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Song Parodies -> "The Night Detroit Died"

Original Song Title:

"The Night Chicago Died"

Original Performer:

Paper Lace

Parody Song Title:

"The Night Detroit Died"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

for the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers and their fans
(police sirens, one after another)

Once there was a game on the outskirts of Detroit
Back in the USA, past the Election Day.

In the heat of a losing game
In the land of the auto mill
When the town of Detroit died
And they talk about it still:
When a man named Ron Artest
Made that b-ball game a mess,
And he led his team to war
With the Piston fans and more.

We saw Ben Wallace fly.
We saw him shove, the night Detroit died.
Brother what a night it really was!
Brother what a fight it really was!
Glory be!
We saw Steve Jackson fly
We saw him punch, the night Detroit died.
Brother what a night of free-for-all!
Brother what a night of basket-brawl!
Yes indeed!

And the sound of the battle rang
Through the court and the bleachers, too,
And a bunch of the hoodlum fans
Threw their soda and their brew.
And we saw Jermaine O'Neal
Punch a fan and make him reel.
And we heard disturbing news:
'Bout a dozen fans were bruised.

We saw Ben Wallace fly.
We saw him shove, the night Detroit died.
Brother what a night it really was!
Brother what a fight it really was!
Glory be!
We saw Steve Jackson fly
We saw him punch, the night Detroit died.
Brother what a night of free-for-all!
Brother what a night of basket-brawl!
Yes indeed!

And the game they had to call
On account of basket-brawl.
David Stern's mouth opened wide
And he kicked Artest aside.
He's suspended for a year.
You can buy his CD here.

The night Detroit died.
Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-NA-na-NA-na-na!
The night Detroit died.
Brother what a night it really was!
Brother what a fight it really was!
Glory be!
The night Detroit died.
Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-NA-na-NA-na-na!
The night Detroit died.
Brother what a night of free-for-all!
Brother what a night of basket-brawl!
Yes indeed!
MNL, Queens, NYCD: Blood Thicker Than Water, Volume 1--Infamous Mobb (featuring Ron Artest)I don't think this is the CD but this will do for now. (BTW, my family lived for a time in the Queensbridge Projects!)

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Stuart McArthur - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
this is becoming a hot parody topic - great OS for the job Melanie, and a great job - 555
Airfarcewon - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Too true...too sad....and too bad...
John Barr - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
I'd say, wait till Artest's CD comes out and parody some of the material, but I'm guessing it'll be crap beyond parody.
MasonR - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Great topical parody. Love the chorus, and the CD reference fit in great.
Melanie Lee - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments, people! Check these out: "Ron Artest" Parody by Rick Duncan http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/disney14.shtml "Give a Shove and Shift Blame (The Ron Artest Story") Parody by M. McCain http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/bonjovi39.shtml
Michael McVey - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty much sums up what happened, and I'm a lifelong Pacer fan who was born in the city where they race cars. That does not mean I am proud of my team or what happened in the town where they make cars. I'm very disappointed in my team, in fact. -- MM
M. McCain - November 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Fine job with a complex song! 555

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