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Song Parodies -> "Basil Fawlty (It's Not Easy)"

Original Song Title:

"Superman (It's Not Easy)"

Original Performer:

Five For Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"Basil Fawlty (It's Not Easy)"

Parody Written by:

Two-Faced Goblin

The Lyrics

This song is about the permanently beleaguered Basil Fawlty, as played by John Cleese in FAWLTY TOWERS. If you're unfamiliar with the program, you won't understand much of this song.
I can't stand the guests
I'm not that genteel
I'm just out to find
The poisoned slice of veal

I do more than Sibyl, I do more than my share
Guests who don't want too much are very rare
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to run
A hotel out in Torquay

It may sound absurd, but don't be na´ve
Hotel managers have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed, but won't you concede
Even Manuel has the chance to dream
It's not easy to be me

That's a rat - a rat! - not a hamster!
It's all right! You can all sleep sound tonight!
I'm not crazy...or anything...

I can't stand the guests
I'm not that genteel
Hotels weren't meant to be
Tucked away out in Torquay

I'm only a man with an old war injury
Getting up for guests who've forgotten their key
Only a man with an old war injury
Trying to hide a dead guest's body
A dead body
A dead body

I'm only a man with an old war injury
I'm only a this a piece of your brain?
I'm only a man with an old war injury
And it's not easy...
It's not easy to be me
FAWLTY TOWERS episode guide available here.

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