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Song Parodies -> "The Fiscal Cliff"

Original Song Title:

"The Cisco Kid"

Original Performer:

War

Parody Song Title:

"The Fiscal Cliff"

Parody Written by:

Leough

The Lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ZIZOOJvDU
Fiscal cliff cuts the spendin' line
The fiscal cliff guts what's left of mine
We think risky, bonzos think it's time
We sink briskly, honchos slink and whine

The Fed's mouth yaps a warning: "Need a plan!
The letdown's apt to force our evil hand.
We've got all these schemes to prod demand.
We've got vaults of fiat wads to spam."

The scofflaws laugh, no guilt found at the courts
The fraud laws passed by dim clowns have no force
Fiscal shame's a drastic thing to thwart
Rich get blamed for tax they don't report

My, my, my, yeah, yeah, yeah...hooey!

The cold incumbents force us slaves to kneel
The odor's pungent, porkers rave and squeal
Wasted lingo, last rites for a deal
Tasted dingo last night for a meal

The fiscal grift, such a senseless crime
The hypocrites we trust to tend our dimes
Drizzle spit, lumps of phlegm and chyme
A triple dip, slump that bends the mind

Yi, yi, yi, yeah, yeah, yeah...ploop!

The fiscal thrift stuns as debt unwinds
The fiscal shift becomes a threat unkind
The fiscal whip numbs and renders blind
The rich get stiffed, bums get penned and slimed

Screwed, screwed, screwed, screwed, loo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ooze (oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo...)
Screwed, screwed, screwed, screwed, loo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ooze (oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo...)

[Fade on...]
The fiscal cliff becomes the end of time
The fiscal cliff, need drugs to mend my mind

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Patrick - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Love that last line. Maybe that's why all these states are legalizing pot. Never tasted dingo. Don't think it's kosher. Congress planted a landmine, hoping we'll be grateful if they manage to defuse it. Recall them all.
John Barry - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Didn't know "chyme," thanks.
Meriadoc - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Looks like the fiscal clock is about to chyme 13. Or maybe 5:55.
Leough - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone! I didn't realize that "chyme" was such a popular word. Next project: try to put "chyle" in a parody.
Lifeliver - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm not qualified to comment on US fiscal issues but I am on the craftsmanship that went in to this, so thought I'd 'chyme in'. And I am also on the palatability of dingo - don't! $5.55 any help, honey chyle?
Amanda - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi! Is there a link to the audio/video for this? Eric Boling on FNC's The Five is looking for it. Thanks!
Ed Schneider - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Kept trying to match it to Camp Town Races, but couldn't? What song did you use?
Leough - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
@ Amanda and Ed Schneider: As indicated at the top of this page, the parody lyrics were matched to "The Cisco Kid" by War. The YouTube audio/video matched was also shown above the start of the parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ZIZOOJvDU
Leough - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
@ Amanda: I looked at the comments on Eric Boling's Facebook page. Apparently he is looking for an audio/video performance of the parody lyrics. Unfortunately, all I have to offer is the text - I'm not a performer, just a lyricyst.

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