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Song Parodies -> "Tax On the Table"

Original Song Title:

"Cat's In the Cradle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"Tax On the Table"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

For those of you as dumb as Bush (admitted, very few people are), "on the table" means it's being discussed, and a person born rich is said to have been "born with a silver spoon in his mouth." Or, as Bill Maher put it, Bush had "a silver spoon up his nose." (Now we're back in Billy Joel song territory: "Big Shot.") Soon, the economy will be a silver albatross around Bush's neck.
A child arrived just the other day.
He came into the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch and bills to carve.
He learned from his dad how to let folks starve.
And he was talking but he blew it, and as he grew
he said, "I'm gonna be like you, Dad.
Y'know, I'm gonna be like you."

And the tax on the table for the silver spoon.
Little boy sayin', "You can kiss my moon."
"You gonna be the Prez, Dad?" "I don't know when
but we'll get together then, son.
We're gonna have a good time then."

Well, he walked in the White House the other day.
He said, "Check out my team, Dad, see how they play.
Can you come on down?" He said, "Not today
I got countries to invade." He said, "That's OK."
And he walked away with a mind very dim
and said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
Y'know I'm gonna be like him."

And the tax on the table for the silver spoon.
Little boy sayin', "You can kiss my moon."
"You'll be re-elected, Dad?" "I think it's the end
but we'll get together then, son.
We're gonna have a good time then."

Well, he came from Texas just the other day
so much like his Dad, who just had to say
"Son, I'm proud of you and your Governor's work."
But he shook his head, and he said with a smirk
"But I don't like Clinton and prosperity and peace.
Can I have some cash to run for President? Please?"

And the tax on the table for the silver spoon.
Little boy sayin', "You can kiss my moon."
"You need a little phone call from Jebbie's den
but we'll get together then, son.
We're gonna have a good time then."

The economy's in tatters, and peace went away.
Georgie called Dad just the other day.
He said, "I'd like to see you, if you don't mind."
He said, "I'd love to, son, 'cause you're flying blind.
But you really blew it big son, you know that it's true.
But it's sure nice talking to you, son.
It's been sure nice talking to you."
And as he hung up the phone, it occurred to Bush:
He's gonna get kicked in the tush.
In an '04 Democrat push.

And the tax on the table for the silver spoon.
Little boy sayin', "You can kiss my moon."
"You'll be re-elected, Son?" "I think it's the end
but we'll get together then, Dad.
We're gonna have a good time then."
I wish Harry were alive today. He'd only be 60, and with his commitment to social justice, he'd be a potent force. And the only thing he had in common with Bush is drunken driving (though his death was probably from a heart attack behind the wheel).

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Linda - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
FYI The president made higher tax rates for the rich than even Bill (the lying under oath president who was the biggest factor next to the terrorists themselves in causing 911) Clinton had for the rich. I do not know where you get your thwarted information, but obviously, it is from a poor source (or you just make things up as you go along). Which ever is true, it is fitting you to be in the party of lies huh? (Since you personally do so well in that department and all)

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