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"We Didn't Start the Losing" by Billy Joel

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We here at Royals Review are always on the cutting edge of the hippest music. Billy Joel, who is apparently a huge Royals fan, has written a re-make of his 1989 hit "We Didn't Start the Fire" to capture his frustration with his favorite baseball team. He has graciously allowed us to print the new lyrics, as Royals Review is his favorite site to lurk on.


Wally Joyner, Bob Boone,

Cone is traded too soon

Tom Goodwin, Brent Mayne,

Chico lost his pants


Mike MacFarlane, David Howard

Lineup is Gaetti-powered

Belcher gives you seven innings

Monty save chance


Appier, Pichardo

Gubicza, Rosado

Pat Rapp, Boone is fired

Jeff King chooses to retire


Johnny Damon, Jay Bell

Chili Davis hits it well

Tom Gordon, Bip Roberts, Michael Tucker, goodbye!


We didn’t start the losing

The whole team was rotten when the Glasses bought them

We didn’t start the losing

We’re in baseball hell ‘til the Glasses sell


Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye

Palmer hits it deep and high

Tony Muser, pitch abuser

Allard’s on the clock


Gregg Zaun, Jeff Suppan

Mac Suzuki, Damon’s gone

Jay Witasick, Blake Stein

Chuckie Knoblauch


Blown saves, Mark Quinn

Milk and cookies, Chad Durbin

Dave McCarty, Scottie Pose,

Jason Grimsley, Dos Carlos,

Runelvys, Ibanez

Roberto Hernandez

Dye says, "what a mess!", dealt for Neifi Perez!


We didn’t start the losing

The whole team was rotten when the Glasses bought them

We didn’t start the losing

We’re in baseball hell ‘til the Glasses sell


Ken Harvey, Aaron Guiel

Mike MacDougal, Randa’s smile,

Af-feldt, Lima-Time, Royals have a playoff climb


Juan Gonzalez, Darrell May,

Carlos Beltran couldn’t stay

Pena ends his wild ride, Emil Brown goes nationwide


Graffanino, Matt Stairs

Angel doesn’t seem to care

Gobble and Carrasco, Sweeney is a no-go,

Pena Junior, Greinke splits, Grudzielanek, Mienktiewicz

Elarton and Sisco, Allard gets the heave-ho,


We didn’t start the losing

The whole team was rotten when the Glasses bought them

We didn’t start the losing

We’re in baseball hell ‘til the Glasses sell


Buddy Bell, far from first

"It can always get worse"

But-ler, Gor-don, Royals hire Dayton


Joey Gathright likes to steal

Gil Meche signs a big deal

Ross Gload, John Buck, Hochevar gets taken


Bannister, Callaspo

DeJesus, Olivo

Coach Trey, bunt away, what else do I have to say?


We didn’t start the losing

The whole team was rotten when the Glasses bought them

We didn’t start the losing

We’re in baseball hell ‘til the Glasses sell


Pon-son, Tea-hen

Betancourt is back again,

Joa-kim, Guill-en, Coco Crisp, Bruce Chen


Jacobs, Bloomquist, Rick Ankiel

Kyle Davies, Mike Aviles

Doug Sisson, Rusty Kuntz

Ned still loves to use his bunts


Greinke and Cabrera gone

Danny Duffy – Tommy John

Prospects, worthless vets,

Moose, Hos, Chris Getz,

Eight year plan says Dayton Moore

While the Royals fail to score

Every day its Jeff Francoeur, I can't take it anymore!


We didn’t start the losing

The whole team was rotten when the Glasses bought them

We didn’t start the losing

We’re in baseball hell ‘til the Glasses sell, oh well, oh well….