August 5, 2012
"Obama That I Used To Know" Parody Song
Despite potentially still being misguided, this is a clever and insightful expression of frustration felt by former Obama supporters witnessing the reality of his first term. Without knowing if this parody is completely sincere or not, it does at least illustrate a position of disappointment held by some of Obama's most energetic backers from 2008.
The best we can probably "hope" is that many of those voters stay home this time around and we see a "change" after November...
Film by JustNew Productions - Original Music by Gotye
Now and then I think of that election day, November When you won I felt so happy I could die Chugged a fifth, paraded in the street And I thanked God that Palin wasn't Veep It felt like change and it's a hope I still remember
You can get addicted to a certain kind of message Like this is change we can believe in, yes we can But college ended, had to pay my rent At least you're the first gay president But the change I got was that I moved in with my mother
Because you won and then you cut me off Now your speeches never soar as high as unemployment You took Obamacare so far But you left me like a dog strapped on Romney's car Even the shirt that was on my back Is owned by China or being arbitraged by Goldman Sachs Just send in a Predator Drone 'Cause now you're not Obama that I used to know
Now you're not Obama that I used to know Now I need Obama that I used to know
Sometimes I think that Peace Prize winners shouldn't have a kill list But you dumped Bin Laden in the sea so maybe it's all good Said you'd rouse my economy Your big package didn't stimulate me Still my American Idol, though When you sang, "I'm so in love with you"...Obama that I used to know
But you won and then you cut me off Made out like you'd close Guantanamo and we got nothing Relocation shouldn't be that hard Just strap the prisoners in on top of Romney's car No, I don't need you to legalize Just keep the feds away from folks like you when you were younger There's nothing that you didn't toke But now that's just Obama that I used to know
Obama That I used to know Obama That I used to know Obama That I used to know
In 2012 I need Obama that I used to know
Parody of "Somebody That I Used To Know" rewritten from the view of young, disappointed, former Obama enthusiasts.