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Song Parodies -> "Flushing Meadow Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Folsom Prison Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Flushing Meadow Blues"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Shea Stadium is in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, also home to the 1939-40 and 1964-65 New York World's Fairs. While this is a parody of "Folsom Prison Blues," there is a famous prison nearby, Riker's Island. The "Port Washington" train is the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), which, like the Number 7 train on the New York subway, goes past Shea. "Doctor K" was Dwight Gooden, a pitcher who was great for the Mets, throwing strikeout after strikeout (symbol: the letter K) before drugs and injuries did him in, then won twice as many World Series as a role player for the Yankees. As for the "'93" reference, Met pitcher Bret Saberhagen fired a squirt gun at a reporter, and it didn't contain water. Gave new meaning to the words "bleacher bum."
I hear the train a-comin', it's rollin' 'round the bend
and I ain't seen my team win since I don't know when
I'm stuck in Flushing Meadow, and time keeps draggin' on
but that train keeps a-rollin' down to Port Washington.

When I was just a baby, my mama told me, "Son
always cheer the Yankees, you know they're Number 1."
But I came to Flushing Meadow, to watch Doctor K
and when I hear that whistle blowin', I know I'm gonna pay.

I'll bet there's rich folks eatin' in the Bronx luxury seats
they're prob'ly watchin' Torre lead a team that can't be beat.
Well, I know I had it comin', since bleach in '93
but the Yanks won in 2000, and that's what tortures me.

Well, if I board the Number 7, to the Lexington Av'nue Line
bet I'd ride up to The Bronx and make up for lost time
far from Flushing Meadow, that's where I want to stay
and I'd watch the New York Yankees blow the league away.

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