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Song Parodies -> "MP's Expense"

Original Song Title:

"Mercedes Benz"

Original Performer:

Janis Joplin

Parody Song Title:

"MP's Expense"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

For those people who haven't been following the rather disheartening spectacle of MPs being caught with their snouts in the proverbial trough read all about it here

All the things mentioned below come from actual expenses claims (except for the cat food... but "dog" didn't rhyme)
Oh Lord, can't I buy a new house on expense
My need is a real one, it ain't no pretence
It's close to the old one, I guess that makes sense
So Lord, what about a new house on expense?

Oh Lord, can I claim for a color TV?
My moat needs a-cleaning - pay for it for me.
My tennis court's crucial to being an MP
Oh Lord, can I claim for a lavatory?

Oh Lord, can I claim for repairs to my flat
My house wants extending - a flip pays for that
Now I've got to prove I ain't some venal twat
But Lord, can I claim for some food for my cat?

Oh Lord, can I claim this manure on expense?
Now it's hit the fan and there ain't no defence
It's so hard to see why MPs are so dense
So oh Lord, won't you clean up them MPs' expense

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 6

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PMS - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
$555 song
Susanna Viljanen - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Here is £555 for technical expenses.
Mark Scotti - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I'd give you $555, but it got taken. Oh, here's another set...
John Barry - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
You mean we're not the only ones with crooked politicians?
Phil Alexander - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
JB - especially after listening to Italian and German journalists on the radio, I rather doubt that there is any democratic system that doesn't have its crooks - after all, you don't need to be able to do anything other than convince people to vote for you... Having said that, with the current state of affairs here, I don't think any of the MPs think they were doing anything crooked - and maybe that's worse. They honestly didn't seem to realize that claiming tens of thousands of pounds with no real need or rationale is morally just plain wrong.
Gari J - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
This is exactly what these dumb MP's claim for Manure, TV's, Cat Food whats next a toothbrush, cup or a sodding shoelace. I'll give 455 Pacing is a little off but for comedy 5

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