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Song Parodies -> "Ken Griffey Sleeps Tonight"

Original Song Title:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Tokens

Parody Song Title:

"Ken Griffey Sleeps Tonight"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Sadly, this is no joke. Even if your father is still alive, I think you should drop the "Junior" from your name -- and retire from playing professional sports -- if you're so in need of a nap that you literally fall asleep on the job: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5178137
Dee-dee-dee-dee, da-dee-dee-dee-dee
Junior fades away...
Dee-dee-dee-dee, da-dee-dee-dee-dee
Junior fades away...

A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway

In Seattle, in heat of battle
Ken Griffey sleeps tonight.
Field called Safeco, where did our star go?
Ken Griffey sleeps tonight.

A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway

All those homers, 600 homers
but Griffey sleeps tonight.
All those homers, but now he slumbers.
Ken Griffey sleeps tonight.

A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway

(instrumental break)

Hush, Seattle, don't shake or rattle.
Ken Griffey sleeps tonight.
He's so dated, and middle-age'd.
Ken Griffey sleeps tonight.

A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway
A fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway, a fadeaway

Dee-dee-dee-dee, da-dee-dee-dee-dee
Junior fades away...
Dee-dee-dee-dee, da-dee-dee-dee-dee
Junior fades away...
(repeat 'til, well, fade)

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Dan Creeden. - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Not only will he go into the Hall of Fame but also the Hall of ZZZZZ. 5 Hits 5 Runs 5 Steals, no Errors.
Jonathan S. - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Brilliance. 555 Dugout Dogs for ya.
Patrick - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Nothing wrong with your song, but I fell asleep trying to read it. I can only imagine what I'd do if I tried to run the bases again.
Max Power - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
He was trying to go for a ring, too bad that won't happen. At least he can still borrow his father's. That or find a job with the team, it worked for Fisk with the White Sox and Dawson with the Marlins in 2003.
Old Man Ribber - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Griffey's fading began in Cincinnati! lol ;D
John Jenkins - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Very good topic and parody.

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