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Song Parodies -> "Palaces at Baghdad"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Palaces at Baghdad"

Parody Written by:

Royce Miller

The Lyrics

In the palace at Baghdad
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of camels rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
I guess they tested another one
It lit up the night
There I stood in the doorway
I head the siren well
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven, but it is hell
Then I lit up a candle to show me the way
There were voices in the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the palaces at Baghdad
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place
Twelve square miles, the palaces at Baghdad
Any time of year
Any time of year
Stuff is stored right here

The inspectors can't come here
The palace is off bounds
Cause this is the very place
Where weapons can be found
The stuff is all underground
Just keep inspectors out
Just keep everybody out and it won't be found
So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my shoes
I said
I'm gonna get outta here, don't need no more clues
And still those sirens are wailing from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

(Repeat Chorus)

Chandelier on the ceiling
Pink champagne in my cup
And I said
I wouldn't wanna be a prisoner here
When it all blows up
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for a feast
I wonder if they're all aware
Below them is a beast
Last think I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Tell them, said Mr. Hussein,
What a good time you've had
You can check in any time you like
But you can't check out my pad!!!

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I wish I was Bob Geldof - May 20, 2003 - Report this comment
It's about bloody time someone sucked it to Saddam's Palaces!!!!!!!! I like It!!!!!!

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