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Song Parodies -> "Petty Change"

Original Song Title:

"Penny Lane"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Petty Change"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

3rd straight parody finished at about 1 in the morning... this isn't supposed to be as funny as the other 2
Petty change, there is a quarter
On the biking path
In Trinidad they'd think
It's treasure for sure
But over here it is just ignored
Since it's not worth more

It is worn from all the bikers
Running over it
And in a village
Out in Africa it might
Make some poor guy's day seem much more bright
Here it goes to waste

Petty change is in the streets and in the malls
Cared about by nobody at all
Except young kids, in

Paraguay, there is a widening economic gap
Most of the property is possessed by the few
The rest of them would love to buy some food
With a cent or two

Petty change is what we leave and what they'd love
Foreign kids we don't think of
Are starving in Iraq

Because of shelling
And the bombing there are families
Whose lot is worse than
When their ruler was Saddam
Yes there are civilians
Whose house is gone, yet the war goes on

Penny saved's
A penny earned is what Ben Franklin said
Pick up the quarter and be grateful that you can
Since someone in Afghanistan
Wouldn't let it go
Yes, it's no

Petty change to those who need what they can get
We're lucky we can afford to bet
On things like the racetrack

Petty change is in the streets and in the malls
And picked up by nobody at all
Petty change

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Melhi - December 04, 2003 - Report this comment
(voted earlier) I liked this one, it kind of reminds of that song I like so much -- "Dear Santa" -- that they don't play nearly often enough on Bob & Tom. Also, I've noticed that, in the last few years, I find an ever increasing amount of money on the ground everywhere I go, usually just change, but I'll collect a whole pocketful, easy, if I'm out and about all day and sometimes I even find bills blowing around on the ground (unfortunately, I haven't found enough bills in any one day to fill my pockets, but there's always hope! :D)
Johnny D - December 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Good work, Ethan.
John Jenkins - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Insightful and clever parody, Ethan. I used to go jogging with a group of guys on Saturday mornings and the first one to pick up pennies and other change was the most affluent of the group. Ever since, I have been more inclined to pick upů petty change.

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