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Royals

On 10/21/14, Doug caught San Francisco Giants World Series fever, just as some SF radio stations were banning Lorde’s hit song “Royals.” So he wrote and recorded his own version of the song, with Giants-friendly lyrics. It aired on KCBS and was picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle and other sites. A professional singer who wants to remain anonymous heard it, loved it and recorded her own, amazing, version of Doug’s lyrics.  She does an uncanny Lorde imitation. Doug admits she sings it way better than he ever could. But let’s see her cover politics.

MYSTERY SINGER HITS “ROYALS” OUT OF THE PARK:

 

Here’s a link to the YouTube video that goes with the Mystery Singer’s rendition.

 

And here is Doug’s original demo version, which aired on the radio on 10/21/14, earning him the scorn and ridicule of most of the newsroom:

 

The Lyrics:

You’ve never seen baseball played like this

I cut my teeth on Willie Mays

And McCovey

You can’t mess with our success

It’s a dynasty

Ring number three

 

And every game it’s like Posey, Panda, Panik or Pence is

Finding all the gaps and swinging for the fences

We don’t care

The ball’s flying through the air

And every game it’s like Blanco, Crawford, Morse or Ishikawa

Never know just who’ll supply the power

We don’t care

We snatch wins out of thin air

 

And now we’re gonna beat the Royals, Royals

There’s no way to stop us

Steal some bases if you must

We’re gonna leave you in the dust

Yeah we’re gonna beat the Royals, Royals

Gonna end their destiny

Hey KC

You can’t stop our dynasty

 

Bruce Bochy pulls the strings

We’ve got two Series rings

On our fingers

And everyone in baseball knows

It’s an even year

So we’ll win another

 

And every game it’s like,

Posey, Panda, Panik or Pence is

Finding all the gaps and swinging for the fences

We don’t care

The ball’s flying through the air

And every game it’s like

Mad Bum, Huddy, Romo and Casilla

You can’t hit them

Wouldn’t want to be ya

We don’t care

‘Cause we’ve all got orange hair

 

And now we’re gonna beat the Royals, Royals

There’s no way to stop us

Steal some bases if you must

You’re gonna get thrown out by Buster

We’re gonna beat the Royals, Royals

Gonna end their destiny

Hey KC

You can’t stop our dynasty

 

3 Comments

  1. Great lyrics!!
    You remind me of Ron De Lacy and his band of two:
    Doo doo waa
    He too was like you.

    He was an old friend from Sonora.

  2. How can we download her version!? Fantastic song, Doug. Love it!

  3. That was freaking awesome

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