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Song Parodies -> "Vote-Hell California"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Vote-Hell California"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Version 2 of this upbeat ditty. I inadvertently omitted a verse and chorus from the other one.
I parked and approached Safeway,
Fool kid standin' there.
Rank smell--solicitor.
Signatures paid to snare.
A lunkhead with persistence,
He's a soliciting blight.
My palms grew sweaty when I sighted him.
He's gonna stop me alright.

He stood, blocking the doorway,
With missionary bull.
I was thinkin', I should smack this elf
Who tells me just which levers I should pull.
So I took the pen handle,
And I wrote just this way
On petition: "F*ck the governor!
Oh, and have a nice day!"

Welcome to this vote-hell, California.
A vote called in haste
(A vote called in haste)
What a fiscal waste
(What a fiscal waste)
Special election in vote-hell, California.
In hock up to here
(In hock up to here)
Cost of this farce: dear!
(Cost of this farce: dear!)

Voters' minds termin'lly twisted
Toward some murky, crazy ends.
They got a steroid, botoxed pretty boy--
The recall's friend.
A fascist who courts all hard
Cash he can get.
He rants to the members
Of his donor set.

But his support is lapsin'
Some folks see the light
They say:
"It's clear we shouldn't have voted for this dumb shite."
Now his voice calling for special-election day.
And the cost of election won't be slight--
Seventy million, say.

Welcome to this vote-hell, California.
A vote called in haste
(A vote called in haste)
What a fiscal waste
(What a fiscal waste)
We live with this shmuck
Here in vote-hell California.
His f*ckups, king-size
(His f*ckups, king-size)
For all, alibis.

From cities, teachers stealing.
His sham reign's a blight.
We are all just prisoners here,
Of poor oversight.
Legislative masturbators
Just got their pay increased
Some in cahoots with stealing wives.
They just jerk off while they feast.

I hope in November,
Arnold is shown to the door,
Though no matter who we get,
He/she'll be a craven whore.

He wasn't the right man.
In his programs, he's deceived.
You can check out all his boasts and taunts,
You'll see. . .can't be believed.

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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 7

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alvin rhodes - May 26, 2005 - Report this comment
great concept...5s plus
Johnny D - May 26, 2005 - Report this comment
"Legislative masturbators" ... so THAT's what they're all doing "on the floor of the House", eh? I guess that brings a whole new meaning to "Mr. Chairman, I'd like to make a motion!"
Scrawny Johnny - May 26, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't know the situation (I live in Texas), but my grandparents who live in CA say that Arnold is doing Ok...but they're not much into politics so I guess they wouldn't really know, huh.
Michael Pacholek - May 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny B: The joke is already making the rounds that the people of California have finally realized that Arnold Schwarzenegger is their Governor, and they put him there. I just hope the November 7, 2006 election won't inspire "Bust a Mante" to Young MC's "Bust a Move" for Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustmante. Johnny D: It might also give new meaning to, "Will the gentleman yield?"
Dee Range - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Terrific as usual, John. It must be hell living in such a beautiful state with such a blockhead running it. High 5's

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