Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Slip Slidin' Away
(To the tune of Slip Slidin' Away)

Click below for music to accompany you
<A HREF="Midi/SlipSlidinAway.mid">Link to sound file</A>

Information about the song

(Short vocal and instrumental intoduction):

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

I know a closer
He came from Panama
In years that passed he helped his team
To get very far
He said Joe Torre
I live in fear
For the first time I will blow the save
In two straight games this year

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

I know an owner
A wealthy man
These are the very words he uses
To describe his plan
He said a good day
We win the game
He said a bad dayís when we lose it all
And I must find someone to blame

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

And I know a shortstop
Who moved to third
It seemed that playing by the rules
Was just a dirty word
He went the wrong way
With his right hand
He let his team down when they were needing
Something more and seemed not to give a damn

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

(Instrumental interlude)

Bud Selig knows
That all Red Sox fans
Believe they're cursed because they traded
The immortal man
They're workin' their jobs
Collect their pay
And they were cheering four straight evenings
While the Yanks were slip slidin' away

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

Slip slidiní away
Slip slidiní away
You know you're three outs from the pennant
And then you start slidiní away

Back to song list

<Previous Next>

Comments?

October 21, 2004: In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Yankees were 3 outs away from sweeping the Red Sox, who then stormed back to win an unprecedented four straight games, keeping the Yankees out of the World Series in what is undoubtedly the biggest post-season collapse in baseball history. I'll bet Paul Simon never thought that one of his songs would be used to describe the destruction of the Yankees.

Back to top