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Song Parodies -> "Serfin' USA"

Original Song Title:

"Surfin' USA"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Serfin' USA"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Serfin' USA

This "everyman" had him a notion,
Down south, Arkansas way.
That he could resurrect serfin'
And give folks real low pay.
Well, Sam has long since been planted.
Now a scandal's abrew:
His pushy company's heir to
Serfin' USA.

They got 'em serfin', all over.
Near many county lines,
You can see Walmarts nestled.
The wage scale ain't real fine.
They're movin' more crap in;
They can afford bribes to pay.

Meanwhile workers are serfin',
Serfin' USA.

The taxpayers have to foot
Bills. . .emergency rooms.
They get taxed across the board,
'Cause there ain't no unions.
Means lousy medical cov'rage.
Which means everyone else pays
For the folks they got serfin',
Serfin' USA.

Hated they be some places,
But many pals they've made.
Call the workers "associates,"
But give 'em low-grade wage.
All over like roaches—
This is retail's new way.

If you work there, you're serfin',
Serfin' USA.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   10

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Kristof Robertson - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Amiright's very own Champion Of The People!! Well done, John..555
martha - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
terrific stuff keep 'em comin John
Guy - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Guess I'll have to 'serf' up three freshly fried fives for this one. Well done.
John Barry - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Kristof, Martha, Guy.
Aussie Witticist - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I won't score it coz i don't know the tune that well, but interesting concept.
alvin rhodes - August 15, 2004 - Report this comment
fun to sing along with
Paul Robinson - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, JB. 5's...You know I had the same title and idea back last year right after I started posting here, but I didn't think to connect it to Wal-Mart (or any particular corporation) and I couldn't move it back a good sounding, well-paced 1st verse. Then I forgot about it. This makes me wish I hadn't forgotten about. You did some nice stuff with it.
Ashkicksass - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Pure genius...again.
Ravyn Rant - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Whoo-hoo! (~Stomps feet, pumps fist~) I tried to give you tens but some silly smiley-faced creature rolled them back to fives. Stupid Mall-Wart.
Johnny D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
555, great job, but I wish you had included the "Inside, outside, U.S.A." parts too!
Meriadoc - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! Walmart could not get away with it if it weren't for a country full of bargain conscious consumers... my significant-other-in-law took a bus all the way across town to Walmart to save $1.50 on doggie biscuits that could have been bought at the market right up the street... :-P

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