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Song Parodies -> "The Roided Summer"

Original Song Title:

"The Boys of Summer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Don Henley

Parody Song Title:

"The Roided Summer"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Inspired by Bill Madden's column in the 12/10/2006 New York Daily News. Ironic, since the phrase "The Boys of Summer" was appropriated from a Dylan Thomas poem to title Roger Kahn's acclaimed book about the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers.
(instrumental opening)

Nobodies at the plate.
They're sagging at the beach.
The record for home runs.
They've put it out of reach.
Empty stats, don't mean much
with chemicals enhanced.
In nineteen ninety-eight
we had been so entranced!
But...

I can see you
your pink skin burning in the sun
you got trapezius bursting and
you're thrilling everyone.
I can tell you
my anger at you still is strong.
We see the roided summer is gone.

I never will forget those nights.
Too bad that it was just a dream.
These news reports, they make me crazy.
Your evasiveness makes me scream.
I'll never understand
why you hurt the game I love.
You're leaving ballgames early
and cork is what your bat's made of!

I can see you
running out in Wrigley's sun.
You do your home-run hop but you're
lying to everyone.
I can tell you
my anger at you still is strong.
We see the roided summer is gone.

(instrumental break)

Out on the road today
I saw a Bonds T-shirt on a young kid's back.
A little voice inside my head
said, "What a schmuck, doncha cut him no slack."
I thought I knew my baseball.
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever.
So let's all let them go!
And...

I can see you
with over 700 home runs.
But you're walkin' real slow and
we all wish you were done!
I can tell you
my anger at you still is strong.
We see the roided summer is gone.

I can see you
your legacy is coming undone.
You don't deserve to break Hank's
record for most home runs!
I can tell you
my anger at you still is strong.
We see the roided summer is gone!

(instrumental fadeout...
just like Jose, Mac, Sammy, Raffy & hopefully Barry...)

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Yoidy - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought it was gonna be about how hemarrhoids ruined your summer. Oh well. This was a good one anyway. 555
Johnny D - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
555 ... and Yoidy, I think the parody you have in mind is "The 'rrhoided Bummer".
alvin rhodes - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
brilliant...especially like the part about the kid in the bonds shirt... i'm hopin' he fails in his quest, as well
Michael Pacholek - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Don't give anybody (probably you or Malcolm) any ideas, Johnny...
ProudAmerican - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
111 for being a LIEberal pedophile.
Chris Pollman - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael, this was great. 555s. Proud, you are the biggest idiot ever to pollute this site. Mr. 1s is our friend now, now that your sorry ass is on here. Cute comment *rolls eyes*. LIEberal? How long did it take you to come up with that one?
Michael Pacholek - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
"LIEberal" has been around since at least 1998, Chris. Never mind that Republicans, under Tricky Dick Nixon, set a standard that no Democrat could ever match, unless you wanna count Zig-Zag Zell Miller. And this parody wasn't even about politics! I do plenty of other subjects, as P.A. does not. More proof that he is unworthy of us.
Police Commissioner - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek, I would at the LEAST have Chucky G remove that slanderous, and libelous, comment from Proud American. At the most, I would contact an attorney, and sue. His/her IP address is a matter of record, and that statement is prosecutable. BTW, great parody. The only thing bigger than Bond's head is his ego.
Michael Pacholek - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Commissioner, but I can take is as well as dish it out. Let's see if his kind can. Hmmmm, why do I suddenly have the urge to write a Batman parody?
Chris to MP - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow, I'm behind then. Since 98? Ah well, being just 17, I'm not too well versed on this sorta thing. My bad. But again, good job, and PA, you suck.
krd82 - December 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought that Mark Foley was a pedafile, wasn't he a republican? Those exsist on both sides of the political spectrum Democrat & Republican!--it's sad that a parody can't be rated on it's QUALITY as oppossed to the POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS of the author

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