The start of Randy Newman's latest song, "Putin," sounds a lot like the ominous beginning to "Citizen Kane."
The music video, published online Tuesday, begins in a similar way.
As the orchestra builds and the screen fades from black, the camera pans to reveal not a mansion, but — gasp! — the Kremlin.
Heavy piano ushers in a plodding, then boisterous melody. The lyrics are silly and satirical, just like the images they're timed to appear with.