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Closed-Season Blues

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Stop the world I want to get off
I can’t stand the pressure any more
I feel like screaming ’til I start to cough
And banging my fists on the floor

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Stop the world I want to get down
I feel marooned and alienated
My face is wearing a permanent frown
And my appetite remains unsated

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Stop the world I want to be freed
I’m tired of feeling enslaved
I’m depressed by fat cats and corporate greed
This whole world, to me, seems depraved

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Stop the world and don’t shed a tear
I think I’m beginning to see reason
These feelings I get are for 2 months a year
And always in the closed-season

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Stop the world I’m rejoining the ride
I’ve changed my mind so cut me some slack
I’m no longer feeling the need to hide
Because the football season is back

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Notes

This was written in 1999 at the beginning of August, the time of year is significant!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/closed-season-blues/