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Song Parodies -> "When the Pope Gives Up His Lease"

Original Song Title:

"When I Paint My Masterpiece"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"When the Pope Gives Up His Lease"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Unfortunately, Alvin Rhodes beat us all to it, turning "Goldfinger" into "Ratzinger." And there aren't a whole lot of songs with "hope" in the title to turn into "Pope." But I think I found a good way to improvise.
Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble.
Ancient footprints are everywhere.
But it seems the Church is in a lot of trouble
'cause the Pope finds his job too hard to bear.

Made a big announcement in his gold-lined room
that in a few days, his papacy will cease.
He promised he'd no longer be with us
when the Pope gives up his lease.

Oh the hours we spent in the City of Vatican
hearing Benedict preach and whine
mighty king of the church, he'll never do that again
and he wasn't Holy Father for a long time.

Doesn't compare well with John Paul in the memory.
His history chase turned out to be one for wild geese.
Someday, history will abuse him
when the Pope gives up his lease.

Flies around the world in a mighty plush Airbus.
Oh, I wonder if he really does have care for us.

Well, I left Rome and I landed in New York
on a plane ride where people had cheered not cried.
They hope the new Pope will not be a new dork.
One who hasn't covered up and hasn't lied.

News network chicks, they're eye candy
reporting abdication, not decease.
Who thought it would be this different
when the Pope gives up his lease?

Who thought it would be this different
when the Pope gives up his lease?

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Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 7

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Old Man Ribber - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Michael - What will history say indeed? At least your take on the subject is a good one. ;D
Max Power - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
What makes this interesting is the prophecy of Malachy about the antipope, makes you wonder.
TJC - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Transsubstanciating you some 5's (Lehrer will never notice they're missing!)
Wendy Christopher - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Who uno-bombed this, what the heck..? Anyway, I loved it - a lot of sharply funny observations in there, so I'm rating it 555. Perhaps now, on reflection, the Vatican should draw up some sort of Job Description that potential candidates can read before they decide to commit...!
Old Man Ribber - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Michael - I've sent you a FB friend request. I should have done this a long time ago. I know you recognize me as a sincere (if horribly misguided) fellow. Remember...McCain and Ted Kennedy actually liked each other. ;D
Michael Pacholek - February 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yeah, well, McCain and Hagel liked each other too. Yesterday on MSNBC, Alex Wagner said that you can almost see the angel on McCain's shoulder, telling him to defend Hagel from attacks on his patriotism by Teabag lunatic Ted Cruz, and the devil on his shoulder, telling him to put personal feelings and party ahead of country. Maybe McCain should resign. I understand there's a job for an old guy set in his ways opening up in Rome...

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