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Song Parodies -> "Campaign California"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Campaign California"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

"Conan," of course, is "...the Barbarian," not O'Brien. Proposition 13, the biggest bullet in California's foot, was passed in 1978, hence the reference to no property taxes since 1979.
On a dark desert highway, toupee for my hair
warm smell of news cameras rising up through the air.
Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light
the words were heavy and the minds were dim, the wing must be the right.

As he stood there campaigning, thought he was doing well.
And I was thinking to myself, "At least he ain't tied up with oil wells."
And he fired off a rifle, and he's grinning away.
He played Conan and Lord Kalidor, and I heard him say...

"Velcome to der Campaign California!
Such a luffly place! (such a luffly place) Do ya like mein face?
Plenty of votes in der Campaign California!
Not an election year (not an election year), but ve forced von here!"

Cigars he's smoking are Cuban, he drives a Mercedes-Benz. (Unh!)
He gropes a lot of pretty, pretty girls while he watches "Friends"!
Reagan danced in that courtyard, bad as it gets.
Pete Wilson I remember, how soon they forget!

So I listened to Conan, "Ya, dis race here is mein!
Ve haven't paid property tax since nineteen seventy-nine!"
And still those voices were calling from far away...
Wake you up in the middle of the night, 'cause they don't like Gray!

"Velcome to der Campaign California!
Such a luffly place! (such a luffly place) Do ya like mein face?
Living it up here in Campaign California!
I'm gonna vin der prize (gonna vin der prize), though I'm full of lies!"

Papers with reporters, his campaign is on ice
and he said, "Ve are all candidates here, you vill pay der price."
And in the State House chambers, they gathered for the feast.
They face it with their steely nerves, but, "I'll be back" says the beast!

Last thing I remembered, I drove for Oregon.
I had to find my passage out of the place where this was done.
"Relax!" said the Cyborg. "I am programmed to receive.
You can vote for anyvon you like, but mein movies you can't leave!"

(guitars take us out)

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Earl S. Garber - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
You certainly grasped the concept of California's situation...or maybe groped it instead?
Johnny D - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I laughed out loud at the line "Relax!" said the Cyborg. "I am programmed to receive." .... brilliantly funny, Michael, I love how you rendered his German accent.

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