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Song Parodies -> "Paying My Tuition"

Original Song Title:

"Losing My Religion"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

REM

Parody Song Title:

"Paying My Tuition"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

Oh, fees are bigger
They’re bigger each year
Here at my college
The prices that they’re charging
Could bankrupt Microsoft
Oh yes it costs too much
It really sucks

That’s me in the office
That’s me with a pell grant
Paying my tuition
Tryin’ to get a student loan
But I don’t know if I can do it
I may run out of funds
For pizza and for fun
I think that I’ll play the lotto
I think that I’ll shoot some craps
I think I thought I’d win this time

Visa and Amex
And every line of credit is
Pushed out to the limit
Trying to keep myself in school
And I still need to buy my books, so
I guess I’ll make a call
To grandmama

Consider this, consider this
That when I get out of here
Consider this
My debt will be up to my rear window
What if the career I choose
Won't pay me a lot
For my Art degree
I still hear my father laughing
I still hear my father snort
Because I called and asked for cash

But now I’ve got a scheme
Now I’ve got a scheme
That’s me on the corner
That’s me in my ripped jeans
I’m begging for a dollar
Trying for spare change from you
And I don't know if I can get it
But I am gonna try
Oh won’t you help this guy
I thought if I acted desperate
I thought if I acted daft
I think I thought I’d get some coin

And I’ll try any con
Wheel and deal and steal a meal
But I won’t get a job
Not a job, not a job, a job

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 13

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TJC - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent, and so true... as I am currently fun'ding two through college now with a third starting in '09, I feel your pain... great job with OS matching and choice
AFW - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Unique concept..good job
Tommy Turtle - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
You had me from the title page! LOL switch on inane OS... Haven't got any cash, but maybe you can pay your tuition with these Fives.
alvin - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
fits the angst-riddled tone of the OS well
PMS - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Granting you fives
Rex - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks TJC, AFW, TT, alvin, PMS.
Agrimorfee - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Commenting for Dave's Which Song contest: I empathize mightily with the singer here.
Red Ant - October 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Some odd rhymes in spots, but funny and paced pretty much perfectly. 5s
Jeff Reuben - November 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow, all the songs in this contest are good. You certainly paid your dues here.
Matthias - October 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm in that same boat right now brother. Ugh how I hate paying back college loans they're draining me of all my hard-worked money.
Mark Scotti - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Artistry - Boy song, if that isn't the theme for todays college student! I know my first 2 have heafty loans to pay. Here's a $555 payment...
Peregrin - October 23, 2012 - Report this comment
REM Artistry: I gotta say, I really enjoyed that, Rex. What I liked was that it told the subject's story in a logical progression. Great work!
Meriadoc - October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Calling granmamma and father laughing were my favorite parts.
bobpiecheese - October 30, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) So you're paying through the nose for an oft-ridiculed degree and you refuse to get a job to pay for it? That's just over-the-top enough to be funny for me. 555!
Below Average Dave - November 05, 2012 - Report this comment
How easily I can relate to this. . .Great parody

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