I’m changing my name to Chrysler    (video)


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1. Oh, the price of gold is rising out of sight,

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    and the dollar is in sorry shape tonight.

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    What the dollar used to get us, now won't buy a head of lettuce,

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    no, the economic forecast isn't right.


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    But amidst the clouds I spot a shining ray,

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    I can even glimpse a new and better way.

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    And I've devised a plan of action, worked it down to the last fraction,

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    and I'm going into action here today.


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I am changing my name to Chrysler

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I am going down to Washington D.C.

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I will tell some power broker what they did for Iacocca

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will be perfectly acceptable to me.

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I am changing my name to Chrysler,

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I am headed for that great receiving line.

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So when they hand a million grand out,

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I'll be standing with my hand out, yes, sir, I'll get mine.


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2. When my creditors are screaming for their dough,

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    I'll be proud to tell them all where they can go.

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    They won't have to scream and holler, they'll be paid to the last dollar,

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    where the endless streams of money seem to flow.








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    I'll be glad to tell them all what they can do,

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    it's a matter of a simple form or two.

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    It's not just renumeration, it's a liberal education,

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    ain't you kind of glad that I'm in debt to you.                + CHORUS


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3. Since the first amphibians crawled out of the slime,

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    we've been struggling in an unrelenting climb.

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    We were hardly up and walking before money started talking,

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    and it's sad that failure is an awful crime.


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    Well, it's been that way for a millennium or two,

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    but now it seems that there's a different point of view.

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    If you're a corporate titanic and your failure is gigantic,

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    down in congress there's a safety net for you.


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+ CHORUS +   So when they hand a million grand out,

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    I'll be standing with my hand out, yes, sir, I'll get mine.


    (Arlo Guthrie)