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Song Parodies -> "O Debt"

Original Song Title:

"O Death"

Original Performer:

Ralph Stanley

Parody Song Title:

"O Debt"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Specifically from the version on the O Brother Where Art Thou sdtk. ('stend is short for extend) Debt speaks in quotes, the debtor does not.
O oh o oh Debt
Woe oh oh oh Debt
Won'tcha 'stend my credit for another year
Got tons of bills that I can't pay
And I lost my job, unemployed, today

"Well I am debt, you know me well
I open the doors to heaven 'n hell"

Whoa debt, I'm far behind
And your late fees got me all in a bind

"Collectors call, there's no retreat
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I bought the ring you gave your wife
I brought your e-very dream to life
Can't pay me off, or stave my fees
I'll bury you, 'fore you bury me"

"I'm debt I'm from the seed you've sown
Greed my water, see how I've grown
You wrought my fruits
If I'm your bane
Only have yourself to blame"

O oh o oh Debt
Woe oh oh oh Debt
Won'tcha 'stend my credit for another year

My belly craves, to be fed
Place is bare now, all re-possessed
The heat's turned off, the house is cold
Debt is a growin', I'm on the dole

Oh Debt, how you're beatin' me
I wish that I had left you be
Well, you're hurtin' my family
You make me old
Just like my life you're outta control

Oh debt, when you garnished my wage
Swore I'd never reach this stage
My wealth is gone, my wallet flat
Just one more loan could hold me pat

"Whether young, or rich or poor
Ne'er enough need more
No moon, no mountain, no silver, no gold
Nothing satisfies your greedy soul"

O oh o oh Debt
Woe oh oh oh Debt
Won'tcha 'stend my credit for another year
Won'tcha 'stend my credit for another year
Won'tcha 'stend my credit for another year

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Scathe - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
This is awesome even if I DKTOS for this.
Melhi - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Scathe! Glad you enjoyed it and referenced it in your parody! (This one has been up FOREVER... it's great to finally have a comment on it!)

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