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Song Parodies -> "Can't Afford The Treatment"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreamin'"

Original Performer:

The Mamas and The Papas

Parody Song Title:

"Can't Afford The Treatment"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

With my fists I pound,
And I feel dismay.
Need electric shock,
Witherin' away.
I'd be safe from harm,
If I could only pay.

Can't afford the treatment,
I'm witherin' away.

Walkin' with a lurch,
Feels like a ton, I weigh.
Well, my head's in such a squeeze.
I cannot mend my way,
You know this screechin's gettin' old,
Seems like it's here to stay.

Can't afford the treatment,
I'm witherin' away.

All this leaves me down,
I could die today.
With this lurch I walk,
My feet feel like clay.
Such a bottom dweller,
That's my grief today.

Can't afford the treatment,
I'm witherin' away.

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Pacing: 3.7
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Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 6

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Michael Pacholek - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
This was good, but now I'm startin' to wonder: I do "California Dreamin'," and Guy does "Can't Afford the Treatment" on the same day? Is there a spy in my midst? Or is there some psychic connection? Is Guy Mister Hyde to my Doctor Jekyll? Where's Agnes Nixon to straighten out a soap opera when we need her?
Hoeveel - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank god we still have the N.H.S. - no thanks to New Labour. :(
Guy DiRito - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
NHS? Neurotic Health System? Must be something British. I think we call it HMO.
Hoeveel - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Yus. It's a British thing. 'National Health Service' - where you get medical treatment for free throught taxes. To my understanding HMO is the opposite...but i'm not sure. Isn't that private practice where they overcharge you?
Guy DiRito - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
I don't know - ask Hillary, she thought it up. Stands for Health Maintenance Organization. Probably means what you said. Actually it's health care paid through health insurance which is 'managed' to keep unnecessary costs down. Not sure how many people died because some HMO admin said they didn't need a battery of tests to find out what was wrong with them. Yeah - Thanks Hillary. I lost a dear friend because of this.
Michael Pacholek - August 05, 2003 - Report this comment
HMO: Hand the Money Over!
Below Average Dave - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, I think this will be the last parody I read in your collection for the day, you have a whole heck of a lot of parodies. . .but I can say this one is really another shining gem, it's ashame we have such differing political viewpoints, because reading your other parodies I wouldn't have thought that you had dislike towards anyone--just comedy--but good job on this one.

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