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Song Parodies -> "Let's Spend All Our Pay"

Original Song Title:

"Let's Live For Today"

Original Performer:

The Grassroots

Parody Song Title:

"Let's Spend All Our Pay"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

I decided to leave the "Sha-la-la's" in the parody 'cause they sound better than "Tra-La-La" or "Fa-La-La" or even "O-Sa-Ma". Don't know if it ever came to court, but "Let's Live For Today" is very similar to The Drifters' song "I Count The Tears" (Na-na-na-na-na-na, late at night...).
When - I think of get-rich-quick schemes,
People seem to find.
To seek financial freedom,
And leave their debt behind.
Investing all their money,
To get the best return.
We found another purpose,
For money that we earn.
Let others horde their wages,
I'd rather see it burn.


Spend all our pay!
It's time to play!
Go to Wallmart,
Stop by K-Mart,
Shop night and day.
Spend all our pay!

Fees - and daily compound interest,
Per year: 18%.
With all we bought on credit,
We couldn't make the rent.
Our life is nice and easy,
We're living in a tent.
We never pay our taxes,
We gave them up for Lent
Bums ask me for a quarter,
I say it's all been spent.


Spend all our pay!
Buy it today!
The Grim Repo - Man is waiting,
To haul it away.
Spend all our pay!

I feel it growing down inside of me.
The spending frenzy's deep inside of me.
Got a hold on me...
I got to buy it now...
Yes! Yes! Yes!!

I'll buy you an oven!
Hams? - I'll take a dozen!
We maxed our Discover!
I've been cut off by Father!
There's no need for fussin'!
We'll borrow from your cousin!

Spend all our pay!
Ain't gonna save!
You can't lend it,
You can't spend it,
When you're in the grave!

Spend all our pay!
No penny saved!
Spend all our pay!
Sins of the wage!

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Guy - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a microwave today. Well done David.
John Jenkins - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever parody David. And I do like the concept of giving up taxes for Lent.
Johnny D - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Reminds me of some graffiti that somebody spray-painted many years ago on the Longfellow Bridge, a bridge that links Boston with Cambridge over the Charles River:


Great parody, David 5's
David Chrenko - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy, and of course the other guys. Ahhh, the Longfellow Bridge! Johnny, are you now, or have you ever been a resident of Taxachusetts? I lived in Duxbury in the early '70s, and attended college in Wellesley before heading west. Used to shop for oldies at Big John's down in the Combat Zone.
Johnny D - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I have been a resident of The People's Republic Of Taxachusetts since the late 70's, David. Still am - my wife and I live in Concord, where, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his "Concord Hymn":
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.
Billy Florio - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Billy Joel's"Tell her about it" is also just a slowed down version of this....
Jack Wilson - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 5's!
Meriadoc - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
This was wonderful - it made me laugh out loud!

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