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Song Parodies -> "It Was a Very Strange Year"

Original Song Title:

"It Was a Very Good Year"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"It Was a Very Strange Year"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

When I was 17, we had Ollie North's secretary Fawn Hall and Jim Bakker's floozy Jessica Hahn. When I was 21, Madonna was trying to get some guy to justify her love. Now that I'm 33, I have this strange dream that Ricardo Montalban is walking out of his house on "Fantasy Island," looking great in his white suit, and he sees a couple of teenage Russian lesbians, and they say, "Good morning, Boss!" And he says, "Good morning, Tatu!"
When I was 17, it was a very strange year.
It was a very strange year 'cause of tabloid girls with covert stuff in D.C.
and with preachers from TV, I saw them on the screen
when I was 17.

When I was 21, it was a very strange year.
It was a very strange year 'cause of vogue-ing girls synching all their lips
shaking their tightened hips to some songs so dumb
when I was 21.

When I was 33, it was a very strange year.
It was a very strange year 'cause of Russian girls who were underage
makin' out on the stage for all the world to see
when I was 33.

But now the days are bright, it's in the autumn of the year.
And just before I turn 35, Georgie Bush must go home
to his ranch's dome, and America is freer.
That'll be a very good year.

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Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 10

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John Jenkins - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Good Parody, Michael. I, too, would like a freer America, but I don't think it will happen with "Tax and Spend" Dick Gebhardt or "Nationalized Health Care" Hillary Clinton or whomever else the Democrats might nominate.
Michael Pacholek - April 14, 2003 - Report this comment
How about an honest man, a real war hero and a guy not afraid to stand up to Bush? All in one candidate? No, it's not John McCain, at least not in this case. "I, John Forbes Kerry, do solemnly swear..." Check it out, he's not just a Senator from Massachusetts, his initials are JFK!
Jude Rodamer - December 31, 2003 - Report this comment
This one is a 5-4-5 from me. Nice choice of song, great pacing...just kind of sad.

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