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Song Parodies -> "The Offensive Lineman"

Original Song Title:

"Wichita Lineman"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Glen Campbell

Parody Song Title:

"The Offensive Lineman"

Parody Written by:

Callmlennie

The Lyrics

Jon alerted me to Glen Campbell's death and that one haunting song of his that I really loved as a kid. When I first heard this song as a kid, I thought the title was "In Which The Tall Lineman" and was about a lineman in football ..... I tried to keep the same sad tone that you find in the OS. Offensive lineman almost never get the credit they deserve, but in my case this went to extremes as our coach was running a PR campaign to get a historic college scholarships to Notre Dame for one of our running backs -- which meant he got all the credit for everything
I am a lineman for the Broncos
And I paved the winning road
Searching down the field
For another green and gold*
I hear them cheering for the big gain
But the name they call ain't mine
And the offensive lineman
Is still on the line

I wish they'd give some recognition
But the backfield got the fame
And if we score that girl up there
Will never know my name
And I need her more than want her
But she won't give me the time
And the offensive lineman
Will just sit and pine

And they need me more than want me
And this grieved me for a time
And the offensive lineman
Just needs one more line
*Colors of our main rival

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CML - August 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Who is this Calm Lennie guy? Seems like he wants to get something off his chest (sigh)
Jonathan - August 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Bravo! even though I no longer watch football, ironically due to the broncos! this is still a nice tribute to a great song, by a great singer, written by a great parodist! ;) 5s
CML - August 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Jonathan I am touched, seriously! Thanks you .... An upshot to the situation I described is that the running back I referred to actually got a scholarship to Notre Dame during the time that Rudy was there. His name is on the list that Rudy has to check out to see if he's going to suit up

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