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Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

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Parody Song Title:

"Poorhouse California"

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The Lyrics

I saw the Gov., Arnold, on TV today saying California was in a Billion hole but they would work their way out without federal help. Ve vill solfe our own Deefeeculties - said the Gov.
On a stark, pleasant highway,
In need of repair,
One smell of politics*, (* pronounced Pol-e-tics)
Welling up in despair,
Yup, we dread our existence, I see no glimmer of light,
They said "new levy" and my plight did simmer,
I had to shop or ignite.

There we stood in a poor way,
I heard foreclosures swell,
And I was drinking with an elf,
Who could be even forced out with a sell,
Then he bit on a scandal,
His car towed away,
There was Arnold on the Floor before,
I thought I heard him say . . .

Welcome to the poorhouse California,
Oh, the Gov. he face (oh, the Gov. he face),
such a broken place.
Plenty of doom in the poorhouse, California,
Any crime we fear (any crime we fear),
It will soon be here.

Our kind is spiffy, limp wristed,
We got the fur ladies, Zens,
We got the filthy, wealthy whores,
They all wear Attends,
In a trance, we don't don't work hard,
Cheat, we're all set,
No chance to recover, no chance for our debt.

So, I called up the Gov'ner,
Please string me a line.
He said, "We don't have that fear out here,so show a little spine,
And chill those voices that crawl
And just beg away,
Shake them up, it's no riddle, make it right,"
"Bust," I hear him say.

Welcome to the poorhouse California,
Oh, the Gov. he face (oh, the Gov. he face),
such a broken place.
They're giving it up for the poorhouse, California,
What a price, the lies, (what a price, the lies),
Sing, we're oversized.

Fear is just a feeling,
The stink and pain precise,
And he said, "We will fall like pensioners here,as we roll the dice."
And in the Gov'ner's chamber,
They blather "tax increase",
They grab for funds with their squealing lives,
And they just chant, "you'll be fleeced".

Last Spring I remember, I was
Cunning, knew the score,
We have to kind of pass a tax to replace our debts that soar,
"Relax," said the Gov'man,
"You are so scammed to receive,
I can wreck it any time I like,
And you can only heave".

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Patrick - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Why would anyone live in California? I'm glad they do, otherwise they'd be in Kansas. I don't always agree with Governor Schwarzenegger, but I like how he got the job. The people got tired of Davis and kicked him out of office before his term expired. That's one California idea I would like to see spread to the rest of the country.
Leo Keough - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Masterful job of rhyming, pacing and humor!!! Especially liked the verse that began, "Our kind is spiffy, limp wristed" - ROFLMFAO!!! Three lanes of Interstate 5 for this great parody!!!
alvin - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
excellent a californian i was laughing and crying at the same time
Timmy1000 - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Patrick, Leo and Alvin. All I could see was the movie "Arnold" acting tough saying Californians would take care of their own $42 Billion problem - very much like his movie characters. Good luck.
Ann Hammond - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I like
Andria - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, and I think that the state of California will go bankrupt unless the Governator goes back to acting and Obama and his crew get the economy straightened out. Hopefully, Mexico won't take back California. 5s.
MadameDeTokerVille - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir, I live here, because I inherited property in NorCAL: No Mortage: Thank you, ~J J ~ . PS: Tomorrow at the stroke of midNight: ~ NO MO DO ~ I'm relieved to be one of the taxPayers that must "pay out" on April 15th ! !
John Jenkins - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, the governor and state legislators are babies (who should wear Attends) doing their best to drive business out of California. I am somewhat embarrassed to be a Californian - we voted to recall Gray Davis and replaced him with Schwarzenegger, who is repeating Davis' mistakes.
Mr. K - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I second Andria's, John Jenkin's, and Patrick's comments, and as for the Schwartzinator and his cabinet, they are all little babies who need to wear Teletubby-print Pampers and be fed Gerber food from those little jars with a spoon. 555.
NorCALvotress - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
There is plenty of blame on all sides: Gov Ahnold has < < 185 "assistants" > > who make no less that 120k each; can't some of these folks be cut back, or even deleted entirely? ?

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