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Song Parodies -> "How Do I Give"

Original Song Title:

"How Do I Live (Without You)"

Original Performer:

LeAnn Rimes

Parody Song Title:

"How Do I Give"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

With every disaster we seem to find predators gathering for more slaughter.
How do I
Give to the folks without shoes?
Wading round the city of blues
Katrina brought in the sea
Oh, I
I need to send them alms, silver and gold
Help the girls, the boys, the mold
Help them through their grief
Maybe drain that lake today if they only had my cash

But tell me how
How do I give? I've no clue
Money to throw
Who do I send this check to?
To those who are broke?
What can I do to help the deprived?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I give?

On the news
There's talk of folks on the sly
Lots of t-shirts that you can buy
Some folks just grabbing money
And I'm
Sitting here with sixteen pairs of shoes
And no one to give them to
Afraid of deceit
Hate to have to throw away when there's some short on supply

But tell me how
How do I give? What venue?
Credit to blow
Who can I trust? There's so few
Bit low on info
How can I help them gain back their lives?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I give?

Please tell me someone
Not there to prey on

Who can I believe?
Some there seem to want to take everything
And keep to themself
Need those who won't resort to cruel filching
Help those in strife

But tell me how
How do I give to victims?
I want to know
How can I help the victims?
Need to help the widows
How can I help them, without the ride?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I give?

How do I give and not screwed?
How do I give not abused? Tell me!
How do I give with no ruse?
How do I give?

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Rick C - September 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Well written, Tim. 555

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