Frank-ly, he gives a damn about government dilemma

October 7th, 2013
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delimaComedian Frank DeLima and his parody-savvy lyricist-partner Patrick Downes are at it again, poking fun at Congress and its inability to resolve the current government shutdown.

Sung by DeLima to the melody of the Mexican classic, “Cielito Lindo,” the ditty combines  the comic’s trademark pidgin with finger-pointing to elected officials who can’t agree to keep the government open and running.

One verse puts it succinctly — “look like da system stay broken,” he sings:

“Congress no can, come up with da plan

To keep da government open

How long you going keep this ting goen

Look  like da system stay broken.”

The tune is available for download, at www.frankdelima.com, with a donation to his Student Enrichment Fund. Selective radio stations also have been airing the parody

Here are the lyrics:
Congress no can, come up with da plan

To keep da government open

How long you going keep this ting goen

Look  like da system stay broken.

Washington’s stuck, so we out of luck,

I wish I could just KARANG um!

Some people no more their paycheck.

The buggahs went HAMAJANG um!

Ai, ai, yai, yai! Congress wen give us one shutdown!

Oyoi what a  mess

Carad so much  stress

And we wait, wait, wait, wait for one rebound.

One side no give in, the odda no can win,

And they all talk stink to each adda

The government stay going pupule

Why can't we jus love one anada

We went to the moon, and Mars pretty soon,

And everyone get solar panel,

But they no can solve dis problem.

So what? No can handle!?

Ai, ai, yai, yai! We  not talking about da wedda

Haiyaku No time

Deas lives on the line

So please get your act togeda

Ai, ai, yai, yai! Congress wen give us one shutdown!

Oyoi what a  mess

Carad so much  stress

And we wait, wait, wait, wait for one rebound.

And we wait, wait, wait, wait for one rebound.

Check it out. DeLima has become the weathervane who gives a damn whenever there is some crisis that affects us all — and this one continues the tradition.

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