Friday, May 18, 2018

Parenthood is pricey! (a song parody)

Earlier today, I wrote that I might write a blues song about the plight of today's young folks and the decline of childbirths in the United States.  Well, I didn't write the music, but I did write some lyrics to the well known tune, "Suicide is Painless", otherwise known as the theme song to M*A*S*H.

I doubt anyone will listen, but it was still fun to make this recording.  I should probably write more lyrics, if only to keep busy.

Below are the original lyrics...

Through early
Morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are
Withheld for me
I realize and I can see

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or
Leave it if I please

That game of life
Is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card
I'll someday lay
So this is all I have to say

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or
Leave it if I please

The sword of time
Will pierce our skin
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger
Watch it grin

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or
Leave it if I please

A brave man once requested me
To answer questions
That are key
"Is it to be or not to be?"
And I replied
"Oh
Why ask me?"

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or
Leave it if I please

And you can do the same
Thing if you please

Here are my revamped lyrics for today's youth...

My early 20s
I could see
Visions of my life to be.
The costs that were laid out for me
I realized what I can't be...

Cuz' parenthood is pricey!
And the job market is dicey!
And that is why 
my womb remains empty.

The game of life 
is full of chance.
So much is left to circumstance.
There's so much that is up to fate.
So childbirth, I'll procrastinate.

Cuz' parenthood is pricey!
The job market is dicey!
And that is why 
my womb remained empty.

Painful student loans
will last...
It doesn't hurt 'til time
has passed.
By then, too many years have gone
For me to take parenthood on...

Cuz' parenthood is pricey!
The job market is dicey!
And that is why 
my womb is so empty.

A brave reporter once asked me
"Why haven't you made a mini me?
 Don't you want your own family?"
And I replied
"How can it be?"

Cuz parenthood is pricey!
The job market is dicey!
And that is why 
my womb is still empty.

And my friends are mostly
doing the same thing...

And here's the recorded version...



I sound like a nun.

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