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Song Parodies -> "Before I Die"

Original Song Title:

"And When I Die"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Blood, Sweat, & Tears

Parody Song Title:

"Before I Die"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Kids was the best I parody I have ever seen since I started submitting parodies to Amiright. Both the original song for Kids and this parody were written by the great Laura Nyro
Before I die before I'm dead and gone,
There'll be no Social Security for us to carry on, to carry on.

I cannot retire because I have a fear.
Getting old will be expensive and no safety net is here.
Getting old will be expensive, no safety net is here,
Hope I don't get sick because Medicare is a joke,
I know Medicare is a joke, Medicare is a joke.
Before I die. Before I'm gone
There'll be no Social Security for us to carry on, to carry on.

I lost ninety percent, of my 401 K.
Because the stock market values turned and went the downward way.
The stock market values turned and went the downward way,
Just gather up my money stuff it in a mattress,
I will stuff it in a mattress, stuff it in a mattress.
Before I die. Before I'm gone
There'll be no Social Security for us to carry on, to carry on.

Give me my good health for as long as I be. All I ask of living is to have no illnesses.
All I ask of living is to have no illnesses,
and all I ask of dying is to go naturally, only want to go naturally.

Here I go now, I pray for good health all the way
I pray for good health all the way

Don't want to die of cancer, don't want to die very slowly,
don't want to die violently, don't want to die uneasy, just let me go naturally.
Before I die, Before I'm gone, there'll be no Social, there'll be no Social.
Before I die, there'll be no Social. Before I die, there'll be no Social.
Before I die, there'll be no Social. Before I die, there'll be no Social.
Security for us to carry on, to carry on, to carry on
trhall@stuart.iit.edu

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Diva - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm speachless, thank you so very much Tim! =D
Diva - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
BTW: Almost forgot to say good work on your parody also!
New Dealer - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Great take on Bush's Social Security privitization campaign!
mike - December 27, 2012 - Report this comment
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