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Song Parodies -> "The Last Season/Shea"

Original Song Title:

"The Load Out/Stay"

Original Performer:

Jackson Browne

Parody Song Title:

"The Last Season/Shea"

Parody Written by:

Joe Crayon

The Lyrics

Yeah I know. This is not a Mets-friendly site, and Shea stadium is an old, ugly stadium with insufficient bathrooms for guys who spend 9 innings drinking stale Budweiser. But I grew up on Long Island, where Mets fans outnumber Yankees fans, and I've been going to games at Shea Stadium ever since a hot July double-header against the Pirates in 1968 after my Dad cashed in his Dairylea milk carton coupons for tickets. I have lifetime of happy memories there. As the Mets start their final season, I thought a mushy little tribute to my team, and a farewell my ballpark, would be appropriate. (My parodist fantasy is Billy Joel singing this during the Final Play concert!)
Now the seats are all empty
Citifield will open soon
And old Shea will be torn down
We had so much fun, and we hate to leave
As we wait here for the Final Play
We cheer the Mets in our little town

But all the echoes that I hear
The memories so dear
When the games were oh so sweet, and we all cheered
And that was neat but as I hear the sound
Of Citifield goin' up next door
There's some things that you should know...

The Beatles played there, so did the Stones
And Janis Joplin and finally, Billy Joel
'Cause when it came to music, see
You know Shea was the place to go
'Cause when Bruce played there with the E Street Band
We all were there to raise our hands
The Police, the Who and Paul and Art, too
And Elton John, to name a few

And we made such a fuss
When Broadway Joe called the plays
Even the Yankees played at Shea in the middle 70's
And the Pope, he was there
Shea opened up for the World's Fair
But alas, it looked so plain
And while some Met teams were just bad dreams
And caused the fans much pain
Sometimes they would win and we all would cheer
And we remembered why we came

Yes we had old Casey Stengel at the helm, happy clown
We had Buddy, Koosman, Agee, Mex, and Cleon Jones
We had Willie Mays and Darryl days
We had Kingman and McGraw
We had Lee Mazilli and "Le Grande Orange"
We would sit up high in the upper deck
On those splendid summer days
And the only time that seemed too short
Was the time the Mets got to play

Let us cheer for the miracle of '69
And in '86 everyone was feelin' fine
Have a beer, give a cheer
You know Santana is here
And as the jets roar not so high above, we say
We're gonna have new glory days
It's almost time to take our leave
But always say, "You've gotta believe..."

We have Shea just a little bit longer
Where Seaver played, just a little bit longer
'Cause Todd Hundley played there,
And Howard Johnson played there
Mike Piazza played there
And Gill Hodges managed fair
And Bobby Valentine

Oh, we have Shea, just a little bit longer
Jose, Jose, Jose, play your best, play your best

Oh, let's have Shea, just a little bit longer
Where Gooden played, just a little bit more
Now if the Wilpons don't mind, And if Manaya don't mind
David and Carlos play fine, let us have a good time
Playin' October games...
Joe Crayon was called up from the minor leagues as an emergency replacement for an injured, aging (but highly rated) Amiright semiregular and closet Mets fan who strained his right hamstring while completing a run-on sentence.

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QC79 - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice job here...bummer that they lost the home opener, though. I score this 555, no errors.
Eac Zeffron - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I sorta know the last part of the OS well, but I think everything is well paced. Good stuff, 555's.
Joe Crayon - April 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks QC79 and Zac Effron's spoonerism!
Joe Crayon - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm the real Joe Crayon from Long Island (Woodmere) but now in K.C., MO. who are you and why do you use my name?

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