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Song Parodies -> "Landlords In My Ears"

Original Song Title:

"In the Living Years"

Original Performer:

Mike and the Mechanics

Parody Song Title:

"Landlords In My Ears"

Parody Written by:

Gari J

The Lyrics

Story about someone who's struggling with life at the bottom and how they turn it around.
Every month the rents due
I paid the month before
And the landlord’s frustrations
Come beating on my door

I feel like I’m a prisoner
Because my rent is in arrears
I feel like I’m a hostage
Every where else is dear
I just wish I could afford it, Landlords in my ears

Want to pay it later
Its only food I bought
Damp and condensation
It’s all across my walls

He couldn’t give a damn shit
He only lives for rent
I’ve got tenants agreements
But I’m sure its bent
I can’t even buy a sandwich
Please just pay your rent

PAY IT NOW, PAY IT HERE
You must give it or you cant live here
Got till eight, or say bye
I admit you don’t seem a nice guy

So I’m looking for a hostel
Somewhere to go and rest my ass
I just can’t afford to live here
I’m now on the streets at last

Its not that I don’t want to
Go live somewhere that’s great
It may take a new perspective
And bit of luck my way
And if I don’t give up, and not give in
I might just be OKAY

Still I’m proud, I’m still here
All things are just not as they appear
Life ain’t great, it’s so sly
I admit I don’t see a nice guy

I paid my rent this morning
Left the hostel yesterday
I got a job at the gym
It the luck that came my way

Its not a great pay package
But I hold it dear
I have no screaming landlord
I have no rent in arrears
I just do not want that problem, Landlords in my ears

Say it now, things good here
You can listen or just disappear
Ain’t too late to just try
Do admit you can see eye to eye

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Mark Scotti - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
That was soooo funny, Gari!!! Well worth the $555 of back rent! Great OS as well..
Agrimorfee - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Cute, and part of the signs of the times...this was better than your Eat It (see my comment there, too). Keep on writing, Gari, I love seeing new writers who have great potential.
Gari J - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Great puns Scotti much like your parodies are always appreciated. Read your comment Agrimorfee on Eat It, I'm glad you like my writing and thanks for the comments.

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