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Song Parodies -> "Chain of Stores"

Original Song Title:

"Chain of Fools"

Original Performer:

The Commitments

Parody Song Title:

"Chain of Stores"

Parody Written by:

Laura Allen Sandage

The Lyrics

Of course this is originally an Aretha Franklin song, but I followed the Commitments' shorter version writing this.
For five long years
I've gone to work at the Gap.
Now I found out
How much they pay for that crap.

They've got me where they want me,
I know I'm just a fool.
I spend my whole paycheck
Buying all their clothes to look cool.

Chain chain chain (3x)
Chain of stores.

They got a CEO.
There's no more mom and pop.
Got name recognition
And they look the same wherever you shop.

Those chains keep gettin' longer,
From coast to coast.
Just check by the freeway,
That's where you will find them the most.

Chain chain chain (3x)
Chain of stores

(ooh ooh)
You tell me to leave them alone
My papa says, "Shop from home"
My doctor says, "Don't go to the mall"
But their image is much too strong,
I've got brand loyalty.

Chain chain chain (3x)
Chain of stores.

Now one of these mornin's
On my coffee break,
Think I'll start to shoplift,
I'm gonna take all I can take.

Chain chain chain (3x)
Chain of stores.

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MrMacphisto - April 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny and has an interesting message... lol
Paul Robinson - April 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job, Laura. 5's.

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