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Song Parodies -> "Working till I'm Ninety"

Original Song Title:

"Working on theHighway"

Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"Working till I'm Ninety"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I read the newspapers and was scared on what they say
Economy, they say, is very bad today
Value of the shares has dwindled down, away
The bear is on the market and it is there to stay

Now I'm working nine to five and I money put aside
Saving all my pennies for the time I would retire
The pensions they pay are all sinking in a mire
When I'd hit sixy-five, hey, my chances are all dire -

Working till I'm ninety, fussing around a-non-stop
Working till I'm ninety, busy as a bee, whop!
Working till I'm ninety, occupying my workshop
Working till I'm ninety! Working till I'm ninety!

I'm fit and healthy now but after thirty years?
I might be sick and tired and my life but sweat and tears
I may get diabetes or Alzheimer unawares
Beauty with age vanishes and health too disappears

Working till I'm ninety, bouncing like a yo-yo
Working till I'm ninety, after work to dojo!
Working till I'm ninety, heading for black belt-o
Working till I'm ninety! Working till I'm ninety!

I save up my money and I put it all away
I don't trust The Man of promising to pay
Pensions that would suffice for living day-to-day
It's a Ponzi scheme and they know it all, hey, hey!

I won't move to Florida for my years of silver hair
I will go to work even when I'm using wheelchair
The Man won't keep the promise he made many years ago
That when you're sixty-five you retire for rock and roll

I wake up every morning to the buzz of alarm clock
Me and my hubby gonna buy the market stock -

Working till I'm ninety, reading rates of Frankfurt
Working till I'm ninety, owning stock just won't hurt
Working till I'm ninety, hope we'll hit the paydirt
Working till I'm ninety! Working till I'm ninety!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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MadameDeTokerVille - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Given the current economy, NorCAL may end up having the oldest workforce ever!
AFW - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to hear a parody about us old folks...good job
John Jenkins - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Very humorous spoof on a very sad situation, Susanna. 401Ks and pensions are not growing, and social security is the Ponzi scheme that no one wants to talk about.

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