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Monday, May 17, 1999

Pretty Fly (For a Wise Guy)

by Warren S. Levine
(With apologies to The Offspring)

Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
And all the Fools say he's pretty fly for a Wise guy

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco trades today

You know it's kind of hard
Just to make a buck today
Our subject isn't smart
But he day-trades anyway
He may not hold Blue Chips
May not hold 'em for a while
But he calls CNBC
'Cause he likes Insana's smile

So, don't debate, he thinks he's great
You know he doesn't hold a stock for half a day
He's gonna make those trades, in and out he wades
For him no way, for him no way
Well he's going broke, he's lost a bunch
At least he'll know he can
Always call up Power Lunch
The Street needs guys like him
So, hey, hey, do that trading thing.

Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
And all the Fools say he's pretty fly for a Wise guy

He needs some AOL
And a little Microsoft
But he's running out of money
And about to lose his loft
Now riding on the subway, he carries a tin can
He's making those trades
'Cause he's such a Wise man

So, don't debate, he thinks he's great
You know he doesn't hold a stock for half a day
He's gonna make those trades, in and out he wades
For him no way, for him no way
Well he's going broke, he's lost a bunch
At least he'll know he can
Always call up Power Lunch
The Street needs guys like him
So, hey, hey, do that trading thing.

Now he's getting killed on Wall Street
Yeah, he's getting real dumb
He bought at 43 but he sold at 21
People walk across the street
'Cause he always begs for cash
But he's eating real well
Chowing down on canned corned beef hash

Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me, trader, uh huh, uh huh
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco trades today

So, don't debate, he thinks he's great
You know he doesn't hold a stock for half a day
He's gonna make those trades, in and out he wades
For him no way, for him no way
Well he's going broke, but claims he's da man
When he fails you know he'll
Always blame it on Greenspan
The Street needs guys like him
Ah, the Wise love guys like him
So, let's not follow him
And, hey, don't do that trading thing!


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