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Song Parodies -> "Total Recall of the Gray"

Original Song Title:

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bonnie Tyler

Parody Song Title:

"Total Recall of the Gray"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

With thanks to Adam B, who (sort of) gave me the title. The original of this is one of my favorite songs, but this is the first time I've taken it to this board. The narrator is a typical gimme-gimme-gimme Cal Repub.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little big whiny and Gray Davis comes around.
(Turn around)
Every now and then he gets a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that my favorite Guv, Pete Wilson's gone by.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified, but then came this Darrell Issa guy.
(Turn around, voters!)
Every now and then they fall for this!
(Turn around, voters!)
Every now and then they fall for this!

(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit restless and a grievance I have field.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit hopeless and I'm lying like right-winger should.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit angry at the way the last election turned out.
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrifed but this recall effort will fly!

(Turn around, voters!) Every now and then they fall for this!
(Turn around, voters!) Every now and then they fall for this!

And I need Arnold tonight! And I'm screaming more than ever!
And if they only shield their sight, I will get the Schwareznegger!
And we'll turn the State back to the right, 'cause them lib'rals are wrong!
Together we can take it to the Capitol dome!
'Cause we're a shadow government, we need a new Rome! (Need a new Rome!)
I don't know what to do, my heart is very dark!
Living on the Coast, our bite is less than our bark!
I really want it tonight! I gotta beat Davis tonight! I gotta beat Davis to...

Once upon a time, I was losing the race, now I'll make that liberal pay!
Nothing he can do! A total recall of the Gray!
Once upon a time, there was cash in my bank! Can't blame Bush that it's gone away!
Nothing I can do! A total recall of the Gray!

(instrumental break)

(Turn around, voters!) Every now and then they fall for this!
(Turn around, voters!) Every now and then they fall for this!
And I need Arnold tonight! And I'm screaming more than ever!
And if they only shield their sight, I will get the Schwarzenegger!
And we'll turn the State back to the right, 'cause them lib'rals are wrong!
Together we can take it to the Capitol dome!
'Cause we're a shadow government, we need a new Rome! (Need a new Rome!)
I don't know what to do, my heart is very dark!
Living on the Coast, our bite is less than our bark!
I really want it tonight! I gotta beat Davis tonight! I gotta beat Davis to...

Once upon a time, I was losing the race, now I'll make that liberal pay!
Nothing he can do! A total recall of the Gray!
Once upon a time, there was cash in my bank! Can't blame Bush that it's gone away!
Nothing I can do! A total recall of the Gray!
A total recall of the Gray!

Turn around, bright boy!
Turn around, bright boy!
Turn around!
Do I smell something burning? Oh, somebody left a pop-tart in the toaster.

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Hoeveel - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Heheh. Total Recall. Heheh.
Robert J. Pagliaro - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice.
NYbadAzz - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job, but some of the wording can use some work... I had to reread lines a couple times. But very good to the orig pace of the song!
Michael Pacholek - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
I just realized a couple of spelling mistakes that could change things. "...a grievance I have filed," not "...field." "...like a right-winger should," having forgotten the article "a" the first time. "Terrifed" instead of "terrified" in one line. But the pacing police haven't nailed me yet. I guess "It's not the crime, it's the cover-up" doesn't apply here.
Melhi - August 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Hmm... considering the POV, I thought the misspellings were purposeful and added that little something extra to the overall parody. ;) .
Parody Criminal - August 15, 2003 - Report this comment
We were hoping you would come over to the dark side. To err is human.... to forgive is devine.

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