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Song Parodies -> "I'm On A Washington Flight"

Original Song Title:

"Another Saturday Night"

Original Performer:

Cat Stevens (Originally by Sam Cooke in 1963)

Parody Song Title:

"I'm On A Washington Flight"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

I'm on a Washington flight and I ain't got no buddies
I'm on a bad list 'cause of my new name
Now how I wish I was Buddhist or Hindu
I'm in an awful way

I got on board at old Heathrow
It seemed that all was cool, but then,
Some guy said "See 'im? Now go get 'im!"
(And) You bet I wasn't let in!
That's how I'm in the state I'm in
(OH-NO!)

I'm on a Washington flight and I ain't got no buddies
I'm on a bad list 'cause of my new name
Now how I wish I was not Yusuf Islam
I'm in an awful way

Another Muslim told me
Since I am peaceful, they'll let me in
Instead they shouted their insistence
That I gave cash assistance
To a cat named Bin Laden
(AL-LAH!)

I'm on a Washington flight and I ain't got no buddies
I'm on a bad list 'cause of my new name
Now how I wish I was still called Cat Stevens
I'm in an awful way

It's hard on a fella
When nobody wants him around
If I can't find me a buddy
Who don't like Salman Rushdie
I'm gonna have to blow this town
(KA-BOOM!)

I'm on a Washington flight and I ain't got no buddies
I'm on a bad list 'cause of my new name
Now how I wish I was still Steven Georgiu
I'm in an awful, ooo,
I'm in an awful way,
He's in an awful way,
I'm in an awful, ooo,
I'm in an awful way,
He's in an awful way,
BISMILLAH, LET ME STAY!

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Rick D - September 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll bet if he changed his name to Joe English. He'd have had no problem with getting kicked off planes. (Though another Joe English got kicked out of Wings)
Phil Alexander - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Super, JD. It's seemed to me that he's been very much on the moderate side of Islam (a cool Cat, if you like) - it was a bit of a surprise to hear that he'd been turned back.
Robert J. Pagliaro - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good. Yes, just another problem with our fascist government - I feel so safe now that they've deported Mr. Islam. Hopefully, this will all be over in just a little over five weeks.
John Barry - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
A kinder, gentler take on the subject.
Michael Pacholek - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
The last line should push this to a 6, but the rules don't allow higher than a 5.
Royce Miller - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, I don't agree that he was taken off the plane because of his name......there was much more to the story than that.
Spaff.com - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
A parody of Cat Stevens' deportation to the tune of "Another Saturday Night"? Damn, I wish I'd have thought of that. Heh heh.

As I mentioned on the messageboard, I particularly like the punchline you drew from "I'm gonna have to blow this town."
alvin rhodes - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...this is perfect...bravo !
Johnny D - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, everybody!

Rick D: What's the story with the "Wings" Joe English?

Phil: Yeah, he's been making peaceful and conciliatory noises in recent years. And his comments about Salman Rushdie were over-hyped by the media. But who knows what intelligence there is on this cat? I sure don't. But it's still creepy to think that there's a secret list of undesirables being kept and distributed by Big Brother, oops, I meant, by Uncle Sam. ;-)

RJP: I'm up for a change, I must admit.

JB: Well, y'know, the poor guy's gone through three different names so far...that could confuse anybody!

Michael: You make me glad, Man From Chad (and that's not the country Chad!).

Royce: I know what you're referring-to, and I covered that angle of this news story with the lines "Instead they shouted their insistence / That I gave cash assistance / To a cat named Bin Laden".

Mighty Spaff: Heh heh to you too! Remember, YOU DA CAT, too! ;-)

Alvin: Guffaws are always hilariously accepted! ;-D

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