Tuesday, December 18 marks 21 years since the passing of comedian Chris Farley. In honor of Farley, Netflix released the full seven-minute tribute song from longtime friend and fellow former Saturday Night Live cast member Adam Sandler which was part of his recent special 100% Fresh on the streaming service.
The heartwarming song includes a number of references to famous Chris Farley SNL skits, while a video board behind Sandler plays clips from the scenes.
Sandler also looks back on the last time he had the opportunity to hang out with his friend. The comedian also lets us in on some never before heard stories about Farley — some that share a little too much information, but it’s all to make us laugh and to remember a comedy legend for truly being one of a kind.
You can check out the tribute below — along with the lyrics — and catch Sandler’s full Netflix special currently streaming online.
Adam Sandler – Chris Farley Tribute Song & Lyrics
The Sandman remembers his dear friend, comedian Chris Farley. ADAM SANDLER: 100% FRESH is now streaming on Netflix.
I saw him in the office crying with his headphones on
Listening to a KC and the Sunshine Band song
I said, “Buddy, how the hell is that making you so sad?”
Then he laughed and said, “Just thinkin’ about my dad”
The last big hang we had was at Timmy Meadows’s 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
Nothing was harder than saying goodbye
Except watching Chris’s 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’d tell ’em hands down, without a doubt, it’s you
Yeah, I miss hanging out watching you trying to get laid
But most of all I miss watching you f*ck with Spade
You’re a legend like you wanted, but I still wish you were still here with me
And we were getting on a plane to shoot Grown Ups 3
It ain’t the same without you, boy
That’s why I’m singing about I’m singing about my friend Chris Farley
And if we make enough noise maybe he’ll hear us
Give it up for the great Chris Farley