President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night “To Iranian President Rouhani” — and the first words of his message were the only words to be lower-case. The rest of the post was an upper-case affair threatening warfare: “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”
Papa Roach decided to play on the aggressive nature of the tweet by tweeting their own pseudo-message to the Iranian president, with upper-case lyrics to their song “Last Resort.” The song lasted 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 starting in 2000 — and their joke was far from the last to poke fun at Trump’s extreme message.
To Iranian President Rouhani: LOSING MY SIGHT, LOSING MY MIND, WISH SOMEBODY WOULD TELL ME I’M FINE, NOTHING’S ALRIGHT, NOTHING IS FINE, I’M RUNNING AND IM CRYING. CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES, THIS IS MY LAST RESORT.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) July 23, 2018
Twitter users were quick to jump on the music meme, starting each message with “To Iranian President Rouhani” and citing lyrics from Adele, Smash Mouth, Taylor Swift and Queen. Check out the lyrical tweets below.
To Iranian President Rouhani: IT’S GONNA TAKE A LOT TO TAKE ME AWAY FROM YOU
THERE’S NOTHING THAT A HUNDRED MEN OR MORE COULD EVER DO
I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA
GONNA TAKE SOME TIME TO DO THE THINGS WE NEVER HAD
— Plathanos —— (@SavinTheBees) July 23, 2018
To iranian president rouhani: HELLO ,IT’S ME ,I WAS WONDERING IF AFTER ALL THESE YEARS YOU’D LIKE TO MEET, TO GO OVER EVERITHING, THEY SAY THAT TIME’S SUPPOSED TO HEAL YA BUT I AIN’T DONE MUCH HEALING, HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME, I’M IN CALOFORNIA DREAMING ABOUT WHO WE USED TO BE.
— ????? (@arashkhat) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: BUDDY YOURE A BOY MAKE A BIG NOISE/ PLAYIN IN THE STREET GONNA BE A BIG MAN SOMEDAY/ YOU GOT MUD ON YO FACE/ YOU BIG DISGRACE/ KICKIN YOUR CAN ALL OVER THE PLACE/ SINGIN/ WE WILL WE WILL ROCK YOU/ WE WILL WE WILL ROCK YOU
— T-5000, probably (@SkyNetDirector) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME THE WORLD IS GONNA ROLL ME I AIN’T THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED SHE WAS LOOKING KIND OF DUMB WITH HER FINGER AND HER THUMB IN THE SHAPE OF AN “L” ON HER FOREHEAD. WELL THE YEARS START COMING AND THEY DONT STOP COMING FED TO THE
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER YOU GO TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS TALK TO MY FRIENDS TALK TO ME BUT WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER!
— The Curran (@Curranism) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: WE REPRESENT THE LOLLY POP GUILD, THE LOLLY POP GUILD,THE LOLLY POP GUILD. AND IN THE NAME OF THE LOLLY POP GUILD, WE WISH TO WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKINLAND. WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKINLAND, TRA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
— Gerry (@nelsger9) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: I’M A BARBIE GIRL, IN A BARBIE WORLD
LIFE IN PLASTIC, IT’S FANTASTIC
YOU CAN BRUSH MY HAIR, UNDRESS ME EVERYWHERE
IMAGINATION, LIFE IS YOUR CREATION
COME ON BARBIE, LET’S GO PARTY!
— Victor Pavel Cornejo (@vpcornejo) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani:
“IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS, AND GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN
IF YOU’RE NOT INTO YOGA, IF YOU HAVE HALF A BRAIN
IF YOU LIKE MAKING LOVE AT MIDNIGHT, IN THE DUNES OF THE CAPE
I’M THE LOVE THAT YOU’VE LOOKED FOR, SO WRITE TO ME ,AND ESCAPE”
— Cavs 24/7 — (@gruve_daddy) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani:
MAKING MY WAY DOWNTOWN WALKING FAST
FACES PASS AND IM HOME BOUND
STARING BLANKLY AHEAD JUST MAKING MY WAY
MAKING A WAY THROUGH THE CROWD
AND I NEED YOU
AND I MISS YOU
AND NOW I WONDER
IF I COULD FALL INTO THE SKY
DO YOU THINK TIME WOULD PASS ME BY?
— Travis Allen — (@TravisAllen02) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: You’ll be back
Soon you’ll see
You’ll remember you belong to me
You’ll be back
Time will tell
You’ll remember that I served you well
Oceans rise, empire fall
We have seen each other through it all
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 23, 2018
To Iranian President Rouhani: LOOK AT THIS STUFF ISN’T IT NEAT WOULDN’T YOU THINK MY COLLECTION’S COMPLETE WOULDN’T YOU THINK I’M THE GIRL THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING LOOK AT THIS TROVE TREASURES UNTOLD HOW MANY WONDERS CAN ONE CAVERN HOLD LOOKIN AROUND HERE YOU’D THINK SURE SHE’
— Practical Folks (@PracticalFolks) July 23, 2018