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Song Parodies -> "State of Arizona"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"State of Arizona"

Parody Written by:

Chris Wolvie

The Lyrics

Arizona recently passed a VERY tough immigration law, stating that those who "reasonably" seem like illegals must show their papers or be subject to prison and/or deportation. A friend of mine (a staunch Republican, no less) suggested that someone make a timely parody of the situation with this song and parody title. So...I did. And...he liked it. So...I'll post it here. Share and Enjoy!
On a dark stretch of border
Near ol' Mexico
Folks dressed up in ponchos
Lined up ready to go
Up ahead is the U.S.
Where they think life will be best
They want to find jobs and to make it big
Just like that Paul Rodriguez

There she stood out in Pheonix
Her face looking so vain
And in her hand a just-signed bill
Which had the blessing of old John McCain
It was Governor Brewer
And she's GOP-red
As the wetbacks came up to her door
She smirked as she said...

"Welcome to the State of Arizona
Show your papers, please
Or you'll have to leave
No new immigrants in the State of Arizona
Show you're legal here
Or you'll disappear."

The left was boldly against it
The right wing likes it a lot
Are we protecting all our local jobs
Or just bigots?
Will they challenge in courtrooms
Or let it slide?
What questions will be asked
Those folks pulled aside?

"Where exactly were you born?
And were you just lyin'?
(And, oh,) Who was our state's Senators
In nineteen-sixty-nine?"
And we thought racial profiling
Was far away
Ev'ry Latino in the whole damn state
Will hear coppers say:

"Welcome to the State of Arizona
Such a lovely place
If you're pale of face
You'd better get out of the State of Arizona
'No habla ingles?'
You're under arrest!"

No Cinco de Mayo
No Daylight Savings Time
(Brewer says,) "We are all just trying to live
In the past sublime."
And right next door in Cali
The Gov'nor's getting blue:
"If we pass a similar law,
Will they boot Austrians, too?!"

Last thing that was seen was
Folks had run like matadors
Away from all the precious jobs
To the homes they knew before
"Relax," said Guv Brewer
"We have cops who are discreet
You may catch heat from our finest folks
But, hell, it's a dry heat!"

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 7

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Patrick - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
¡Magnífico! Extremamente bien escrita. Me gustó muchisimo. Especialmente "pale of face". This is a classic parody, one of the ten best ever on this site.
Michael Pacholek - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Glad to see you took off your rainbow shades for this one. (see "Arizona" by Mark Lindsay) Of course, you can't do a parody of that State without the words "dry heat." You were packing heat with this one. I'd actually be in favor of this law if the cops could be trusted to accept that someone's legit ID is, in fact, legit. But, being from the New York area, I know not all cops can be trusted, and I know someone is going to abuse his authority, and then this law will go down just like segregation. There's a better way than this, but no one seems willing to find it.
Patrick - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
As for packing heat, Arizona just recently dropped the requirement to have a permit in order to carry concealed weapons. That's three States down (Vermont, Alaska, Arizona), forty seven to go.
John Barry - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I love AZ; it makes f**ked-up CA look good.
norCalCougaress - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
^ I rather agree with you, SirSass que Watch ^

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