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Song Parodies -> "Oh What A Circus Redux For Ronald Reagan"

Original Song Title:

"Oh What A Circus (from Evita)"

Original Performer:

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Parody Song Title:

"Oh What A Circus Redux For Ronald Reagan"

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The Lyrics

Like him or not, the media has gone overboard with the coverage of the death of former president Ronald Reagan. While I respect the man for his leading the nation, this overkill of information because he passed away is rediculous
Oh what a circus, oh what a show
The United States has gone to town
Over the death of an actor called Ronald Reagan
We've all gone crazy
Mourning all day and mourning all night
Falling over ourselves to get all of the misery right

Oh what an exit, that's how to go
When they're ringing your curtain down
Demand to be buried like Ronald Reagan
It's quite a sunset
And good for the country in a roundabout way
The WAR failed to make the front page of all the world's papers today

But who is this Santa Ronald?
Why all this howling, hysterical sorrow?
What kind of god has lived among us?
How will we ever get by without him?

He had her moments, He had some style
The best show in town was the crowd
Outside the RNC crying, "Ronald Reagan"
But that's all gone now
As soon as the smoke from the funeral clears
We're all gonna see and how, He did nothing for years

You let down your people Reagan
You were supposed to have been immortal
That's all they wanted, not much to ask for
But in the end you could not deliver

Sing you fools, but you got it wrong
Enjoy your prayers because you haven't got long
Your king is dead, your queen is through
And He's not coming back to you

Show business kept us all alive
Since November 6 1979
But the star has gone, the glamour's worn thin
That's a pretty bad state for a state to be in

Instead of government we had a stage
Instead of ideas, an aging cowboy's rage
Instead of help we were given a crowd
He didn't say much, but He said it loud

Sing you fools, but you got it wrong
Enjoy your prayers because you haven't got long
Your king is dead, your queen is through
He's not coming back to you

Don't cry for me North America
For I am ordinary, unimportant
And undeserving of such attention
Unless we all are, I think we all are
So share my glory, so share my coffin
So share my glory, so share my coffin

It's our funeral too

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Stray Pooch - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad, and an excellent choice for the subject. But I think you relied too much on the original. (You even forgot to change a gender pronoun there - "He had her moments?" - ouch!) I had to really work on mine ("America Needs You, Ronald Reagan") because it would have been very easy just to sub Ron's name in for Harry Truman and a good portion of the lyrics would apply directly. So I have to give you a 5 or pacing (I mean it is almost a carbon copy of the original with the exception of "Santa Ronald" for "Santa Evita". ) But I can't give you high marks for originality, humor or general profundity. I go 534. Still, though I do not share your opinion of Reagan, not a bad approach to the funeral here.
MrMacphisto - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good...
Flibbertigibbet - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good. Though Reagen was a great man, I think they need to subside a bit. All this press coverage reminds me of the time when Madonna kissed Britney and Christina and when Justin exposed Janet's boob. Ray Charles died yesterday, and I haven't heard as much about him as I should be hearing.
WhizkidF - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad, but I think the "mourning all day, mourning all night" line was kinda moving. That reminds me about the time I watched the live coverage of the services (e.g. the procession at Washington D.C, the funeral Mass at Washington National Cathedral, to name a few). The smoke from the funeral clears line might be the 21-cannon salute. Because it has a wee bit of humor, I'd give that a 534.

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