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I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

Oh the price of gold is rising out of sight,
And the dollar is in sorry shape tonight.
What a dollar used to get us,
Now won't get a head of lettuce,
No the economic forecast isn't bright.
But amidst the clouds I spot a shiny ray.
I begin to glimpse a new and better way.
I've devised a plan of action,
Worked it down to the last fraction,
And I'm going into action here today.

I Am Changing My Name To "Chrysler".
I am going down to Washington, D.C.
I will tell some power broker,
"What you did for Iacocca,
Would be perfectly acceptable to me."
I am changing my name to 'Chrysler'.
I am leaving for that great receiving line,
And when they hand a million grand out,
I'll be standing with my hand out.
Yes sir, I'll get mine.

When my creditors come screaming for their dough,
I'll be 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 must do.
It's a matter of a simple form or two.
It's not just remuneration,
it's a liberal education.
Aren't you kind of glad that I'm in debt to you.


Since the first amphibian crawled out of the slime,
We've been struggling in an unrelenting climb.
We were hardly up and walking before money started talking,
And it said that failure is an awful crime.
It's been that way a millennium or two.
Now it seems there is a different point of view.
If you're a corporate Titanic,
And your failure is gigantic,
Down in Congress there's a safety net for you.


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