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Song Parodies -> "Jaded 'Cause You're Ill-Paid"

Original Song Title:

"Made in the USA"

Original Performer:

Demi Lovato

Parody Song Title:

"Jaded 'Cause You're Ill-Paid"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

You ever meet a cashier who looks like they just got home from a war they're not old enough to sign up for? Here's a reason for that...
Seen retail workers a-plenty
Some too eager and some are lazy
Not all are them are bad and useless, most are rather nice
But I've not found this before, it's a cynic kid
Does their work but their face still says ev'rything
"God, customers are mad and stupid, wear a mask, alright?"
I see baggy eyes though they're too young to drink wine
And I detect a twitch when some angry guy
Wants a low price, a lower price, ooh-whoa-ooh-whoa-ooh

To put up with all these folks, I gotta say, that must blow
No wonder that "kill me now" mood you've got is on display
It's weird that I don't feel that way though customers are the same
My guess for your pain? Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid
Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid, yeah-eah-ee-ee-yeah-eah-eah-eah

I'm wonderin' if I might be as bitter
If my week's pay could up and flitter
No patience for the mad and stupid if my rent's too high
A constant onslaught of the worst? That'd get to you
Never tried it, too hard, got respect for you
I hope you're never flagged as "useless" from the wigs up high
Those out-of-touch CEO's, never on the front lines
Wantin' you to push shite reward schemes that no-one likes
I would die deep inside, ooh-whoa-ooh-whoa-ooh

But I could let all that go if I was not short on dough
Smile at those sad people who want ev'rything done "their way"
And what that way is tends to change, I know that my mind would break
Clear why you're in pain: jaded 'cause you're ill-paid

I hope that I'm not assumin'and somethin' else is off
Ooh-whoa-ooh-whoa-ooh, hope you're just jaded 'cause you're ill-paid
Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid
Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid

I know how the old phrase goes "cash can't buy happiness", though
It's all so crap and I'm sure that I don't need to explain
Just gonna get out of your way so go ahead, keep the change
That might help your pain, jaded 'cause you're ill-paid
Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid, yeah-eah-ee-ee-yeah-eah-eah-eah

Pained 'cause of bullshit
Hate all the bullshit
Jaded 'cause you're ill-paid

Seriously, though: money in and of itself may not buy happiness, but it can give you security, choice and a sense of control. Which are a solid foundation for happiness.

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