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Song Parodies -> "The Heart of Ol' Baghdad"

Original Song Title:

"The Heart of Rock and Roll"

Original Performer:

Huey Lewis and the News

Parody Song Title:

"The Heart of Ol' Baghdad"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

This one was simmering on the back burner somewhere, so it is kind of outdated a bit now, but we decided to finish it up anyway. And Rice Cube knows how much it cost Merry to do a Huey Lewis song... :P
Baghdad, Baghdad is everything they say
And on Al-Jazeera TV
Minister Mohammed Said El-Sahhaf
He came on and he amused me
With his propaganda, ooh that propaganda
Was lacking just a bit of style
But he put across his lies with rhythm
And sported such an evil smile

He said the heart of ol' Baghdad was still beating
But from what I've seen he was dreamin'
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But ol' Saddam Hussien's guards - Saddam Hussien's guards got a beating

Basra, Umm Qasar and Nasariyah
Is something all our troops have seen
Ain't no lights and the pretty, pretty girls
All veiled so heavily
When they show denial, Saddam's survival -
May get out with a lot of cash
Cos' it's still that same coalition
That really really kicked 'em in the...

He said the heart of ol' Baghdad was still beating
But from what I've seen he was dreamin'
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But ol' Saddam Hussien's guards - Saddam Hussien's guards got a beating

Captured Jack of Spades; Chemic Ali's underground
Bros of Saddam grabbed too
Mrs. Anthrax and that Tariq Aziz:
Deputy Prime Minister too
Everywhere there's bombing, then some looting
Devastation for miles
But it's now that statues coming down showing
That Hussien's really quite reviled

He said the heart of ol' Baghdad was still beating
But from what I've seen he was dreamin'
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But ol' Saddam Hussien's guards - Saddam Hussien's guards got a beating

And now there's
New hope...yeah - heart of ol' Baghdad

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ChuckyG - May 31, 2003 - Report this comment
I think this was your only song without a comment.. So I'm adding a comment so it doesn't feel lonely.
Meriadoc - June 01, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! :-D
lebeiw15 - June 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Great song!

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