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Song Parodies -> "Economy's Weakened"

Original Song Title:

"American Woman"

Original Performer:

Lenny Kravitz

Parody Song Title:

"Economy's Weakened"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

I'm at as always
American Bankers
Let the bail-out be
American Bankers
I won't pay for thee

Why are you begging for cash some more
While Circuit City closes stores
The people have some choice words for you
You all messed up, time to pay your dues

Now Bankers
Time to pay
The over-grown bankers
Takes our cash away

The damn auto makers
and then A.I.G.
The movers and shakers
Down at Wall Street

I don't care if you survive no more
When you shipped our jobs over-shores
Get a woman to math-matize
Since the ball was dropped by guys

Now Senate. . .
Make them pay
American Senate
Take it back today


America's struggling
Debt grows each day
While companies smuggling
Hidden cash away

Starbucks closing from shore to shore
and more to follow that's for sure
Yet we reward the bankers greed
They're the ones that made us bleed
While all of you strateg-ize
Unemployment hits the sky

and Republicans
Let's take our landscape back
Give us all a hand

Economy weakened
From our lending spree
When things were just peaking
Got more than we need

Just let 'em go
Let them fade away
Please just let 'em go
Just let them fade away

It's us that need the saving
It's us that need the saving
You could just split the trillions
Among those who'd be spending

Like I!!
Poor guys. . .
Like I!!!
Poor guys

(Economy's Weakened)
Senate please help me
Not our fault they were fools
(Economy's Weakened)
The lenders are what made the dollar die
And Outsourcing's to blame too
(Economy's Weakened)

Ain't gonna save you Chrysler
We've gotta cut you off

Ain't gonna save you GM
Just let 'em go!
juuuuust let 'em go
It's us that needs the saving
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Glen S - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent idea, Dave. One of my favorites of yours recently. TMGL (and subs) TM, but the 'American Senate' stanza stood out especially for me.
alvin - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
nice job...retains the angry tone of the OS
Michael Pacholek - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I was tempted to dock you a point for not citing the Guess Who (who were Canadian, hence they got away with the OS and even hit Number 1 with it in '70), but this was too good to dock. Except... I haven't seen any Starbucks closing.
John Barry - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I like the parody; I'd like to see all Starbucks close.
Matthias - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
This was a pretty great satirical piece by you Dave. You don't do current events satire very often the only one I can think of from the topic of my head is your "In The News" parody. So this was great!
Timmy1000 - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Epic OS and epic parody - great match and great writing on this one.
Mark Scotti - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Great way to use this song, Dave! Satire at it's finest...5's
Below Average Dave - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you Glen S, Alvin, MP, John Barry, Matthias, Timmy, and Mark!
Ain't seen nothin' yet... - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
B-B-B-Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet...
Leo Keough - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I'll never tire of parodies that target those weasel bankers - Great job!!! - 555

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