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Song Parodies -> "100 Years (A Dying Cub Fan's Lament)"

Original Song Title:

"100 Years"

Original Performer:

Five For Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"100 Years (A Dying Cub Fan's Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I can't stand the song... that this guy's known for. This new one of his is better, but it's still kind of sad. One day, he will write a happy song. This parody is not it. Longest drought of winning the World Series: 98 years, Philadelphia Phillies, who began play in 1883 and finally won the whole thing in 1980. Except... if the Chicago Cubs don't win the World Series in 2005, then they at least tie that record, even if they win it in 2006.

Four years old for a moment.
Chance takes from Tinker and Evers.
And I'm just dreaming
I'll soon be old enough to go.


Fourteen years old for a moment.
Red Sox beat us, I quiver.
And we're heartbroken
but we'll win next year, you know.

15, there's still time for you
time to win and time to lose
15, you love the Cubs, but please know this:
You have only got 100 years to live.


I'm 34 for a moment.
Hartnett hits homer in the gloamin'.
But swept by the Yanks
even without a called shot.


I'm 41 for a moment.
The war is done.
And I'm heading for the World Series
chasing the crown we ain't got.

15, there's still time for you
time to buy, time to lose again
Ernie Banks, a new star.

15, no night ball out here.
15, you love the Cubs, but please know this:
You have only got 100 years to live.

Swoon time comes by.
Your team still ain't wise.
Another blink of an eye
'69 is gone.
In '84 we cry
We're moving on...


I'm 99 for a moment.
Too old to go kill that Steve Bartman.
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways we got this far.

15, there's still time for you.
22, you've got chance, too.
33, go watch them play.
Cubs still throw it all away.

15, there's still time for you.
White Sox might be team to choose.
Hey, 15, Cub fan, heed my lesson, which is this:

You have only got 100 years to live.

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Total Votes: 10

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Claude Prez - February 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done Michael. Except I'd think that someone as knowledgable as you would know that THIS IS THE YEAR, BABY!!!! THEIR SAMMY IS IN REMISSION!!!! But yeah, good parody.
Scott - October 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job, Michael! It's remarkable how close you got those good Cub years to fit the ages in the song for this hypothetical 99-year-old fan. The line about Steve Bartman really cracks me up. Unlike you, I like the original song a lot. But very much like you, I am a lifelong Cub fan who is quite afraid I'll never see them win. I'm 42 (half of that time spent in the Chicago area, but a Cub fan for all time) so if the 100 years is right, I've still got 58 more chances to see it happen...
Linda - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Hmmm. Replacing just a few random words, but using most of the song's org. lyrics - no wonder you pump so many songs out there - how tough can that be?
Aaron - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
anybody make this song? i would love to put it on a CD for my cub friends
johnny b listener - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
nice job...i thought i heard this on johnny b 97.9 before? am i right? if so, tell me if you have an mp3 of it i liked it

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