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Song Parodies -> "9,999,999,999,999 Dollars To Go"

Original Song Title:

"9,999,999 Tears"

Original Performer:

Dickey Lee

Parody Song Title:

"9,999,999,999,999 Dollars To Go"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

The part about $10 trillion in Lincolns reaching halfway to the moon is true.As for the pacing issues, just remember that singing from "trillion" to "thousand" on the same note stretches it out almost to the point of monotony (ugh! bad pun!) and that actually helps make the point: the Feds are spending A LOT of money they don't have!
We've got 9 trillion, 999 billion, 999 million,
999 thousand 999 dollars to go
and then I don't know if we'll be out of debt!

The deficit is soaring,
They've been spendin' the whole year through.
Pork barrel's not done pouring.
GOP? It's nothing new!

And when old Bushco came (Lotta moolah)
Messin' with our oil (Lotta moolah)
The whole country felt the pain
400 billion in the hole!

We've got 9 trillion, 999 billion, 999 million,
999 thousand 999 bucks to go,
and then I don't know if we'll be out of debt!
Will we be out of debt?

You're done with life, will Uncle Sam
Every penny you have.
The Congress will just chew it up
In half a second flat!

If you had enough 5 dollar bills to pay it,
They'd reach halfway to the moon!
Though it may be little consolation,
Two years left for Silver Spoon....

We've got 9 trillion, 999 billion, 999 million,
999 thousand 999 dollars to go
and then I don't know if we'll be out of debt!

Will we be out of debt?
We've got 9 trillion, 999 billion, 999 million,
999 thousand 999 dollars to go
and then I don't know if we'll be out of debt!

And then I don't know if we'll be out of debt!
(9 trillion, 999 billion, 999 million,
999 thousand 999 dollars to go)
©2006 Michael W. McVey

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Pacing: 4.4
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Overall Rating: 4.5

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Chris Kilo - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I completely agree with the sentiment. In fact, this kinda reminded me of the song "One Trillion Dollars" by Anti-Flag, about government spending on the war. Great job!
Johnny D - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Something about this parody makes a lot of cents.
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) I would love to hear the OS...great song idea to match the title.
Johnny D - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above.
stuart mcarthur - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3#) ah, that's not so bad - just put everyone's grocery change in a tin each week, and the whole lot will be paid off in no time - I also dktos but like the idea MM - and congrats on your new Peruvian bub by the way!! - 555
The Charnstar - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC-#. Pretty good. Not my flavour but good none the less. 5-4-5
Arwen - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC...I wish I knew the OS...I'm sure I would have liked this more. In general, though, anything about spending money makes me smile...; )
Red Ant - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
#/-$ - Grats on the first submission of this song and possibly performer. Billions of dollars is incomprehensible to most people... when I worked at HRSD, I remember a conversation with the head of operations: he wasn't even phased unless purchases were in the five digit range... creeping decimalism is what I believe he called it. Anyway, nice work here, Michael.
Kristof Robertson - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3#) Great write, Mike, but....1) DKTOS, and 2) I have enough trouble managing my own budget, let alone worrying about your country's! Nevertheless, high 5s
Cat - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Nice to see you criticizing the Republicans for once, Mike! ;) Just kidding, but a good write anyway.

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