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Song Parodies -> "It's the Best Crime"

Original Song Title:

"You Are My Sunshine"

Original Performer:

Jimmie Davis

Parody Song Title:

"It's the Best Crime"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

With relatively few exceptions, if you steal millions or billions, you can pay a fine and go home.
Wall Streeters have cheer
If funds they’re stealing
You'll lose your home
Could lose your farm
And when the smoke clears
Yes, you’ve been taken
When they’re caught,
They’ll shrug and sigh

Cos’ it’s the best crime
They won’t do no time
That’s why they’re happy
For greed’s okay
If billions get sheared
No jail will en-sue
When they take your last dime away.

And sometimes if folks
Are big in business
And if they bilk the U-S-A
Oh, gov might catch them
And folks might holler
But they won’t be sent away

For it’s the best crime
A truly best crime
Though fine may greet spree
No cell to-day
I know it sounds weird
When they can bilk you
Courts will take their jail time away

If you go steal, dear
Or maybe smoke weed
You know the judge will vent his spleen
Or if you’re dead beat
Or wed your mother
You’ll be locked up for your deed

You’ll see no sunshine
You might do hard time
You’ll trade your khakis
For orange display
For don’t you know, dear
Small crimes will woe you
Like they say, the big crimes all pay.

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Pacing: 3.0
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Total Votes: 8

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AFW - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Good way of depicting contradiction of class in this country..which, is growing worse every day...and you chose the perfect gold standard original song...about sunshine, it seems to be the only thing that's still free..
Jonathan - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
well I've found my get rich quick scheme just kidding... or am I? 5's
WarrenB - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm glad that came across, AFW. All you need is cash, as they say. And thanks for the comment, Jonathan. If you do get rich, at least fondly remember your friends here at AIR!
Felicity Merriman - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
And 'tis no wonder why there's so much cynicism against corporate America nowadays.
Patrick - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Trading your khakis for orange is a great image. In fact, the final stanza is as good as anything I've ever seen on this site. "When they take your last dime away", sounds like the IRS, the biggest criminal syndicate on the planet.
WarrenB - September 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments, Felicity and Patrick. They are much appreciated.

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