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Song Parodies -> "Macedonian Rhapsody"

Original Song Title:

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Queen

Parody Song Title:

"Macedonian Rhapsody"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

In year three-two-three BC, assembled the Diadochs...
Is this the real life?
Is this just history?
I am the big guy
with dreams of divinity
I've conquered the lands
led troops and warbands and seen -
I'm just a freak guy, I need some sympathy
because I'm easy on, easy off
little soft, little tough
Anyway, the fever's - taking'way the life from me...

Daddy, I just tamed a horse -
he was scared just like a heck,
I rode with shadow to his back
Daddy, I want to ride to war
I want to lead the cavalry, you know
Daddy - o - o -o
didn't mean to make a coup
please take me back to court this time next year
Carry on, carry on, as you're the King, my Daddy -

Too late, his time did come
stabbed by Pausanias
dying in my arms on grass
Hello everyobody - I am now the king
Gonna lead you all to war and break the truce -
Mama o - o -o - o (any way the war goes)
I want to rule the world
I sometimes think my real dad was a god

I see humonguous continent of a land -
Persia, Asia, will you do the resistance
Phalanx and agema, winning Charoneia, yeah!
Gaugamela (Gaugamela!)
Gaugamela (Gaugamela!)
Gaugamela cheerio! - Woe Darius!

But I'm just a young boy and boys only love me-
[He's just a screwed boy from a broken family]
Why is my life such a monstrosity -
Parthia, India, will my army go
It's enough! No-,we will no longer go - let us home!
It's enough! No-,we will no longer go - let us home!
It's enough! No-,we will no longer go - let us home!
Will no longer go-let's go home
Will no longer go let's go home
No,no,no,no,no,no,no-
It's Babylon,it's Babylon,it's Babylon that's where we go-
My wife Roxanne has a baby put aside for me,for me,for me

So I thought I could conquer the world in my lifetime
So I thought till Hephastion did get sick and die...
Oh deities! Can't do this to me, deities!
Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here -

Nothing really survives
Anyone can see,
Nothing really survives,
nothing really survive past me,

Any way the war goes....

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Stuart McArthur - February 12, 2005 - Report this comment
wow! two! - same applause that I gave the other one - how early have you been getting up, susanna?? - 555 :-)
Susanna Viljanen - February 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Yup, this song is about Alexander the Great. Talk about dysfunctional family! It was just that I thought parodizing Bohemian Rhapsody is in a sense the ultimate parody - and after seeing Oliver stone film "Alexander" I thought his story just cries for a tribute. Once I had finished this song, I thought "why not write a true "Bohemian" rhapsody as well? All in all, it took me a total of four hours to write them both.
Michael Pacholek - February 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Mama, oo-woo-woo-woo (An-ge-li-na-Jo-lie...) ... ... ... Uh, where was I? Oh, yeah. Got distracted for a moment. Gotta love them history parodies, like Phil Alexander's "Homerian Rhapsody" and my own "Cleopatra." This goes right up there and makes it a triumverate.
Kristof Robertson - February 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Blimey!! What a history lesson...superb. 555
Steve K. - February 14, 2005 - Report this comment
India, has elephants, with riders up on top I think here's where I'll stop.

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