17 July 2008

Left Field

I know I am late, but hey,,,,we're travellin' dogs! I want to thank my pal Koobus
and her mom for the fantabulous job they did with the All Star Game. And particularly for the promotion to left field! Muzzer and Dad have always insisted that this song is about me....and they sing it to me:

Saturday summers, when I was a kid
We'd run to the schoolyard and here's what we did
We'd pick out the captains and we'd choose up the teams
It was always a measure of my self esteem
Cuz the fastest, the strongest, played shortstop and first
The last ones they picked were the worst
I never needed to ask, it was sealed,
I just took up my place in right field.

chorus:Right field, it's easy, you know.
You can be awkward and you can be slow
That's why I'm here in right field
Just watching the dandelions grow
Playing right field can be lonely and dull
Little Leagues never have lefties that pull

I'd dream of the day they'd hit one my way
They never did, but still I would pray
That I'd make a fantastic catch on the run
And not lose the ball in the sun
And then I'd awake from this long reverie
And pray that the ball never came out to me
Here in... (chorus)

Off in the distance, the game's dragging on,
There's strikes on the batter, some runners are on.
I don't know the inning, I've forgotten the score.
The whole team is yelling and I don't know what for.
Then suddenly everyone's looking at me
My mind has been wandering; what could it be?
They point at the sky and I look up above
And a baseball falls into my glove!
Here in right field, it's important you know.
You gotta know how to catch, you gotta know how to throw,
That's why I'm here in right field, just watching the dandelions grow!

Peter Paul And Mary RIGHT FIELD lyrics


Eduardo said...

Nice Song, my Daddy always sings "Shoo Dog Don't Bother Me", to me! Your song is waaay better.
Hugs & Snugs,
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Joe Stains said...

What a great song! We really did have a great time at the game!!!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gussie,
Good song. We sure had lots of fun playing didn't we??? Kousin Koobie sure comes up with some fun trips.
Have fun on your trip!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sophie Brador said...

Gus! Great tune dude. So I'm in Boston, home of the Red Sox. Joe thinks I should pee on people. I think it might get my mom beat up. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions?


Peanut said...

I can't believe I missed going to the game. Ah maybe next year.

Asta said...

Wasn'tit mawvelous!! I'm a tewwible baseball playew, but I suwe had fun!!!
Ilove youwsong..I'm having Mommi sing it to me.

Gussie I amsolooking fowawd to seeing you at Snickers house..I know you'llbe busy wif the Birfday Giwl, but I willsneek a kiss anyway
smoochie kisses
pee ess is Teka coming wif Sweed William, ow is she staying home cause he's not coming?

Jackson said...

Hey Gus, we're singing along here! J x

Patience-please said...

Oh NOOOO!!! We missed the game??? Bad, bad servant. Who BTW thought she knew EVERY pp & M song, but didn't know that one - she loved it!!

Wags from the WAYYY out in left field whippets