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Song Parodies -> "Party Though They're From East Rutherford"

Original Song Title:

"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Party Though They're From East Rutherford"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

In 1987, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl for the first time, although they'd won four NFL Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. Since 1976, they've played their home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, about six miles from Times Square -- almost exactly the same distance as Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds, where they'd previously played (1956-73 and 1925-55, respectively). Their new stadium will also be at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. Yet in '87, New York's Mayor Ed Koch called them "this foreign team" and refused to give them a ticker-tape parade, as many other championship teams in the City had gotten (and many have since). When they won again in 1991, Mayor David Dinkins upheld the Koch precedent. Now that they've won in 2008, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they're a New York team as much as a New Jersey team, and he gave them a parade. I've always hated the Giants for coming to my home State but not changing their name. That all changed when they beat the cheating, previously-undefeated, shamelessly smug New England Patriots. Now, they get many, many tributes, including this song.
What do we do when teams win titles?
How do we show them that we care?
What do we do, what strikes our fancy?
Send them up Broadway, toast them there.

What do we give? Key to the City.
Shower them with paper, bless with word.
They won, our hopes they carried over.
We party, though they're from East Rutherford.

We're mad!
(We're mad!)
So mad!
(So mad!)
Mad about this football aggregation.
To fail to honor is absurd!

We're glad!
(We're glad!)
So glad!
(So glad!)
They gave the Patriots a working-over!
We toast in N.Y.C.!
We party though they're from East Rutherford!

(instrumental break)

It's bad!
(It's bad!)
So bad!
(So bad!)
The job for men of sanitation.
But it's good that party has occurred.

We're glad!
(We're glad!)
So glad!
(So glad!)
They gave the Patriots a working-over!
We toast in N.Y.C.!
We party though they're from East Rutherford!

What do we do for team from Jersey?
Let the ticker-tape fly like a bird!
Gotta honor them in New York City!
That's what we gotta do!
That's what we gotta do!
We party though they're from East Rutherford!
Party on, Eli!

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John Jenkins - February 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Good stuff, MP. Maybe they should be like my local baseball team and call themselves the New York Giants of East Rutherford.
Max Power - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Party on!!!
Max Power - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I was looking through the grammy nominees when I've stumbled upon this: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood Should give you another idea
Stan Hall - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Fun parody, Michael. Unless my kidhood-beloved Steelers are seriously involved, I don't generally care much about football's winners, but Belichik, having achieved the I-had-thought-impossible feat of being even more of an a**h*l* than erstwhile Philly coach Buddy Ryan, was/is positively fun to loathe. Made the SB worth watchihng and the outcome delicious.

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