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Im Changing My Name to Chrysler

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I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler

Im Changing My Name to Chrysler
(Tom Paxton)

Oh the price of gas is rising out of sight,
And the dollar is in sorry shape tonight
What the dollar used to get us, now won't buy a head of lettuce
No the economic forecast isn't bright
     But amidst the clouds I spot a shining ray,
     I can even glimpse a new and better way
And I've devised a plan of action, worked it out to the last fraction
And I'm going into action here today

cho: I am changing my name to Chrysler, I am going down to Washington DC
     I will tell some power broker what they did for Iacocca
     Would be certainly acceptable to me
     I am changing my name to Chrysler, I am headed for that great

receiving line
     And when they hand a million grand out I'll be standing with my hand

     Oh yes I'll get mine

When my creditors are screaming for their dough,
I'll me proud to tell them all where they can go
They won't have to scream and holler, they'll be paid to the last dollar
Where the endless streams of money seem to flow
     I'll be glad to tell them all what they can do,
     It's a matter of a simple form or two
It's not just renumeration, it's a liberal education,
Aren't you kind of glad that I'm in debt to you

Since the first amphibians crawled out of the slime
We've been struggling in unrelenting grime
We were hardly up and walking, when money started talking,
And it's sad that failure is an awful crime
     Well it's been that way for a millenium or two
     But now it seems there's a different point of view
If your'e a corporate titanic, and your failure is gigantic,
Down in Congress there's a safety net for you

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