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Song Parodies -> "I Guess That's Why I Polished My Shoes"

Original Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why I Polished My Shoes"

Parody Written by:

Jim Rotondo

The Lyrics

Written in view of the current U.S. economic meltdown.
Don’t give it away, Don’t look at money like it lasts forever
I just lost my job, must get off the couch
And pursue a new endeavor.

I feel like a bum, so I’ll powerwash my old belly button,
And it won’t be long, Till I arrive in New York
Where I last had mutton.

And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes,
I’m out of work, there’s few options to choose.
My unemployment , My next appointment
Interview blunder, well it’s no wonder
And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes.

That massive Layoff,
Stock market terror at hand,
The plummeting Dow.
Increasing bank closures
Mission accomplished? His heads in the sand!

With no paycheck,
I’ll cry in my beans and my rice, (Condoleezza Rice)
But as the days pass, take comfort in knowing
Dr. Phil’s advice.

And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes,
I’m out of work, there’s few options to choose.
My unemployment, My next appointment
Interview blunder, well it’s no wonder
And I guess that’s why
I polished my shoes.

SOLO

With no paycheck,
I’ll cry in my beans and my rice, (Condoleezza Rice)
But as the days pass, take comfort in knowing
Dr. Phil’s advice.

And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes,
I’m out of work, there’s few options to choose.
My unemployment , My next appointment
Interview blunder, well it’s no wonder
And I guess that’s why
I polished my shoes.

My unemployment, My next appointment
And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes.
My unemployment, My next appointment
And I guess that’s why I polished my shoes.

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alvin - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
retained the sad tone of the OS well
Mark Scotti - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Perfect pacing, and so true for these tough times.
Jim Rotondo - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, was inspired by VH1's "Me, Myself & Elton" the other day.

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