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Song Parodies -> "State of California"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"State of California"

Parody Written by:

Carl Winter

The Lyrics

How the Terminator became the Governator
In the Governor's Mansion sits a desperate man
Worried he'll fall victim to a right wing recall plan
Though he was re-elected, just a few months before
The economy was suffering, his approval poor
Not content on the sidelines, the GOP struck fast
They saw a chance to steal his seat if the recall measure passed
Once the power grab got rolling, nothing stood in its way
It's a black eye for democracy, what else can I say?

Welcome to the State of California
Such a lovely place
Such an ugly race
Plenty of eyes on the State of California
Now his days are few
Toppled by a coup

It started out like a circus, one thirty five in the ring
There were porn stars, sumo wrestlers, and the melon-bashing king
At center stage on the ballot, we find a Hollywood name
An actor who's violent roles brought him lots of wealth and fame
He's got name recognition, and a Kennedy wife
He's never held an elected job one single day of his life
His policies are sketchy, and keep changing by the day
But he's a darling with the TV news, and this is what they say

Welcome to the State of California
Such a lovely place
Such a colorful race
There's plenty of news from the State of California
Can he terminate
In the Golden State?

He abuses women, both on and off the set
The news is full of victims' accounts that he hopes we'll soon forget
And in his debate appearance, it's clear he knew the least
Opponents slammed his fitness for the job but they just couldn't slow the beast
When the verdict was broadcast, I collapsed on the floor
At first I thought it was a nightmare scene from Terminator 4
Relax, said the newsman, he's been programmed to succeed
I know he's handy with a movie script but can he ever lead?
Available on the "American Way" CD by Dimpled Chad and the Disenfranchised.Dimpled Chad and the Disenfranchised

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Adam Zen B. - December 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Great lyrics, Carl.
Michael Pacholek - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Clearly, you are more qualified to be Governor of California than the Austrich with his head in the sand.

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