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Song Parodies -> "They Swiped Our Songs"

Original Song Title:

"I Write The Songs"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"They Swiped Our Songs"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Satire about the greedy Recording Industry Association of America's lawsuits against 261 individuals who downloaded on-line music - including a 12 year girl and a 90 year old man. As sung by R.I.A.A. lawyers:
(instrumental intro)

This can't go on forever!
'Cause our revenue thirst is strong.
Let's put mean words; lawsuit strategies together.
Thieves of music... won't buy; swiped our songs.

They swiped our songs, which makes our whole world stink.
They swiped our songs, gave us financial red i-ink.
They swiped our songs, which made our profits dry.
They swiped our songs! They swiped our songs!

(instrumental break)

These home swipes can't continue!
Now we've got laws in place to control.
Thieves: better look out; we've got spies.
Get stung again; we will sue both young and old.

They swiped our songs, which makes our whole world stink.
They swiped our songs, gave us financial red i-ink.
They swiped our songs, which made our profits dry.
They swiped our songs! They swiped our songs!

Stolen music made us rant!
And folks who cheer it; we'll crush like ants.
They just gloat: we lack control... Now we must move!
Music thieves were smart.
So let the real lawsuits now start!
No more free, we will sue.
We will sue, no more free.
Stop this worldwide piracy!

They swiped our songs, which makes our whole world stink.
They swiped our songs, gave us financial red i-ink.
They swiped our songs, which made our profits dry.
They swiped our songs! They swiped our songs!

They swiped our songs, which makes our whole world stink.
They swiped our songs, gave us financial red i-ink.
They swiped our songs, which made our profits dry.
They swiped our songs! They swiped our songs!

Stolen music (music), won't buy, swiped our songs...

(instrumental fade)

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Jonathan C. - September 13, 2003 - Report this comment
I can understand where the R.I.A.A. is coming from. But come on! A 12 year old girl who can't afford CDS?! Where is she going to get the money from, pimping lunch money?!

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