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Song Parodies -> "Taxing Time"

Original Song Title:

"Twilight Time"

Original Performer:

The Platters

Parody Song Title:

"Taxing Time"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

For those fortunate enough not to have to pay US income taxes, each year's tax return is due on April 15th, a day Americans fear, not only for the burdensome bill, but also for the putrefying pile of paperwork required.
April fifteenth is soon approaching
It's taxing time
Uncle Sam all my cash is poaching
It's taxing time
When endless forms I'm filling
'Til the end of day
I fear it, oh dear, it's taxing time

Deepening debt delivers terror
In dark detail
Horrified lest I make an error
And go to jail
Why must we purchase software
Just to know the bill?
Go bankrupt at last at taxing time

Here in the schedules A to Z
We total up the score
To fund more war
Here in the muck of misery
I find I'm broke again
With stroke of pen

Parodies? Don't have time for writing
It's getting old
AmIRight thinks their site I'm spiting
If truth be told:
I'll be back April sixteenth; Share a song or two,
Together, but after taxing time!

Together, but after taxing time!

Since April 15th falls on a Saturday this year, the torture is actually extended until the 17th. The OS, covered by Anne Murray, Andy Williams, and others, might be here. © 2006 by Tommy (the too-taxed) Turtle. The only politicians who would actually repeal the income tax are here.

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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 9

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AFW - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Welcome back...timely subject...excellent job...tricky edge and inner rhyming...Sure don't enjoy tax time...but enjoyed reading this..5's
2Eagle - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I always loved this old song and the Platters, too. It never occured to me to use it to write a parody about income tax - don't get me started on that. You did a good job in spite of being so busy.
PMS - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
You deserve a $555 rebate.
Tommy Turtle - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
AFW, thanks, nice to be back, will try to return before jail term starts... 2Eagle, thanks, parody priorities, you know... PMS, thanks, I'll be checking the mail for that :)
Red Ant - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I use the form 555EZ. Reminds me a bit of my "Cheating On The Form".
Larry Hensley - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Good one, 555's.
TT - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Red Ant, thanks, saw "Cheating", 5d you there. Larry, thanks.

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