Adam Sandler hosted Saturday Night Live this week and closed out the show with an emotional tribute to Chris Farley. Sandler sang his musical tribute, the Chris Farley Song, about his former SNL castmate and friend.
Farley died in 1997 at age 33 of a drug overdose and Sandler wrote a song to honor the great comedian in his recent Netflix stand-up special 100% Fresh. The song features heartfelt tributes to Farley from when he was alive and even his funeral. Sandler performed Chris Farley Song with a guitar while clips of “my boy Chris Farley” appeared on the screen.
Here are the lyrics to Sandler’s Chris Farley Song. RIP to the great Chris Farley.
The first time I saw him, he was sweeter than sh*t
Plaid jacket and belt too tight, he wasn’t even doin’ a bit
Then he carwheeled around the room and slow danced with the cleaning lady
He was a one-man party
You know I’m talkin’ about, I’m talkin’ about my friend Chris Farley
On “Saturday Night”, may man would always deliver
Whether he was the Bumble Bee Girl or livin’ in a van down by the river
He loved the Bears and Ditka, danced at Chippendale’s with Swayze, when they replaced his coffee with Folger’s, he went f*ckin’ crazy
The sexiest Gap girl and Meatloaf in the band, without him, there’d be no lunch lady in “Lunch Lady Land”
You know I’m thinkin’ about, I’m thinkin’ about my friend Chris Farley
After a show, he’s stick a quart of Jack and stick the bottle right up his ass
But hung over as hell, that Catholic boy’d always show up to morning Mass
We’d tell him, “Slow down, you’ll end up like Belushi and Candy.” He’d say, “Those guys are my heroes-that’s all fine and dandy”
I ain’t makin’ that sh*t up, that’s the truth about my boy Chris Farley
I saw him in the office cryin’ with his headphones on, listenin’ to a KC and the Shunshine Band song
I said, “Buddy, how in the hell is that makin’ you so sad?” Then he laughed and said, “Just thinkin’ about my dad”
The last we big hang we had was at Timmy Meadows’ wedding party
We laughed our balls off all night long, all because of Farley
But a few months later, the party came to an end
We flew out to Madison to bury our friend
Nothin’ was harder than sayin’ good bye, ‘cept watchin’ Chris’ father have his turn to cry
Hey buddy, life’s moved on but you still bring us so much joy
Make my kids laugh with your YouTube clips or “Tommy Boy”
And when they ask me who’s the funniest guy I ever knew, I tell ’em hands down, without a doubt it’s you
Yeah, I miss hangin’ out, watchin’ you tried to get laid
But most of all, I miss watchin’ you f*ck with Spade
You’re a legend like you wanted, but I still wish you were here with me
And we were gettin’ on a plane to shoot “Grown Ups 3”
Yeah, life ain’t the same without you boy
And that’s why I’m singin’ about, I’m singin’ about my friend Chris Farley
And if we make enough noise, maybe he’ll hear us
Give it up for the great
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