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Song Parodies -> "Cutbacks"

Original Song Title:

"Love Shack"

Original Performer:

The B-52's

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The Lyrics

No one likes being laid off. This guys takes this rejection a little too far.
Intro: If you see a coral slip on the top of your desk
You best pack your stuff, you got
Cutbacks, oh no…
I’m headed for unemployment today
Eight years at this job, down the drain
Screw it, I was very under payed

Verse 1: I had me a job, was as dull as a snail
Then I heard we were headed for some cutbacks
I got me a pink slip, they said my works boring
I hurry up, and get these hate pranks going!

Chorus: These cutbacks are a stupid old thing where
Guys like me get so screwed!
Cutbacks, they stink (Those cutbacks stink)
Cutbacks! Stupid cutbacks!
Cutback! So I’ll strike back!

Verse 2: Sign says, female restroom
Switcheroo, now that’s payback
I’ll hide way back, in the shadows of a plant
As an trusting young lad, gets an angry woman smack
Swap half out with whole milk
Stealing all the creamer
Stapler inside Jell-O
Pee inside the cooler!

Chorus: These cutbacks are a really good way for
Me to wreak my vengeance!
Cutbacks yippee! (Cutbacks yippee!)
Cutbacks! Bring payback!
Cutbacks! Brace for attack!

Verse 3: Grabbing and a kissing
Drumming on my tummy
Wearing next to nothing
Cuz what can I lose? Nothing!
My old boss screaming
Cuz all his files shifted around
And around, and around, and around!
Douse your lap in Yoohoo
I’ll do all I choose to, baby!
Folks getting glue to chairs when they sit down!
Time for work time boozing
Hey flash me your boobies, baby!
Cut me little slack!
I just got cutback!

Verse 4: It’s getting stuffy, may I borrow your chair
Cuz it’s about to get air!
I lost me a job, don’t know how I’ll make money
But worry not, for now I’ll just be funny!

Chorus: Your cutbacks could’ve been a mistake you
Wish you’d chosen better
Cutback whoopsies! (A cutback whoopsy)
Cutbacks! Have a bounce back!
Cutbacks! Can cut you back!

Bridge: Bang, bang, bang on the desk maybe
Talk a little louder sugar
Chain, chain, chain up the doors maybe
They can’t hear you!
Bang! Bang!
On the doors baby
Sang! Sang!
You can join baby!
Slang! Slang!
Dat’s what I’m sayin’
Wait! Wait!
Lawsuit! Busted

Chorus: Payback! Can I retract?!
Pull back, how I react!
Cutbacks! Make me so mad!
My bad! Overreact!

I get upset when there’s cutbacks…
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ray_sherman - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
This song seems very topical and accurate. You ought to sing that at a karaoke bar with some friends.
Agrimorfee - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Topical, yes, but...this parody didnt make much sense. Speaking from experience, when you get the pink slip, you dont get the opportunity to do any of the things your narrator does...they give you a box, have someone stand near by as you clear out your desk and escort you out the door. For that reason, I can't say this was an entertaining parody. Sorry, blaydeman.
Matthias - October 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Yeah. This was a good parody and funny but impossible in today's day and age because they don't even give you until the end of the day. They force you to leave right away. So good idea but physically impossible.
Abbott Skelding - October 30, 2013 - Report this comment
All technicalities aside, I thought this was incredibly funny and well paced. Many funny lines and can apply to anyone (myself included...there were a few of these things I would have liked to do). Great work!
Blaydeman - October 31, 2013 - Report this comment
Let me say this, since when does something not being possible have anything to do with the enjoyment of a parody? Half the thing we write about are impossible.
Agrimorfee - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Maybe it just hits too close to home for me.
ray_sherman - November 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Sometimes when you know that your job performance is unfulfilling or not challenging, it helps to go out with a bang (not a bomb).
bobpiecheese - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Revengeance! Awesome parody, though the bit before the last chorus kind implied the singer locked up his boss in a hole somewhere, kinda creepy...maybe I'm just reading it wrong, who knows. 555!
Max Power - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I'll cut you a 555, now get out!

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