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Song Parodies -> "You've Gotta Spend"

Original Song Title:

"You've Got a Friend"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Carole King

Parody Song Title:

"You've Gotta Spend"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This song will be sung by the future husband of my daughter...
I'm off work on Friday
And my paycheck's in your hand
It's burning a hole in your purse, ASAP
Head right to the nearest mall
And soon that check is gone
And you'll come home with a big bag of crap

You just hold out that cash
And you'll see avid salesman
They'll come running
To charge us, my friend
April, June, August or May
All I have to do is pay
Bank account's bare
You've gotta spend

If the job that owns me
Should get shipped to Mexico
And my old bones should hurt even more
Mom and you together
Will both call me a Schmoe
Soon I will be knocking on those doors

You just hold out that card
And you'll see avid salesman
They'll come running
To charge me, my friend
April, June, August or May
All I have to do is pay
What do you care?

Why the hell does she always have to spend?
When I am getting so old
Feet hurt me, she de-shirts me
She takes my roll and I let her
And then buys a sweater

You just hold out my sweat
And you'll see avid salesman
They'll come running
To rape me, my friend
April, June, August or May
All I have to do is pay
What do you care?
You've gotta spend

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 18

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Guy - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Best line:

Feet hurt me, she de-shirts me

You may charge my debit card to $5.55 for this parody.
Johnny D - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Isn't this from Carole King's famous album "Cash-hist'ry" ?
Airfarcewon - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Sounds like my Ex with checks....Good one..funny lines...
Arwen - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I think it's great, Rick! 5s...
John Barry - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Another in the painfully funny category.
Ashkicksass - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
So...what's the problem?

Just kidding! Great job!
Bastard - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
A profound commentary on -- and scathing indictment of -- our disturbingly consumerist society. I would award you a 5 for humor, but the insane addiction to spending in contemporary capitalist culture is hardly a laughing matter.

Oh, whatthefuck... 555
Tim Hall - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
John Maynard Keynes would love this parody. BTW, Carole King came to Las Vegas two weeks ago and spoke at the Democratic party headquarters. She was really cool!
Meriadoc - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, Rick!
Johnny D - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
On second thought, since the parody makes it sound like your daughter believes money grows on trees, then perhaps it's from Carole King's album "Tap-his-tree".
Adagio - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, Rick!!
alvin rhodes - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
ain't it good to know, you got some fives
Rick D - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all. I haven't been around as much, commenting, because I've been so busy, but I'm keeping track as much as I can.
Paul Robinson - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick - Great job! LOL here...I'll be heading back down to San Jose tomorrow morning. I'm going to send you a note in a little while. 5's here.
Michael Pacholek - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
What is money made of? Paper. Where does paper come from? Trees. So money really does grow on trees! Maybe that's why Bush wants to cut them all down.
Kristof Robertson - October 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Prostrate yourself before the mighty dollar!...Good job, Rick..555
Johnny D - October 28, 2004 - Report this comment
And then prostate yourself before the m d !

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