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Song Parodies -> "In The Black"

Original Song Title:

"Paint It Black"

Original Performer:

The Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"In The Black"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

Well, I thought it was about time I gave the UK bankers some what-for.. don't know what took me so long really. A heck of a lot of people in this country are in massive debt thanks to them, since they just kept allowing the reckless and desperate to borrow more and more money - with the idea that they could make massive amounts of money off them long-term with hiked-up interest rates on loans and crippling bank charges. Didin't occur to them for a second what they were going to do if a recession hit and all these millions of people could no longer afford to pay it all back...
(Here's a link to The original 'Stones song.
I’m in the red now but I should be in the black
Mister Bank Manager, won’t you get off my back?
Gave me an overdraft and, boy, did I collect
I’m broke you stupid banker, what did you expect?

I know you like to see I’m never in the black
‘Cause all your charges make a great counter-attack
You just let me borrow more; it’s not hard seeing why
‘Cause it bought your timeshare and your Lotus GTI

You said you’d sort my debts out with a pers’nal loan
Now you send tons of spam calls to my mobile phone
Try to sell me cover for my car and my house and pet
‘Cause all you can of is how much more you can get

Think I’ll be in the red forever, not in black
I owe so much I can’t afford to pay it back
Why let me have the cash when you knew I had none?
It’s not just me, no, you’ve been screwing everyone

Now even you are in the red and not the black
In any other business you’d all get the sack
Taxpayers bailed you out on government advice*
It didn’t change a thing, now you just rob us twice

Mmmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mmmmmm…
Mmmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mmmmmm…
Mmmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mmmmmm…
Mmmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mmmmmm…

I wish I could be back in…. back in black!
That’s a scream – black’s a dream!
You wanna see me poor… keeping my in-ter-est
You wanna keep me payin’ it, payin’ it, payin’ it
Payin’ it back… yeah!

Mmmm mmm-mmm mmm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mm-mmm mmmmmm…
Mmmm mm-mmm... (oh, you get the idea...!)
*Yep - Gordon gave the biggest banks a big bailout from the tax coffers so they wouldn't go under. Were the banks grateful and keen to be more careful with their customers' money in future? Well, put it this way, they're still awarding themselves fat bonuses every year...

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Patrick - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Same thing happened here, same reasons. The Chinese are dropping some not so subtle hints to the US govt not to renege on its loans or pull a Zimbabwe style devaluation. They launched a missile off the coast of California a while back where it could be seen by more people than the feds could deny what had happened. They still explain it away as contrails. Wonder what the bankers (banksters as they are called by the political right wing here) are going to do when no one can pay. If you owe me $10 that you can't pay, you're in trouble. If you owe me $10,000, I'm in trouble.

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