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Song Parodies -> "Let Them Stay Poor"

Original Song Title:

"Let Them Eat War"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bad Religion

Parody Song Title:

"Let Them Stay Poor"

Parody Written by:

KaiserMonkey

The Lyrics

Well, I've been a BR fan for many years, but after studying some economics I have to disagree with them on a lot of issues. This idea came to me while I was reading my government book's chapter on social welfare and getting pretty annoyed.
There's a man inside the Fed and he is issuing money
With differentials and a long-run curve
Anybody can feel like a genius
But it's rare to find such nerve

To say the people aren't looking for a handout
When they go to church every day
I wanna blow it all away

Let them stay poor [x2]
That's how to keep us secure
Let them stay poor [x2]
There's an urgent need for greed
As prices rise

So you Populists and Democrats
Line up in rows and bow and tip your hats
To the greatest psuedosocial drug
But what would happen if your Atlas shrugged?

Our taxes steal from the rich to give to the poor
Our President will fight a hopeless war
I cannot take it anymore

Let them stay poor [x2]
That's how to keep us secure
Let them stay poor [x2]
There's an urgent need for greed
As prices rise

(We've got to)
Deregulate 'em and let 'em produce
Tip towards the sink all of our alphabet soup
Dip towards the brink till they know what went wrong
Because they're not going to listen to a parody song (a parody song)
By the fourth year the road seems all clear
Because the Prez senses that the end's near
So they spend and they just pretend
They can steer the unclear, but feel the fear, kick 'em out

Kick 'em out - they never had the answer
Kick 'em out - they're the problem and the cancer
Kick 'em out - when there's nothing left to divvy up
Kick 'em out - on what, then, will we sup?

Let them stay poor [x2]
That's how to keep us secure
Let them stay poor [x2]
There's an urgent need for greed
As prices rise

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KaiserMonkey - April 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I really appreciate all the positive ratings. Comments would be awesome as well, if you have the time =)

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