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Song Parodies -> "Sallie Mae"

Original Song Title:

"Maggie May"

Original Performer:

Rod Stewart

Parody Song Title:

"Sallie Mae"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

It seemed obvious, but I searched and found nothing. I wish this was less true.
Dammit Sallie
I haven't got
Money to pay to you
I've made an effort but
The rent is rising
What can i do?

I know that we made a deal
But just think of how I feel
Oh Sallie you don't know what I
Can't afford

You said I would save a lot
Can't I save the
Money that I've got
For Metrocards
So I can ride to work?

Dad warned me," Son
Better get good grades
So you'll be paid well."
Got B's but it's like I flunked
When I'm paid, like what the hell

My taxes all get returned
Due to how little I have earned
Oh, Sallie I'm not gonna lie
I am poor

My bedroom's a messy scene
I can't pay to
Have this pigsty cleaned
I loathe these loans
Might have to take
A brand new one out

We connected due to your
Assured steady interest
But you turned into a burden
I'm hurtin', such a burden
Which makes me stressed

Being stressed can lead to ills
I can't afford the
Prescriptions for pills
Oh Sallie I don't wanna die
But I'm poor

My head's in lots of pain
That's distracting when I need my brain
You make it hard
To take back control of my life

I wish Oprah would
Give me a car that
I could pawn for dough
Or find that little dude
So I could win the
New York State lotto
I'd like to find some gold in a lair
With no dragon in there
Oh Sallie I wish I had a
Decent plan

I left a four year school with degree
But I made my major history
I'd try again, but I don't think that I can
Could use a decent plan...
I guess I'll hope
For a huge grant

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

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Michael Pacholek - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
They're on your back, they're on your case. They'll be your death with what you'll face. And yet it's still a fairer system than the one we had before. So the only fair thing to do is to give you a five. Funny you should mention "Little Bit of Luck": In today's New York Daily News, there's a letter from a guy saying that ever since they started doing those commercials with the character, the letter-writer's actually having less luck with the lottery, saying he used to at least win a free ticket every now and then, and now he doesn't.
John Jenkins - May 15, 2008 - Report this comment
You;re right, Ethan, the title seems obvious, but congrats for being the first to impement it and for doing it well.
Agrimorfee - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
(Amiright Idol) Ethan, I am 100% in agreeance with you on this one. I myself got into this mess way back in 1988, with no end in sight short of a lottery win. You took a problem many folks understand and found the humor in it, especially in the last verse dreaming of Oprah and a pot of gold. Good luck! (and 555 also)
UnKnownVotress - June 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, I always enjoy a Rod Stewart tune ! And this is fine write!
Below Average Dave - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(AmIRight Idol) Very good topic choice Ethan, taking on big names is always a plus in my book. No one line stood out, but writing about topics of this nature will relate well to a wide audience, a very important feature in making popular recordings. The only minor criticism I have, and I do mean minor, is this OS would not be the easiest to get behind for recording purposes. . .but still good job Ethan, Keep this up and you'll go far in this contest.
Red Ant - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(Idol) "I'd like to find some gold in a lair With no dragon in there" stood out as my favorite line. This started off slowly but finished in the black. TOS and topic are well known to many, and pulling off a Rod Stewart sound wouldn't be too difficult. I have no criticisms (constructive or otherwise) on this one. Solid work.

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