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Song Parodies -> "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yester-Lay"

Original Song Title:

"Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday"

Original Performer:

Stevie Wonder

Parody Song Title:

"Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yester-Lay"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

No, it's not about what you think it's about. The man Georgie Bush called his good friend, not to mention the man he called Kenny Boy, died today. Cause? "A massive coronary." Anybody think he committed suicide rather than face jail?
(Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yester-Lay!)

What happened to
(What happened to)
the cash we knew?
That guy who schemed our dream
and threw it all away.
Yester-me, yester-you.

Where did it go?
(Where did it go?)
Our yester-dough?
But now he could feel the wheel
of life turn away.
Yester-me, yester-you.

I had a dream.
So did you.
All our cash, Ken Lay blew.
He thought he did not
have to follow rules!
Made us yester-fools!

And now, now it seems
(now it seems)
his yester-schemes
have caused him to go
through a prison's way.
Yester-me, yester-you.

When I recall Lay that cad
I'm not bummed that he's sad.
And so now off to jail he's gone.
That yester-don.

But now, now they've said
(now they've said)
Ken Lay is dead!
But sympathy we simply
should not send his way.
Yester-me, yester-you.

Yester-me, yester-you.

Yester-me, yester-you.
In case anyone still cares about this man, arguably the biggest crook in the history of the human race, he was 64 years old. And before you tell me that he gave money to Democrats, too, here's the numbers from the 2000 election: $651,760 to Republicans, $61,960 to Democrats -- 10 to 1.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 6

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

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Lionel Mertens - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Darn I thought this was about potato chips. But maybe that's what triggered his heart attack. Maybe he O.D. on potato chips. Well he couldn't just eat one. Pretty soon one became five, the five more, and still another five.
Paul Robinson - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Actually, Michael, it WAS exactly what I thought it would be about. But you did a good job and didn't get heavy-handed, so I'm gonna "Lay" some 5's on ya'. (Ooh, now that PUN of mine MIGHT be a bit heavy-handed.) When I heard the news on this yesterday I dashed off a quick piece to "Lay, Lady, Lay", but when I re-read it I decided it was too venomous and therefore rather small and in my "flop" file that piece will...uh..."lay"...uh...probably forever...
alvin rhodes - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
i'm just surprised he had a heart at all
Michael Pacholek - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
When I heard the news Lay had died, I wrote to Sandi, this girl I know online (though have never actually met), to whom I dedicated my post-'04 election parody "The Wait," and asked if she thought Lay had committed suicide to escape prison. She's even more paranoid than I am: She thought the Bushes had him liquidated so he couldn't talk his way out. But the New York Post, that great defender of all things right-wing, had the best take: Their headline today is, "Before they put Cheato-Lay's coffin in the grave... MAKE SURE HE'S IN IT!" In other words, maybe he FAKED his death!
MrMacphisto - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm with Alvin on this one... lol... 5-5-5

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