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Song Parodies -> "Perfect Was the Storm"

Original Song Title:

"Riders On the Storm"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Doors

Parody Song Title:

"Perfect Was the Storm"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

From Wikipedia: The phrase "perfect storm" refers to the simultaneous occurrence of events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the result of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, so that even a slight change in any one event contributing to the perfect storm would lessen the its overall impact. The term is also used to describe a hypothetical hurricane that happens to hit at a region's most vulnerable area, resulting in the worst possible damage by a hurricane of its magnitude. But in our context, an event needs to be funny as well as shocking and mind-blowing. Hurricane Katrina, an actual giant storm, doesn't qualify because of its tragic nature. Likewise, if the Dick Cheney shooting incident had resulted in the victim's death, it would have inspired Amiright songs that were sad or angry, rather than silly and mocking. So there are boundaries of taste. The Mark Foley/Congressional page scandal really, uh, skirts the issue, since there is almost certainly some sort of crime that is, because of the age of the victims, quite disgusting.
(instrumental opening)

Perfect is the storm.
Perfect is the storm.
Has shock value or porn?
It hits your funny bone?
It's news from the Twilight Zone?
Twenty parodies are born?
Perfect is the storm.

There's a killer on the road.
Dick Cheney, squirming like a toad.
On ranch way down in Tex.
His friend's face he now wrecks.
If you give chance to this guy
somebody's gonna die.
Killer on the road.
Yeah...

Foley's gotta love young man.
Drunken is Lindsay Lohan.
Athlete with bad hand.
Fans don't understand.
The parodies depend
on goofs that never end.
Gotta love it, man.
Yeah...

(instrumental break)

Perfect is the storm.
Perfect is the storm.
A film on Net that's porn?
Paris Hilton's own.
Tom Cruise has a head of bone?
We can't leave him alone.
Perfect is the storm.

Perfect is the storm...
Perfect is the storm...
Perfect is the storm...
Perfect is the storm...

(instrumental close)
Note that "twenty parodies" is not a requirement for a topic to be considered a "perfect storm," although sometimes it works out that way. The words just fit the rhythm of the song. Rhythm of the song. Into that verse it's placed. The origin I've traced... Sorry, still stuck in parody mode. ROTS (just realized that unfortunate acronym) is one of those songs that gets in your head, and leaves your brain squirming like a toad. (Best line Jim Morrison ever wrote.)

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alvin rhodes - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
squirming like a toad from laughter
PMS - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Great way to express the true spirit of what parody should be.
TJC - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm with PMS on this one! You captured the essence of what is done here wonderfully and mated it to the Perfect Song
John Barry - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Pecadilloes of the pompous breed perfectly delightful parodies. I ain't through yet beating the dead (careerwise) pedophile pol.
Anti-Democrat - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
So tell me, hypocrites: why was it all right for Gerry Studds to bugger a 17-year-old page, but not for Mark Foley to talk about buggery to one?

Oh, yeah, that's right: because Gerry Studds was a Democrat and Mark Foley was a Republican, and being a Democrat means you never have to lose your seat for sodomizing pages or interns even if they can actually find a stained blue dress with your DNA on it. Sorry I asked...

See you in Hell, NAMBLA Nancy supporters.
Michael Pacholek - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
There's a difference, A-D: Mark Foley was one of many, many, many Republicans who wrapped themselves in the flag of morality and family values. If you're gonna talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. And now Foley walks the perp-walk. Democrats never claimed to be the party of morality. Which is odd, since... they ARE more moral than the Republicans. Clinton fools around with an intern, nobody dies, and the Republicans (to use Bill Maher's phrase) literally made a federal case out of it. Bush screws us all, and thousands died. By the way, where is Osama bin Laden?
Spaff.com - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael: Killer. On the road.

Spaff's Politics Made Simple: Democrats prefer sex. Republicans prefer violence. (That's why it's so wild to see Republicans in a sex scandal; it means they've crossed party lines.)
Robert J. Pagliaro - October 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Nicely done. And your comment to AD is dead on - the "moral" party is most immoral. However, I would have changed the phrase to "Clinton fools around with a woman . . ." (Consensual sex between consenting adults.) Later bob
Michael Pacholek - October 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Spaff: Their party has crossed some lines, all right. Some lines that should never be crossed.

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