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Song Parodies -> "Goodbye, Bennie The Pope"

Original Song Title:

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Goodbye, Bennie The Pope"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

I parodied Pope Benedict XVI as he took office, so now I must parody him as he steps down. This will naturally once again lengthen my stay in Purgatory.
Pontiff is gonna step down
Benedict has a new plan
You know when he took the job
Bennie was already an old man
He couldn't keep going forever
No one can outrun the clock
He's not a peasant, he was once a soldier
He's now too frail to be leading the flock
Ooooooooo

So goodbye, Bennie the Pope
As you vacate the Vatican chair
Good luck, whatever you're doing
You've caught us all unaware
Don't let the door hit you on the way out
Faithful are trying to cope
Oh, you've finally decided your future lies
Outside the office of Pope
Ooooooooo

What do you think you'll do then?
Something that won't cause too much pain
It'll take you some effort with penance and prayers
So get down on your knees again
Soon you will get a replacement
The Conclave of Card'nals will meet
Next Pope takes over from Bennie
He will be filling your shoes with his feet
Ooooooooo

So goodbye, Bennie the Pope
As you vacate the Vatican seat
Good luck, whatever you're doing
No longer taking the heat
Don't let the door hit you on the way out
No one is giving up hope
But you've finally decided your future lies
Outside the office of Pope
Ooooooooo

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Patrick - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Really liked the line "He'll fill your shoes with his feet". Could an African or Latin American be the next Pope. Will be interesting to watch.
Old Man Ribber - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Steve - Well said. Let me get this right. At the conclave, black smoke means another ballot, white smoke means a newly-elected Pope...and green smoke means they've elected Al Gore? ;D
Michael Pacholek - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Why would they elect Al Gore? They don't believe in climate change, and all their gold is already in a lockbox.

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