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Song Parodies -> "Yankees Got Abreu! Lovely!"

Original Song Title:

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"

Original Performer:

Dusty Springfield

Parody Song Title:

"Yankees Got Abreu! Lovely!"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

You know how sports fans can get. First stage, before the big trade: "We don't need him! Don't trade away half the farm system for him!" Second stage, after the big trade: "We got him! Yeah! This is it! He's gonna take us all the way!" Third stage, after he goes into a big slump: "Look, he's just in a slump, he'll get out of it, we still love him -- not that we loved him before." Fourth stage, after the season ends: "What a stupid trade! Why'd we ever get the bum?" Fifth stage, after he's been traded to another team and starts producing for them: "Why'd we ever get rid of him?" Here's hoping that Bobby Abreu, who's not quite as good as he was at his best for the Phillies, bounces back and avoids stages three, four and five.
When you said they needed him.
I said that he could not play.
It was me, then, who changed, not him.
Did not send much away.

Don't you see that four guys gone
would not help in this go-'round.
Now the team I'm following
will bring the title home!

Yankees got Abreu! Lovely!
Let's give him a hand.
He don't have to play forever.
I will understand.
Believe me, believe me
we can't help but love him.
But believe me, he'd best not let us down!

Lefty swing will bring us memories.
Life seems good, to good for real.
All that's left is Pennant race.
There's nothing, nothing wrong with this deal.

Yankees got Abreu! Lovely!
Let's give him a hand.
He don't have to play forever.
I will understand.
Believe me!
Believe me!

Yankees got Abreu! Lovely!
Let's give him a hand.
He don't have to play forever.
I will understand.
Believe me!
Believe me!
Believe me!

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alvin rhodes - August 01, 2006 - Report this comment what's the payroll now ?...250 million ?....5s
Rick C - August 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael, quit complaining, will ya? The Yankees have had more championship years than the number of years most of the teams have even existed. I'd dock you but, I'm afraid the "Curse of the Pacholek" would come back and haunt my Red Sox. 555
2Eagle - August 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Good use of that co dependent classic.
Michael Pacholek - August 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Alvin: Ah, yes, "Yankee Payroll"... the last refuge of a sore loser. Rick: I had nothing to do with it, but I didn't exactly weep at the thought of Jason Varitek, the man in the chicken-wire mask, being out indefinitely. 2Eagle: What can I say, it's Codependence Day! Which means, before the night is through, I'll probably write another one for one of my girls (most likely Arwen or CZJ).
Arwen - August 02, 2006 - Report this comment
"Or CZJ?"

Michael Pacholek - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I did mention you first. (He then ducks.)
thestalkinghorse - March 10, 2007 - Report this comment
The part that hurts is the Phillies paid the premium to break the no trade clause. I guess the Yankees just couldn't spare the cash.

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