Song Lyrics – Sporting Performances


There was this line I put for the performance of Chelsea against Barcelona in the CL semi finals on my Facebook status

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot…
– Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi.

The obvious reference is to the ‘parking the bus’ tactic they used to destroy the game and try to win by hook or by crook…

And on asking about the KKR performance for this year by a friend, I was quick to say

Bungle in the Jungle, and it’s all right by me…
– Jethro Tull, Bungle in the Jungle.

So that get’s me thinking, what can be a few others? Will figure out a few more and put in, as and when I think of any.

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One thought on “Song Lyrics – Sporting Performances

  1. I’ve thought of a few:

    1. On Roger Federer’s decline over the last year or so:

    “You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find, ten years have gone behind you”
    Pink Floyd, Time

    2. On Chris Gayle’s admission of his preference for T20s over test cricket:

    “I’m getting bugged driving up and down the same old strip
    I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip”
    The Beach Boys, I get around

    3. On Andy Flower, Henry Olonga and all those Zimbabweans who left in protest:

    “Turned away form it all, like a blind man
    Sat on a fence, but it don’t work”
    Queen, Under Pressure

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