With Apologies to a Lot of People - 'Moreno for Nothin'

One thread was named 'Moreno for Nothing!' My overheated brain just couldn't resist. Sorry. Here are lyrics for the common man.

MORENO FOR NOTHIN’
With apologies to: 1) Dire Straits
2) Players, Coaches, & G.M.’s (Remember that the song satirized the supposed singer.)

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You run the team while you watch TV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Moreno for nothin' but seats ain’t free

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't daft
Maybe get a hole in your roster
But you get it and you don’t have Taafe

We gotta come to keep the team solvent
Buy them tickets but we don’t know why
We gotta keep football in the Hammer
We keep on watching but we sure cry

See the little player with the helmet and the swagger
Yeah buddy – give the guy a glare
That little player he got a nice contract
That little player- seems he just don’t care

We gotta come to keep the team solvent
Buy them tickets but we don’t know why
We gotta keep football in the Hammer
We keep on watching but we sure cry

I shoulda learned to pass the football
I shoulda learned to play the game
Look at that head ref, he got it watchin’ on the replay
Man all our hopes are done

And he up there, what's that? He got a headset?
Sendin’ in plays dying on every down
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Ship Moreno for nothin' but our seats ain’t free

We gotta come to keep the team solvent
Buy them tickets but we don’t know why
We gotta keep football in the Hammer
We keep on watching but we sure cry

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You manage football we see on TV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Moreno for nothin' but our seats ain’t free
Moreno for nothin' but our seats ain’t free

Original lyrics at http://www.ada.com.tr/~modabasi/dslyr6.htm#8

Or watch the performance at Wembley Stadium

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDpMqKSrr7Y&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDpMqKSr ... re=related[/url]

Any more hurtin' songs out there?

well done!!!

Touche!

What a piece of work, Mark.

I loved it.

And listening the song got my blood flowing.

I would have got up and danced
but my feet are too sore.

[What am I doing, playing basketball at my age?]

Have to agree Great Post and Thumbs up how alot of Feel Right now

Fantastick Mark, Great remake of one of my fav songs. Now if we could only get it onto CD and somehow played at the game!

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Awesome job.
Mark, you have inspired this response:

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9316/money4nothinel1.jpg

Mr. Knopler would be proud.

An Argo-Cat fan

Obie's new screensaver!

Great job, Mark.

I've got a song of my own, but I fear you might lose respect for me if I post it..lol.

Probably wouldn't get past the language filter anyway :wink:

Mark and Astrolab - great work! (I'm very envious!)
The humour is needed, and the song even scans!
How about a follow-up, done to "Sultans of Swing"?

Are we really in "Dire Straits"?