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Song Parodies -> "Golden Arch Wages"

Original Song Title:

"Show Biz Kids"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steely Dan

Parody Song Title:

"Golden Arch Wages"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

...my fiirst job was at the golden arches....1972-1973...$1.65 an hour and no free food...
golden arch wages
stark wages
those golden arch wages
golden arch wages
stark wages
those golden arch wages

see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night
see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night

up till closin' time
they'll be food prepared
they'll construct the mac supremo
from the goods they've retrieved from downstairs
yes, you'll find them 'round the world
once i worked in that poverty crew
its no feast, its famine
when the pay's examined
you'll find this to be true

see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night
see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night

they've got a store on each corner
with an arch outside
with all the meat they need
plus a mountain of fries
they've got the great filet cod
they've got some really grand drinks served
but one thing's stupidly flawed
their poor wages

employees have no value

see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night
see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night

high school kids get no moolah for themselves
beause they don't make the bucks of near everybody else
they're never gonna
stark wages
those golden arch wages

see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night
see the poor people keepin' up the shakes and the fries
then the poor people sweepin' out the garbage every night

golden arch wages
stark wages
those golden arch wages
golden arch wages
stark wages
those golden arch wages


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Stan Hall - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
DKTOS and didn't turn up a midi--will retry at home--but, as your pacing's reliably takable on faith and the lyric, as my cousin, Vinny might say, is a hoot wit' trut' about yoots, I'm giving you salary boost of 55.5ยข per annum. :-)
alvin - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks stan...its a really cool OS...one of my faves by the "dan"
Invisible Boy - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Not a bad job for a high school kid. I just feel bad for the people working there that are trying to support families.
Here's 555 fries with that...
alvin - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks IB...good point
John Barry - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm lovin' it. Your parody, of course, not the sh!t served at the arches.
alvin - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks john...lol
Meriadoc - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, with the economy being what it is in Ohio, I'll probably be working there soon... :-)
Ethan Mawyer - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
At this rate there will be some stiff competition to gt those fry sweeping jobs.
alvin - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks merry...see ya there...thanks ethan...no lie
Tim Hall - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
To the point and with good flow in the Alvin Rhodes tradition
alvin - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks tim
adagio - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Good one, alvin. 5's I'm finally writing my own, btw, PM or e-mail for you. :)
alvin - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks adagio....got your mail
Andria - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
My first job was at a Sam Goody CD store, and although I enjoyed the atmosphere and the pay was decent, I played an April Fools' joke on the boss by putting baby powder on his doughnuts to make them look like there was more powdered sugar on them than average. I no longer work, having been awarded permanent disability on behalf of an on-the-job injury that left me in pain almost all of the time and also gave me minor brain damage, leaving me even weirder than before and causing my weight to go up to 205 pounds from my previous 155. 5s.
alvin - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
.wow, sorry about your injury....sounds like you've lived a lifetime already in your short stay
Andria - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
That I have.

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