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Song Parodies -> "Worldcom's Downtick Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Worldcom's Downtick Blues"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

this was one of the first parodies I entered on the site and I wasn't aware of the faciltity for allowing comments so I am resubmitting it prompted by the fabulous new parody of the same song submitted by John Barry.. do check out John's version it is superb
Bernie's on his web site
hyping up his stock price
Scott's on his laptop
figuring to load the dice
But the whistle's blown
And it ain't lookin very nice
Markets getting nervous
Auditors cut no ice
And the SEC
Won't accept your plea
Cos you booked your expenses
As capital investments
The game's up
You're on your own
You better make a statement
Xerox Enron Tyco WorldCom
Multi billion dollar scams
The ultimate dot con

You started as a milkman
ball playin barman
got into property
what's next - A T and T
mainlining M and A
I think you really lost your way
So busy cutting deals
What did your accounts conceal?
the SEC
Killed your fantasy
headin for a law suit
complicated dispute
non execs in cahoots?
The DA's in hot pursuit

Bad news who knows
That's the way the wind blows
I don't need an anchorman
To tell me how the price goes

long pension holidays
Stock options all the rage
Keep em off your balance sheet
Profit figures really sweet
Go for double digit growth
Stock price through the roof
Overstate your income
That's the way to do the sums
Goodness me
You used to be
Such a Mississippi hot shot
sure fire tech stocks
Reelin from the awful shock
Washed up on the rocks
Stranded in the boon docks
down 4 billion bucks
getting busted really sucks

Whaddam I gonna do now
The markets goin down and down
Will it ever bounce back
Even just a dead cat?
disgust can't trust
Holy shit the market's bust
I don't know what to sell first
It's all gonna turn to dust
Gotta try to get it sussed
And the SEC
Can't rescue me
I need salvation
From this tricky situation
I'm desperate for an angle
I'll even light a candle
don't wanna be a bum
Hangin round chewin gum
Flat broke no joke
Too many market scandals

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 11

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 5   10

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John Barry - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Martha--thanks! And let me return the compliment. I'd already seen your superb take on SHB in the archives when I was working on my version, so I'm glad I'm getting a chance to vote now.
Paul Robinson - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Martha - Nice job - 5 across
martha - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks John and Paul this is a real fun one to peform!
Adagio - December 02, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) good one, martha 5's
Guy - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) DKTOS. Reads well.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS so extemporised a catchy tune to sing along to. Great parody, Marth Vader!
Rick D - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
You're one of the brains I told Adagio about a few comments ago.
Agrimorfee - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC)Pretty damned good.
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) I missed the whole Worldcom thing. Thanks for the update. :-)
John Jenkins - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Martha. You write about capitalizing expenses and make it fun with clever word play.
Johnny D - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great line, "Xerox Enron Tyco WorldCom" !
Arwen - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Meriadoc - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Impressive job!
Peregrin - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Martha, I have been trying to parody SHB's for some time, but gave up.....
Claude Prez - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I just got the reggae tribute to Dylan the other day and was thinking this would be a difficult song to parody well. Impressive.
Jeff Reuben - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but well done!
Phil Alexander - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff, Martha ;-)
Paul Robinson - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC W) - Voting again since any vote from 07/21 got wiped out a week later. 5's, of course...This was exceptionally well done, Martha...and a reminder of the need to keep an eye on the pigs when they are hanging around the trough too much...
Kristof Robertson - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) A cracking parody! 555
martha - January 07, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks for the comments! ..( I know I am behind schedule with comments.. will try to catch up this weekend.).....

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