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Song Parodies -> "Off Your Throne, Glum Tonight (1/20/13)"

Original Song Title:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Off Your Throne, Glum Tonight (1/20/13)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

I imagine a disheartened Obama groupie after Mitt Romney is inaugurated, based on TOS.
[sung]
Sent your clones home tonight? Do you miss wielding might?
Are you sorry they lifted free rent? [1]
Does your memory stray to a brighter winter day
When John Roberts called you President? [2]

Do the chairs in your office seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at Mount Rushmore and picture them there? [3]
Does your heart still want more? Will you come back in four?
O Barack, are you lonesome tonight?

[spoken]
I wonder if you're lonesome tonight.
You know many said that the world was yours,
You'd teach just ways so smart.
Fate had you staying in government as hope and change.

'08 caused David Brooks to love your flat creased pants.
You read your lines [4] so cleverly and never missed a cue.
In Campaign Two, you seemed to change; you acted strange-
ly, hiding what you'd sown.

Barack, you lied when you said you loved me,
And I had no cause to doubt you;
But I'd rather go on hearing your lies
Than to go on living without you.

Now your stage is bare, and I stand and stare
With emptiness all around;
And if you won't come back '16,
Then they [5] can bring the country down.

[sung]
Must outsmart Hillary, Al Gore, numb flack Carney.
O Barack, barred from throne, glum tonight!

[1] i.e., residency at the White House
[2] on Inauguration Day 2009
[3] one of many Photoshop entries in an "empty chair" contest
[4] from a teleprompter
[5] Romney & Ryan & Republicans

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Barry J. Mitchel - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Change "Al Gore," (who is no primary rival) to "ally" to fit TOS better.
I'd end stanza 2 with "Far or near, won't your drones roam tonight?"
AFW - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Creatrive use of the old Elvis favorite
Barry J. Mitchel - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
AFW: Thanks; Clint Eastwood's stand-up monologue at the Republican Convention sent me looking at other songs, e.g., "The Vacant Chair" (Civil War) and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" (Les Miserables) but the 5th line of TOS was the "Clint-cher."
I apologize to anyone who thought that this was about a different "throne."
Michael Pacholek - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
How'd this one work out for you?

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