Free Minds & Free Markets

Remy: Banana (Free Trade Havana Parody)

Because tariffs come in bunches

Remy brings back the banana industry with protective tariffs.

Written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Austin Bragg. Music tracks, background vocals, and mastering by Ben Karlstrom.

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Ooh nah nah
Let's put some tariffs on bananas
Ooh nah nah
They should be grown in East Atlanta
Nah nah nah
Or maybe even Alabama
Take jobs back from Havana
Ooh nah nah

Havana is killing us on trade, I fear
Now that seems overblown
Look, they have jobs we no longer have here
And now we sell iPhones
Why can't we grow bananas ourselves
They'd taste worse and cost more
Don't be so stubborn, try one yourself
They'd need more water—

Just grab and peel it like
The texture is intriguing
Internally I'm bleeding
Got me feeling like
We're gonna make a killing!
I have to go
Oh nah-nah-nah-nah-NAH

Ooh nah nah
We'll put some tariffs on bananas
Ooh nah nah
They'll soon be grown in East Atlanta
Nah nah nah
Does he ever talk
Or maybe even in Savannah
We're brilliant central planners
Ooh nah nah

Just graduated fresh on campus man
Fresh out East Atlanta with no manners man
You'd have to pump in heat and water dude
You'd need it hot—hot
Hotter than Demi Lovato's spoon
Too soon, yeah
Trading on me
Shorty trading on me
Get to trading on me
Put that bacon on me
Put that maple on me
Ears of corn on me
But that trade deficit I can't applaud
We got a trade deficit with Santa Claus
Free trade's like a magic wand
Turns what you make best into what you want

Ooh nah nah
We've gone absolutely bananas
Ooh nah nah
To listen to these central planners
Nah nah nah
Tell us how we should grow bananas
How we should trade bananas

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  • sarcasmic||

    That was funny.

  • ||

    Remy: A national treasure.

  • Cyto||

    wonderful, as always.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Remy: better than Weird Al?

  • ||

    Without question. Weird Al plucks a topic out of the air and composes a song sometimes several years after the original piece he's parodying has been released. Remy has to confine his parody topics to timely political events.

    Weird Al was slightly more original but he's essentially putting a ball through a hoop a couple of times, which any dolphin or golden retriever can do. Remy's making freethrows on command.

    I mean, all props due to Weird Al for being a predecessor or pioneer in the genre, but he's clearly been surpassed musically. Theatrically, I'd have to see a full length feature from Remy for comparison.

  • sarcasmic||

    Which one of them will people be listening to ten or twenty years from now? *hint, it won't be Remy*

  • ||

    Yeah. And Remy will probably have a hard time surpassing Al's meta humor, self-referencing parodies and cameos.

    But this isn't at all unheard of. The Norman Borlaugs and Dennis Ritchies of the world will always take back seat to the Jimmie Deans and Steve Jobs.

  • sarcasmic||

    That American Psycho bit was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

  • ||

    Nice birthday present for me- a new song by Remy.

  • macsnafu||

    I LOL'd!

  • CDRSchafer||

    My favorite Remy is still Arlington the Rap but this one is close.

  • JoeJoetheIdiotCircusBoy||

    Arlington the rap is pretty good, but I still like "People will Die" better

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Nice job.

  • Hank Phillips||

    This is brilliant, AND a good cha-cha-cha for beginners. Got a good beat, easy to dance to, I LIKE IT!

  • Uncle Jay||

    We should have free trade with Cuba.
    That island gulag has a lot to offer, such as bananas, tobacco and political prisoners.

  • Crying Zelda Morning Link||

    I came for a Ramones cover and was disappointed.

  • spork||

    Love it!

  • Deconstructed Potato||


  • Deconstructed Potato||

    love Remy


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