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Song Parodies -> "Flushing 2008 (Seen the Lights Go Out Here At Shea"

Original Song Title:

"Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Flushing 2008 (Seen the Lights Go Out Here At Shea"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

July 16 and 17, 2008: Billy Joel, who played the first non-festival concert at Yankee Stadium, plays the last concerts at Shea Stadium. He may have noticed the place is not in good shape, and there's a reason it's being replaced. But the stadium is still in better shape than the organization.
(long instrumental opening)

I've seen the lights go out here at Shea.
They flicker, then they dim real low.
Life goes on beyond the Throgs Neck Bridge.
I hope my Cadillac gets over Triborough.

The Dodgers, they once played in Brooklyn.
In Harlem, Giants gave a show.
The Mets, their power down.
They crashed into the ground.
Another chance, they're gonna blow!

I've seen the Mets strike out here at Shea.
I saw the ruins at my feet.
You know they almost didn't notice it.
They see it all the time
because they're always beat.

They burned their bridge with Willie Randolph.
Their fans don't want him anymore.
The flames were everywhere.
But Randolph didn't care.
He'd seen Steinbrenner burn before!

I've seen the Mets lie down here at Shea.
Saw David Wright's average fall.
Billy Wagner, a victim of some battery.
Beltran took third strike, he never swung at all.

They called some prospects up from Norfolk.
They'll watch the Yankees play for free.
They went to Queens to play.
The bowed The Bronx's way.
And saw the Series on TV!

You know those lights were once bright at Shea.
But that was so many years ago.
They now lose to Washington and Florida.
Even the Mafia don't feel safe there, you know.

There are not many who remember.
They say a handful, cats and chicks...
They tell the world about
before the lights went out.
They haven't won since eighty-six...

(instrumental close)
Yes, I know, the Mets moved their Triple-A franchise from Norfolk (the team formerly known as "Tidewater") to New Orleans. Good way to get them ready for disaster. But since Norfolk is mentioned in the original song, it still fits.

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Pacing: 4.1
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Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 9

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Max Power - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
555 to even it up a bit, I was one of those who mass-voted Rick Astley's song in their website.
Melanie Lee - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I was thinking of tailgating at tonight's concert, but I may be too tired to do it. If you go (attend or tailgate), let us know how it was!
Max Power - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Lupica just got busted by the security, it's pretty funny
Barry Wilson JR. - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Whoever gave you the one's s*ck. This song is worth all 5's, and the Mets... well... they'll choke again.
Scott Kazmir - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I'll never forgive them!!!

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