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Song Parodies -> "When the Wall Came Down"

Original Song Title:

"Over the Hill"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Martyn

Parody Song Title:

"When the Wall Came Down"

Parody Written by:

MarthaDTox

The Lyrics

I was sucked into the City
In 89 - you may have guessed
Greed was good - the wall came down
The triumph of the West

Chorus

Oh City boy
Yeah you're makin it now
Sweet City boy
Oooooh you're rakin it now

I traded swaps and junk bonds
Buying low and selling high
Now I'm in it wholesale
Forex bullion and MMI

Oh City boy
Hey you're schemin it now
Sweet City Boy
Oooooh you're creamin it now

Every night I'd go out drinking
Whether I had won or lost
I know just what you're thinking
Yeah I found out to my cost

Oh City Boy
Yeah you're boozin it now
Oh City boy
Ooooh you're losin it now



Heavy gambling is addictive
A rush when the stakes are high
I better write some options now
On forex and MMIs


Oh City Boy
What are you dealing with now?
Sweet City Boy
Oooh you're feelin it now

I've got a massive short position
A tip that the yen would fall
Markets in transition
Soros would make his call

Oh City Boy
Who are you dealin with now?
City Boy
Oooh you're feelin it now

The longs ganged up against me
Yen went soaring high
Hey I'm being squeezed so hard in
Forex and MMIs

Oh City Boy
Who are you dealing with now?
Sweet City Boy
Yeah they're stealin it now

think I've got the answer
Met a guy - says he's CIA
Knows a prime bank market
one percent per day

Oh City Boy
Oooh you're spookin it now
Sweet City Boy
Oooh you're cookin it now

Must find ten million dollars
God knows how
But I have to try
I must close those short positions in
Forex and MMIs

Oh City Boy
Oooh you're scammin it now
City Boy
Yeah you're shammin it now

Some high net worth investors
Put up all the cash
It was going great - interest - what a rate!
Then it all began to crash

Oh City Boy
Ooooh you're dreamin it now?
Sweet City Boy
Oh you're screamin it now

The fraud squad came a - knocking
Tell the truth now you can't deny
You've ripped off your investors
In forex and MMIs

Oh City Boy
Who are messing with now?
Sweet City Boy
Yeah confessin it now

I'm in an open prison
Feeling sorry for myself
Ain't had no inner visions
God left me on the shelf

Oh City Boy
What are you payin for now?
City Boy
Who are you praying for now?

I'll be out of here tomorrow
Heading for that plane
To the Turks and Caicos islands
On-line trading - that's my game

Oh City Boy
Oooh you're wingin it now
Sweet City Boy
Yeah you're swingin it

I populate my chat rooms
hot tips for your tecchie shares
that's how I pump and dump them
like my girls
hey - I just don't care

Oh City Boy
Oooh you're scammin it now
Sweet City Boy
Oooh you're spammin it now

A cybercrime enforcer
trawlin through the net
hooked up with my web site -
'ooooh- a live one - I'll bet'

City boy
Who are you dealing with now?
Sweet city boy
Oooh you're feeling it now

I'm in my Rio villa
my millions are stashed away
and the girl from Ipanema
is about to make my day

City boy
Who are you dealing with now?
sweet city boy
ooh you're feeling it now

Well the moral of this story
If there is one to tell
Is who gives a damn for glory
Come on baby ring my bell

Oh City Boy
Who are you dealing with now?
Sweet City Boy
Yeah you're feeling it now

repeat chorus and end

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Agrimorfee - January 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, and never even heard of John Martyn. Looks like a sensitive guy, based on the google ads. What a great story (even though I'm not familiar with the stocks lingo), and smart to change the chorus each time!
Red Ant - January 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABCW) I too am DKTOS but I have to agree with Agrimorfee. Lot of effort here.
bobpiecheese - January 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABCW) Well, they say third time's the charm, right? Too bad, I DKTOS as well. What makes it worse is I don't even get it. Oh, well.
tomario - January 29, 2006 - Report this comment
got my footsies in a twist
Matthias - January 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Does anybody know the original OS? I'm afraid I don't... or know what the heck it's about... but it looks like you put a lot of time into this, and that's what matter....
Johnny D - February 04, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) So, planning to "vacation" on KINGMAN REEF, martha? LOL !!
Stuart McArthur - February 05, 2006 - Report this comment
ABCW - loved it Martha, esp. "and the girl from Ipanema is about to make my day" - it's scary that one man like Soros (being unelected and non-political) wields so much power - 555
Rick C - February 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Lots of good lines but "A cybercrime enforcer trawlin through the net hooked up with my web site - 'ooooh- a live one - I'll bet'" struck me as brilliant. 555
Kristof Robertson - February 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Fraid I DKTOS either, Martha...but the rhyme schemes seem pretty straightforward, so 555. A great Gordon Gekkoish tale. Greed IS good..mwahahaha ;-)
Larry Hensley - February 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but it's a good read with many funny lines.
Jeff Reuben - February 06, 2006 - Report this comment
ABC: Also DKTOS, but enjoyed reading this

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