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"Iran So Far" SNL Digial Short

Andy Samberg enlists the help of Maroon 5′s Adam Levine and Saturday Night Live regular Fred Armisen for the latest SNL digital short, Iran So Far. Samberg serenades Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hilariously played by Admisen. Jake Gyllenhaal is referenced in the SNL lyrics and makes a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance towards the end of the short.

(FYI: Last week, during a speech at Columbia University, Ahmadinejad asserted that women are respected in Iran and stated “we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”)

You can watch the clip at NBC.com but if that doesn’t work, try LiveLeak.com. Lyrics below!

SNL’s “Iran So Far” Lyrics

They say true love comes only once in a lifetime
And even though we’re from opposite ends of the earth
My heart tells me you’re the one for me

Mahmoud, I remember when it started, saw you on the news
You hating gays, I was eating food
I was feeling you, and even though I disagree with almost everything you said
You ain’t wrong to me, so strong to me, you belong to me
Like a very hairy Jake Gyllenhaal to me
Mahmoud, make my heart beating out of my chest
my mind says no but my body says yes
You ain’t no threat, the only threat I see, is the threat of you not coming home to me
Our love for each other is like when atoms collide
Can’t express how I feel, and yo Adam let’s ride

And Iran, Iran so far away is your home, but in my heart you’ll stay

He ran, for the president of Iran
We ran together to a tropical island
My man, Mahmoud is known for violence
Smiling, if he can still do it then I can
They call you weasel, they say your methods are medieval
You can play the Jews, I can be your Jim Caviezel

S&M, (?) when we’re wrestlin’
You can be the port that I put my vessel in
So I try to (?) but you can still see me
With your sleepy brown eyes, butter pecan thighs
And your hairy butt… Yeah.

And Iran, Iran so far away
Come home, and in my arms you’ll stay
Used to look at the stars and dream
Around the world the same stars we’re seeing
And a twinkle in your eyes Mahmoud

Talk smooth to me, in the night sky
With you pants high waisted, damn so fly
We can take a trip to the animal zoo
And laugh at all the funny things that animals do
Like Eugene, you got me straight trippin’ boo
Hope you look at my eyes and say I’m trippin’ too
You say (?) but they already do
You should know by now, it’s you

You crazy for this world Mahmoud
So give us another Holocaust all you want
But you can’t deny that there’s something between us
I know you say there’s no gays in Iran
But you’re in New York now baby
So time to stop hating and start living

FYI: Samberg won an Emmy last month with Justin Timberlake for last season’s holiday spoof “D— in a Box.”

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  • veronica

    this is so funny ..

  • C

    well love or fun???

  • Nery5

    I love it. No homosexuals in Iran LOL!
    Women respected!!!! Yeah right.

    It may the water.

  • ~dejA~

    THAT WAS SOOOO FUNNY!!! ADAM LEVINE IS MAD FUG, THOUGH!! TOO BAD THEY DIDN’T HAVE JUSTIN AGAIN!

  • gaga

    Yo this is a site for celerbrity not politics .. it can offend some ppl dont get involved into to politics and go watch his speech on youtube and u ll see all the other logical arguments he had beside these… this is just media .. cuz FOX, NBC, ABC are owned by jews and they was evry other contries to look ridiculous im not saying he didnt say somethign stupid about the homos but all the other stuff he said made ALOT of sens GO WATCH

  • B

    this is so funny!!!!
    u can’t believe what a disgrace it is to have him as a president!!(I’m from Iran)…He is disgusting

  • unimpressed

    F-in’ hilarious!
    Best skit/short whatever on SNL in a very very long time!

  • Meme

    Hilarious! Jared, Jake also made an appearance in the video!

  • lori

    Jake’s cameo was hilarious

  • M

    Hey Jared,

    Just so you know, the lyrics that you wrote down for the lines:

    “So give us another Holocaust all you want
    But you can’t deny that there’s something between us…”

    is actually (I’m pretty sure):

    “You can deny the Holocaust all you want
    But you can’t deny that there’s something between us…”

    Thanks for putting up the clip!

  • suspicious package

    Is it just me, or was Jakey’s appearance in that digital short his first step out of the closet? Or is he just playing into the gay rumors?

  • princess no one

    I guess its happening again….the whole hate propaganda….it will be much easier now to nuke Iran I guess..hmmm..interesting.

  • What

    Suspicious package, um you have a very limited mind if you need that to be some sign of him coming out of the closet or that he is playing into gay rumors.

  • suspicious package

    Sorry my limited mind is offending you. I was asking a question – is he coming out or just playing into the gay rumors? I was just wondering what other people thought. Sheesh.

  • suspicious package

    Oh, and I do love Jakey. He is the hotness. But if he were gay, I’d still love him and support his work.

  • yeahso

    love it
    i love Adam
    and this was hilarious

    Jake and Adam are childhood friends
    so maybe thats why he made the cameo lol

  • What

    Suspicous package, I understand your question and yes Jake could be gay. I think he is the hotness and talented no matter what his sexuality. I just don’t think this is some “sign” that he is coming out. JMO.

  • suspicious package

    Okay, got it. I didn’t know he was friends with Andy Samberg.

    I LOVED that digital short. Hilarious and oh, so true.

  • Anon

    Why is it every time there is something to do with Jake someone HAS to say something about him being gay. He has said he is not so why not leave at that, but no some people just have to go on and on and on about the same old CRAP.

  • Allison

    SO FREAKING HILARIOUS. so pissed that STUPID NBC TOOK IT DOWN FROM YOUTUBE AND THE SNL WEBSITE. I LOVE IT JJ!

  • Ana

    I believe it said “My man Mahmoud is known for WILING (cunning/trickery” not “violence” since it’s like a love song to him. lol. You can tell if you watch his lips in the video.

    Maybe they will perform it again at another time or release official lyrics to it. Loooved this skit :)

  • Pandora

    Hilarious, as was the comment of #% gaga “watch his speech on youtube and u ll see all the other logical arguments he had beside these…”

    All the other *logical* arguments? LOL! gaga, it’s because of people like you that has any support for the “logic” he espouses!

    Yes, this is a celeb site as opposed to a political site. But obviously when a doofus like Ahmadinejad puts himself “out there” and gives fodder to humorists, there’s going to be spillover into the comedy arena. At least he’s good for something.

  • passing by

    There are four people in this video, four males. Ask the question correctly, is Adam Levine coming out of the closet because he did this piece on SNL? Are the two men from SNL gay because they played in this piece and are they coming out of the closet.
    Please people stop reading into everything when it comes to Jake, clearly they were doing roast on the head of IRAN and having him dress in drag only led to Jake’s performance on SNL last year in drag.

    Can’t the guy just be funny, can’t the skit just be funny.
    Why must you add meaning to everything Jake and thin spin it gay.

  • daniel

    great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the opus of marie antoinette as a track … graet. lyrics, great … give him another emmy

  • puf

    effin hilarious! andy samberg rules

  • Anon

    passing by, some people are just ignorant and probably 12yrs old.

  • kim

    I loved the i seen this sta night lol

  • Crica

    I love the digial videos from SNL!

  • Ryokokookokokokokoko

    This is so funny. I love that adam levine is in it.

  • dillia

    finally something that i don’t mind laughing at. otherwise these sites are becoming ridiculously mean spirited but yet, i still browse them. hmmmmm.

  • pat

    We should discuss more about the total lack of class shown by the university of columbia president. You don’t invite someone to speak and than insult him before he is even allowed to speak.

  • tre

    I believe the line is, “You can deny the Holocaust all you want…” not “So give us another Holocaust all you want”.

  • ELectro

    AHAHHAHAHAHHAAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHH!!!!!so HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!KEEP ON ROCKING GUYS!I BET SMALL MINDED CREEPS ARE GONNA FREAK!PEACE OUT!as THE OLD sAYING GOES:REALITY BITES AND THE TRUTH HURTS!PEACE PEACE PEACE

  • Uran

    JJ – u rock for including this hilarious yet infectious SNL bit on your site! Lyrics too? Im so singing along to it…now go get a well deserved cupcake from Magnolia!

  • marian

    Hilarius! I love Jake and SNL! What hell Jake´s waiting to do a comedie?

  • Vicki

    POst 10 is correct, it’s “You can deny the Holocaust all you want…”

  • eliza

    i have an edit for the lyrics. he says “nestling when we’re wrestlin” and then he says “you can deny the holocaust all you want, but you cant deny that there’s something between us” and as for the other question mark it has something to do with iran not having bombs, i think. not sure on that one tho.

  • Cristiane Vallim

    It is funny video…but I hope that the singers, Hollywood and others artistic club in USA don’t forget us heterosexuals. Is a deluge of films about this theme. I can’t see more none of them! In USA there isn’t another way to make a comedy!!!

  • DC

    TVGuide and NewTeeVee.com is reporting that NBC had to pull the videos because “it did not clear a musical sample from the group Aphex Twin.”

    Hopefully they get it all worked out because that video/song is awesome!

  • Cool Person

    OMG THIS SONG IS SO BRILLIANT I MEMORIZED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paola

    Hi!!!
    It’s so funny. I love Adam is so cute.
    Bye.

  • Katie R

    I filled in a couple blanks for you… so funny…

    IRAN SO FAR LYRICS

    They say true love comes only once in a lifetime
    And even though we’re from opposite ends of the earth
    My heart tells me you’re the one for me

    Mahmoud, I remember when it started, saw you on the news
    You hating gays, I was eating food
    I was feeling you, and even though I disagree with almost everything you said
    You ain’t wrong to me, so strong to me, you belong to me
    Like a very hairy Jake Gyllenhaal to me
    Mahmoud, make my heart beating out of my chest
    my mind says no but my body says yes
    You ain’t no threat, the only threat I see, is the threat of you not coming home with me
    Our love for each other is like when atoms collide
    Can’t express how I feel, ay yo Adam let’s ride

    And Iran, Iran so far away is your home, but in my heart you’ll stay

    He ran, for the president of Iran
    We ran together to a tropical island
    My man, Mahmoud is known for violence
    Smiling, if he can still do it then I can
    They call you weasel, they say your methods are medieval
    You could play the Jews, I could be your Jim Caviezel
    S&M, nestlin’ when we’re wrestlin’
    You can be the port that I park my vessel in
    So I try to move the TV but you can still see me
    With your sleepy brown eyes, butter pecan thighs
    And your hairy butt… Yeah.

    And Iran, Iran so far away
    Come home, and in my arms you’ll stay
    Used to look at the stars and dream
    Around the world the same stars we’re seeing
    And a twinkle in your eyes Mahmoud

    Talk smooth to me, in the night sky
    With you pants high waisted, damn so fly
    We can take a trip to the animal zoo
    And laugh at all the funny things that animals do
    Like Eugene, you got me straight trippin’ boo
    Hope you look at my eyes and say I’m trippin’ too
    You say Iran don’t have a bomb but they already do
    You should know by now, it’s you

    You crazy for this one Mahmoud
    You can deny the Holocaust all you want
    But you can’t deny that there’s something between us
    I know you say there’s no gays in Iran
    But you’re in New York now baby
    It’s time to stop hiding and start moving, one

  • No moreEvian

    This really should be in the Charts! Hilarious!

  • jk

    the lyric is “You can deny the Holocaust all you want” not “So give us another Holocaust all you want”. its supposed to be funny, not disturbing

  • trebie

    I think it’s:

    “Talk smooth to me, without a tie,
    your pants high waisted, damn so fly”

    “S&M and nestling while we’re wrestling”

    “You can deny the holocaust all you want…”

  • Nothing really

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLltTfdq3CM

    Just for all of those who were upset that NBC took it off of youtube, or whatever.

    This is a good clip, with the laughter not as loud. Good stuff :]

    Peace

  • http://aliceaol.com Alice

    here’s the things you have wrong, made right. (just tryin to help ;] )

    wrong:
    S&M, (?) when we’re wrestlin’
    You can be the port that I put my vessel in
    So I try to (?) but you can still see me

    right:
    S&M, nestlin when we’re wrestlin’
    you can be the port that i park my vessel in
    so i try to reconceive you, but you can still see me

    wrong:
    You say (?) but they already do
    You should know by now, it’s you

    right:
    you say iran dont got a problem, but they already do
    you should know by now, it’s you

    wrong:
    So give us another Holocaust all you want
    But you can’t deny that there’s something between us

    right:
    you can deny the Holocaust all you want
    but you cant deny that there’s something betwee us.

  • e

    Love this video, one of SNL’s best. I think the missing lyrics here are:

    “you say Iran don’t have a bomb, but they already do/
    you should know by now, it’s you.”

  • JOe

    Nuclear threat, the only threat I see…

    My man, Mahmoud is known for riling

    S&M, nestlin when we’re wrestlin’
    You can be the port that I park my vessel in
    So I try to mute tv, but you can still see me

    Talk smooth to me, without a tie
    your pants high waisted, damn so fly

    reference to Eugene Levy from “Bringing Down the House”
    quote “You got me straight trippin’, boo”

    You say Iran don’t have the bomb, but they already do

  • http://www.funnysong.com cshore

    http://www.funnysong.com/2007/09/iran-so-far-lyrics-snl-digital-shorts.asp – 27k -

    Link to the song courtesy of SNL themselves….the correct lyrics – not a guess

    It’s surprising what other people “hear” and pass on…says alot about how rumors get started.

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