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Song Parodies -> "You Don't Have To Live Like You're Royalty"

Original Song Title:

"Refugee"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"You Don't Have To Live Like You're Royalty"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

Why are you so darn ostentatious?
What do you think you’re in show biz?
What are you some cool kingpin in the game?
Sorry I hadn’t noticed
Forgetting to address you as “your majesty”
You deceive who you want to deceive
I see you’re cash strapped ‘cause you live like you’re royalty
Yeah silly you don’t have to live like you’re royalty

No way, no how nobody
Would mistake you for a blue blood
Tell me who do you think you are?
Eating caviar with Milk Duds®
You know it don’t mean a hill of beans to me silly
Everybody takes a flight of fancy
But see you don’t have to spend like you’re royalty
Now silly you don’t have to live like you’re royalty

Guess what you aren’t a prince
But still no one will ever have you convinced
You know you’re foisting a farce
Living large like a king
When really you’re an arse

One day or night, you maybe
Might want to “reign” in your vast sums
Who knows, some day you might be crowned
Drilled by a dentist charging a king’s ransom
It don’t take a Merlin to see
In between you ears there’s a cavity
But see you don’t have to spend like you’re royalty
Now silly you don’t have to live like you’re royalty

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Peregrin - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Good job Lionel. I am interested though, were you referring to a specific individual?
UnKnownVotress - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Lionel, are you referring to Royalties like the "Plain White Tees" ? ? ?
Lionel Mertens - April 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Peregin. No this parody wasn't aimed at any individual. It was intended for those who don't live within their means but still manage to look like they're well off.

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