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Song Parodies -> "Callous Fed's A-schemin'"

Original Song Title:

"California Dreamin'"

Original Performer:

The Mamas & The Papas

Parody Song Title:

"Callous Fed's A-schemin'"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics
All the thieves left town (All the thieves and clowns)
They all got away (Never had to pay)
Left us all in hock (Really hurt my stocks)
Who says crime don't pay (Not a winning trade)

How to face this storm (How to pay for wars)
It might be a close shave (As my hair's turning gray)
Callous Fed's a-schemin' (Quantitative easin')
In such a risky way

Cropped the dollar's worth, it's down again today
While the toxic assets bleed (I can't meet my needs)
And value fades away (I've got bills to pay)

You know I don't know what to hold (Time to buy some gold)
And it might be too late (They might confiscate)
Callous Fed's a-schemin' (Quantitative easin')
Oh, what will be our fate


All our green turns brown (Fallen deeds abound)
And will soon be gray (And so I must pay)
They say it's a lock (Maybe it's a crock)
And a winning play (Better hope and pray)

Trend will soon be stellar (But I'm in the cellar)
Oh, that's what they say (And that's where I'll stay)
Callous Fed's a-schemin' (Quantitative easin')
Oh, such a risky play

Callous Fed's a-schemin'
In such a risky way
Quantitative easin'
And you and I will pay

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Rob Arndt - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Derry, I like your work!!! 555
WarrenB - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I must admit doing a double take when seeing the list of parodied songs today; two parodies to the same song. That was weird...
But enjoyed this nice slice of paranoia (justified or otherwise). And I think you've beat the rest of us in using "quantitative easin'" in a parody. Next challenge, the word "austerity."
Fed a line - June 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Derry I say it? Keep the parodies coming! You got the skills, dude! (liked the change-up lines in parenthesis)

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