"Livin' It Like al-Queada," originally known as “The Terrorist Song (Like a Loco)” is a song off of the Every Ape and His Brother album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante, and is a parody of the song "Livin' la Vida Loca" off of the Ricky Martin album Ricky Martin.
This song was originally called "Like a Loco" back in 1999, and had a very different set of lyrics. The basic principle of it was that the song would have been a lot more interesting if Ricky Martin had sung about terrorists as opposed to a deranged and possessive woman. This song has been through possibly more revisions since its initial incarnation than any other song in the Every Ape collection. Much of the lyrics were given an overhaul after the 2004 train bombings in Spain, when interest was renewed in publishing this song. Since then, the song lay dormant on several hard drives until the summer of 2008, when it was added to the Elefante album.
At 11:31 AM EDT on August 2nd, 2008, this song was submitted to AmIRight for evaluation. In 2014, there was a slight revision to the lyrics to make them reflect political realities regarding the rise of the Islamic State.
| "Livin' It Like al-Queada"
He’s into terrorism! / And weapons of MD! /
He’s was friends / with al-Sadhr! / And met bin-Laden too! /
He’ll make you take your clothes off / and jump into a mass grave! /
Come on! /
Insides twisted 'bout! /
He’ll blast your building down! /
He’s always seeing red! /
He’ll bribe the UN out! /
He attacked New York City! /
He’ll come / to a town near you! /
He never takes a shower; /
And wouldn’t mind at all one bit / if he blew away your brain! /
Come on! /
Insides / twisted / 'bout! /
He’ll blast / your / building / down! /
He’s always / seeing red! /
He’s living it / like al-Queada! /
Bona fide / terrorist / like al-Queada!
Lyrics © 1999 Dozerfleet Records.
|⛊ Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante (2007)|
|2||The Bison's Apocalypse|
|4||Serial Bomber, Part 2|
|5||Salem (Story of a Trial)|
|7||Once I'm Gone|
|8||Livin' It Like al-Queada|
|9||Miss A. Defendant|
|10||Die Die Die!!!|