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Song Parodies -> "California Demons"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreamin'"

Original Performer:

Mamas and the Papas

Parody Song Title:

"California Demons"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Another well-deserved diatribe against the useless CA state legislature. A sequel to my “California Peabrains,” addressing the same subject.
All are thieves and clowns
(Galling thieving clowns)
And they lie and bray
(Hand out lies each day)
Empty is their talk
(Empty-headed schlock)
Hoggish grifters play
(Trough with pigs, C-A)

Cogs in wheel of Harm
(Coffers: dip in arms)
’specially those from L.A.
(Wretched ho’s from L.A.)
California demons
(Galling forked-tongue demons)
They suck, a grifter fray

Robbing is their work
From fat cats comes their “pay”
Well, they’ve got us on our knees
(Pray: “Do something, please!”)
Our pocketbooks their prey
(Take our dough away)

Crude, gnomish creatures, also trolls
(Creepy gnomish trolls)
And they won’t go away
(Despite what we pray)
California demons
(Canker’s, spore-spawned demons)
They suck and bitch all day

[Bay Bridge]

All are thieves in town
(All: thievish renown)
Where the high-paid* play
(Lost again today)
Senseless is their talk
(Dreck disguised as talk)
Hoggish grifts hold sway
(Hogs will lift your pay)
From here I can smell them
(But I can’t repel them)
Make me heave away
(Nuts or evil, they?)
California demons
(Calciferous demons)
Cons suck, and grift, and bray
(California demons)
Cons suck citizens’ pay
(California demons)
Cons f**king up C-A
(California demons)
Cons suck state tit each day

*Refers to the Sacramento Kings, one of the losingest teams in the NBA; could as well refer to the overpaid legislators

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Old Man Ribber - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
A pure "Cass" job here, John! (Bay Bridge!) Did you know that the Kings are the old Cincinnati Royals of Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas? ;D
Christie Marie M - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
In a way, it's a good thing I'm not living in Cali. I can't imagine what kind of people my cousins (who are residents in Cali) had to deal with down there. Yeah, from what it sounds like, the CA legislature is very crooked and conniving, no? Anyways, I loved the way you literally paced and spoofed this OS, especially varying the background vocals. Looks very colorful (my meaning of it is "vivid"). 555.
2Eagle - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
What else do you expect from a government where Hollywood rules?
Patrick - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Kansas government is corrupt, but the legislators have a lot less money to play with. A great day of California bashing. Let's just hope things don't get worse and the inmates head east to Californicate the rest of the country.
Leah Hochheiser - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I always thought California Dreamin' stunk because I absolutely HATE the Mamas and the Papas so much. Their songs bother me and their harmonizing drives me nuts, too. I just thought Cass Elliot was way too FAT when she was with the Mamas and the Papas. Listening to the Mamas and the Papas always makes me think of South Park thinking about the late Sheila Broflovski who was also FAT like Cass Elliot. Luckily, I don't listen to the Mamas and the Papas anymore because of their harmonizing so I can listen to Peter Paul and Mary more.
Leah Hochheiser - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I mostly like Cass Elliot as a solo artist before she died because I'm use to hearing her sing solo. I also thought she was too fat like the Sheriff of Nottingham on Disney's Robin Hood when she was with the Mamas and the Papas.
Leah Hochheiser - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
This is all the Stupid Mamas and the Stupid Papas' fault! They were the ones who make my dad say stuff that get me easily upset all because they were BIG FAT STUPID BABY BRAINS. I know parents don't like that horrible rock 'n' roll group, my mom had said to me, "Don't blame the Mamas and the Papas. They're not the ones who got you angry." I'm really happy about John Phillips and Denny Doherty being dead and I cannot wait for Michelle Phillips to die one of these days. California Dreamin' STINKS big time! Monday, Monday is really annoying. I Saw Her Again (Last Night) is so irritating. Creeque Alley is such a dumb song.
Leah Hochheiser - March 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I wish there was no such thing as the Mamas and the Papas because they were just BIG FAT STUPID ******* AND ********!
Leah Hochheiser - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Blame the Mamas and the Papas! This is all their fault! They were just BIG FAT STUPID MEANIES! P.S. I do NOT want to listen to the Mamas and the Papas anymore!
Leah Hochheiser - April 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't know and heard of the Mamas and the Papas, but they do look like everybody's least favorite band. There's other music I like. I've heard of and listen to and I like every music, but them, The Mamas and The Papas.
Leah Hochheiser - April 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I HATE The Mamas & The Papas. John Phillips and Denny Doherty were stupid a**holes! Michelle Phillips was a total b****! The only member I like is Cass Elliot.
Leah Hochheiser - April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
The Mamas and the Papas make me sick!
Leah Hochheiser - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I HATE that gosh darn freaking John Phillips, that gosh darn freaking Denny Doherty, and that gosh darn freaking Michelle Phillips so much. I'm happy that those jerks are dead.
Leah Hochheiser - May 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm happy that the Mamas and the Papas are all dead for good.

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