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Song Parodies -> "Opening Day"

Original Song Title:

"Monday, Monday"

Original Performer:

The Mamas & the Papas

Parody Song Title:

"Opening Day"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

John Phillips was from South Carolina, a football State. Michelle Phillips is from Southern California, also football country. Denny Doherty was from Halifax, hockey territory. Cass Elliot was from Baltimore, so she might have known something about baseball. Well, now, we don't have to go to L.A. to feel safe and warm: Beat the drum, and hold the phone, the sun came out today, we're born again, there's new grass on the field!
Ba-da, ba-da-da-da...

Opening Day.
So good to me.
Baseball morning.
It was all I hoped it would be.

But Opening Day
Opening Day cannot guarantee
that in October we will have
a victory!

Opening Day.
We trust that day.
Opening Day.
We've got to win.
Start out that way.

Oh, baseball morning
yeah, this is our warning
of what's gonna be.
Some baseball evenings
that we will leave
jubilantly!

Every other day
(every other day)
Every other day of the year is fine, yeah.
But when Opening Day comes
(but when Opening Day comes)
But when Opening Day comes
we're in first place for a short time!

Opening Day.
So good to me.
Baseball morning.
It was all I hoped it would be.

But Opening Day
Opening Day cannot guarantee
that in October we will have
a victory!

Every other day
(every other day)
Every other day of the year is fine, yeah.
But when Opening Day comes
(but when Opening Day comes)
But when Opening Day comes
we're in first place for a short time!

(dramatic pause)

Opening Day.
We trust that day.
Opening Day.
We've got to win.
Start out that way.
Oh, Opening Day.
Pitch thrown away.
Oh, Opening Day.
Game's here to stay.
Oh, Opening Day.
Oh, Opening Day.
Oh, to be 1-0. Then you only have to win another 95 or so, and then... hope that A-Rod gets the 24-day virus around October 4 or so!

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Michael Pacholek - April 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 5! Even A-Rod homered! All is well in The Bronx. Outside of it, that's a whole other parody subject.
alvin - April 03, 2007 - Report this comment
dodgers 1, brewers 7 !....crap...oh well, yes, opening day is wonderful anyway
Johnny "Harry Frazee" D - April 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Happy Opening Day, MP. Do you know who Harry Frazee was? I can tell you who he IS -- he's my current role: www.hoveyplayers.com/shows/cursereversed.html
Michael Pacholek - April 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Of course I know who Harry Frazee was. He was a theatrical producer who dabbled in baseball and died of an awful kidney disorder when he was 50. I hope you're playing him as a sympathetic character. He may have been responsible for a generation of New England misery, but not four generations. And also, as New Yorker turned Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould taught us, "Never ascribe to malice that which can be blamed on incompetence." He was a fool, not a greedy old SOB.
Johnny "Harry Frazee" D - April 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm playing him as a theatrical entrepreneur who naively thought that professional baseball was no different from a Broadway show. Harry was not a villain by any stretch of the imagination -- he was simply a guy who loved show-biz, who didn't understand baseball, and who would gladly sell his best players' contracts to finance his next Broadway extravaganza. For Harry, Broadway always came first -- baseball was merely a means to that end.

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