-> "Yogi Berra's Wisdom"
Original Song Title:
"Takin' Care of Business" (MP3)
Parody Song Title:
"Yogi Berra's Wisdom"
A native of St Louie
Where they don’t put up with hooey
'cause Missouri’s motto is “Show me.”
Signed with Yankees in his teens
Power hitter, eighteen seasons
They retired his Number Eight jersey.
Lots of Series as a coach,
So reporters would approach
To find out what this winning maven say
Done only eight in school
But became our ‘Wisest Fool’*
Known for witticisms quite pithy.
Not over ‘til it’s over (in this game)
If the road forks, take it (just the same)
Asking what the time is; do you mean now?
Observe a lot by watching, anyhow.
If it were déjà vu again,
We might get him to explain,
If the people won’t come out who’ll stop ‘em.
So don’t make wrong mistakes
Go to other peoples’ wakes
Otherwise they won’t show when it’s your turn.
Take it with a grin of salt,
He didn’t really say what he said.
And if you walk or drive
You’ll be lost when you arrive
If you don’t know where you are headed.
And we’ll use
Yogi Berra’s wisdom (every day)
Yogi Berra’s wisdom (every way)
That record stands ‘til broken, every time
Future’s not like once was; no nickel’s worth a dime.
They wouldn’t have won if we’d beat ‘em.
We have deep depth. Pair up in threes.
Out here it gets late early.
Thanks for making necessary
That night when he’s inducted, Hall of Fame
It’s ninety percent mental,
And the other half’s physical
Don’t know nothing, baseball’s that kind of game.
No one goes where there’s a crowd
And though fan mail makes you proud
Don’t respond to anonymous letters
And when your batting slumps
With your average in the dumps
It’s blaming the bat that is better.
And we’ll be
Using Yogi’s wisdom (every day)
Using Yogi’s wisdom (every way)
If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
He said, "It ain't the heat, it's the humility."
* Based on speaking style, "The Economist" in 2005 named Yogi Berra "Wisest Fool of the Past 50 Years".
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