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Song Parodies -> "Give A Necktie"

Original Song Title:

"Live And Let Die"

Original Performer:

Paul McCartney And Wings

Parody Song Title:

"Give A Necktie"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

An ode to buying cheap 'n' nasty Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest, because you've blown your paypacket on a new DVD player....
Now that you're broke
And your wa-llet's a cash-free zone,
You need a gift, classy but cheap
(Your cash you'll keep, you won't lose sleep, you're such a creep..)
But in this capitalist world in which we live in
Cut-price stuff's hard to buy......

Say, give a necktie
Give a necktie
Give a necktie
Give a necktie

(Da da dum, da da dum, dum, dum....)

What does it matter to ya?
Just because the guy's your dad
You ain't no Donald Trump..
"Eleven bucks? Hey dude, I'm not a chump!"

(Da da dum, da da dum, dum dum...)

You want a gift, not a bank loan
(A plastic comb? A piece of foam? A garden gnome?)
And in this money-spending world in which we live in
"I HATE SHOPPING!" you cry....

Say, give a necktie
Give a necktie
Give a necktie

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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Phil Alexander - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Tee hee... now *that*'s a good idea for a Christmas pressie ;-)
Arwen - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
5s, SAB!
Johnny D - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Heh heh heh! Here's a Five-In-Hand.
alvin rhodes - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
good job....i haven't worn ties in quite a while....don't miss 'em
AFW - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
This is knot bad at all!...Extremely clever lines, rhymes, and I liked your tricky keyboarding, especially at the end. all natural fives.
Paul Robinson - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Kristof, 40 years ago my brothers and I discovered the perfect gift for all occasions. We've exchanges glances (some of them pretty strange) ever since in all gift-giving situations. I gave up giving gifts for specific "Holidays" or even birthdays a long time - just too much of a commercial scheme, at least here in the States. And the people I know also know I don't expect any. I do give gifts sometimes just because I feel like it or want to give someone something. It's never an impersonal thing when I do it, so I really enjoy doing that and when I do it's never taken for granted on the other end either. So there is a way to create and receive joy and goodwill through gifts, if you establish a policy and stick to it long enough. Sometimes I just take the time to write something for or about the person. Of course if everybody here did that half the merchants in country would probably go out of business, so dependent are they on the XMAS season bump in sales. Call me crazy, but I don't think that's a healthy sign. 5's here.
Kristof Robertson - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thankyou all! This parody came to me after an afternoon's worth of Xmas shopping (I have to start early to get pressies back to OZ in time)...I got to 4pm and, looking around and observing the sheer chaos of a Sunday afternoon mall, I thought "What's this all about then?".....Unfortunately, I haven't got to Mr Robinson's level of guilt management, so I still do the big shop...and my Dad doesn't even wear ties! So Phil, Miss Elf,JD, Big Al, AFW, and the wise Mr R...cheers! Merry Christmas!
Stuart McArthur - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
absolutely LOVE the necktie hanging at the end - that's taking parody to a bold new frontier - I like the line from the OS too "in this ever-changing world in which we live in" except that it has 2 too many "in"s :-) 555
Meriadoc - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Take a bow(tie)! Good one! - November 14, 2004 - Report this comment
What Stuart said. I really like your background singers' rhymes too.

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