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Song Parodies -> "Gyps, Insurance Thieves"

Original Song Title:

"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Cher

Parody Song Title:

"Gyps, Insurance Thieves"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

I was born in a typical maternity ward,
We couldn't pay the bill 'cause my mama was poor.
Poppa would buy what insurance he could,
They wouldn't do a thing
To pay off the bills of Dr. Hood.

Gyps, insurance thieves,
Claim to cover illness and injuries.
I call them gyps, insurance thieves,
'Cause every claim all you get's the runaround,
And then they turn you down.

When I was a teen just south of Mobile,
Was drivin' my car when I heard his tires squeal.
I was sixteen he was thirty one.
Though he was all-out drunk,
His insurance wouldn't pay for the damage he'd done.

Gyps, insurance thieves,
Claim to cover illness and injuries.
I call them gyps, insurance thieves,
'Cause every claim all you get's the runaround,
And then they turn you down.

Once I had the measles and it taught me well.
With their smooth southern style
They said this was a case they couldn't cover,
And I've not been working for a while.
Uh huh, bet they said it with a smile, uh huh.

She was born in another maternity ward,
We couldn't pay the bill 'cause my insurance was poor.
Hubby would work all the hours he could,
Still it was not enough
To pay off the bills of Dr. Hood.

Gyps, insurance thieves,
Claim to cover illness and injuries.
I call them gyps, insurance thieves,
'Cause every claim all you get's the runaround,
And then they turn you down.


©2007 by Michael W. McVey

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Michael Pacholek - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm presuming your endorsement of national health insurance was unintentional. Nevertheless, you have a chronic condition of fives, and I hope it is never cured.
Michael McVey - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, Mike, I don't consider socialized medicine to be either the only solution or the best, but I would agree with most liberals that the status quo is totally unacceptable. I can also tell you that even good private clinics in Peru offer surgery for a fraction of what it costs in the U.S., and medicine also tends to be quite a bit cheaper.
alvin - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
hit home for me...i'm "covered" by california blue cross...what a joke they are...in the small print they say they only cover "little boo boos"
TJC - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Lotsa' truisms here... nicely put together! Ditto Alvin's Blue Cross laments...
Ann Hammond - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm cracking up
John Jenkins - April 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Very well done, MM. Hillary Care is definitely not the solution. One of the main reasons that Peruvian operations are cheaper than American operations is the absence of malpractice attorneys in Peru.
Rick C - April 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm in total agreement with you on this. Good parody. 555
Agrimorfee - April 24, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) I don't have a political viewpoint, but you did essay the situation in a witty way. And that's why we are here.
Below Average Dave - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) One of my favorite by you to date. I really enjoyed the "Insurance Theives" theme of this song, and I happen to like Cher's older music, so great props on this one.
Matthias - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Damn tricky insurance policies!
tomario - May 06, 2007 - Report this comment
great job would have liked ait if you used different choruses. but thats just the small print. 555 nice one!
Cat - May 07, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Ouch!! Let's hope I never get injured in the presence of these guys. As Dave said, this is probably one of my favorites of yours.
Wolverine - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Any political discussions aside, here's the number to a reputable insurance guy who won't cheat you (or your parodies). 555-VOTE
Jack Wilson - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved it! 5s
bobpiecheese - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(AGES) It's hard to trust insurance people these days. Awesome parody, mate!
McKludge - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The mentions of Peruvian doctors above makes me think of Dr. Nick from The Simpsons. 5's, everybody!
Max Power - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Great
Johnny D - May 19, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A no-holds-barred look at a societal problem that calls for more than a political band-aid.
bobpiecheese - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
stuart mcarthur - May 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) excellent pacing Mike, and some clever tie-ins to the OS lyrics - more satirical than funny, which is a good thing I reckon, and you nailed your target which is an even better thing - 555
Peter Andersson - May 27, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - I assure you that I consider this well written! :-)
Jason - May 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See all the aboves!
Below Average Dave - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Check "Ages" and the 1st place points I gave you in that comp for this song.
Raphaella So - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - lol
Mikey Squirrel - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM- Very clever and very accurate depiction of those damn insurance thieves. Good job, Michael.
Cat - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
wannabemustangjockey - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - A few lines seem clunky but I love the second half of the chorus.
Kristof Robertson - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great subs, Mike...and some nicely biting satire. 555
Jack Wilson - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
See above!
Red Ant - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good job tackling a subject not too often done here. Easy to sing to TOS.
Ethan Mawyer - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Brilliant idea, good execution. The security code apparently disagrees... it says "MEH".
Peregrin - August 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Came here via the 'Random' feature, M McV. I really liked this, you captured the essence of how (nearly) everyone feels about the subject!

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