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Song Parodies -> "Khomeini Tonight"

Original Song Title:

"Comedy Tonight"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Khomeini Tonight"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Students of history, I bid you welcome. Think back nearly thirty years, to when what people used to call Persia was going through a glorious, or maybe not so glorious revolution, led by the one and only, the most bearded of them all, Ayatollah Khomeini
Someone religious
Someone insidious
Somebody: Ayatoll-
Ah Khomeini tonight!

Someone Iranian
(Someone not Feinian)
Some revolutionary
A Khomeini tonight

Nothing with Shahs, no earthly flaws
Bring on the Shi'a Sharia laws

Old Ayatollahs
And new Hizbollahs
Something to set Iran alight!
Khatami tomorrow!
Khomeini tonight!

Something revolting
Yep, it's the whole thing
Incoming Ayatoll-
Ah Khomeini tonight

Someone ascetic
Hardly balletic
Someone Iran-iated
Khomeini tonight

No longer Shahs, no ruling caste
Persia is now a thing of the past

Not atheistic
Not realistic
Millions of people to incite
Going for a burton
Khomeini tonight

Someone revered
Someone with beard
Somebody kinda weird
It's Khomeini tonight

Mullahs are manic
Strictly Islamic
Incoming Ayatoll-
Ah Khomeini tonight!

Gaining autonomy
Screw the economy
State's in a state because of
Khomeini tonight
No education
For half the nation
Stoning adulterers, it's
Khomeini tonight

Nothing that's pretty, 'specially females
Bring on the burkas, chadors and veils

Shut down the snack bars
Shout "Allah Akhbar"s
The will of millions must be right?

Religious conversions
No further Persians
Chadors and burkas
'Slamic Berserkers
The oil!
No beer!
No hands!

No kings and queens, and no more Shahs
They kicked the last one out on his ****
Goodness and badness,
Panic and madness--
Every Western car's alight
Khatami tomorrow!
Khomeini tonight!

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Ethan Mawyer - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Well Done. I voted this as my top pick of the day on my amiright blog, but I can't vote right now because I'm on a network computer.
Phil Alexander - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Ethan. I've had "Comedy Tonight" going round my head since Saturday, when I used it in a quiz round, and this came up pretty much spontaneously :-D
2Eagle - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Good effort, but the Ayatolla A**#ola is long gone.
Jack Wilson - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome,I read and voted earlier
John Jenkins - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
You made me look up what "going for a burton" means, but this was excellent wordplay.
Steve Sadler - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I particularly like "someone revered, someone with beard".
ISTA - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Masterful. The final verse was a personal favourite. This whole thing takes me back to reading a particularly yellow copy of "Not Without My Daughter", which was the only way I could get any of this. You are a satirical genius.

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