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Song Parodies -> "Bartlet Tonight"

Original Song Title:

"Heartache Tonight"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Bartlet Tonight"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Programming note: Although the show has been moved to Sunday nights, it was on Wednesday nights for its first six seasons, so it stays Wednesday in the following song. And what's President Bartlet's Secret Service code name? Of course... "Eagle."
(guitar opening, bass drum, handclaps)

George Dubya's gonna hurt someone
before the night is through.
Since 2000, we've come undone.
There's nothing we can do.

I wish the President's somebody
that we can trust tonight.
Everybody should've taken that chance.
It's wing, not brain, that's right!

We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
Lord, I know!

Some people look to 2008.
Some folks can't hold out that long.
But nobody goes to bed at eight.
The great show's coming on.

Toby's gonna grouse forever.
C.J. will crack wise all night long.
Some time before the sun comes up
Josh will tell conservatives they're wrong!

We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
Lord, I know!

We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
A wiseguy, but bright!
So on Wednesday night
ol' Jed will get it right!
We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
Bartlet, baby!

(guitar break)

(bass drum, handclaps)

George Dubya's gonna hurt someone
before the night is through.
Since 2000, we've come undone.
There's nothing we can do.

I wish the President's somebody
that we can trust tonight.
Everybody should've taken that chance.
It's wing, not brain, that's right!

We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
So let's go!

Now, we can beat around the Bush
or we can hear old Leo moan
or we can call Charlie or Donna Moss
but either way we're gon-

-na watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
We're gonna watch Jed Bartlet tonight!
Jed Bartlet tonight, I know!
Whoo...whoo!

(guitar close)

(bass drum)

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Johnny D - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
My favorite on the show is C.J. ... not only has Allison Janney won a ton of prestigious & well-deserved acting awards, she's cute, too.
alvin rhodes - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
well written...5s
MasonR - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
WHAT? They've moved West Wing to Sunday?!? Aw, man! (BTW...nice parody, Mr. P!)
Rick C - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Good parody but, is this about a TV show or something?
Michael Pacholek - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Speaking of crusty New England relics... Yes, Rick, it is.
Dee Range - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't watch anything but sports, but loved the line "It's wing not brain that's right" . Truer words.....
Rick C - July 22, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL, MP!
Alex - July 24, 2005 - Report this comment
yawn for your political immature parody songs - bitter little "kid" sounding things. I enjoy many of your other parody songs, they seem more focased and not so redundant and tiresome
2Eagle - July 25, 2005 - Report this comment
You left out my favorite - Abby. Stockard Channing for president!

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