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Song Parodies -> "(I Need) Cash, I'll Hock It"

Original Song Title:

"Brass in Pocket"

Original Performer:

The Pretenders

Parody Song Title:

"(I Need) Cash, I'll Hock It"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I dig The Pretenders, one of the more underrated bands out there. I always wanted to parody this song, and I finally found the idea
I need cash, I’ll hock it
That blender, I never use it
Old tape deck, to scrape up some bucks
Gonna take them, take them, to the pawn shop

My action figure collection
My X-Box 360 and
First season of Weeds* DVDs
Gonna take them, take them, to the pawn shop

Gonna pawn my art
Gonna pawn my kegs
Gonna pawn my steins
Gonna pawn my widescreen
Gonna pawn my bling, yeah
Gonna pawn my, my, Christmas decorations

Oh-oh, ‘cause I really need the cash
Anybody ‘round here
Wan’ buy my trash
I’m broke man (broke man), so broke man (broke man)
Oh won’t you please help me so this bloke can
Pay the rent now

My old laptop that overheats
Big fish tank, not cleaned
Some toe rings, and stinky tap shoes
Gonna take them, take them, to the pawn shop

Gonna pawn my darts
Gonna pawn my lens
Gonna pawn my flies**
Gonna pawn my pipe set
I’ll pawn anything, yeah
Even pawn my, my, toys for masturbation***

Oh-oh, cause I, really need the dough
Anybody out there
Wan’ help this bro’
I’m busted (busted), so busted (busted)
Until I get my income adjusted
This is my plea

‘Cause I, really need some loot
Can somebody help with
My coin pursuit
I’m bankrupt (bankrupt), so hard up (hard up)
I’m on the street sitting with a tin cup
Can you help me?
* Weeds is a drama on Showtime
** as in fly fishing
*** sorry, all, I couldn’t let that rhyme go by ;-}

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 15

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   15

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alvin - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
funny concept and a nice job on a song that''s tough to pace
Kristof Robertson - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
C'mon people!! Where are y'all? This is fabulous every which way you read it, McKludge....TMGLTM, but the "Gonna pawn my..." choruses were inspired. BRAVO! 555+
stuart mcarthur - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
lovely pacing and nice rhymes McKludge - I can see you were really working for that title sub!! - 555
McKludge - June 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey, my first six-letter acronym! I feel all tingly. Thanks, Kristof.

And thanks Al and Stu.
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This was very nice...a good examination of how people made a little pocket money BEFORE e-bay! You definitely used your side-step and your, your imagination. 555
Matthias - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
This was one of the best that I read for this month. For a relative newbie, you've got a knack for this.
Peter Andersson - July 15, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Will 555 bail some of the stuff back out? :-)
Phil Alexander - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant - and I could almost hear Chrissie Hynde singing this. Favourite sub was probably "bling, yeah" :-D
bobpiecheese - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'll take the 360! I'll pay $555 for it!
Max Power - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
555 dollars
Jason - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) £555 for you Sir!
Cat - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow! Excellent, McKludge. This really is the year of talented new parodists stepping up to the plate!
Jeff Reuben - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I have no problem hocking up a few 5s for this one. Very well done!
The Charnstar - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - NOT THE 360 AND ACTION FIGURE COLLECTION! 5-5-5, and yes, the Pretenders RULE!
stuart mcarthur - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above - "broke man" and "coin pursuit" were two of my favourite rhymes, McKludge, but the pacing was also a dream, and it oozed cleverness
wannabemustangjockey - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Very, very good. I'm impressed. Oh, and dibs on the widescreen if it's still available :P
Kristof Robertson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Seeing how well this is doing in the contest, I can now smugly say, "I TOLD YOU ALL!"...inspired stuff, McK!
Below Average Dave - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) One of the best I've read by you. . .From one poor guy to another, good job.
Jack Wilson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome! 5s, one of your best and one of the best in the competition

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