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Song Parodies -> "Saved And Gave (Pay Your Fees)"

Original Song Title:

"Train In Vain (Stand By Me)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Clash

Parody Song Title:

"Saved And Gave (Pay Your Fees)"

Parody Written by:

Jason

The Lyrics

The recession and the credit crunch strikes!
They say you're piled up with fees
Credit store cards, and your mortgages
You say your bankrupt and that you're poor
Then the bill comes, right through your door

Well some things you can sell off today
So have you heard of the site eBay?

Did you pay your fees
None, none at all
Did you pay your fees
No way

Every day
is beans on toast
I remember what cost the most
I see your finances come crashing down
I will be happy when you pay up now

So every day you're at the DSS
And you got yourself in this right old mess

Did you pay your fees
None, none at all
Did you pay your fees
No way

You must explain to the banker
Don't you dare call him a w***er

Did you pay your fees
None, none at all

Now you've lost your house
And all your stuff
You need some dosh
You need somewhere to stay

And without all these goods you make do
And without your cards you won't make it through

Did you pay your fees
None, none at all
Did you pay your fees
No way

You must explain to the banker
Don't you dare call him a w***er

Did you pay your fees
Did you pay your fees
None, none at all
Did you pay your fees
No way
Did you pay your fees
None, none at all
Did you pay your fees
No way

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alvin - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
fits the angry / dismayed tone of the OS well
Jason - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin.
AFW - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Right theme for the times..very well done
Jason - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW
lilScarlettCakes - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh fiddle dee fee, Captain Butler, I won't kiss you for it either, Sir !
Christie Marie M - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I see your parody based upon current events, what with the economy going on today and all. I had to pay a hee-uge bill today that almost cleaned half of my bank account. Now that I read your parody, I feel the need to get a second job. The way I see it, some companies' businesses close down, people lose their homes to foreclosure, get evicted from their apartments, laid off or fired at their jobs, encounter credit card debt, file for bankruptcy, get audited by the IRS, etc. Maybe I should start selling my stuff on eBay. Anyways, thanks for submitting this parody. It's all good!! 555!!
Jason - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks LilScarlettCakes (a.k.a LittleCupCakes) and Christie Marie M!
Andria - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Everyone is very right: this parody definitely fits in with these tough times. I drive a 1978 Dodge Magnum that gets 12mpg in the city and 15 on the highway, and I also live in a highend apartment complex and work at a Castle Megastore (yes, really), so you can see how tough it is for me. 555 welfare checks for you!
Jason - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Andria
Serafina - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I enjoyed this one very much. And like Alvin said, it definitely fits this OS very well. Good job. 5-5-5
Andria - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
OK, speaking of high prices, did I mention that I tend to buy more Night Train, Thunderbird and MD 20/20 wine than I should at high convenience-store prices, and I also smoke two packs of Pall Mall Gold cigarettes a day? Now that's expensive! (P.S.: I also donate blood and plasma, and I also sold 13 inches of my hair.)
Jason - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Serafina and Andria again. Glad you all enjoyed this parody.
Matthias - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
This is actually probably one of your best Jason, I liked the line about eBay, and it was a pretty good idea, expecially with the economy down the toliet right now.
Agrimorfee - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Timely, a little too UK-centric, but I got the gist pretty well. Very good.
Jason - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Matt and Agri!
Glen S - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Like your parodies. Yeah, way. Well done capitolizing on our problems with capitol.
Max Power - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Great
Guy - November 16, 2008 - Report this comment
It's getting so bad that it is even hard to just pay attention these days. I feel your pain, brother.
Jason - November 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Glen, Max and Guy.

PS hows this for a code? KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Would make a change from beans on toast to save the pennies!
Peter Andersson - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy thinks he's got it hard who can't even pay attention, how about me, I can't even save my breath... ;-)
EmiLoca - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Hey, buddy. The fundamentals of our economy are SOUND. Stop forcing reality on us with your witticisms! Great job. (LOL, my security code is "CHE")
Gianni Parmesiani - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Timely, indeed. Good work!
bobpiecheese - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Never heard of the OS, and I'm always in the dark when it comes to current events, so this one left me kinda lost. It's not your fault, Jason, it's all me.
Below Average Dave - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Alright, it's timely and well written Jason. I know you prefer non-changing choruses, but as a result this song gets repetitive like it's original real quick. Some songs it adds value, sometimes it subtracts from it. .. still good parody. . .

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