Just when you think it’s safe to go back on YouTube, yet another Gotye parody emerges. “Somebody That I Used To Know” was released as a single over a year ago! At this point, I’m not sure that the parodies will ever cease.
This particular parody is called “Obama That I Used To Know” and it must be said that it’s well done. It’s topical, it makes some interesting points about the upcoming election and the promises that Obama made back in 2008. It’s also visually impressive. The stars of this video paint their bodies to match the famous Hope poster and it’s a nice touch.
Can anyone really get excited about this? Can anyone even bring themselves to press play?
Give it a try. Seriously. Test your will. Can you do it?
Full lyrics below:
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