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Song Parodies -> "Good-bye Mr. Gray"

Original Song Title:

"Candle in the Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Good-bye Mr. Gray"

Parody Written by:

Elena M.

The Lyrics

I'm a little frightened by how many of the original lines still fit...
Goodbye Mr. Gray,
Even though I voted
Against the recall, I had some reserves
About your skills
As the leader of our state.

You crawled out with your head down
From the failed economy
We needed more than dot-coms
More than high technology.

And it seems to me, you spent your term
Like a candle in the wind.
Never knowing who to cling to
To bring money in.
And I think I voted for you,
But who am I trying to kid?
Your passion burned out long before
Your career ever did.

Schwartzenegger's tough
In all those roles he ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
But being Governor's not the same.

When the power died,
All the press was hounding you
And all that Texas had to say
There was nothing that they knew.

And it seems to me, you spent your term
Like a candle in the wind.
Never knowing who to cling to
To bring money in.
And I think I voted for you,
But who am I trying to kid?
Your passion burned out long before
Your career ever did.

Goodbye Mr. Gray
Seems unfair for you to
Take all the blame,
You were likeable enough
Though you did have two last names.

Goodbye Mr. Gray
Good luck finding another job, I know its tough
Unemployment's high,
And there just isn't enough.

And it seems to me, you spent your term
Like a candle in the wind.
Never knowing who to cling to
To bring money in.
And I think I voted for you,
But who am I trying to kid?
Your passion burned out long before
Your career ever did.

Your passion burned out long before
Your career ever did.

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Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Maybe President Kerry can appoint Governor Davis Ambassador to Bahrain. No energy problems there, no phony-baloney tough-guy actors, and it's about as far from California as you can get.
Rick D - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
I see you made the list today. I have a feeling you're going to move up fast.
Leah Lockhart - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
woo-hoo!! I'm going for the big 2-5!!
Johnny D - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Leah, how'd I miss this one? This is great! 5-5-5 across the board, for sure!
Leah Lockhart - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny! I was going to respond to (jokingly) you by inviting you to vote on every song of mine that you had not commented on... then as I started looking, realized there were only a few! I greatly appreciate your encouragement and thoughtful comments.
malcolm higgins - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
great stuff leah.. elton is a joy to parody isn't he? 5-5-5
Leah Lockhart - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Malcolm! I think we could have an entire site devoted to EJ parodies. Why is that?
Rick D - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Leah, check us today or yesterday click link at bottom and download song file we just put in. You are included.

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