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Song Parodies -> "The United Corporations of America"

Original Song Title:

"16 Tons"

Original Performer:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Parody Song Title:

"The United Corporations of America"

Parody Written by:

aRot

The Lyrics

A song about life after Citizens United and presitrump
Our country slipped underwater and was getting ever deeper
Corporations took over and they are now our keeper
With Citizens United SCOTUS did the deed
They showed their colors when they blessed corporate greed

You work two jobs and what do you get
Sixteen hours without any rest
My honey calls me let’s see a show
I’m too tired honey so I can’t go

No longer is our congress working just for me
Their contracts now paid by corporate money
We no longer have those messy presidential elections
It’s shareholders now get all the government attention

Come-on boss now cut me some slack
Working two jobs here back-to-back
Trump’s in the white House I’ve a lunchpail
In this new world order profit is our grail

They won’t be impeached Scalia and Thomas
They’ve caucused with Kochs whose power’s now upon us
When you get enough stock then you can vote
While hoping that some dividends will keep you afloat

You work two jobs and what do you get
Sixteen hours without any rest
To own a house and to get ahead
With no cash savings you buy stocks instead

There are some stocks that will not hurt us
That make some profit thru some valued service
Good luck finding them there’re only a few
And you hope that they don’t get bought out too

You work two jobs and what do you get
That’s sixteen hours without any rest
In our new world profit is our grail
Nothing else now matters slackers go to jail

The Chamber of Commerce now rules the roost
The oval office is now their P R HQ
In Trump’s White House where nothing is free
Yeah, the Lincoln Bedroom is leased to Air B&B

With this new set of rules, how long can we cope
How long till the day when we give up all hope
In a world where profit is the grail
Nothing else matters, slackers end up in jail

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