Elaine Orion

Comedian. Satirist.

My Best Musical Parody So Far

I wrote this in the time after Hillary had secured the Democratic nomination but before selecting a VP (July 2016-ish) and Warren was a popular but complicated pick. I love the original song so I tried to keep the rhythm of the prose as well as the storytelling structure. Some lines were so easy, some were excruciating to find. Be sure to play the orignal song in the background (below) to really appreciate it. 

This is a story about Ms Hillary Clinton
Needed money so she made a decision
For a White House, she shook hands with the suits
And here is what happened when they got in cahoots 
Wall Street said we will buy your campaign
Just look away from us while we rig the game
They broke the country, yeah it's a crying shame
Hillary took the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Now Lizzy Beth thinks the banks are deceitful
She knows their tricks, and she'll make em illegal
But Wall Street ain't gonna pay if she's on the ticket
Don't care, she’s got the love of the people 
Hillary, whoa, whatcha gonna say? 
You need the Left, and with Liz you can sway. 
Trump’s outta cash, you got millions tucked away. 
If Wall Street’s pissed, well who cares what they say? 
Singin' go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run