Benghazi)
Lib ya!
(Don’t wanna meet Muammar, just following Obama)
I’m not being honest

Alright now, chaps (yeah!)
What’s crueller than being ruled? (ISIS!)
I can’t hear you! I said what’s crueller than being ruled? (ISIS!)
Shiite, shiite, shiite, shiite, shiite
Now, okay, shiites – you gotta join up with the Iraqi forces and go fight those militant extremist groups!
(Yeah!)
I wanna see you all on your baddest behaviour! We’ll lend you some weapons, it’s like a favour
Here we go! Alright, now…

Fucked it, fucked it, fucked it, fucked it, fucked it like we did in Iraq
Fucked it, fucked it, fucked it, fucked it like I did with that…oink!

British Prime Minister Theresa May, satiric song


This 16 September 2016 video is a satiric song on British Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

The song is a parody of the song ‘Alright‘ (lyrics here) by British band Supergrass.

The lyrics are:

Snoopergrass – “Far Right

I’m not young, I’m not green
But I’m basically your new queen
Say goodbye to your rights
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll repatriate migrants
And those claiming asylum

Last one out, hit the lights!
I’m far right

I’m not like you, of that you can be sure
Obviously you’re a pleb
Now ensnared in my web

But I’m not young, I am May
Got my hair nice and grey
Flog the NHS, think I might
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll watch you at all times
Just in case of thought crimes
I’ll be numb to your plight
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll take Boris as foreign secretary
Should be good for a wheeze
When he insults the Chinese

But I’m not young, I’m not green
I’ll spend loads on machines
You’re all in for a fright
‘Cause I’m far right

I’m not like you, of that you can be sure
Obviously you’re a pleb
Now ensnared in my web

But I’m not young, I am May
Got my hair nice and grey
Flog the NHS, think I might
‘Cause I’m far right

Trump, Clinton in Frank Sinatra parody song


This is a 9 September 2016 parody music video from Britain about United States presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It is based on ‘Something stupid‘, best known as sung by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

The lyrics are:

HC: I know I’ve had controversies both domestic and overseas, but that’s in the past
DT: I know I said some stuff that at the time was off-the-cuff, but my support has amassed
HC: Eventually we’ll have a 1v1 debate and an election will ensue
DT: But then I’ll go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like, “I will build a wall between our country and Mexico…”

HC: I can see it in your eyes that you got wise to all my lies, but I will take you down
DT: Well, you’re in for a shock ’cause people love it when I mock you and I play the clown

DT: I practise every day to find some clever lines to say so I can have the best words
HC: But you and I both know your rhetoric is truly sick and that your hair is absurd
DT: The time is right, your bullshit fills my head, my face turns red and my language blue
HC: But then I’ll go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like, “I remember arriving in Bosnia under sniper fire…”

DT: And then I’ll go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like, “Donald J Trump is calling for an immediate ban on all Muslims entering the United States…”

HC: And then I’ll go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like…

Clinton steps up appeals to Republicans, military: here.

Trump could get away with repeating his lie about being a staunch opponent of the Iraq War. That scenario played out 48 hours later when Lauer didn’t fact-check Trump’s false Iraq claim, along with failing to point out that the Republican nominee supported the 2011 U.S. intervention in Libya: here.

Jeremy Corbyn, Owen Smith, British Labour parody songs


This 7 September 2016 parody music video from Britain is called UB4Corbyn – “Red Red Line”. It is inspired by British reggae band UB40 endorsing Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election. The melody is from the UB40 song Red Red Wine. It says about itself:

Red, red line – defend workers’ rights
Let’s not forget that we still need them so
Red, red line – environmental protections
We’re not doing all we can
Down with Monsanto! Down with Monsanto!

Life’s not fine for the ninety-nine per cent
Finances in the red
That’s just wrong, so let’s find
A solution that’s Labour-led

Red, red line – I’m not stepping down
Work with me while the Tories are tearing apart their own blue heart

Life’s not fine for the ninety-nine per cent
Public services are a mess
No surprise when they’re privatised
So let’s reclaim our NHS

Red, red line – education
We need class sizes under thirty
In every school
That would be cool
Oh, and scrap Trident

We were right to vote for Corbyn before and we will be right to do it again, writes CHELLEY RYAN: here.

This 4 September 2016 parody music video from Britain says about itself:

The Owen Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish

My rally was silent
There was nothing, no one, nothing around for miles
I doused my leadership campaign
With a host of spurious claims

I started something, I pitched myself as a radical
When I’m really not so radical
Hair brushed and parted
Clinical me, clinical me, clinical me
I started something and no one’s buying it

I grabbed the bull by the horns
Uh, turns out I was a stalking horse
And I spannered my leadership campaign
When I abstained on the welfare bill

I started something, I pitched myself as a radical
When I’m really not so radical
Hair brushed and parted
Cynical me, cynical me, cynical me
I started something and no one’s buying it

This 4 September 2016 parody music video from Britain says about itself:

The Owen Smiths – “Soft-Leftists of the World Unite”

Learn to love me, I’m a regular bloke
Even if at times I misspoke
Did I mention I’m a radical?
But not so radical that you couldn’t be aspirational

Soft-leftists of the world, unite and take over!
Soft-leftists of the world, let’s take over, over Labour, move it centre

Learn to love me, I’m a regular guy
I’m the man, I’ll tell you for why
I’m a radical, but not too radical
Take my word for it, you cannot win anything with Corbyn

Soft-leftists of the world, unite and take over!
Soft-leftists of the world, let’s take over, over Labour, move it centre

I’m not New Labour or Blairite, my credentials are airtight
Shadow cabinet crashes down, a week is a long time in politics
Try living in the real world, we must be corporate shills
But before I began, I was beaten before I even began

Soft-leftists of the world, unite and take over!
Soft-leftists of the world, let’s take over, over Labour, move it back to the centre