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Song Parodies -> "Money From Nothing"

Original Song Title:

"Money For Nothing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Money From Nothing"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1996 - satire about House Speaker Newt Gingrich, his fundraising through Political Action Committees (PACs), his attack on environmental regulations, and even his whining about being seated in the back of Air Force One before meeting with President Clinton
(Background vocal: )
The Newt's on...The Newt's on pay TV...
The Newt's on...The Newt's on pay TV...
The Newt's on...The Newt's on pay TV...
The Newt's on...The Newt's on pay TV

(drum & instrumental break - guitar intro)

Look at that Gingrich
That's the way you do it
Attack the Democrats on pay TV
But it's working
PAC's the way to do it
Money from nothing, and all tax free

But it's working
PAC's the way to do it
Let me tell you
This guy ain't dumb
Gingrich has the Congress wrapped around his finger
He has them voting with a point of his thumb

He wants to stall the federal budget
Always baiting his adversaries
He wants to gut these new regulations
And let polluters get off scot free

He's looking ragged on the TV with no make-up
That's right - that's his white hair
He is still nagging 'bout the President's airplane
He's whining that he wasn't treated fair!

He wants to stall the federal budget
Always baiting his adversaries
He wants to gut these new regulations
And let polluters get off scot free

(instrumental break)

I should have known that he'd go this far
I should have known he raised PAC funds
Look at that Newt - he's mugging for the camera
How does he get it done?

And what's he doing? Drowning out voices!
He's banging on the gavel like a chimpanzee
But it's working
PAC's the way to do it
Money from nothing, and all tax free!

He wants to stall the federal budget
Always baiting his adversaries
He wants to gut these new regulations
And let polluters get off scot free

(instrumental fade)


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