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Song Parodies -> "You've Got to Hide Tim Hardaway"

Original Song Title:

"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"You've Got to Hide Tim Hardaway"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

John Amechi, who was a mediocre player in the NBA, has written a book and announced he's gay. Tim Hardaway, who was a very good player in the NBA, has said in a radio interview, "I hate gay people." He seemed proud of it. He once played for Miami, but now he's really feeling the Heat. (Or so to speak.) Too bad, because "Hardaway" would be a great name for a porn star -- gay or straight.
There he stands, head in hands.
Turns his face to the wall.
NBA, tall, you say?
Now he looks so sma-wa-wall.

Everywhere people stare
at the NBA.
I can hear him hate the queer
and now we all say-ay-ay...

Hey!
You've got to hide Tim Hardaway!
Hey!
You've got to hide Tim Hardaway!

Championships? No, just slips.
He could never win.
Almost great, now it's hate.
That's the state he's i-i-in.

How can we say to he
"Hate is not the way?"
Gather 'round, all you clowns
in the NBA-ay-ay...

Hey!
You've got to hide Tim Hardaway!
Hey!
You've got to hide Tim Hardaway!

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MasonR - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Did you know John Lennon wrote "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" about the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, hiding the fact that he was gay? Good choice matching subject matter with the OS!
Michael Pacholek - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I had heard that, Mason, but I read it in a Beatles book that quoted gay British rocker Tom Robinson, calling it "the first gay rock song." He might have been a little biased. But... "If SHE'S gone, I can't go on"? "How could SHE say to me..."? Then again, in 1965, there were chances even John Lennon wouldn't take. Maybe the E! network should do an entertainment version of ESPN's "Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame..." and look at John's comment that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
John Jenkins - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Outstanding title. Mr. Amaechi is an intelligent man who is active in charitable activities. I don't see how anybody can rationally hate him, but I do understand how some people hate the sin.
AFW - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Concise, clever, and topical
alvin rhodes - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
big guy...small mind...good concept
Max Power - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Queer eyes for the straight fives
2Eagle - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Good lyrics.
Stuart McArthur - February 20, 2007 - Report this comment
ha, GREAT title, MP, although I did raise my eyebrows at "How can we say to he - Hate is not the way?" - because I reckon a lot of Republicans would change the first 6 words there to "How can we say, MP - ................" (just an affectionate dig, mate) - 555

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