August 06, 2012 9:34pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Obama Focus of New 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Parody (Video)
Gotye's ubiquitous hit song "Somebody That I Used to Know" has spawned numerous parodies, including one about Darth Vadar and George Lucas and another about NBA star Jeremy Lin.
Now President Obama is the subject of a new parody created by Justin Monticello -- who also stars in the video -- and Ryan Newbrough. Their clip features Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama "Hope" poster as a backdrop, with the lyrics taking Obama to task for not living up to their expectations.
The lyrics, via Huffington Post, include:
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
Watch the video below.