Video: Parody 'Planet Key' song takes aim at PM

  • 04/08/2014

It's probably cold comfort to Conservative Party leader Colin Craig, but he's not alone in being the subject of online mockery ahead of September's election.

Now it's Prime Minister John Key's turn to take the jibes.

Blues singer-songwriter Darren Watson has released a track, with accompanying video, titled 'Planet Key'.

The song's lyrics include: "All I wanted when I was growing up was to be the boss of you all" and "I'm up here on Planet Key, it's all for one and it's all for me".

Planet Key from Propeller Motion on Vimeo.

The parody video at one point shows Mr Key standing waist-deep in oil-polluted water playing a guitar riff on a Maui's dolphin, while Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges wades alongside him in a hard hat and high-visibility vest.

In another scene, Mr Key is dressed up as a farmer - complete with straw hat and checked shirt - with Justice Minister Judith Collins dancing beside him kitted out in a milk maid's outfit.

The song's title alludes to Mr Key's response to questions in parliament in 2012 over the John Banks donations saga in which he talked about the mythical Planet Key.

"I don't know that much about Planet Key, but my expectations are it would be a lovely place to live. It would be beautifully governed. Golf courses would be plentiful. People would have plenty of holidays to enjoy their time. And what a wonderful place it would be," he said at the time.

The song is currently for sale on iTunes.


source: newshub archive