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Plagiarism in the Year 2016

This song was created for Game of Bands round 98 : " "Stolen" Progressions and Riffs"

Lyrics:

Verse 1 (0:28)
Work for what you want in life
So says his lovely wife
Treat your word as your bond
Though my words correspond

Do what you say you’ll do
Repeat what you say too
Practice all that you preach
Unless you give a speech


Chorus (1:03)
It's a compliment, dear
I’m sure no offence was meant here
It’s really supposed to flatter
Why should proper credit matter?

We’re no longer kids in high school
Straight-up plagiarism is cool
See here, it's just imitation
You’re my life’s inspiration


Verse 2 (1:39)
Respect’s what you expect
Respect’s what you expect
Except in this respect
Except in this respect
(repeat)

Passing on the lesson
Passing on the lesson
Lessen what you pass on
Lessen what you pass on
(repeat)


Chorus 2 (2:14)
Maybe there’s just been a mistake
Surely this can all be explained
Let’s take a quick break

It can’t be as bad as all this
Maybe no-one else will notice
Just nobody tweet the FLOTUS
Oh, whoop, there it is

No-one panic, let’s all proceed
Someone in PR take the lead
Everyone else better take heed:
Who the fuck did the final proofread?

Okay, now it’s looking quite bad
How did no-one pick up on that
Shit, here’s the hashtag
#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes


Bridge (2:50)
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Philadelphia born and raised
Motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane
I... have a dream


Chorus 3 (3:08)
We were quite short on time, see
Tried to fix it with some control V
We were quite short on time, see
Tried to fix it with some control V
We were quite short on time, see
Didn’t think they’d catch on so quickly
We were quite short on time, see
Didn’t think they’d catch on so quickly


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Inspiration sources:

drum roll at transitions: M83 – Midnight City

0:00 intro (music: RHCP - Dark Necessities & The Who - Baba O'Riley)

0:28 verse 1 (music: Miike Snow - Genghis Khan, strings from Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood) (lyrics: Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech; Melania Trump’s 2016 RNC speech)

1:03 chorus (music: DATA - Don't Sing) (lyrics: Melania’s thoughts, probably; Melania Trump’s 2016 RNC speech)

1:39 verse 2 (music: Foo Fighters - Pretender) (lyrics: Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech; Melania Trump’s 2016 RNC speech)

2:14 chorus 2 (music: Finger Eleven - Paralyzer) (lyrics: the Republican team’s thoughts, probably)

2:50 bridge (music: PMMP – Lautturi) (lyrics: #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes on Twitter)

3:08 chorus 3 (music: White Stripes - Seven Nation Army) (lyrics: Melania’s speechwriters, probably)

3:43 outro (Poets of the Fall - Carnival of Rust)

[Exit]

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