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Song Parodies -> "I'm a Retriever"

Original Song Title:

"I'm a Believer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"I'm a Retriever"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

Alternate title: "Casey on the Mound". Subtitle: "Welcome to the big leagues".
I can throw a ball with great velocity
Make it spin and take a wicked dip
Batters try to hit it
But they swing and miss
As the ball lands in the catcher’s mitt

Then I got the call, now I’m a reliever
Standing tall here in the big time
MLB, I’m a reliever
Better than Seaver in his prime

We were up by one but they were threatening
Men on first and third, and no one out
So I got the signal
Headed to the mound
Time to dig on in and mow ‘em down

Then I threw a pitch, I couldn’t believe it
With just a twitch he hit a home run
And we lost, I got the heave ‘cause
I was naïve and now I’m done

Oh, what a drag

Thought I was a savior
That’s the way it seemed
Then my first and only pitch got creamed

Thought I was a pro, but I’m a pretender
Don’t you know I thought I’d succeed
I was wrong, I’m no contender
Couldn’t defend our one-run lead

Yes with just one pitch, no more a reliever
Won’t get rich just riding the pine
I’m not an achiever, no no no no no no
(Not a reliever)
I’m not a reliever, no
(Underachiever)
I’m not a reliever, no
(Now I’m a griever)
"I'm a Retriever" parodies have been posted previously by Alvin Rhodes (7/22/05) and Fr33BirD.

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Rex - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
OK, so I've lost my mind. I have absolutely no idea why I posted this as "I'm a Retriever" instead of "I'm a Reliever". :-(
Ann Hammond - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I sang and enjoyed this anyway
Dee Range - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Super job, Rex. I wondered about that myself, but the good news is: at least you found yours LOL! I'm still looking for mine...555
Edgedraw - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, Rex, you have lost your mind. I was expecting something about dogs, and it took a few seconds to wrap my brain around the curve you threw me. (Get it? Get it? See, that was a baseball-related joke because ... oh, never mind.) Most excellent job ... all fives.
John Jenkins - June 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Very good job of varying the repetitive stuff from the OS.
Kimberly - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
This isn't as funny as 'Copy-Cat', but it's funny.

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