Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Lester"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Only one Canadian (through 2005) has ever received the Nobel Peace Prize: Lester Bowles Pearson. And that was before his much-heralded term as Prime Minister. Sussex Drive: Canada's "Pennsylvania Avenue" -- the Governor-General, the British monarch's representative, lives at Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex, and the Prime Minister lives at 24 Sussex. Maclean's: Canada's major newsmagazine, their TIME.
(instrumental opening)

You had a name they didn't like...
Your Great War buddies called you "Mike."

You made it out of war.
So far, so good.
But you went out to the rink.
became coach of UT's Blues.
But diplomats need to think.
And so you became one

UN gets some people annoyed
But peacekeepers you have deployed
Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for crusade.
Now there you were, in Suez
honored for your fine advice.
Can't stand what Diefenbaker says.
And we now vote for you

All set up with places to go.
Health care, new flag, ideas to flow.
All our life, where has this stuff been?
Sussex Drive sent onto the scene!

(instrumental break)

You got some help from NDP
Government's still minority
I'm sure you'll have some kind of Auto Pact.
Now here you are helping French
speakers get equality.
You've got some whining from backbench
but you've got a handle

(instrumental break)

Good write-up in Time magazine.
Who needs those guys writing Maclean's?

(instrumental break)

I'm sure you led well in Centennial.
Now there's your name on airport
Toronto, Ontario!
You were a star who brought peace
and so we salute you



Stockholm honored
Incidentally, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, or even appeared in the Cup Finals, Pearson was Prime Minister, rather than the name on the airport they fly back into with their heads hanging low. Anyway, 20 Prime Ministers down, two to go.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 3

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   2

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

alvin rhodes - June 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Chris H. - June 30, 2006 - Report this comment
You have no right calling me a little boy. For God sakes you don't even seen me before , and your judging because of because ``I don't know how to punctuate.'' Your a jerk in my opinion. Just because certain people don't like what you like , or they want to express themselves the way they want. Doesn't give you the right to critic them. You can be an easy going person...oh no I forgot that's how you were raised...ignorance can not be helped.

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 1151