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Song Parodies -> "Singapore 2001 - Can Survive!"

Original Song Title:

"Stayin' Alive"

Original Performer:

Bee Gees

Parody Song Title:

"Singapore 2001 - Can Survive!"

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The Lyrics

To help others who have no idea what Singlish (the salad language of Singaporeans consisting of Malay, Mandarin and other dialects) is, I have included a glossary to help you:Gah'men: local mispronunciation of 'government'4D: the local lottery, where bets are placed on 4 digits (hence the abbreviation)Ng chai see: 'Ng' means don't know. 'Chai' means know. 'See' means death. So the whole phrase actually refers to: "no realisation that one is about to head to trouble."
In 1929 the stock market crashed.
And now it's nearly happened again.
We just came out of the storm
Here we go again just one year later.
Now it's not good, it's not OK.
How can you look the other way?
How can we try to understand
The Gah'men's effect on men?

The women complain that the Gah'men show biasness.
The men are breadwinners; must find work.
Economy breaking and bosses are firing.
How to survive? How to stay alive?
Ah, ha, ha, ha, ready to die, ready to die.
Got no money how to survive?

The stocks go low; suddenly go high.
And all the stockbrokers are ready to cry.
People who still spend money are real fools.
Go and play 4D; too bad, they still lose.
These people really ng chai see,
They're going to end up in deep shit.
When will they start to understand
This will not have a good end?

Everyday we wonder whether we will lose our jobs.
What to do leh? Got to stay alive.
Cost-cutting measures and retrenchment exercises.
Children got five - how to stay alive?
Ah, ha, ha, ha, job cannot find, job cannot find.
Got no job - how to stay alive?

Now have no work; have to attend job fair.
Gah'men got help me, yeah.
Any job will do; I don't really care.
Gah'men got help me, yeah.
Can survive!

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