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Arlo Guthrie going into action here today

He's changing his name to Chrysler.


VERSE 1
Oh the price of gold is rising out of sight
And the dollar is in a sorry state tonight
What the dollar used to get us
Won't buy a head of lettuce
No, the economic forecast isn't right

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 down to the last fraction
And I'm going into action here today

CHORUS
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
Will be perfectly acceptable to me

I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am headed for that great receiving line
So when they hand a million grand out
I'll be standing with my hand out
Yessir I'll get mine

VERSE 2
When my creditors are screaming for their dough (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

Well 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 remuneration
It's a liberal education
Ain't you kindly glad that I'm in debt to you?

CHORUS
I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am going down to Washington DC
I will tell some power broker
What they did for Iococa
Will be perfectly acceptable to me

I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am headed for that great receiving line
So when they hand a million grand out
I'll be standing with my hand out
Yessir I'll get mine

VERSE 3
Since the first amphibians crawled out of the slime (of the slime)
We've been struggling in an unrelenting brine
We were hardly up and walking
Before money started talking
And it's sad that failure is an awful crime

Well it's been that way for a millenium or two (um or two)
But now it seems that there's 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

CHORUS
I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am going down to Washington DC
I will tell some power broker
What they did for Iococa
Will be perfectly acceptable to me

I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am headed for that great receiving line
So when they hand a million grand out
I'll be standing with my hand out
Yessir I'll get mine

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