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Song Parodies -> "Shake You Down"

Original Song Title:

"Shake You Down"

Original Performer:

Gregory Abbott

Parody Song Title:

"Shake You Down"

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The Lyrics

"Seriously, "shake you down"? I get "love you down," "lay you down," "rub you down" maybe, but "shake you down"? I might not have known what Usher meant when he said he'd break you down, but I do know what shaking someone down means. A shakedown is extortion. Gregory Abbott is threatening to mug you." - Todd in the Shadows

Girl, ah, I've been watchin' you
Since you walked through the bank doors, now, baby
Can tell that you
Have got huge wodges of cash in store, now, baby
I think that it should be mine (it should be mine)
Think you should come with me
Please don't go, ooh, girl, should know that I
Don't wanna cause some arrestable-type scene, now, baby

You see this knife (I know you did)?
Girl, I wanna shake you down (oh well, oh well)
Gonna take all of your money, you see (I'm gonna mug you)
Come on, let me take it now (ho-oh, baby)
Get behind your bills a little

Ooh-ooh, ah, how did I miss you?
All these weeks been here, lurkin' inside
Lookin' for dupes
Who will briefly step outside now, baby (ooh)
Seems to me, well, oh well (really seems to me)
This head sock of mine, oh, babe
Should tip you off, it seems, ha, here that you
Have great wealth but not a great mind

Don't waste my time
Girl, I wanna shake you down, wanna take it from you (I wanna rob you now)
Better give your purse or wallet to me (I'm gonna mug you)
Give it to me, come on, let me take it now (oh well, oh well)
Have to eat less for a little

Girl, let me escort you
To this empty alley
Take all of your cash, I'll be on my way
I wish I had you near me
So I can reach out, de-card you

Of all the people in here, I choose you
To be the one I plan to steal from, 'fraid it's true
I must say it's random, luck of the draw, dear
You just happened to be near, oh-oh, baby, well, well

Fund me tonight (or else I'll shiv)
Girl, I wanna shake you down, wanna take it from you (oh-oh, baby)
Got a schedule here that I wanna keep (oh-oh)
Got some money? Come on, let me take it now (oh well, oh well)
Cheapen your choices a little
Cash will be mine (eeny-meeny-miny-mo)
Girl, I wanna shake you down, wanna take it from you (picked you, girl, let's have the dough)
Need to give your credit cards straight to me (oh-oh)
Don't call the feds or I will find you (got some moolah)
Come on, let me take it now (take some more assets far from you)
Hey, baby, you'll need to loan cash a little
Soon set for life (come on, shake you, lemme shake you down)
Girl, I wanna shake you down (gonna take your money from you now)
A shakedown is how I'm gonna pay my fees
What, you're gonna psychoanalyse me (come on, baby, I'm not complex, geez)?
Come on, shake you, lemme shake you down (that's so stupid)
Come on, let me take it now (gonna take your money from you now)
Not desp'rate, no way

Video I nicked the above quote from. Not recommended for those overly fond of late 80's easy-listening schmaltz.

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