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Song Parodies -> "Perestroika"

Original Song Title:

"Carefree Highway"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Perestroika"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Open up the Soviet Union and the worms crawl out
The Iron Curtain rusted rapidly
Afghanistan was the Soviets version of Vietnam
After that, it was not meant to be

Perestroika, introduced by Gorbachev
Perestroika, opened many eyes
Totalitarianism slowed down to a halt
Perestroika, thank you very much
Mikhail Gorbachev

Turnin' back nearly eighty years of ineptitude
Central planning did not work anyway
Glasnost had told us about corruption and stagnation
Which would send communism on its way

Perestroika, it had survived an armed coup
Perestroika, opened many eyes
Totalitarianism slowed down to a halt
Perestroika, thank you very much
Mikhail Gorbachev

Searchin' through the remnants of the Chernobyl site
Where the radiation can't be washed by rain
Arrogance and ignorance certainly insured one thing
There's a glowing future near Kiev Ukraine

Perestroika, introduced by Gorbachev
Perestroika, opened many eyes
Totalitarianism slowed down to a halt
Perestroika, thank you very much
Mikhail Gorbachev
introduced by Gorbachev
Perestroika, it had survived an armed coup
Perestroika, opened many eyes
Totalitarianism slowed down to a halt
Perestroika, thank you very much
Mikhail Gorbachev
trhall@stuart.iit.edu

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Red Neck Mother - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
" Glowing future near Kiev Ukraine " is hilarious. 5-5-5
Paul Robinson - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Tim - Very clever idea - you picked a very difficult subject theme to pace to here and I got bogged down with the lengthy Russian names trying to match Lightfoot's original here. I went 4-5-5 and I don't know if anyone could have done better than that in this instance. Good job.
Johnny D - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
What Paul said - great job, excellent!

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