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Song Parodies -> "The Sub Prime Anthem"

Original Song Title:

"They Dont Really Care About Us"

Original Performer:

Michael Jackson

Parody Song Title:

"The Sub Prime Anthem"

Parody Written by:

marthadtox

The Lyrics

This song is about predatory lending and the sub prime debacle
Singer 1
mislent missold
misled mistold
misrepresented misadvised
mysteriously missecuritised
missliced misdiced
misanthropically mispriced
They missed me pissed me
They have really dissed me
Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
Singer 1
Mistook misgave
Misborrowed missaved
Misbegotten misdesigned
Misconceived and misaligned
misrated misdefined
miscalculated mistimed
They missed me pissed me
They have really dissed me

Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Singer 2

They never thought about what they had done
They didn’t care cos they thought they were winning
You are the victim of their blind venality yeah

Singer 1

What can I do now I can’t afford to pay
I didn’t understand what I was signing
I’m really scared they’re gonna take my house away yeah

miscarried misread
misdebated missaid
miserly misinterpretation
mystique misapplication
mismanaged mistook
mismargined and misunderstood
They missed me pissed me
They have really dissed me
Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
Singer 1

But my lawyer says that they don’t have no right
They got no title they know they can’t sue me
They packed it up and they sold it on down the line yeah
I’m tired of bein’ a victim my friend
I nearly lost my all my savings in the dotcom
I cant sit back and watch my life go down the drain

Singer 2

Don’t pin no hopes on young Borack Obama
They’ll soon entrap him with a dancer
You know that if he ever makes it they will not let him be
Oh no no

Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Some things in life
Are just not meant to be
Cos if Spitzer couldn’t make it
What hope for you or me
I don’t think so

Singer 1

Mismortgaged mishoused
Missing payments misallowed
Misery and misbelief
Misworthy mischief
Misgoverned misdirected
Misjudged and misinspected
They missed me pissed me
They have really dissed me
Singer 2
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

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John Jenkins - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Great wordplay, Martha, and I liked the way you worked Eliot Spitzer. I don't agree with the lines about irresponsible borrowers being "victims," but this is a very fine parody.
marthadtox - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the commnet John Re the victims there are some I think if you examine some of the predatory lending that went on at the extreme end of this it was very targeted at specific vulnerable groups sure they shouldn't have borrowed but I still think that some people were vicimtimised.....
John Jenkins - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Fair enough, Martha. But, since more than 80% of subprime loans are currently in good standing, I conclude that most of the borrowers were beneficiaries, not victims, of the subprime loans. The biggest victims might be the responsible borrowers and taxpayers who are asked to bail out the irresponsible borrowers.
Marthadtox - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes that is also true fair comment!
littleSubCakes - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, but please remember John, that those the majority of that 80% live in Calif. and now own homes that are ~NOT worth~ what they paid for ! They call it negative equity! More -4-Closures will follow!

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