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Song Parodies -> "Penney's Pain"

Original Song Title:

"Penny Lane"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Penney's Pain"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Penney's Pain

For Penney's gain, they have bargains on blown-up photographs.
Headed for Chapter 7 not long ago.
In the malls, people still come and go,
If prices are low.

Holding their notes is a banker with a great big car.
He's going to kill them if they don't get in the black.
And the banker doesn't use a Mac.
He's a Windows slave葉hus his rage.

Penney's pain葉hey're in arrears, and so they try
To lure suburbanites with blue-sky
Ads, to get in the black.

For Penney's gain, they have a firesale on all things of glass,
Including portrait frames with plated plastic sheen.
In fact, they'll even sell the vitrine.
Then YOU keep it clean.

Penney's pain葉hey're in arrears, and so they try
To hold two V'd fingers up high;
They're dunned溶ot in the black.

You start to swelter 'cause the AC system just went out.
The wilting poppies are no longer a nosegay.
I think it conked out 'cause they couldn't pay
Now it's 98!

For Penney's gain, a bargain saves another customer.
And there's the banker salivating over him.
The firesale洋argins way too thin,
And they're poor again; can't make change.

Penney's pain葉hey're in arrears, and so they try
To lure suburbanites with blue-sky
Ads, to get in the black.
Penney's pain葉hey're in arrears, and so they try
To lure suburbanites inside.
Penney's pain.

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Paul Robinsonq - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
John - I like your "Department Store" theme today. You have a fine knack at grouping story lines. That's not all that easy to do well. Of course, with all modesty, you'd have to go some to top my "CSN, The Thumb Album" project...(puff, puff)... Geez, that was not only shameless of me but pompous and conceited as well...5's here
Jeff Glasby - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I would say that John just isn't much into the shopping scene, eh? Very funny.. !!!
Phil Alexander - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
This is excellent, John
MrMacphisto - June 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one... I think this is the first parody I've seen with the word "nosegay."

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