We Didn’t Start Eric Fryer

We Didn’t Start Eric Fryer
We Didn’t Start the Fire

Harry Caray, Derrick May, Red Schoendienst, Jonny Jay
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Paw Siegrist, Water Pitcher, Pedro Guerrero
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joseph Torre, Johnny Broxton, Hazelbaker, Screwed Division
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
No Correa, South Korea Closer Seung-hwan Oh
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenthal, Adams Bomb, Sweet Baby Ray, Ankiel’s Arm
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Bruno, The Infield Fly, and The Catcher Looks at Sky
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
High Rise Tower, Brecheen, Heyward’s Got a New Team
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Manifesto, So Taguchi, Sad Taveras goodbye
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start Eric Fryer
Yadi’s knees were burning
While Eric was yearning
We didn’t start Eric Fryer
No we didn’t try it
But we tried to right it

Bullpen Callin’, Harmonica, Tom Herr, and a Flag Stand Off
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Reds Hi-Jacker, Tapping Hello, Daulton Can’t Block
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Rajah, Heat is On, Go Crazy, DeLeon
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Nied-en-fuer Falls, No Walk Around Jack Clark
Dien Bien Phu Falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
Eckstein, Dizzy Dean, Cardinals have a winning team
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Jesse Burkett, Pete’s Plan, Biscuits Mirandy, Big Mac Land
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Birdos, Carp’s a Pest, Alberta’s Crying Fest
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Traded Ace, Clayton’s Face, Wizard in St. Louis
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

We didn’t start Eric Fryer
Yadi’s knees were burning
While Carson was learning
We didn’t start Eric Fryer
No we didn’t try it
So Eric got slighted

Slippery Rock, Petkovsek, Mickey Mantle Upper Deck
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Medwick, Von Der Ahe, Lidge Slider Goes Real High
Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai
No one on, Soft Ground Ball, Denkinger blows a call
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Dark weather, Jonny Mize, Brummer gives us a surprise
Starkweather Homicide, Children of Thalidomide

Matty Holly, FredBird, Jay’s Memphis Mafia
Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Catching Bloops, Hungo, Pujols is an Angel
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
8-2, Willie McGee, paying Adam Kennedy
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Johnny Pepper, knot hole, Darryl in Chicago
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

We didn’t start Eric Fryer
Yadi’s knees were burning
But his play was earning
We didn’t start Eric Fryer
No we didn’t try it
Cause Mike wouldn’t buy it

Cardinal Way, MarionAllen Craig Obstruction
Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
Lance Lynn, Rolen, Juan Encarnacion
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
Lawless bat Flips Viola, Rally Squirrel mania
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Old Days, Go Ten, Gibson beats Mikkelsen
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Push-Up, KMOX, David Freese’s Game Six
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
Adam’s K, Saves the day, what else do I have to say?
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?

We didn’t start Eric Fryer
Yadi’s knees were burning
But they still kept churning
We didn’t start Eric Fryer
No we didn’t try it
There’s no way to fight it

Tewk’s control, Sunny Jim, Richard Ankiel back again
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshots, High Socks, Hackergate, Lou Brock
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Harold claims they’re stealing signs, Error on the airline
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Tarp hits Coleman, Shoulda Ran, Enos batting after Stan
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
Wacha Torture, Berkman Tied, Youneverknow, Mad Dash Slide
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
Foreign bets, Mike’s Guys Vets, Haines, Stacks, Bernie’s Bits
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Kozma hit unties the score, Mark’s Hard Hittin’ Crushes Four
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Jay & Bourjos Twitter wars, I can’t take it anymore
Rock and Roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start Eric Fryer
Yadi’s knees were burning (In the Outfield)
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Yadi will still catch on and on and on and on

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