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Song Parodies -> "Check to Check"

Original Song Title:

"Cheek to Cheek"

Original Performer:

Fred Astaire

Parody Song Title:

"Check to Check"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

Bother, what a bother
When my finances are such an awful wreck
And my checkbook balance has me saying "yech"
It's a consequence of living check to check

Hassle, it's a hassle
Not to have the cash to hit the discotheque
I'm a loser so I sing that song from Beck
Cause there's no escape from living check to check

Oh I love my fruits and veggies
But my wallet's bare as heck
So I put a grape on layaway
While living check to check

Oh I love to go to movies
But the last I saw was Shrek
Now the only flicks come from my bic*
While living check to check

Can't you see
I'd love a dollar or two
Of net revenue
To carry me through, to

Payday, I need payday
Got to pay for rent and phone and food and gas
Got to get these bill collectors off my - neck
And there's no escape from living check to check

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Matthias - November 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Thankfully right now I'm a little bit better off than I used to be but still I'm pretty much living paycheck to paycheck. I have a friend who has it worse than me because she can't afford a car and is stuck with a minimum wage job at Subway and this song really reminded me of her. Good creative rhyme choices loved the Beck & Shrek ones the best.
Claude Prez - November 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Woohoo! Don't know what makes me happier -- my prediction or the actual parody. Actually, it's the "Flick my Bic" ads you linked. I feel like I should remember them, but I don't think I do. Anyway, great stuff -- hard to believe this is only the 5th parody of this song here, it's really fun. I'll second Matthias' favorite lines and add the grape as well. And reiterate what I told CML about the Top Ten Contest on the messageboard, hoping to get more people involved this month. Awesome to see you again!
Rex - November 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks Matt & Claude! I finally got around to picking up the grape I had put on layaway and they gave me a raisin.

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