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Song Parodies -> "VFL, I gave you all the best years of my life"

Original Song Title:

"Rock'n'Roll I gave you all the best years of my li"

Original Performer:

Kevin Johnson

Parody Song Title:

"VFL, I gave you all the best years of my life"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I've read so much about the Red Sox lately on AmIright, that I decided to write this for the Aussies, about our homegrown football, Aussie Rules. The VFL (Victorian Football League) was my home state competition for 100 years, and then it became the national comp in 1987. A lot of the quaint innocent charm was lost, which is what this parody is about. The many local references will be nostalgic for Australian (esp Melbourne) readers. Non-Aussies, I beg your indulgence.....
I can still remember when I first went to the G
Saw the Bombers play the Tigers, ably led by Roger Dean!
My dad politely listened as I argued lucidly
that Blethyn stooged the umpy into giving him that free...
I've got every footy record saved from every game I saw,
...give me any Richmond match and I can rattle off the score.
That Collingwood / North Melbourne Final I was held in awe
coz I beat Mikey Williamson in tipping it a draw

VFL I gave you all the best years of my life
All those cold Saturday arvos! You kept me out of strife
Watching Lou on World of Sport I laughed until I cried
I never thought those little things would soon be swept aside.
And I will always.....be grateful for the good times

The seventies were choc-full of a lot of things I miss
Such as League teams on a Thursday with the cast and crew half-pissed
Butterwy-nutty Bobby - twiple Bwownlow medalist
And Ted and Jezza, on a bus with hot pies in their fists.
And at Brownlow nights the captains added votes up on the stage
There was Teasdale in his velvet suit - a guaranteed front page!
We'd calculate the ladder, six o'clock each Saturday
We weren't to know back then of course that these were numbered days

VFL I gave you all the best years of my life
All those cold Saturday arvos! You kept me out of strife
Watching Lou on World of Sport I laughed until I cried
It never once occurred to me there'd soon be 16 sides.
And I will always.....be grateful for the good times

'87 seemed okay, despite all it begat
They put two teams in from interstate - not much harm in that.
One more game on Saturday, what's one more footy match?
coz I'm still buying my two cans and taking down the stats....
But Adelaide soon entered - and that Modra bloke appeared
And the VFL turned AFL - a national frontier.
The Eagles started winning games, confirming Sheedy's fears
It won't be long, said Kevin, 'til Victoria disappears.

VFL I gave you all the best years of my life
All those cold Saturday arvos! You kept me out of strife
Watching Lou on World of Sport I laughed until I cried
I overlooked the subtle shifts and all that they implied.
But I will always.....be grateful for the good times

Then it really hit the fan, the Eagles winning flags
And we accidentally lost some to those wanky Crowie snags
And then the blokes in Queensland justified their high price tags
And nowadays in tipping comps, you factor in jetlag.
And snug in corporate boxes are the theatre-going set...
who, instead of sitting with their mates, accompany brunettes.
with chardonnay and nori rolls and smoked herring baguettes.
...I miss the days when chiko rolls were all that you could get.

VFL I gave you all the best years of my life
All those cold Saturday arvos! You kept me out of strife
Watching Lou on World of Sport I laughed until I cried
But each week brought us closer to the day those pleasures died.
But I will always.....be grateful for the good times

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Kristof Robertson - November 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart, you bastard!! I'm sitting here and starting to well up...all the references to the mighty Lou, Kev Sheedy, Modra (w***er), and the days when South Melbourne, Fitzroy and Footscray meant something..cold July arvos with your Four 'n' Twenty....when Hawthorn could play, and nobody had heard of Wayne Carey. Ahhhhh....seriously, mate; thanks for this..it was brilliant, and of course deserves 555
Stuart McArthur - November 01, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks, Kristof - I was wondering if you were a Melburnian, or at least a southern stater - anyone from Sydney/Brisbane wouldn't know many of those references....the fact you know Hawthorn now can't play means you keep up to date ovber in the UK - problem is the Tiges are worse! :-(
Kristof Robertson - November 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Not a Melburnian, Stuart; southern NSW (Wagga to be precise), so we got both league and aussie rules in equal measures. My dad's a rampant Roos supporter and keeps me up to date, especially when Hawthorn are losing (bring back Dipper!)...plus I get to occasionally see replays in Aussie pubs over here. Incidentally, Wagga's the home town of one Mr Wayne Carey..I'm not proud! :-)
Stuart McArthur - November 02, 2004 - Report this comment
yes, and also the subject of that famous song "Don't call Wagga Wagga "Wagga"" - do you know it?
Adagio - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Peregrin - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I found the OS. Good job Stuart, good pacing!
Stuart McArthur - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, Peregrin! You did that! Thanks heaps! I am honoured! (I was quite resigned to this being out of reach for all but our small minority) :-)
Johnny D - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) All right, all right, what's all this then? "Football" ? From "Down Under" ? Well, I might not know much about all that, but I know an impressive and heart-felt parody when I read one!
Jared - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but good luck, not sure if an American has any right to say this but Aussie Aussie Aussie!
Troy - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Bloody awsome mate, great to see more Aussie parodies on the site, and your parody kicked arse, all 5s!!!!
mandamoo - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
"Don't call Wagga Wagga "Wagga"" - do you know it? ".....and you don't call Gin Gin 'Gin'....." Yep ! I followed your link from Troy's 1975 parody and while I'm definitely not a sport fan, I enjoyed your parody Stuart. Good stuff !
Paul Robinson - November 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) - Well, DKTOS and DKMAAS (Don't know much about Aussie Soccer) either, but this is very well written.
Phil Alexander - November 28, 2004 - Report this comment
For the second time tonight, I'm going to echo exactly what Paul said ;-)
Meriadoc - November 28, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Have No idea what you are talking about, but the use of 'arvo' was nice! ;-)
Stuart McArthur - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, Jared, Troy, mandamoo (are you Aust?), paul, phil, merry, belated thanks

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