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Song Parodies -> "PG&E"

Original Song Title:

"YMCA"

Original Performer:

Village People

Parody Song Title:

"PG&E"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Anyone who has the misfortune of being a Pacific Gas & Electric customer knows that it has malevolent management, putting profits way above safety. A convicted felon, this outfit is--on a good day--criminally negligent and incompetent. Responsible for dozens of deaths and illnesses; thousands of acres and homes burned, poisoned, or blown up.
https://www.abc10.com/article/news/investigations/the-history-of-pges-problems/103-b7badd6e-8eea-4ae3-a935-8628ba98b87e
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10006180-181/pge-fights-judges-order-clearing
Conmen—there’s so much they burn down.
Yes, these conmen last year torched a whole town,
and these conmen put people underground.
They are really, really nasty.

Bad men are negligent, you know.
Once these bagmen razed much of San Bruno.
These swagmen are big committers of crime—
most of them should do some hard time.

It’s good at braising is PG&E,
it’s good at flaming—that’s PG&E.

They’ve killed many men, women, and girls and boys
with each disaster they deploy.

It’s good at flaming is PG&E,
it’s good at razing—that’s PG&E.

All they care for is green (money) and making deals—
now it’s poverty that they squeal.

Henchmen are the worst, distinctly.
Yes, these trench men poisoned wells in Hinkley.
Then they slept with all the PUC [Public Utilities Commission] teams,
while they raked in very much bling.

Bagmen are only out for pelf;
these bagmen put maintenance on the shelf.
PUC whores cosset PG&E
pretty goddamned egregiously.

It’s good at flaming is PG&E,
at system gaming—that’s PG&E.

They’ve killed many men, women, and girls and boys,
while big bonuses they enjoy.

It’s good at gaming is PG&E,
it’s good at wasting—that’s PG&E.

All they care for is green (money) and making deals—
many customers’ fates they’ve sealed.

Conmen are extremely bad news.
If they don’t kill, they customer-abuse.
Then they hand us a bunch of bullshit jive
while they’re setting more fires alight.

No end to their chicanery.
Seems these conmen simply cannot be beat.
With friends such as those at PG&E,
you don’t need any enemies.

It’s good at flaming is PG&E,
they brook no shaming—that’s PG&E.

They’ve killed many men, women, and girls and boys…
criminality unalloyed.

Henchmen, henchmen jerk customers around,
trench men, trench men put many underground.

PG&E, appalling outfit is PG&E

Conmen, conmen have conned the PUC.
Chrome men, chrome men poisoned town of Hinkley.

PG&E, really bad outfit is PG&E

Conmen, conmen only out for themselves,
Trog men, trog men are brain-dead pygmy elves.

PG&E, it has gotta go, PG&E

Conmen, conmen are malicious bad news.
Conmen, conmen should all wear prison blues.

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Jonathan Spurlock - November 06, 2019 - Report this comment
Thank goodness that when I lived in CA, it was on a military base and we didn't have to pay PG&E's rates. Nobody we knew was happy when the bills came in! One wag in those days quipped that PGE stood for "Profit, Grab, and Extort"--that could be right!
Patrick - November 06, 2019 - Report this comment
How are you going to flee the fire in your Tesla, when there's no juice in the charger? I don't know why anyone would live in California, but I'm glad they do, because they are not in Kansas City. This appears to be the first time anyone has used the word "pelf" since the late, great Tommy Turtle. Once again, an original song I actually remember.
Rick Duncan - November 14, 2019 - Report this comment
Hi John. Sure glad I got out of that State. Nice to see you still around.

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