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Song Parodies -> "Poor"

Original Song Title:

"Roar"

Original Performer:

Katy Perry

Parody Song Title:

"Poor"

Parody Written by:

Rebekah Dub

The Lyrics

A humorous take on some real-life (employment) situations.
I used to go out to eat with my friends
Would be downing drinks like it's a trend
Then my hours were cut, along with my funds
My friendship with my boss then went sour
He micromanaged, then just cut me off
Before I knew it he and I had had the talk

I packed my bags and ran to town (hey!)
No savings in my old account
My parents would not let me in
Their patience for me had worn thin
I packed my bags and ran to town
Last paycheck listed no amount
I couldn’t find another job

I got the funds of a hobo, a hobo
Livin’ in no abode
My bank account’s empty
Oh, why must I be so poor?
Got fired, then I exhausted
My unemployment; no wonder I’m so damn poor

Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Why must I be so poor?

Now I’m acting like a parasite
My phone company won’t take my shite
I went from hero, now I’m a zero

I packed my bags and ran to town (hey!)
No savings in my old account
My parents would not let me in
Their patience for me had worn thin
I packed my bags and ran to town
Last paycheck listed no amount
Nobody I know’s hiring

I think I’ll just be a stripper, a stripper
‘Cause they are so chipper
I’ll fill my bank account
Then I’ll no longer be poor
I’ll make hundreds of bucks a night
‘Cause I’ll be a stripper, and I’ll no longer be poor

Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
I’ll no longer be poor

Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
I’ll no longer be poor

Poor, poor, poor, poor, poor!

I went to my first audition, audition
I had to petition,
Make a dance routine up,
Hoped that I wouldn’t be poor.
Rake in hundreds of bucks a night,
But I got rejected, so I guess I’ll just be poor

Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
I guess I’ll just be poor

Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
Poor-or-or-or-or, I am poor
I guess I’ll just be poor

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Rob Arndt - October 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I think that a lot of people at this time can empathize with this Rebekah- 555!
Illegal White House Occupant Usurper Zero Boy - October 24, 2013 - Report this comment
It's all George W. Bush's fault somehow.
Rebekah Dub - October 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rob. I definitely enjoyed writing it. =)

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