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Song Parodies -> "California"

Original Song Title:

"Caledonia"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Celtic Woman

Parody Song Title:

"California"

Parody Written by:

Edward Genereux

The Lyrics

This is my second parody having something to do with Celtic Woman and 56th overall. This parody--whose OS was actually written by a Scotch poet whose name I presently forget--is an expose of the illusion that is California living, especially under Governor Schwarzenegger. Even though I haven't been to the Bear Flag State, I have at least one relative who lives there, my uncle Kevin. This parody is dedicated to the 35 million or so good people who have suffered under the current state administration.
Stanza I.
I don't know what will soon be
Of all of Cal's extant sanity.
These last few years, there have been tears
Across the Golden State.
Now a Governator, he just cut the dough
From the state colleges, though they said "No!"
Soon they'll surely close the bridge
Across the Golden Gate.

Refrain.
Let me tell you, I hate Arnold
'Cos his reign's impossible to bear.
California ain't calling me
To make her my home;
And if I should e'er be a stranger
To the state which Governator holds,
California's a place you shouldn't know.

Stanza II.
Some folks have moved unto Arizona,
Idaho and to Oklahoma.
There's less risk of melanoma
Somewhere far from LA.
The desert's kissed the sprawl of the city;
Stolen wilderness sure ain't pretty
When it turns into suburbs, which I pity
For their car-based ways.

(Refrain)

Stanza III.
Now I've seen on TV budget troubles
Of Governator's tax-cut bubble.
The multibillion gap is the rubble
Of damage that he's done.
But I yet am thinking of all the folks
Who are oppressed by the Governator
Who's just one more bad Republican't
Who should have never won.

(Refrain)

Tag: Repeat last line of refrain 3x
Hopefully Californians will use a special election to oust the Governator like they did to Grey Davis.

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Andria - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job here, Edward. I have never lived in California, just passed through on road trips, but between the political (Schwarzenegger, Condit, etc.), economic, natural-disaster and overpopulation issues, there's no way I would now. OK, if someone paid me $1 trillion tax-free to live there, maybe I would. 5s.
Patrick - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank G-d for California. Otherwise all those people would be in Kansas mucking things up, worse even than the Kansas legislature already has. "Caledonia" is one of my favorite songs by Celtic Woman and Celtic Thunder. A nice rendition here, too.

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