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Song Parodies -> "California Leaving"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreaming"

Original Performer:

The Mamas & The Papas

Parody Song Title:

"California Leaving"

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The Lyrics

The OS features "The Papas" (John Phillips and some other guy whose name Ive forgotten) singing a short lyric, which is immediately echoed by The Mamas (Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot) The "Echo" appears in the parentheses). Now that we got that straightened out .....
All the trees are down .. (All the Greens are clowns)
And the sky is haze .. (And the ash is gray)
My AC is off ... (Power is blacked out)
On this hellish day .. (On this scorching day)
I'd be sweating much less .. (I'd be calm and cool)
If I was in Bombay .. (If I was in Green Bay)

California leaving .. on such a sweltry day

Stopped from doin church
By a cop in LA
Well, I got down on my knees .. (Asked him pretty please)
Not allowed to pray .. (Wont you let me pray)
He said the kneelers were all full .. (Preacher was a tool)
Almost 20 today .. (So was turned away)

California leaving ... from such despotic ways

All the schools shut down .. (Garcetti is a clown)
And the kids cant play .. (But the mob's OK)
Cant get to my job .. (Cant get thru the mob)
So my rent's not paid (There'd be hell to pay)
If I were a free man .. (If I didnt live here)
I could flee from LA (I could chill in Bombay)

California leaving .... on such a sweltry day
California leaving ... from such despotic ways
California leaving ...from such proggressive days

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 19

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Another Emigrant - October 05, 2020 - Report this comment
In fact, the last Mamas & Papas parody was of this song too, and on very similar subjects in a very similar manner; just change that 23 in the URL in your browser's go-to bar to a 22 and go to that page, and you'll see what I mean.
L.D. Obblo - October 05, 2020 - Report this comment
Feel free to ignore the Marxist SJW who tried to piss on your ratings. I loved the original song and I enjoyed your take on the lyrics. Anyone who can't see what's going on in California is not paying attention on purpose.
Patrick - October 05, 2020 - Report this comment
I recall one night when I could see what was going on in California. The sunset was a deep, dark red, filtered through the smoke half a continent away. Power blackouts are a feature of life, and the governor wants to replace all the cars with electrics. Good luck charging them every day. Of course the goal isn't to put the proles into electric cars, but to force them onto public transportation, whenever that might be available. I'd like to see some family members move here, but as for the rest of California, stay away from Kansas.
CML - October 06, 2020 - Report this comment
L. D. Obblo -- well thank you for your support. I've had my run ins with trolls over the years, to be sure. One effort of mine once received over 30 one-boms from what I would call the left-waffe. I was plagued for about two years by a dude who was the Troll of all trolls. Man, he was a gifted SJW psychopath! I had some battle royales with him. Eventually, he was banned ... for harrasing Susanna Viljanen
Patrick - October 06, 2020 - Report this comment
I pay no attention to numbers, so I don't know who is trolling me. I read comments, when I manage to get any. Haven't heard from Susanna lately. Wonder how things are going in Finland. Saw her name a couple times on Quizzclub, an email trivia game that sends out questions several times a day. By the way, does anyone know whatever happened to Leo Keough (aka Leough)? He was one of the greats.
CML - October 07, 2020 - Report this comment
You want to see what Susanna is up to, just google "Susanna Viljanen, Quora". She must be one of the most prolific writers on Quora with 6000 answers and 65 MILLION views. And She's doing all that in English, her second language! Woman must have one of the highest IQs on the planet

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