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Song Parodies -> "Money"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bobby Goldsboro

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Get out your hankies, it's a parody of "Honey"!
See the fees, how big they've grown.
But, friend, it hasn't been too long.
They weren't big.
I laughed at them and they got mad
when they realized that I just did
not give a fig.

Then the first check came
and I could sock my dough away
and it multiplied.
And my sales skills I then could thank
and all the way to Commerce Bank
I laughed 'til I cried.

We had such a lovely store.
Had folks come from years before
that new Costco.
It did surprise us, made us sloppy
but we outsold 'em Christmas Eve
two years ago.

And it would sure embarrass them
when Black Friday would come again
we'd beat them so
even though they would bring in
the chick who always lived in sin
on soap-opera show.

And money, I miss you
and I'm busted good
and I'd love to be with you
if only I could.

I parked the car, and I got mad
'cause space was far and really bad
but what the hell.
'Cause Susan at the register
she'd give my heart a big blister.
I loved her well.

I got there unexpectedly
and saw her shouting joyously.
Such loud hijinks.
I asked her why, that's when she said,
"My darling, I've been promoted!"
We had some drinks.

And money, I miss you
and I'm busted good
and I'd love to be with you
if only I could.

One day when I was not at work
the word came down from corporate jerk
the layoffs came.
Now all I have is memories
of money, and Sue wakes up nights
to curse their name.

And now my life's an empty stage
where I just make minimum wage
it breaks my heart.
And store where Sue and I had met
is something awful, we regret:
A big Wal-Mart.

And see the fees, how big they've grown!
But, friend, it hasn't been too long!
They weren't big!
I laughed at them and they got mad
when they realized that I just did
not give a fig!

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 8

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alvin rhodes - January 19, 2006 - Report this comment
hard to read through my veil of tears...definitely sadder than the original...5s
AFW - January 19, 2006 - Report this comment
This is very well done....tongue in cheek funny...too bad, he's gone, cause a money song would have been great for Johnny Cash..five dollars, here
John Barry - January 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Huge improvement on the OS, on the most saccharine, godawful piece of pop schlock ever written.
MasonR - January 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Good news: That big tree Bobby G slobbered over back in the day has been chopped down and ground into chips which are bing used to make shabby cheap "assembly-required" bookcases being sold at Wal-Mart. It's on sale now, so stop cryin' and start BUYING!!! (PS--555 for the parody)
Michael Pacholek - January 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank ya boysengirls. Alvin: The fact that "Honey" was the best Bobby Goldsboro could do, now THAT is sad. AFW: Are you kidding? "The most male voice in Christendom" (as Bono of U2 called him) would've ripped this, and Goldsboro, apart. John: I don't know if it's the most godawful, but it's pretty close to the most saccharine (hard word to spell), and it's a reminder to VH1 that many "Awesomely Bad Songs" predated MTV. Mason: Good one, but are you sure the tree in question isn't the one Tony Orlando saw the yellow ribbon tied around?
2Eagle - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
You poured the vinegar on that treacly song.

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