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Song Parodies -> "Keep That Job And Love It"

Original Song Title:

"Take This Job And Shove It"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Johnny Paycheck

Parody Song Title:

"Keep That Job And Love It"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Keep that job and love it,
There ain't much work anymore
Unemployment's high, economy's rough, and
Folks are livin' poor
Eight hours a day, that's forty a week,
And the wolf's not at your door,
Keep that job and love it
There ain't much work anymore

You may work as a trash collector,
Dumpin' half drank beers
But you're family's survivin',
Sheltered when the wind blows fierce
It's bad out there, a lot a' hurtin' folks,
Who're poundin' pavement, feelin' gray..
From San Francisco to Hackensack
Most would die to work your way..

Keep that job and love it,
If you're clerkin' in a store
There are worse rows to hoe
For a lotta' good people,
And lay offs by the score..
Sure, you don't like the boss,
Tough grind and small pay,
But the wolf's not at your door
Keep that job and love it
There ain't much work anymore

You could be drudgin' as a fry chef,
For basic minimum
Not one slim chance for advancement,
Attitudes from some
Just pilin' buns, and flippin' pickle chips,
Till you're wantin' to run away
But, return those smiley faces,
Heed that voice you hear say..

Keep this job and love it,
There ain't many anymore
Pays the rent and the bills,
Keeps the kids out a' trouble,
Groc'ries from the store
You won't make a mint,
Gonna' turn you gray,
But, no wolf's at the door,
Keep your job and love it
There ain't much work anymore

Keep that job and love it...

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Michael Pacholek - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
These days, the only people who love their jobs are millionaires, cops who know people will look the other way on police brutality, Mike Bloomberg, and... TSA guys.
Patrick - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
If the economy were in better shape, I wonder how many TSA screeners would seek better working conditions. There is a lot of truth in this song.
Old Man Ribber - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Lovely twist on TOS. By retiring when I did, a much younger man with family obligations was able to keep his job rather than being released in a cutback. Good parody once again! ;D
John Barry - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Not funny but so true. And well done.
LilJobHo - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Sir. L'air . . . I'm tyring . . . I'm trying, Sir !
AFW - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Michael..and thanks, Patrick..interesting points...and thanks, OMR, sounds like a noble gesture..and thanks, John...and thanks. LJH...You're probably a legal secy. or a nurse..I don't see someone of your obvious intellect as a mini-Mum wager
Christie Marie M - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
You sure made a good point with this one, AFW! Yeah, I'm sticking to my telephone sales rep job for awhile, since it's very hard to look for a job nowadays. Great work and 5's!
AFW - December 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Christie...Call me, I'll buy anything you're selling.. :)
Wild Child JIN - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Great parody, I am in the middle of finishing a parody of my own of TOS of this, I'll leave you all in suspense as to the title, but I know you'll like it! And of for this parody I read that parody and loved it! Great Work AFW!! ;-) 5's

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