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Song Parodies -> "Rakin' In The Business"

Original Song Title:

"Takin Care Of Business"

Original Performer:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Parody Song Title:

"Rakin' In The Business"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics


In Afghan they're a-warring,
Troops under-armed; quit snoring,
Take the bank machines over like Citi™.
Iran's missiles soon above,
With evil customs, evil covens,
And the world is just turnin' shiddy.

And as goes lame the prime,
There is just no work to find.
Departed CEO of Cheverolet™,
Seems forever troops deployed,
Soon we'll be all unemployed.
Those lugs are jerkin' somethin' each day.

As they be...
Takin' over business every day,
Rakin' in the business every way,
They've been takin' shares of business, over time,
Rakin' shares of business, jerkin' undersigned.

Bail out!

It's these sleazy pol'ticians,
On their take over missions.
The town halls are so loud they bellow,
Got a super man a star,
Trash us all with his czars,
Who they shittin' as my right hunch says hell no.

ACORN saw to it he won,
That's how the votes were spun.
Nail 'em if he don't get his way.
It's that power so enjoyed,
Makes him such a hemorrhoid,
He loves the perks and power to play.

He so be...
Stakin' out new business every day,
Rakin' in new business any way.
He's been shakin' down each business, by design,
Taking shares of business and jerkin' every dime.

Bail out!


Take full share of each business,
Wend it away, don't delay whoo!

(Guitar Solo)

Best get up on the warning,
With all his charm talk churning.
He's into great big green done by committee,
Stow the missiles; up the love.
Evil Persians, keep on shovin',
Hey, the world ain't lookin' too pretty.

So get your brain online,
You can't make these jerks act kind.
No heart have raving mobs; won't kindly play.
Oh yes they're quite annoyed,
It is we they want destroyed,
With lunks and jerks should never we play.

As he be...
Takin' over business, share your pay,
Rakin' over business, like Chevrolet™.
Takin' shares of business, redesigned,
Taking out our business, these jerks so undermine.

Bail out!

Rakin' over business (Whoo)
Takin' over business
Takin' over business
Takin' over business
Takin' over business, like Cheverolet™
Takin' shares of business, share your pay
Shakin' down each business, any way
Takin' over business, a-headed for bad times
Rakin' in the business
Takin' over business
Rakin' in the business
Takin' over business
Rakin' in the business
Takin' over business


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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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adagio - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Looks as if O. has his brain in backwards....the Presidency is NOT a business. He's acting as if his pay is just a starting point and he should make that salary grow to millions...or trillions...or however much he can print.

Good informative parody...take these three 5's and make them grow. :)
Andria - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, Guy. I think that Obama might run this country into the ground with his socialist-esque ways of thinking and doing, and he might get assassinated as well. Yes, he's good-looking and fairly young, but he's also married with children and has his approval rating falling steadily. As I said once before, I liked him at first and even wrote a parody about him, but I ended up not liking him after all. Here are some 5s.
Timmy1000 - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Epic song today, Guy
Fiddlegirl - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
And the domino effect just continues... consumer spending down, sales tax revenue down, state coffers in shortage, school funding cut, etc. Our principal at the high school told us today we have to limit mailings and copies, and there is now a freeze on purchasing instructional materials. [There has already been a hiring freeze mandated, so the over-crowded classrooms will now become even more crowded.] There are actually a few smaller districts in the state that may have to shut down due to lack of funds.

This is admittedly *not* the best place for ranting and raving, but it's as good as any-- especially since I know we have your sympathies, not to mention your talented parody pen! :)
John Barry - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
A fine right write.
blackjack21 - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Way to give 'em the business Guy.
LadyRake&Bake - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I do wish I had a little more to 'rake' myself . . . instead of just leaves, sir Guy!
rob - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
i agree with andria. she's oviously mature and secure and honest enough to say as i said of myself about liking bush at first - i was fooled. its ok to be stupid or fooled short term as we all have been or could be, but its not ok to stay stupid, especially if you have intelligent kids looking to you as thier example. this parody is right on !

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