I was listening to Macklemore's song "My Oh My," if you never heard of it you should check it out, its a great dedication to the Seattle Mariners deceased broadcaster Dave Niehaus. It actually inspired me to wrong a song about Piazza's 9/11 Home Run that I wanted to share on the web and see what people think about it. Youtube link to "My Oh My".....> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvNQWQSwmow
My lyrics "It's Just a Game"
A City all bruised upwith a mess on their hands but a full house nonethelesswith a somber crowd in the standsThey all tuned into that gameTo that place unchangedwhen the P.A. said his name the whole crowd went insane that’s our star at the plate Yeah, and I still remember that date C’mon and lift us up Cuz we’re all down on our luck And we could use a boost From the man who rules the roost Cuz tonight the whole cities yoursAnd we’ve opened all our doorsIn hopes you’ll complete all your choresAnd bring life back to the city that needs Too settle a score
The 0-2 to Piazzacrushed towards right field Andruw Jones on the runHe looks up and ITS OUTTA HERE!the crowd stood revered As our star rounded the basesYes! The smile on peoples faceserased the frowns that they woreThis was not just a gameAs far as the crowd could seeThis was their return to normalcy The events that took placeCould never erase their spiritCause at this very moment The City was back from the attack That drove them into mourningAnd with that crack of the batTheir hero was born as the new day wasDawning.
And as that moment went onthe crowds mood grew lightThey knew to savor that night In the familiar confines of Shea That dreaded day was replayedBut, with one swing of that batThat broken City was lifted One simple game that had shifted The hopeless feeling in townBrought them back to the dayWhen those two towers stood tallIt was all that they neededTo rise up and beat it Like when Piazza went deep The crowd knew they’ll defeat itI still remember that scene the whole crowd stood up to scream like the noise could somehow say"We will stand united"You may have taken our loved ones away But their memories remain in us With us Through usYeah it may just be a game But all the same look how it healed us
And the hope that came with it However small, was theirs to holdno one could take it from themnot even what preceded it One man even succeeded itCause in this night The City needed it, one day was all it took for a city to despairone game was all it took for a city to be repaired