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Song Parodies -> "California Peabrains"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreaming"

Original Performer:

The Mamas & The Papas

Parody Song Title:

"California Peabrains"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

All their numbers, down
(Numbskulls’ numbers down)
And their skies are gray
(Post-recall of Gray)
Whenever they talk. . .
(Senselessly they talk)
Self-destruct each day
(They like what they say)
Through the state they swarm
(Not friendly and warm)
Like locusts in May
(Pestilential fray)
California peabrains
(California peabrains)
These shmucks can’t win this way

Their tactics don’t work,
Yet on and on they bray
They have been brought to their knees
(But few heed their pleas)
Yet from their course won’t stray
(So audience strays)
But they keep preaching and they scold
(Really getting old)
’cause they can’t have their way
(Their fave song: “My Way”)
California peabrains
(California peabrains)
These shmucks have no field day

[broken-recording solo]

Their poll numbers down
(Down, down, down, down, down)
But these guys still bray
(Relentlessly bray)
Whenever they talk
(Senseless, empty schlock)
Voters run away
(They won’t join this fray)
From these creepy yellers
(Creepy gals and fellers)
Believe what they say?
(The answer is, “Nay!”)
California peabrains
(California peabrains)
These shmucks can’t win this way
(California peabrains)
These shmucks won’t go away
(California peabrains)
These shmucks can’t win this way
(California peabrains)
Folks shrug and turn away

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 11

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alvin - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
i can relate
Mark Scotti - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Perfect song for this. Such a soothing sounding BASHING! LOL
Timmy1000 - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
What makes them this way? Too much sun and good weather? Well deserved bashing for the California pols.
John Barry - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, Mark, Timmy.
2Eagle - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
'Taint me - must be some people who breathe the fumes from El Segundo.
TJC - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent pol bashin'... too much Schwarze-re-neggering!
NorCALvotrix - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Voter turn-out was higher than expected, for a 'special election' ; so the 'sheeple' have spoken . . . Oh, Marquis de Bray & Nay !
John Jenkins - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I usually don't agree with your political spoofs, John, but you nailed this one. Those of us who expected a significant improvement when we voted to recall Gray Davis were really doing some California dreaming.
Leo Keough - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Just reading this morning that California might be the next big bailout project for the Feds...Great job...555!!!
Andria - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
This is a great parody, and I think that selling California back to the Mexicans or (even better, considering that there are fewer drug lords and less poverty) the Spaniards would be a good idea, except for the "minor" problems of losing Hollywood and the likes of, among others, Alvin, John Jenkins, LCC, and 2Eagle, to a foreign government. OK, on second thought, let's just bail them out. 5s all the way.

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