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Song Parodies -> "TyrantFest"

Original Song Title:

"Be Our Guest"

Original Performer:

Beauty and the Beast

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The Lyrics

This song lends itself to parody rather well, don't you think? Forget dinner, let's sing about Middle/Far Eastern dictators!Now enjoy the hit song "TyrantFest" from the classic movie "Duty and the East"!Note: lines with names in brackets [ ] above them are sung by that person. I have also left in the last bit of dialogue that was spoken before the beginning of the song; I thought it was appropriate.
Good evening, my General, it is with deepest pride
and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.
And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a
chair as we, your comrades, proudly present -
your country!

You're - the - best
Passed the test
You're dictator, nothing less
All the peasants feel unpleasant, but
My leader, I digress
You've got power,
What you want --
And your predecessor's gone
Even though he
Was your brother...
Don't believe me? Ask your mother!
Pass some laws, raise the tax
Give your enemies the ax
Coz the leader never will be second-best...
Go on, declare a traitor
Let him rot till later
With duress
He'll confess
Ohh-ho yes

Make some deals,
Buy a nuke
Gas your people, watch them puke
Stage unanimous elections
Like Saddam did; be Grand Duke!
Go and take
What you will
They can't go on "Dr. Phil"
If they try a revolution
Give them public execution!
There's no way you can't win
You're totalitarian!
Though the people try to claim that they're oppressed...
What are they going to do?
Think they can depose you?
Well they've confessed
They detest
What they say is false arrest

You're the best!
Screw the rest!
All the people are such pests!
They're a burden; try some purges --
Make the population less
Want to be - a great cook?
Just rewrite the hist'ry books
Shall we build another palace?
Call the Bradys ... hire Alice?
Do you spend - cash on tanks?
Or invest in offshore banks?
Either way the money goes to your war chest...
Go find your friend Fidel;
Team up with Kim Jong Il
Fill up with zest!
Wear your vest!

Life is so unnerving
For advisors who aren't serving
We're not happy with no one to wait upon
Ah, I remember days when we were useful...
'Fore your brother ran it, we had jobs
Ten years... army's rusting
Many criminals need busting
It's been just as long since anyone was killed!
Most days we just sat around the war room
Useless, bored and tired
But the times are good now, sire!

Go get dressed,
Leave the nest,
For your meeting with the West
Because NATO and the UN
Think the way you rule is messed
Cut them all - down to size
With a couple straight-faced lies
You'll impress them with your story
Of your hard-won rise to glory
We'll get them - off your back
They'll cease their verbal attack
Make a claim at least you're better than the last...
And earn a rep-u-tation
as a per-fect nation
Just don't get stressed!
Or depressed!
Look your best!

If support's - not too thick
Go and find a heretic
You can toss him in the slammer and then beat
him with a stick
You can trump - up the charge
You can fine him fifty large
Coz the cost of your new Lam-bo's
More than they spent making "Ram-bo"...
Force by force, gun by gun,
Then you shout, "Let's have some fun!"
And invade whichever country's ea-si-est...
If they don't show pa-tron-age,
Bomb them to the Stone Age
Not a jest!
Your behest!
You know best!
Sir, you - know - best!
(c) 2006 Jay the Wannabe Mustang Jockey -- I don't just write song parodies

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 18

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Larry - January 02, 2006 - Report this comment
many funny lines here.
Phil Alexander - January 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Brilliant: you're right, this is a fun song to do, and this is a wonderful idea to run with, beautifully executed. One of those where I couldn't give a favourite line, too many to choose from :-)
Kat - January 03, 2006 - Report this comment
It was all good.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - January 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Are you familiar with the song "The Hitler Rap" by Mel Brooks? This parody was on that level. (And if you're not familiar with it I'll ensure you that the comparison was a compliment).
Agrimorfee - February 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is the best parody I think you have written. Very, very funny and topical--but still timeless, and does't go for the easy name-calling of certain politicians who names we need not mention.
Cat - February 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Oh man oh man. I have to do this song now after seeing all these EXCELLENT parodies of it...just another addition to the pantheon. You see what happens when you do non-car spoofs, WMJ? Classic work.
Adagio - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I agree with Agrimorfee...this was a very good parody tnat didn't resort to name-calling 5's
Max Power - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)-Better than what the title looked.
bobpiecheese - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great pacing, very funny, I loved it.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - February 11, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Already commented. Still not bombing!
Confission - February 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) excellent. i voted 555, but it was the only option
Red Ant - February 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well rhymed/paced and a very creative idea Jay.
Matthias - February 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Ah... yes, another Be Our Guest parody.... But another "good" Be Our Guest parody, which reminds me... I still need to write one!!!
Johnny D - February 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Agree with Agri and Adagio.
Larry Hensley - March 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
JANUARY 2006 SONG OF THE MONTH - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Second Place,16819.30.html - July 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Fanfreakingtastic, Jay. Way TMGLTM. This goes on my list of site faves.
Stuart McArthur - March 22, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTY) wow - haven't commented before as I wasn't in the January comp - so this is a revelation - and I agree, this is my fave of yours too, Jay - fantastic wordplay, ideas, and the whole lot - 555
Rick C - March 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTY) Put this on my list of favorites of yours too. 555+++
Below Average Dave - March 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTY) Wow, I don't plan on doing a parody of BOG for a long time, I'm getting burnt out on it. . .they are all funny, but I've heard hat song more since becoming part of this site than any other song I like. . .Still a perfect scrore though. And the topic you choose, Tyrants/Genearls very funny.

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