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Song Parodies -> "Carry Trade"

Original Song Title:

"Carry On"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Carry Trade"

Parody Written by:

Dave Allman

The Lyrics

The carry trade, wherein people borrow money at a low interest rate in one currency and then "invest" it in a second currency at a higher interest rate, has provided the closest thing to a free lunch for awhile, but not anymore. It's part of what's spooking the stock market.

One morning I woke up and I knew
The cash was really gone
A new day, a new way, I hoped
The market had it wrong
Go your way, I'll go mine
Carry trade

The yen is soaring and kiwi
Got crushed last night
The Fed, he sit, the money
supply is awful tight
We're hoist, we're hoist, we made our choice
The carry trade petard

The fortunes of fables are able
To sing the song
Now witness the quickness with which
The money's gone
To sing the blues you've got to live the news
Carry trade

Carry trade
Risk is bumming
Risk is bumming to us all

Where are you going kiwi/yen?
Where will you be tomorrow?
Will you bring me happiness?
Will you bring me sorrow?
Oh the questions of a thousand dreams
Short the yen and long kiwi
Cramer can you talk to me?

Free lunch I was on my own
Chasing your heels
What was it made you run?
Trying my best just to get yield.
The questions of a thousand dreams
Short the yen and long kiwi
Cramer can you talk to me?

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John Jenkins - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Clever concept, but the parody did not change the lyrics of the OS as much as I would have liked.

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