September 30, 2008

This is not my swan song.

This is not my swan song
This is not my gone song
This is not my last hurrah

You’re either in or you’re out
You’re either playing or you are not
How hard can it be – to give it all you got
When all you got is…


I took somebody’s place
Somebody with more runs than me
Somebody will take my place
Somebody with less runs than me

It’s always the same
Nobody’s getting younger
It’s always the same
Somebody’s gotta cop the blame


Why don’t I speak to Steven Waugh?
And ask him what a scrap is?
Why don’t I speak to Shivnarine Chanderpaul?
And ask him what to bat like crap is?

We were the brightest stars
Playing like children play, with their dinky cars
Now we are nowhere half as cute
So we’re told, you can either fly away
Or take a chute
Take a chute, take a chute


But
This is not my swan song
This is not my gone song
This is not my last hurrah.

And I
Think I know what a scrap is
Think I know what to bat like crap is.
Think I know.
I think I know.


Bill Lawry: GAAAWN!

(To be performed by Yusuf Islam a.k.a Cat Stevens, ideally)

18 comments:

Ottayan said...

Instead of singing swan songs
Let us hope they just b'gone.




P.S.: NC, I need a favour.

I noticed that you have linked to my blog using the old url(blogroll).

Can you please use my present url http://www.cricketnewsonlinelive.com to link to me.

Naked Cricket said...

ott - it's done.

Ottayan said...

For a moment I thought you were referring to the Fab four.

Thanks for changing the url.

Naked Cricket said...

The Famous Five.

Straight Point said...

you made my day gaurav!!

actually we all will be running short of adjectives...

so guys what are you waiting for...see the swan song too is ready :)

Naked Cricket said...

Looks like Cheeka made Dada's day too. cheers and thanks SP.

Bhaskar Khaund said...

:-) this gets better and better !

Sanath said...

pls link my blog onto yours as I've done regarding yours..thanks a lot..CRICKETAHEAD

Naked Cricket said...

BK - danke, danke!

sanath - it's done.

Trideep said...

Famous five stick for another series... Lts see how they perform

sraghuna said...

I'm waiting for your version of Bats in the cradle ... more strom und drang ... das ist scon nackt cricket!!!

Naked Cricket said...

Tri - no other way, we'll have to see...

Naked Cricket said...

sraghuna - i'm waiting for yr version of bats in the cradle. wish it was here.

A Bisht said...

Barring a few; It looks as if all guys are in boss appeasement mode :}

VM said...

Hmm, good song, but sad. :(

Naked Cricket said...

VM - glad you saw that

Soulberry said...

Why don’t I speak to Steven Waugh?
And ask him what a scrap is?
Why don’t I speak to Shivnarine Chanderpaul?
And ask him what to bat like crap is?


The original crabs

scorpicity said...

Its bird season... time to hunt those birds. One by one, the media makes them fall down... we bloggers take those occasional pot shots.

SB... how could you forget Jimmy Adams or that completely atrocious and painful batsmen called Geoffrey Boycott... they are giant crabs.