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Song Parodies -> "I'm In Debt"

Original Song Title:

"Be Our Guest"

Original Performer:

Disney (Beauty and the Beast)

Parody Song Title:

"I'm In Debt"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I'm in debt, I'm in debt
I'm the brokest I've been yet
I am in the infra-red, it seems
What's money? I forget
Boracic lint!
(which is rhyming slang for "skint")
My bank manager's involment
Ceased when I became insolvent
I can surf, I can browse
But that's all that I allows
Of what's on sale upon the internet
No, no I can't buy any
I ain't got one penny
I'm in debt
Deep in debt
I'm in debt

He owes more
Than before
So we're knocking at his door

They're so scary: big and hairy
And they will give me what for
I'm alone with no stash
So I can't give any cash
And they don't look too forgiving
Fingers crossed I'll keep on living
I tell jokes, they're nonplussed
Realizing that I'm bust

So we'll take your stuff and see what we can get
Oh, look, this fancy loo
Is worth a bob or two, to pay your debt

I regret
That you've taken my toilet

He's in debt, he's in debt, he's in debt!

He's in debt, he's in debt
In his mortgaged maisonette
Ain't it funny - lost his dunny
'Cause no money there and yet
It is still not enough
And they're taking yet more stuff
Eating, sleeping- he's unable
Without bed or chair or table
Taking forks, taking knives
Taking daughters, sons and wives?
And walking off there with a little pet
And oh, so sad I am
They've got our hamster, Jam
To clear the debt
He's in debt
He's in debt

[Mrs. Potts the Usurer]
He's in debt, he's in debt
Dangling like a marionette
Missed the sign, and skipped the fine
What's yours is mine now - don't forget
I'll take this! I'll take that!
Feed that rodent to my cat
Can't wake up now, you're not dreaming
It's all over, bar the screaming
Take the beds! Baby's cot!
Won't stop till I've got the lot
I'm so glad that we have had this tete-a-tete

So, what does he owe you?

[Mrs. Potts]
Is it one grand or two?
So pay your debt

Pay your debt!

[Mrs. Potts]
Pay your debt!

Life is so depressing
With these "guests" who keep me guessing
If they'll treat me to a seat to sit upon
Ah, those good old days so comfortable
Suddenly, that toilet seat is gone
Thousands that I'm owing
Watching my possessions going
See them disappear to pay off all my bills
Saturdays, I watch the television
Pinning hopes I've gottery
On winning the National lottery!

He's in debt, he's in debt
Clacking like a castanet
It will be years till he appears
On the break-even parapet
Sympathize, give him hugs
Try and keep him off the drugs
What with interest, he's knowing
What's outstanding is still growing

Creditors, one by one
Taking everything he's won
To leave him brow-beaten with a baguette
Now he has to weigh up
Whether he can pay up
All his debt
He's in debt
He's in debt
He's deep in debt

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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 16

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Rex - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow this is good.
Scathe - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
This is great, 3 $5 bills to get out of the red.
Red Ant - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, great stuff, loved the toilet rhyme/part especially - not even a pot to piss in!
Phil Alexander - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks... Scathe - it'll take an awful lot more'n 3 $5 bills to have any effect (given that this is autobiographical, if a bit exaggerated), but I do appreciate the thought :-)
Claude Prez - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Gotta agree with Red Ant; the "I regret / That you've taken my toilet" was classic. The Disney Master does it again. - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
What? You also have a hamster named Jam? I named mine that so that I would have a daily excuse to say "Jam the hamster." Nice job, Philbo. "Gottery" is a bit of a groaner, but you gotta love all the unexpected rhymes for "debt," especially "toilet."
Ed - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, that's funny. Real clever lyrics and all, with the exception of a few grammar mistakes, but those definitely can be overlooked in that they were needed for rhyme and rhythm. Overall, a very funny well written song.
Phil Alexander - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
You got me, Spaff - "gottery" was the one for which I was trying to think of an alternative for longer than the whole of the rest of the song took to write: it was either that or trying to get "winning Who Want's To Be A Millionaire" to scan. BTW, I'm told that hamster jam is good for growing tulips...
Ed - how refreshing to be criticized on my grammar ;-) You're probably thinking of "I allows" - I did consider "one allows", which although grammatically correct didn't really feel right.
alvin rhodes - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
i can relate

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