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Song Parodies -> "Lefty-Leaning Parodist"

Original Song Title:

"I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"Lefty-Leaning Parodist"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

5 down, 2 to go.
I am the very model of a lefty-leaning parodist
I've got the best ideas and I'm sure that you're aware of this
I met with César Chávez and with one of the Dead Kennedys
On AmiRight I post my songs, get comments from my frenemies
I have a frequent tendency to make my songs political
Of warmongers and hypocrites I'm hyper-overcritical
I bashed the Bushes I and II and Kerry was my paramour
The truth was inconvenient when the SCOTUS wouldn't choose Al Gore
I'm still instilled with ill will, Hill is vilified and pilloried
But Mueller's gonna dump on Trump, can't wait to hear his guilty plea
I hesitate to iterate that Trump's an evil criminal
That's why I am the model of a lefty-leaning liberal!

I drive a hybrid Prius, never once exceed the speed limit
I'd like to own a Tesla but my savings are not feelin' it
I shop at Whole Foods twice a week to get free samples of cheeses
Respecting all religions but I'm not that into Lord Jesus
My friends of diff'rent races come, both Mexican and Japanese
Caucasians are hilarious, I wish they'd all drink antifreeze
I never saw a Shakespeare play that wasn't problematical
If it's not set in modern times, cross-casted, super-radical
My toaster is organic, also runs on solar energy
And all my work is in the Cloud, increasing my self-synergy
In short, in matters whimsical or virtual or visceral,
I am the very model of a lefty-leaning liberal!

I make my own tofurkey and you'll find me often foraging
For fallen fruit and fungi, finding exercise encouraging
I'll show up at each potluck with some purée from my Vitamix
It's gluten-free and vegan and with meat consumers I don't mix
My BMI's amazing, at last reading it was 10 or 12
I weigh less than I did in high school, that's how I impress myself
Right now I'm drinking walnut milk, I'll have to cleanse with puerh tea
According to my shaman, bad thoughts lead to insecurity
So, thoughtful readers, I am sure you'll pardon my polite request
To throw a bum a dollar, it will ease the pain of homelessness
In sum, in things political-satirical, I merit fives
And that is why I'm here on AmiRight, a Punster's Paradise!
©Bob "I Didn't Know About the Big 7 Until Yesterday" Gomez 2019

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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 5   9

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TJC - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Awesome MG, Bob--one of the very best--with TMTC deftly placed perfectly parsed parodical pleasers. I especially dug your 'ill/will/Hill/pill-/vil-' , 'antifreeze', 'whimsical/virtual/visceral' gets, though 'virtually' all were gems. I hope your 'cloud work' allows you to exercise (-orcise?) at least some of your rarefied mental agility.
Agrimorfee - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Awesome work, Bob (and you're welcome)! :)
Bob Gomez - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Thanks, TJC and Agri, always fun to keep challenging ourselves on this site. Brain agility and long life to you both! d;^)
2Eagle - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Good sarcasim.
Patrick - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
One of the hardest of the Big Seven. I look forward to the rest.
Jonathan Spurlock - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
Bob. I don't know TOS at all but you've done a bang-up job of word slinging. This one makes #5 of the Super Seven, if I've counted right, and I hope you keep these coming. Having been in the military, I've seen some very pompous 2-star (major) generals who act about the way you wrote in this parody!
Bob Gomez - May 17, 2019 - Report this comment
2eagle: self-parody is a great way for me to stay as humble as I am. Patrick: I appreciate the comment, I'll give it my best. Jonathan: I salute you and thank you for your service. My aunt was a colonel in the Army Reserve. My dad served in the Army Air Corps in WWII, and I lost two uncles in the Korean War. Peace, out.
CML - May 18, 2019 - Report this comment
This is great. Wish I could give you 7's for this. You definitely "got the gist" of this song. If you're going to do it right, you must self parody, because that's the whole point of the song -- an upper class British twit who somehow became a Major General boasting about all the useless knowledge he's acquired. And then, under the radar, you drop a few Trumper busting bombs. Subtle. That's the way to do it -- be funny first; then slip in the dig
CML - May 18, 2019 - Report this comment
BTW, there are all kinds of in-jokes in the OS. After all, "Pirates of Penzance" is one of the all time great plays in the history of British theater .... Por exemplo, at one point the Major General boasts he "knows all the details of Caractacus's uniform" Well, Caractacus was a Celtic tribal leader who led the resistance to the Roman invasion and, accd to the legends, wore a loincloth into battle. So knowing all the details would not be a great intellectual achievement. I'm also wondering if there was a hidden double meaning to "all the details" .. IF ya know what I mean
Bob Gomez - May 18, 2019 - Report this comment
Indubitably. And now I feel quite edified as if my shoes were Ked-ified. Cheerio, old chaps!
CML - May 18, 2019 - Report this comment
Was channel surfing this afternoon and came across a movie version of "Pirates of Penzance" with Linda Ronstandt. She had tremendous range; could have been an opera star. The opera is relentlessly goofy from beginning to end. For example, towards the end, the cast breaks into the set of another opera, HMS Pinafore ....... The MG song is sung at the 40 minute mark, and it's not really any kind of showstopper. Its performed and they immediately move on to some other goofball thing. Angela Landsbury was in it and I gotta admit, I couldn't take my eyes off of her -- I AM getting old!!

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