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Original Song Title:

"When the Music Stops"

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Parody Song Title:

"When the Funding Stops"

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The Lyrics

A song about the emotional thoughts of victims to pulled fundings. A TV show writer, a TV show actor, a video game producer, a commercial star, a military representative, and a singer past their time. I know the pacing isn't perfect, but I had a lot to say. Enjoy!
Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference
But we as head directors
Have a strict budget
It could just stop

If I were to write my TV shows for another channel,
Would you feel threatened or show fear or would it matter?
I can never be a writer without dough for me to feed off,
I'm financially battlin',
There is way too much at stake for me not to get paid,
There's nothing on my plate and I've came way too far into the plot to turn and walk away,
And not say what I must portray,
What the hell you take me for? A joke?
You smokin' crack?
"Fore I do that I'd beg PBS to take me back,
I get paid "fore I write down,
Characters for these clowns,
And then I pour my whole soul out,
And try to write this one into the stars,
5 hours more,
Still steady making heard my mark,
Ain't gon' do nothin' but make me want,
A nicer place but I can't buy when I make a buck,
When genius struck and my contract's stuck,
I'm not suin' I just want to work something out,
You can't take me off the air, what's this about?
Props ain't cheap,
If you really want the show to look good pay me,
Yeah, guys, Godzilla had more dough than this,
And people laughing, I can't let them smash and diss,
Man I hate TV, this ain't me,
This is crazy the way I seem,
When I'm fighting for life or death,
When the funding stops,

You can't get rid of Johnny,
If so, the people'd cry,
The only thing the show'd have is a stupid plot from a feeble mind,
You'd die clinically,
And the other companies,
Would quick and hire me,
Get big and they'll finish ye,
I've every viewer's favorite on the TV,
I'm physically fitted to be the most dangerous an actor can be,
I act willingly,
I stay late to read the script diligently,
I'm more than you think,
I appear to be tensed up,
Boiling over with anger,
I can't stay away from a stage, or,
I must get my face on the big screen,
I wish the director would see what I'm sayin' and not cut my character,
It'd murder you,
The director would be a mad man,
What I'm sayin', man, I'm instrumental,
Just tryin' to save money, my man's cut?
Actors thrown off to the wayside,
When the funding stops,

I was producin' even though I had a curse,
Thought Sony would make it happen but it only made the game worse,
It hurts when you see them pull the plug on your proj.,
And you ain't got nothin' left but random raw code hodge-podge,
And you're stressed "cuz this was,
Supposed to be a new score for the PlayStation's fate,
But you're checkin' if your game is sellin' when it ain't,
That's the end,
No sequels, no money, no deal,
When you're hard at work on number 2 when Sony comes and says,
You and your funding hit the end,
If you'd send,
All your stuff out by Thursday,
I'm "bout to lose my job,
It will stop,
I knew I should have signed with Microsoft,
When the funding stops,

You thought that you'd have some fun,
When you pull up for the commercial holding a can of Pepsi One,
I'm revved up,
Who said "Cut and pack up!
They've decided not to promote the product, the commercial's been cut.",
I'm given cash for a taxi,
I was braggin' about how I was going to be on TV but now I'm riding home in the back seat,
If I was the producers,
I'd run while given the chance,
Understand that they've just lost their biggest fans,
I guess it's karma come back to hurt me,
Now the thought of being on set is what really irks me,
I ain't worthy to speak what the script taught?
Be smart and stop tryin' to end production before we talk,
So the afternoon is one I'll never get back in my life,
I could have bought a TV knife or walked to the store with my wife,
But now it's fading into night,
Losing what would've been beautiful daylight,
And not a single thing has gone right,
When the funding stops,

We don't lose wars,
U.S., triumphs,
But the taxes down, our funding goes out *poof*,
What if China blows the roof,
And we don't have the troops,
To fight back and *whoops*,
You stop the money, our hold comes loose,
The more you pull, the more we lose,
This ain't war, this is hard combat,
So put guns in their hands or they can't fight back,
Or maybe, sir, you don't care about that,
But when the world attacks, you can't react,
When the funding stops,

Music has changed my life in so many ways,
I've been writing and performing songs since the 5th grade,
And now you say my records won't sell?
And so you're completely pulling my funds? Drying my well?
'93, people were listening all to me,
And in 2001, people downloaded my MP3s,
Michael Jackson let me open for him one night,
Because he had trouble getting his nose on just right,
So, at least for the old days, sentimental,
Will you let me put out another album with MIDI instrumentals?
All my life I've been dreaming to sing hits,
And now that I'm here, they want me to leave it,
Sure, all of my fans have moved past me,
But what am I supposed to do if I'm not making CDs?
Just give me one more chance, I could make it to the top,
I can still try to sing and dance but the funding stops.
I may record it if I can loop the instrumental well.

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john ulvang - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Awesome. Eminem's got some competition. I like your work iisryan!

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