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Song Parodies -> "Yankees Got Run Over By the Red Sox"

Original Song Title:

"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"

Original Performer:

Elmo & Patsy

Parody Song Title:

"Yankees Got Run Over By the Red Sox"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

ALCS and World Series 2004: from a bona fide New Yorker.
Yankees got run over by the Red Sox.
All the New York fans now sit and grieve!
You can cite "The Curse of the Bambino",
But Boston fans are saying, "We believe."

They've played in too many series,
So the Yankees had to go.
Watching them was getting boring
Like Ken Jennings on that Jeopardy! game show.
Yankee fans yelled at Martinez
"Who's your Daddy?" as a cuss.
Red Sox fans replied with T-shirts
That were saying "Yankees suck!" and "Why not us?"

Yankees got run over by the Red Sox.
All the New York fans now sit and grieve!
You can cite "The Curse of the Bambino",
But Boston fans are saying, "We believe."

Now we're all so proud of Torre.
He's not acting like a louse.
He's inviting all his players
To a showing of "Damn Yankees" at his house.
It's not just the folks in Boston
Who've been feeling past regrets.
There are bona fide New Yorkers,
And in their hearts they're shouting, "Let's go, Mets!"
("Let's go, Mets!")

Yankees got run over by the Red Sox.
All the New York fans now sit and grieve!
You can cite "The Curse of the Bambino",
But Boston fans are saying, "We believe."

Now it's time for the World Series.
It's the Red Sox and St. Lou's.
But, imagine different players
To reflect the stuff that happ'ning in the news.
Picture Boston versus Houston.
Picture Kerry versus Bush.
See the Red Sox trounce the Astros,
And imagine Kerry kicking Bush's tush.

Yankees got run over by the Red Sox.
All the New York fans now sit and grieve!
You can cite "The Curse of the Bambino",
But Boston fans are saying, "We believe."

(Sing it, Schilling!)

Yankees got run over by the Red Sox.
All the New York fans now sit and grieve!
You can cite "The Curse of the Bambino",
But Boston fans are saying, "We believe."

(Play ball!)

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Johnny D - October 26, 2004 - Report this comment
GO SOX!
Dee Range - October 26, 2004 - Report this comment
What Johnny said!!! 555
John Barry - October 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Go, Sox, yes. I loved the comparison of the Yankees to Ken Jennings!
Michael Pacholek - October 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Grumble... gripe... kvetch... but you redeemed it in the last verse. It'll be one week 'til we vote Kerry, four years we had Dubya Bush and we're sorry!
annoymous - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I like it, nice parody! Go Red Sox!!!
John Jenkins - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Melanie, particularly the "Damn Yankees" and Jeopardy lines.
... - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't know how I missed this one, but I gotta say, it was really great!
Andy N - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody. No offense Mel, I not a big fan of the the red sox.
A. Person - October 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Now the Yankees have been run over by the Angels!!
Sheryl Wilson - October 27, 2005 - Report this comment
The comment about Kerry and Bush just didn't go....and was uncalled for, especially now, since Bush won. GO BUSH! GO SOX!
Bill Sylvester - February 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved the "Lets Go Mets!" line!
Guest - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
to Sheryl Wilson: I disagree with your sentiments about Mr Bush.
Tankees Suck - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
The Yankees got run over by the Red Sox On their way to the '04 World Series You can say there's no place for them Yankees Because they suck and that's the way it will always be!
Cassie - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
SHERYL WILSON YOU ARE MY HERO THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT!!!! And you're absolutely right! Go Bush and Sox!
Agrimorfee - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
(Amiright Idol) For a long time participant, we sure don't see you often with new submissions. Glad you stepped up here. This is a prime example of a topical parody that kind of loses its edge with the passing of time (especially with the Kerry/Bush references). I generally don't have affection for sports parodies for that reason, but at least with the verses, you informed me of some important names and situations (and subbing the OS very well at the same time).
Note that higher marks in competition usually come from varied choruses. If this were an elimination round, though, I wouldn't hold that against you--it worked for me, in this case. Good luck!
Below Average Dave - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
(AmIRight Idol) Well, I have to echo a bit of Agri, at this point Kerry/Bush kinda loses it's effect--and Yankees/Red Sox is more of a narrow appeal topic. I'm all for supporting home teams, I grew up in St. Louis and we all know how it is with intense rivalry. The thing is, songs like that are best as a novelty recording. The good thing about the non-elimination round is we can give you some feedback to help prepare you for the tougher rounds. A song like this OS would be difficult to record because it's just not a song that has year-round appeal. Also, baseball is a summer topic, and to a Christmas song--it may have limited appeal despite being very well written. I think that this was a good write Melanie, but be careful with topic VS OS song choice ;)
Red Ant - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(Idol) I could see Red Sox fans singing this one - keeping the same chorus goes to improve easy singability. Changing the verse about Kerry/Bush would make this timeless instead of dated. I enjoyed the read. Like Dave wrote, setting a summer topic to a song only heard in the winter is an odd pairing, but I think I'd sing along with it even in the off season. =)

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