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Boston Flowers - Just A Guy

from AWAY GAMES by assorted artists



track by Arthur McFarlene (@arthurxmedic)


(verse 1)
he takes the field like it's just another Whensday morning
knocks the dirt off his cleats and steps into the box
throws an eye to the pitcher and one to the Umpires
rests his bat behind his head

it's dark in the immaterial plane
and a couple of numbers rattle around inside his head
out of fifty-one attempts at a base steal
he's only ever gotten ten

he's Just a Guy
weight of a Bat on his shoulder
will he swing or will he walk?

Just a Guy
weight of the world on his shoulders
will he stand still or will he run around the block

(verse 2)
it's a Single and Jacob Haynes is gonna take a stroll to first base
park it for a second
it's not whether you win or lose
it's how you fight off the Birds swarming you at the stadium

and he's
Already looking at Second
he knows that he should wait but he just can't [REDACTED] help himself
he decides to risk it as he often does
he follows his Captain's advice: be gay, do crimes


(verse 3)
Jacob skids to a stop at Second base
looks and makes sure that -- for the moment -- he is safe
he squints and shoots a glance to the bat boy, who is
holding a spare bat: just in case...

the voice inside his head sounds suspiciously like Matt Damon
he peers up at the ring of light where the sun should be
"if we can get through Inning 9 without incineration
please, don't let it be up to me."


(repeat chorus)


from AWAY GAMES, released October 9, 2020


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