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Song Parodies -> "Little Red Soviet"

Original Song Title:

"Little Red Corvette"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Prince

Parody Song Title:

"Little Red Soviet"

Parody Written by:

Agrimorfee

The Lyrics

This song is NOT a putdown of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This is rather a love song, a toast to a new relationship, and this song is rather fitting to parody with this thought, since some of Prince's music of this period was concerned about nuclear annhiliation. Dosvedonya!
I wish you would've known
Back in those revolution'ry days
That it wouldn't last
You were the kind of country
That hoped Marx & Engels would
Break workers' chains at last
But WE acted dumb
Worried about Communist forces
Takin' over the Red White & Blues
Joe McCarthy got uptight
Cuban Missiles gave a fright
But who knew which country would lose?
Tovarich, I say

Little Red Soviet
It all came down so fast
Little Red Soviet
Wondered if the world was gonna last

We collectively shut our eyes
When we boycotted the Games
Back in 1980
You started to feel ill
When you started losing leaders
Like Andropov and Chernenko, R.I.P.
Believe it or not
I started to worry
If you all were gonna nuke our ass
Mikhail Gorbachev's might
Made it turn out all right
And I said, "Gorby, you sure got a lot of class"
Oh yes

Little Red Soviet
Now it's all in the past, yes it is
Little Red Soviet
Turn on the Glasnost, and pour me a glass!

Your country's like ours
Too many in jail
And close to the edge of anarchy
Vladimir Putin,
Give me a kiss!
We gotta rev up the capitalism machine!

Little Red Soviet
It's all in the past
Little Red Soviet
Bring the merchandise down! (merchandise down!)
Little Red Soviet
Who would guess the Iron Curtain would send the red Soviets down to the ground?
Little Red Soviet
It all came down so fast
Little Red Soviet
Let's make diplomacy last...
(etc., ad lib to fadeout)

Copyright 2006, Agrimorfee. Dada, da!

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AFW - April 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent job on this...fives
alvin rhodes - April 05, 2006 - Report this comment
wonderful bit of writin'
Stephen Harrington - April 05, 2006 - Report this comment
555, cool. ^___^
Rick C - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent! Yes, this one was also mentioned in your tribute.
stuart mcarthur - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) brilliant idea Ag, and well-researched - I'd forgotten all about Andropov. How long did he last - 3 weeks? Wish you'd managed to squeeze in a line about Boris Yeltsin's dancing skills though ;-) - 555
littleCupCakes - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for ~Le Petit Soviet rouge~
Red Ant - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, that was unexpected. Good fit to the original tune, and I got a chuckle out of the "Turn on the Glasnost, and pour me a glass!" line.
Invisible Boy - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Well researched, historical parodies have a soft spot with me. I hoist a glass of Stolichnaya to you.
Matthias - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Woosh! This one went right over my head... I'm giving you 5's purely for research and idea, and the fact that I actually like this song... But this went way over my head.
Agrimorfee - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Matthias: I can understand your confusion, considering you were merely a zygote during many of the events detailed here. :)
Kristof Robertsonov - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC3L) Da, da, da! I almost choked on my borsht reding this. Very clever. 555
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) Clever writing. . .I remember some references from history class. . .I got most of it, very interesting write Agri. . ..great job on fitting it into the pacing scheme.
Mikey Squirrel - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
ABC- great pacing, and a good summary of the whole era. I remember when I was afraid that Russia would nuke our asses, too. Well done, Agri.
Cat - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great history lesson! I'm not sure if you'd be kissing Putin now with his megalomaniacal control over the state, but definitely a good parody.

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