"Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)" as written by and Peterik/sullivan....
Fat and weak, what a disgrace.
Guess the champ got too lazy.
Ain't gonna fly now, he's just takin' up space.
Sold his gloves, threw his eggs down the drain.

But he's no bum, he works down the street.
He bought the neighborhood deli.
Back on his feet, now he's choppin' up meat.
Come inside, maybe you'll hear him say

Try the rye or the kaiser,
They're on special tonight.
If you want, you can have an appetizer.
You might like our salami, and the liver's all right.
And they'd really go well with the rye,
Or the kaiser.

Never eats while on the job.
He heard it's good to stay hungry.
But he makes a pretty mean shish kabob.
Have a taste, they were made fresh today.

Try the rye or the kaiser or the wheat or the white.
Maybe I can suggest an appetizer.
Stay away from the tuna, it smells funny tonight.
But you just can't go wrong with the rye,
Or the kaiser.

So today, his deli comes first.
Still he dreams of his past days of glory.
Goes in the back and beats up on the liverwurst,
All the while you can still hear him say

It's the rye or the kaiser, it's the thrill of one bite.
Let me please be your catering adviser.
If you want substitutions, I won't put up a fight.
You can have your roast beef on the rye,
Or the kaiser.

The rye or the kaiser,
The rye or the kaiser,
The rye or the kaiser


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"Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)" as written by Jim Peterik Frank Sullivan

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    General Commentparody of "Eye of the Tiger"
    Demau Senaeon March 30, 2001   Link
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    General Commentgreat parady or eye of the tiger. Just for the record the song is actually called "The Rye and the Kaiser". Its on his new album
    lil rocker99on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuhm... just to demau senae isnt it kinda obvious???
    fattmanon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm not sure if its Theme From Rocky XIII or The Rye and the Kaiser..... a little help please?!? Good song
    elegent_messon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe songs called The Rye or the Kaiser...
    fattmanon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn the "Best Of" compilation where it showed, it was titled, "Theme to Rocky XIII," which pokes fun at the fact that Rocky had 6 continuous movies where the exact same thing happened.
    Camb06on August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song first appeared on the In-3D album in 1984, where it was entitled "Theme From Rocky XIII (Rye or the Kaiser)".
    LoboParamilitaryon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI cant stop laffing at the parody. One of my favourites from Weird Al. Absolute genius.
    young_jableson September 23, 2007   Link

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