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Bankruptcy Song: “A Bankruptcy Wife’s Lament”

Craig D. Robins' wife wrote a bankruptcy song about the laments of being the wife of a busy bankruptcy attorney [1]Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
 
I am quite proud to post the song my wife, Arlene Gross Robins, wrote for the Bankruptcy Bill song contest [2].
 
Arlene, a full-time newspaper reporter, is especially witty and regularly writes song parodies and satire for her family and friends.
 
Her song is one of nine in the song competition which also includes songs by my Long Island Bankruptcy Judge Alan S. Trust (Debts in Wrong Places [3]), which pokes fun at the bankruptcy means test, and by me (Debt-Free Girl [4]) about a debt-free girl whose bankruptcy man has eliminated her debts.
 
Click on this link to see the original version of Sunrise Sunset [5]on Youtube.
 
 
  

“A BANKRUPTCY WIFE’S LAMENT”

(To the tune of “Sunrise, Sunset [5]” from “Fiddler on the Roof”)

Once I had a hubby who’d come home nights
We’d have our dinner; share a song
Life was so happy – filled with de-lights
What went wrong?

[REFRAIN]
Chapter seven
Chapter thirteen
Filing is his life
Rescuing clients from their huge debts
At the expense of his son and wife

When the BAPCPA laws were changed in ‘05
I thought we’d have a nice reprieve
Debtors would no longer discharge their debts
Or so, I did believe

Chapter seven
Chapter thirteen
Filing is his life
Rescuing clients from their huge debts
At the expense of his son and wife

But now there were hurdles one must jump through
Credit counseling and a means test: de rigeur
Lawyers learned laws like they were brand new
And, thus, charged more

Chapter seven
Chapter thirteen
Filing is his life
Rescuing clients from their huge debts
At the expense of his son and wife

For a few years our son got to know his poppa
Then the economy went bad
Now dad works 24/7, non-stopp-a
And we’re so sad

Chapter seven
Chapter thirteen
Filing is his life
Rescuing clients from their huge debts
At the expense of his son and wife

As the recession slowly recedes
We’re hoping our attorney will come home
If not there’s divorce settlement proceeds
Either way, I’m raising our son alone

Chapter seven
Chapter thirteen
Filing is his life
Rescuing clients from their huge debt
At the expense of his son and wife

 

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