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Song Parodies -> "California For All Time"

Original Song Title:

"Carolina In My Mind"

Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"California For All Time"

Parody Written by:

Immoral Liberal

The Lyrics

Why did I once live in California?
Must've smoked some sunshine;
Maybe I drank the moonshine.
Some pretended to be friends of mine,
But they were thieving slime,
So I've gone from California for all time.

I was better off there once,
But, well, nowadays the state's declining;
Governor is just a dunce.
The hand-writing is on the wall:
That's why I'm--really--
Gone from California for all time.

There ain't no doubt in this one's mind,
Sure glad I didn't hang around:
Yeah, they would have robbed me blind.
With tax hikes, and union strikes,
They're dying; glad I'm
Gone from California for all time.

And that's why I'm gone from California
They would tax the sunshine;
They already tax the moonshine.
Had to watch my back all the time
Around those thieving slime,
So I'm gone from California for all time.

Watched an election website
From my quiet room in flyover country;
No soundbytes, or fights to fight.
They elected morons, but I'm long gone, long gone!
Been out of California a long time.

With its hordes of unemployed voting for scoundrels,
Don't think they'll dig out of their hole soon,
'Cause no matter how they dig, they don't hit bottom;
Better them than me!
Sure am glad I'm gone from California for all time.

I'll be fine; I'm gone from California.
I'm not smoking sunshine;
No one can sell me moonshine;
And my corn hole's safe from the slime
Who'd take me from behind!
Now I'm gone from California for all time.

Gone from California for all time;
I've been out of California a long time;
Gone from California for all time;
Gone--I'm gone--I'm gone...
Staying out of that place
'Cause it's going south, fools!
Got my goodies here safe from you,
'Cause I'm gone...

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Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 8

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Old Man Ribber - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Would Al Jolson today sing "California, Here I GO"? Good job. ;D
Beached Bouy - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Dennis Miller said it best. Paraphrasing, Californians who are on the dole (and there's lots of 'em) keep electing people who wont judge them when giving them ever increasing freebies.
TJC - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
More like 'Immortal' Liberal--that was very well done!
Patrick - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank God for California weather, if not for the sunshine, all those people might show up in Kansas some day. One thing I can say in their favor: I don't approve of a lot of things Governor Schwarzenegger has done, but I like the way he got the job, by going on TV and telling then Governor Davis that he was going to take it from him. We don't need term limits in this country, we need enhanced powers of recall against public officials.
Tommy Turtle - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Too bad they didn't pass the Prop to legalize grass. It would have saved the budget, and they're all on it anyway ... Been there, left there. Got friends suffering from the budget disasters. 555
John Jenkins - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey, IL, if you are reading the Reason web site and spoofing California legislators who would “tax the sunshine,” there is definitely hope for you. It is true that my votes were virtually meaningless, and we did elect morons. But, please remember that you have at least one California friend who is not a thieving slime.

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