Wanted Debt or Alive (A Parody of Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive)

by Justin Weinger on August 15, 2011

While driving home the other day, I heard the Bon Jovi song “Wanted Dead or Alive” on our local classic rock station – which, by the way, makes me sad that music I listened to as a child is now considered classic rock – and somehow became inspired to write a version of the song that would be good for Saving Without A Budget.

On that note (no pun intended) I came up with the following lyrics to “Wanted Debt or Alive,” which is about how many of us over spend using money that isn’t even ours to begin with.  So, because I’m not going to sing it to you, click play on the “Wanted Dead or Alive” video and read the lyrics as you listen to the song.

Enjoy!

It’s all the same
Only the stores will change
Everyday
It seems I’m spendin’ away

Another store
Where the sales are so bold
I shop all night
Because I’m easily sold

I’m a spender
On a Visa I ride
I’m wanted
Debt or alive
Wanted
Debt or alive

Sometimes I’m cheap
Most times it’s not for days
To the cashiers I meet
I’m glad to hand my pay

Sometimes you tell the day
By the bill that’s on the brink
And times when you’re alone
You buy everything but the kitchen sink

I’m a spender
On a Visa I ride
I’m wanted
Debt or alive
Wanted
Debt or alive

I’m a spender
On a Visa I ride
I’m wanted
Debt or alive

When I walk these streets
A loaded AMEX string on my back
I buy for keeps
‘Cause I might have to pay it back

I’ve spent everywhere
Still I’m spendin’ it all
I’ve seen a million offers
And I’ve bought them all

‘Cause I’m a spender
On a Visa I ride
I’m wanted
Debt or alive

I’m a spender
FICO’s not on my side
And I’m wanted
Debt or alive
And I’m wrong
Debt or alive
I still spend
Debt or alive

Debt or alive

What did you think?  Any good?  Worth putting together a YouTube video over?  Leave your comments below.

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{ 4 comments }

CC August 17, 2011 at 5:54 am

Very clever! But there’s truth in them thar words!

Brian Carr August 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

Thanks!

Suzanne Cramer August 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I definitely think it is YouTube worthy; I loved it!

Brian Carr August 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Thanks, Suzanne. Glad you enjoyed it. Too bad I can’t sing, otherwise I’d dress up 80’s rocker-style and make a video for it.

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