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Song Parodies -> "Eight Heils, 'Mein'!"

Original Song Title:

"Eight Miles High"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Byrds

Parody Song Title:

"Eight Heils, 'Mein'!"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Looks like CA is finally going to have a budget. I wrote this and my other postings of today right after the "Arnschluss," when the Austrian had overrun CA. At the time, I thought he was evil, given his professed admiration for der Fuehrer. But he's turned out to be merely banal. . .just another feckless run-of-the-mill political hack. The San Francisco Chronicle randomly polled readers, asking: "Is Arnold's star starting to dim?" One response: "If you mean an inarticulate, misogynistic, fiery mass of ignorance, then no, I would say his star is shining quite brightly." Another: "As long as voters confuse celebrity with wisdom, we'll get personable morons who only make things worse."
Eight Heils, "Mein"!

Eight Heils, "Mein"!*
With arm and book down
He pines for thoughts from this strange tome.
Signs in the street said where some were going:
That somewhere would not be their home.

Nowhere are there brains to be found
Among people who voted for this clown.
Hot cowtown, known for the sound
Of blowhards under a dome round.

Dyed, plugged hair, the color of corn;
Skin botoxed, to keep the shape's form.
Closet queen. . .Hummer limousine
His missus—she's just skin and bones.


* "Mein Kampf," Hitler's infamous political tract.

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Johnny D - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh JB, you're relentless! 5's
Paul Robinson - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
JB - Yes, it appears "Total Recall" has morphed into "True Lies" for the Governator. 5's - Say, now that you mention it, from certain angles, especially when I'm wearing my "Special Glasses", Maria DOES sort of look like one of those "Bag of Bones" alien characters from "They Live", that John Carpenter movie from a while back that starred 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and, I believe, Meg Foster. If they pull the skin any tighter around her face & neck I'm afraid she'll implode in front of our very eyes.
Rod W - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Good work here, John. Is the song really this short? Seems like you were just getting warmed up and I would have liked to have read more! 5s.
Paul Robinson - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Rod - I think the lyrics really are this short. The song has a fairly long instrumental jam after the first actually is this short. OH, wait a minute, ya' know, actually I think the first verse SHOULD be repeated here...it comes AFTER that long instrumental jam...hmmm...MAYBE...NOT totally sure...hmmm....if I weren't already in the middle of trying to find something I seem to have misplaced I could probably find my cassette tape of the album this song is on....Oh, well...like Emily Litella always says, "Never Mind"...
John Barry - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD, I try. Paul, Arnold is just Gray Davis with thinner hair and an accent. Rod, Paul, I think I've got it right on length, but I'll recheck. I'm proud--or embarrassed, depending--to say that I have a Byrds boxed set.
Dee - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Some great lines and truth here, 5's all around. If Californians elected a brainless Austrian with a girly man complex, they'll have to stew in their own steroid juice.
MrMacphisto - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Good song... and it doesn't surprise me that California got itself in this mess. California, Texas, and Florida all seem to be on the same level of cluelessness.
alvin rhodes - July 29, 2004 - Report this comment
nice wordplay...5s
Johnny D - July 29, 2004 - Report this comment
+++Restoring vote lost due to 7-28-04 Amiright vote-history bug+++
Paul Robinson - July 29, 2004 - Report this comment
JB - Got the Governator & the Girly Boys to pass a bill to restore the vote I cast that got lost on 07/28. They took time off from what they were working on: They're establishing a new "Bill of Reichs" for all Californians...Seriously, the Byrds did a lot of very good stuff back then...not to mention being quite influential to many future artists. A boxed "Byrds" set actually sounds pretty cool. Not to mention a useful presence in any parody writer's library.
Paul Robinson - July 29, 2004 - Report this comment
JB - just realized where I got the impression there was another verse from: On the Byrds album titled "Untitled" there is a Live version of "8 Miles High" which has a really sloppy, poorly recorded extended instrumental jam - I THINK they sing verses both before and AFTER the jam, unlike the record release, which was created during the "Top 40" era when nothing more than about 3 minutes long was deemed suitable for radio play. If anyone knows for sure I wouldn't mind knowing because I am not positive on this.
Michael Pacholek - July 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Despite some sensational guitar work and drumming, I've never been a fan of this song, but good job of showing Arnold's true colors. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Who knew someone so buff could be so empty a suit?

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