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Song Parodies -> "No Giro For You"

Original Song Title:

"No Son Of Mine"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Genesis

Parody Song Title:

"No Giro For You"

Parody Written by:

Stella Baker

The Lyrics

battles with the UK benefit system (for US readers the Social is the Department of Social Security, a Girio is the check they pay you with, and a Crisis Loan is an amagency loan)
Well the key to my survival
They left me with some doubt
The question was how I could live
Whilst they worked my claim out
They didn't make it easy for me
Signing on was a stressful time
And I needed an income, some sort of cash
Some money I could call mine
I didn't think much about it
Till I didn't receive any post all the time
Soon I was getting used to every day
Empty spaces by the letter box I did find
I couldn't stand the abuse and hassle
They gave me at the Job Centre and I remember when
I had a nervous breakdown, got off sick
And I never went back again
They say I'm on Income Support
And it's take them three months to sort out my claim
I went down to the Social for a Crisis Loan
I had to somehow get paid
They called me back to talk to me
After making me wait all day
They said
No Giro, no Giro for you
No Giro, no Giro for you
Our decision went against you
So there's no Giro, no Giro for you

All the forms I filled out, I'll never forget
All I know is some money I just have to get
No Giro, no Giro for you
But where should I go? And what should I do?
No Giro, no Giro for you
We just don't know, it looks like you're screwed

Well the weeks they passed so slowly
I phoned the Social every day
Sometimes it took them ages to answer the phone
At other times they didn't know what to say
Looking through rubbish bins, and soon I'd have to face the facts
I needed to claim another Crisis Loan, and that would mean going back

I gave a different reason, and filled out the forms all the same
I went back down to the office, and they made me wait again all day
They sat me down in a little office, they looked me straight in the eye
They said, no Giro, no Giro for you
No Giro, no Giro for you
Some asylum seekers just got paid before you
So there's no Giro, no Giro for you

All the forms I filled out, I'll never forget
Sitting all day in the office, like some stupid git
No Giro, no Giro for you
But where should I go? And what should I do?
No Giro, no Giro for you
Well I came here for help, because I am truly screwed
No Giro, no Giro for you
No Giro, for you,
For you, for you
No Giro, no Giro
Oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Ohoh oh oh
etc....
(C) 2007 Stella Baker

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pickle - July 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I've had loads of bother with job centres too - only in my case it's a Spinal Tap situation with the Disability Employment Advisors, who never seem to last long.

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