A parody of Your Momma Don’t Dance by Loggins and Messina
Parody written and performed by Don Caron
Executive Producer Jerry Pender
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LYRICS to THE PROBLEM WITH MANCHIN
by Don Caron
The problem with Manchin’s
he’s got a big crush on coal.
His income’s enhanced
half a million a year or so.
And when voting rolls around
and there is no common ground,
he’s saying, “No,”
to stop the show.
“Keep entitlements at bay!”
He keeps saying that again and again.
Not so long ago,
he was pushing Wall Street bailouts then.
You know there’s no excusin’
with him you’re gonna lose
and never win.
That’s how it’s been.
Says the cost is too high.
Didn’t phase him at all before,
when the money was flowin’
to the top and into corporate control.
The programs in the plan
won’t put money in his hand
so there you go.
His vote is no.
Instead of better wages
it’s tax cuts for the rich.
There’s no providing healthcare
‘cause it makes his donors bitch.
No medicare expansion
No lowering degrees
Don’t worry ’bout your health care
Go fund your own asystoles.
is totally free.
And it’s all because
the senate has Manchin.
His donors tell him how to roll.
His constituents don’t matter.
He takes care of his own bankroll.
The Build Back Better Plan
is right where it began
with him at NO.
I told told you so.
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL SONG
“Your Mama Don’t Dance” is a hit 1972 song by the rock duo Loggins and Messina.
Released on their self-titled album Loggins and Messina, it reached number four on the Billboard pop chart and number 19 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart as a single in early 1973.
This song, whose refrain and first verse is done in a blues format, deals with the 1950s and 1960s lifestyle concerning the generation gap, where the parents oppose the Rock and Roll Revolution of the younger generation, which includes the rebelliousness against the old society that monitors curfews on dating; as well as being arrested for making love with a girl in the back seat of a car during a drive-in movie, which is described during the bridge section of the song.
When released as a single, it was the duo’s biggest hit as well as their only Gold single.
“Your Mama Don’t Dance” was covered in 1973 by Australian band the Bootleg Family Band, which made the top 5 in Australia. It was also covered in 1985 by the rock band Y&T.
Elvis Presley included the song in a medley of rock n’ roll songs on his 1974 album Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis.
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