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2009-02-24
Robert Lund and Spaff.com Save Me, Obama 
In the months following President Obama's inauguration, expectations were a teensy bit astronomical. Challenges amounting to "Save the world, dammit!" were issued from both sides of the partisan divide - sincerely by democrats and sarcastically by republicans. Obama was supposed to solve every problem we'd ever had. And be quick about it.

This song, written and recorded during the first few weeks of Obama's presidency, was Spaff and Robert's response to the dementedness of it all.

Speaking of demented, radio legend Dr. Demento embraced the song and included it in his top-ten countdowns for the next six months, ultimately naming it the #1 comedy song of 2009. In Spaff and Robert's native Utah, where not much else happens, that was big news:

  • Deseret News: "Songwriters hit it big with Obama parody"
  • Salt Lake Tribune: "The comedic alliance behind 'Save Me, Obama'"
  • Davis County Clipper: "Local parody songster hits #1 on national music list"
  • Salt Lake City Weekly: "Calling Dr. Demento"
  • KSL-TV News: "Utahn's 'Save Me Obama' song ranked No. 1 of 2009":

    Video Courtesy of KSL.com

    When NPR's Morning Edition did a career-overview interview with Dr. Demento in June, 2010, "Save Me, Obama" was one of the songs they highlighted. Yay.

    Incidentally, "Save Me, Obama" is a parody of "Lady Madonna" by a band called the Beatles. Perhaps you've heard of them. They're becoming quite popular.

    M. Spaff Sumsion: Concept and lyrics
    Macy Lund: Christmas list
    Robert Lund: All other vocals, instruments, and production

  • This song is now available on the following CDs:
          
    Comments:
    2009-02-24 saganth
    Can we have this wonderful song? YES WE CAN!
    2009-02-24 Balder
    Awesome beyond words.
    2009-02-24 MarlinsGirl
    Great parody Lund & Spaff. Who is this obscure Liverpudlian band you speak of :P
    2009-02-24 stevegoodie
    Yes yes YES! Great song fellers.
    2009-02-24 lukeski
    Don't blame me, I voted for Ringo! :D Fab job, lads!
    2009-02-24 mrwompy
    Great parody! They need to play this on his televised speech tonight!
    2009-02-24 JakeWaters
    Well done, Spaff/Lund!
    2009-02-24 Molakwae
    I wonder how many people think Obama can do all that and cure cancer too. Poor guy's going to have a lot to do!
    2009-02-25 maxgoof
    Excellent parody. Unrealistic expectations taken to the extreme. Nice side reference to Blagojevich. The baseball reference was very cute. A lot of this reminds me of the song, Here's Love. And putting the Dodo in the final Christmas list...genius.
    2009-02-25 djseamus
    Those lyrics are great - score another one for the Spaff man! Now to put the music to the lyrics when I get home tonight. Can I make another comment on this song? Yes I can! Can Obama help me find true love? Hope so.
    2009-02-25 djseamus
    Brilliance, Messers Lund and Spaff, Brilliance itself. You should send this to the White House...if not Obama himself, maybe his staffers would listen to it.
    2009-03-01 peterfump9
    Nice song!
    2009-03-02 filkertom
    Okay, I really liked this... but when Macy said, "... and a two-state solution in Gaza..." I lost it. GREAT stuff, guys!
    2009-03-02 filkertom
    Okay, I really liked this... but when Macy said, "... and a two-state solution in Gaza..." I lost it. GREAT stuff, guys!
    2009-03-29 maxgoof
    Congrats on being #2 on the DD Top Ten for March!
    2009-04-06 alterKATEtion
    I first heard this gem on dr. demento, but I loved it so much I had to hear it again...and again...and then I read the lyrics. :D auh-mazingly funny.
    2009-04-26 maxgoof
    Congrats on being #1 on the DD Top Ten for April!
    2010-01-06 Spaff.com

    Video Courtesy of KSL.com

    2010-11-04 gp1628
    Time for a reWrite. Save me Tea Party? Hmmm it wouldnt need all that much rewriting either
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