Thursday, August 6, 2009

Song Parody Time! Bummer in The Citi!

The Lovin' Spoonful was a pop/folk/rock band who had their fifteen minutes of fame in the mid-sixties. Their first single, "Do You Believe In Magic" peaked at #9 in 1965. Their follow-up hit the following year became their first #1 hit and their trademark song.

"Summer In The City" spent three weeks at #1 in August 1966 and has been covered by an eclectic array of acts. Musicians from BB King to Quincy Jones to Joe Cocker have performed versions of the song, as well as bands such as Styx and The Butthole Surfers. Now it's my turn to cover it for ZCB! Here's my latest song parody. This one is called "Bummer In The Citi" and the story behind the song should be self-expanatory if you've followed the Mets this season:

I'm down; bummer in the Citi
Sayin' what the heck as the Mets plays sh*tty
Players down; isn't it a pity?
I'll just blame the injuries on the kitty.

All around, players looking half-dead
Falling down the dugout steps, shaking all of our heads.

For other teams, it's a different world
This team just makes me hurl
Come on, come on, no end in sight
Trainers feeling heat; we're not all right

And Jerry, we all feel your pity
That this craze has us feeling your plight
In the bummer in the Citi
In the bummer in the Citi.

Men down, when they play at Citi
Injured all the time, not lookin' real pretty
Here, cat! Searching for the kitty
The one from the opener that cursed the Citi
Ain't easy but I'm never gonna stop
PETA, I don't care but he's flyin' from the rooftop!

For other teams, it's a different world
This team just makes me hurl
Come on, come on, no end in sight
Trainers feeling heat; we're not all right

And Jerry, we all feel your pity
That this craze has us feeling your plight
In the bummer in the Citi
In the bummer in the Citi.

(Cheesy instrumental break)

I'm down; bummer in the Citi
Sayin' what the heck as the Mets plays sh*tty
Players down; isn't it a pity?
I'll just blame the injuries on the kitty.

All around, players looking half-dead
Falling down the dugout steps, shaking all of our heads.

For other teams, it's a different world
This team just makes me hurl
Come on, come on, no end in sight
Trainers feeling heat; we're not all right

And Jerry, we all feel your pity
That this craze has us feeling your plight
In the bummer in the Citi
In the bummer in the Citi.

1 comment:

missdee1376 said...

Once again, great job!! (It helps when you actually know the original song lol)