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GRG55
11-10-07, 05:56 PM
A little something that looks back on the week just done...:)

(different from the usual brutally incisive doom and gloom analysis around here :p)


To the tune of The Eagles "Take it Easy"
Amended lyrics by GRG55
Apologies to Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and The Eagles

Well Ben's runnin' to the Hill
Tryin' to bend to their will
Got a dozen rate cuts
On his mind
The first round's for Citi
Two for Morgan Stanley
One sez Bear gets the same kind

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of Ron Paul questions
Drive you crazy
Listen up while they grand stand
Don't even try to understand
Just stay with the reflation plan
And take it easy

Well the Fed is in a corner
The dollar is a goner
Such a fine fight for Bennie
It's a crisis, my Lord
One we really can't afford
Even Chuck Schumer's in a frenzy

Come on Bernanke, please hear our plea
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me
Heads you lose, and tails we win
Though we'll NEVER do THAT again
So loosen up, let the party begin
And take it easy

Well Hank is burning up the phone
Hoping China changes tone
Got a world of trouble
On his mind
Sarko wants currency war
Can the dollar take any more
And Cuomo wants WaMu fined

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let those hawkish words of Trichet
Make you crazy
Come on B.B., sure you can see
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me...

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy.

jk
11-10-07, 06:23 PM
some people have way too much free time!:D

have you seen this?
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FRED
11-10-07, 08:33 PM
A little something that looks back on the week just done...:)

(different from the usual brutally incisive doom and gloom analysis around here :p)


To the tune of The Eagles "Take it Easy"
Amended lyrics by GRG55
Apologies to Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and The Eagles

Well Ben's runnin' to the Hill
Tryin' to bend to their will
Got a dozen rate cuts
On his mind
The first round's for Citi
Two for Morgan Stanley
One sez Bear gets the same kind

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's questions
Drive you crazy
Listen up while they grand stand
Don't even try to understand
Just stay with the reflation plan
And take it easy

Well the Fed is in a corner
The dollar is a goner
Such a fine fight for Bennie
It's a crisis, my Lord
One we really can't afford
Now Chuck Schumer's in a frenzy

Come on Bernanke, please hear his plea
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me
Heads you lose, and tails we win
Though we'll NEVER do THAT again
So loosen up, help the party begin
And take it easy

Well Hank is burning up the phone
Hoping China changes tone
Got a world of trouble
On his mind
Sarko wants currency war
Can the dollar take any more
And Cuomo wants WaMu fined

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let those hawkish words of Trichet
Make you crazy
Come on B.B., surely you can see
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me...

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy.

That's a winner! Mind if I edit it and put it on the front page?

FRED
11-11-07, 12:24 AM
You just heard that now for the first time?

I guess you never got my oft repeated joke

"hope your models break, bet that beard is fake"

http://itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15537&highlight=beard+fake+that+models#post15537
http://itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15506&highlight=beard+fake+that+models#post15506
http://itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2448&highlight=beard+fake+that+models#post2448
http://itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1873&highlight=beard+fake+that+models#post1873

That's good, too, and we ran it once a while back, after you submitted it.

I meant the new Eagles song lyrics.

GRG55
11-11-07, 01:11 AM
That's a winner! Mind if I edit it and put it on the front page?

By all means, go right ahead. Glad you liked it.
That song does kind of date me though. :(
My first year in university The Eagles (nobody had yet heard of them at that time) came to my campus and put on a hell a concert. Started the show with this song (the version with the Jackson Browne lyrics!). :cool:

Post-script: I made a few edits to the original post this morning to clean it up a bit FRED. The first version was done in a hurry late in the evening at the end of the (Middle-east) weekend, so was a bit rough.

FRED
11-11-07, 09:39 AM
By all means, go right ahead. Glad you liked it.
That song does kind of date me though. :(
My first year in university The Eagles (nobody had yet heard of them at that time) came to my campus and put on a hell a concert. Started the show with this song (the version with the Jackson Browne lyrics!). :cool:

Post-script: I made a few edits to the original post this morning to clean it up a bit FRED. The first version was done in a hurry late in the evening at the end of the (Middle-east) weekend, so was a bit rough.

Here's my lastest edit. Let me know what you think.

Take it Easy, Ben

Sing to the tune of The Eagles' "Take it Easy"

Well Ben's been runnin' down the Hill
Tryin' to bend to their will
Got a dozen rate cuts
On his mind
The first round was for Citi
Two for Morgan Stanley
One sez Bear Stern's paid in kind

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's voice
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just stay on your reflation plan
And take it easy

Well the Fed is in a corner
The dollar is a goner
Such a fine fight for Ben
It's a crisis, my Lord
One we can't afford
Chuck Schumer wants a guarantee

C'mon Bernanke, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me
Heads you lose, and tails we win
We won't ask you again
So loosen up, let the party re-begin
And take it easy

Well, Hank's is calling Beijing
"Can't run the US on a shoe string"
Got a world of trouble
On his mind
Sarko threatens currency war
Can the dollar take it any more? [note: that one's still rough]
And Cuomo wants WaMu fined

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let Trichet's hawkish words
Make you crazy
Come on Bernanke, you can see
Gotta know if that Discount Window's
Gonna save me...

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy.

New lyrics by GRG55, with apologies to Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and The Eagles.

GRG55
11-11-07, 11:39 AM
My edits in italics FRED.
This is entirely in your hands now FRED, as I am out for the rest of the evening here. Take it away...


Here's my lastest edit. Let me know what you think.

Take it Easy, Ben

Sing to the tune of The Eagles' "Take it Easy"

Well Ben's been runnin' down the Hill [up? the Hill]
Tryin' to bend to their will
Got a dozen rate cuts
On his mind
The first round was for Citi [one syllable too many to match next line, that's why I used "round's" instead of "round was" - suggest we take out "The" at beginning instead]
First round was for Citi
Two for Morgan Stanley
One sez Bear Stern's paid in kind [yep, better!]

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's voice [LOL]
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
[still prefer "Listen up while they grandstand" as it seems to evoke exactly what's going on in front of the TV cameras in those committees]
Don't even try to understand
Just stay on your reflation plan
And take it easy

Well the Fed is in a corner
The dollar is a goner
Such a fine fight [to see?] [needs an "e.." ending to match last line]
It's a crisis, my Lord
One we can't afford
Chuck Schumer wants a guarantee

C'mon Bernanke, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me
Heads you lose, and tails we win

We won't ask you again
So loosen up, let the party re-begin [2 lines seems awkward - is below any better?]

We just want a party again
So loosen up; no bubble pin [these 2 lines better match cadence of original]
And take it easy

Well, Hank's is calling Beijing
"Can't run the US on a shoe string" [this 2nd line is too long I think?]

Well Hank's been runnin' to Beijing
Tryin' to stop Yuan pegging [tried on first line to pick up very 1st line of lyrics above]

Got a world of trouble
On his mind
Sarko threatens currency war
Can the dollar take (it) any more? [note: that one's still rough] [delete "it" to match line above]
And Cuomo wants WaMu fined

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let Trichet's hawkish words
Make you crazy
Come on Bernanke, you can see
Gotta know if that Discount Window's
Gonna save me...

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy.

New lyrics by GRG55, with apologies to Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and The Eagles.

Finally I will insist that you make this a joint effort on the lyrics credits (which FRED are you anyway... 1, 2, 3, 4, or???)

Contemptuous
11-11-07, 12:09 PM
2.5 Freds.

jk
11-11-07, 01:20 PM
how about:

hank is calling beijing
he's just pushin' [on] a string

metalman
11-11-07, 02:28 PM
how about:

hank is calling beijing
he's just pushin' [on] a string

nice! you guys are talented.