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Song Parodies -> "Rooting For Mets Is Dumb"

Original Song Title:

"Only the Good Die Young"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Rooting For Mets Is Dumb"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

You would think that, living on Long Island (pronounced "Lawn Giland"), Billy Joel would be a Met fan. Wrong: He was born in The Bronx and has been a Yankee Fan his whole life. In fact, he played the first rock concert in Yankee Stadium history, selling the joint out on June 23, 1990. The Yankees stunk at the time, and the Mets owned New York. Times changed. They have never changed back.
(piano opening)

Come out, you Met fans, don't let me wait.
Your team's always lousy when season gets late.
Aw, and sooner or later, it comes down to fate.
You never will be the one.

Well, they stand like a statue, no good to pray.
Seven-game lead and they threw it away.
Aw, and no one had told them the price they would pay
for lousy playing they'd done.

You know that rooting for Mets is dumb!
That's what I said!
I tell ya, rooting for Mets is dumb!
Rooting for Mets is dumb!

You might've heard I run with a Pinstripers' crowd.
With twenty-six titles, we're right to be proud.
And we might be cheering a bit too loud.
Aw, but that never hurt no one.

So, come on, now, Met fans, show me a sign
next year you won't believe the same old line.
Your team will never be riding behind
no ticker-tape in the sun.

You know that rooting for Mets is dumb!
That's what I said!
I tell ya, rooting for Mets is dumb!
Rooting for Mets is dumb!

You got a nice new ballpark, and soon it will reach completion.
You'll have a brand-new hall
mmmm, but the same bad ball.
Aw, now, Met fans, your team, it's still smelling like big excretion.
You didn't win like the Yanks.
In fact, you're shooting blanks.

Whoa, whoa, whoa
and they say there's a reward, as good as it gets.
Some say you'll get there, but you've got regrets.
I'd rather sweat with the Yankees than flop with the Mets.
The Yankees have much more fun.

You know that rooting for Mets is dumb!
Whoa, whoa, wa-wa-whoa-whoa!
I tell ya, rooting for Mets is dumb!
Rooting for Mets is dumb!

(instrumental break)

You said your mother told you this ballclub you should give deletion.
Aw, she doesn't watch the game.
Doesn't wanna share your shame.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Come out! Come out! Come out! Met fans! Don't let me wait!
Your team's always lousy when season gets late!
And sooner or later, it comes down to fate!
You never will be the one!

You know that rooting for Mets is dumb!
Tell ya, baby!
You know that rooting for Mets is dumb!
Rooting for Mets is dumb!

You know that roo... woo!
Woo-oo-woo-oo!
You know that roo... woo!
Woo-oo-woo-oo!
You know that roo... woo!
Woo-oo-woo-oo!
(repeat 'til fade)

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alvin - October 08, 2007 - Report this comment
claps !...yay michael !
Ann Hammond - October 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I sang
MrMacphisto - October 08, 2007 - Report this comment
The Mets are about as bad as the Braves have been lately... 5-5-5
John Jenkins - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
The Yankees were the team of the 20th century, but they won one more playoff game in 2007 than the Mets. Neither team has won a World Series this millenium. If the Yankees claim to "own" New York, do they do so with pride or embarrassment?
Michael Pacholek - October 11, 2007 - Report this comment
The millennium began in 2000, John. NOT 2001. Calendars are a human invention, and the vast majority of the human race decided to celebrate on December 31, 1999, not December 31, 2000. Of course, there were about 25,000 celebrating inside Shea Stadium on October 26-27, 2000. Whereas the Mets haven't won a World Series since before Iran-contra.

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