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Song Parodies -> "Living on Welfare"

Original Song Title:

"Living on a Prayer"

Original Performer:

Bon Jovi

Parody Song Title:

"Living on Welfare"

Parody Written by:

Dawn & Melinda Witz

The Lyrics

We made this up back in 1986 in the middle of the night when we were 14. This was when they had the cheese and butter free food lines and everyone was embarrassed by getting this and or being on welfare. It was funny then but now that we're 'old' we don't make fun of these things anymore :-) Also BEFORE 'bellbottoms' were back in style-we hated them and vow to never wear them!!
Once upon a time
Not so long ago

Tommy used to stand in the line
Waiting for his food
he'd bring home the cheese and butter, for supper

Gina sits around all day
watching all the soaps
'Is Tommy's bringing home the cheese'
she hopes-she hopes

She says: We've got to hold on to this welfare check
cuz its the only thing that we've got left
We have cheese and butter and that a lot
for us-we wont make a fuss

Oohh We're not nearly there
Cause we're living on welfare

Give us your cheese we'll eat it-I swear
Ohh Oh living on welfare

Tommys got his bellbottoms on
They're dinging in the breeze
he falls on his knees begging please-more cheese

Gina comes frollicking by
with food stamp in her hand
she whispers to tommy- its okay, free food day

We've got to hold on to this welfare check
cuz its the only thing that we've got left

We'll go to the mission and get hand-me-downs
for us-we won't make a fuss

OH we're not nearly there
cuz were still on welfare
give us your cheese we'll eat it I swear
We love living on welfare

Ooooo We've got to go now ready or not
we won't waste our time cuz we're in the short line

Oohh We'll never get there
cuz we're living on welfare
Give us your cheese, we'll eat it I swear
We love living on welfare

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