Streisand – Political Parodist

I found the lyrics she wrote for People and performed at the fundraiser here (later she printed more accurate lyrics, along with the appropriate credits on her own site and I have updated below.)

(The Capitol Steps have nothing to worry about. An expert at politcal parody songs her songwriters aren’t. Though the intent was good. And the song isn’t completely bad..)

“PEOPLE”

Special Lyrics
By Alan & Marilyn Bergman

PEOPLE
I MEAN G – O – P – EOPLE –
WHO’D BELIEVE THERE’S SUCH PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD?
BUSH SEEZA
LOTTA CONDOLEEZA,
THEY’RE DIVIDING THE PLANET’S OIL
ACCORDING TO RICHARD “POIL”
AND THEY’RE ALL JUST TRAINEES
OF CHENEY’S.

RUMSFELD,
WE MUST GET RID OF RUMSFELD –
HE’S THE SPOOKIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
AS FOR POWELL –
HE’S NEITHER FISH NOR FOWL.
HE’S IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM,
WHILE THEY’RE ALL FIDDLING WITH DOOM.
NO ONE’S MINDING THE STORE.
WHAT’S MORE,
LET’S DISCUSS THIS WAR WE’RE LOST IN,
DON’T ASK WHAT IT’S COSTIN’ –
WHAT’S A TRILLION OR TWO TO RULE THE WORLD?

(Second chorus)
THE SENATE
HOW I WANT THE SENATE!
ALL WE NEED IS TWO PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!
I SEEA
ANTONIN SCALIA.
HOW I DREAD EV’RY TIME HE SITS –
SCARED OUT OF MY WOLFOWITZ.
TIME THOSE NEO-CON GUYS
WERE GONE GUYS.

THEY’RE LYING –
WHILE THE GLOBE IS FRYING –
AND THE FISHES ARE DYING IN THE WORLD.
THEIR SOLUTION
FOR ALL OF THE POLLUTION:
IS JUST TO BEAR IT AND GRIN,
AND PRACTICE NOT BREATHING IN.
BUT THINGS ARE GONNA BE GREAT.
JUST WAIT –
WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE STATIONERY,
READS PRESIDENT JOHN KERRY –
WE’LL BE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!

Original music: Jule Styne
Original lyrics: Bob Merrill

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.