The umpire strikes back

04:46
Eric John Kaiser
Eric John Kaiser

Lyrics

Gm/Gm/Cm/A#

OUTSIDE STANDING AT THE PLATE, FOR AN OPENING HE HAD TO WAIT.
HE HAD A FACE WITH NO NAME, BUT IN THE HOOD HAD HIS SHARE OF FAME.
HE LIVED OFF OF CRUMBS, SOLD US POEMS AND PUNS.
SOMETIMES HE WAS STRUCK OUT, BUT OFTEN HIT HOME RUNS.
TO PAY HIS DAILY RENT, HE COULD ONLY BE A GENT.
IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO SURVIVE SELLING NEWSPAPERS AND SMILES.

HE ONCE TOLD ME, "IF YOU WANT TO BE A PITCHER, MAN,
STAY AWAY FROM THE PITCHER, MAN YOU AIN'T GOING TO
TOUCH BASE IF YOU'RE LIVING IN SPACE".

I ALWAYS LOOKED INTO HIS EYES TO TRY AND SEE WHAT KIND OF DEMONS HE HAD INSIDE.
I ALWAYS LOOKED INTO HIS EYES TO TRY AND SEE WHAT KIND OF DEMONS HE HAD INSIDE,
ALL THE ONES TRYING TO HIDE BEHIND A "GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES".

OVER TIME HE GOT STUCK BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD BASE
AND NEVER MADE IT UP TO THE SERIES IT'S ABSURD.
BUT HE SAID HIS ANGER HAD GONE AND HE SAID "THIS IS WERE I BELONG"

HIS NAME WAS ROGER GATES. 

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