Future Sport

by Chalk

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Feel the wind of a different season
They want to win I want to break even
My fault if the spell comes true
Pole vault if you tell me to

Everyone has a different reason
When they’re leaving to call it an evening
Summersault if we can’t undo
The winter salt in the avenue

Empty words so hard to believe in
Lose their meaning as soon as you speak them
Hiding out in your half truths
To keep the panic from grabbing you


From subsequent blowback
You think that you would know that
Severed limbs don’t grow back
And studies they have shown that
A backpack packed with a heavy stack of books
Bends your back right back
To the way it used to look

Now you’re sugar-filled and thrown back
Running laps on the track
Creasing out an old map
Thinking to yourself that
A walk back home isn’t all too far away
Set your clock right now
‘Cuz it’s time to count your days


You lost your mind but I kept mine
In somewhere cold and hard to find
Fleshless phantoms fumble for
The ageless prize of future sport

The tension’s high I let it climb
Above the walls they look behind
Rabid patrons’ full support
Of rising numbers on the board


Have you picked a losing team
The team has lost its team esteem
It’s dying down or so it seems
Applause is dull behind the screens
The stats are stacked
Like the pages in a book
Leaves the whole room packed
With a steady vacant look

It’s overturned and turning out
He knew what he was on about
It’s too hard to live without
A sober sense of crippling doubt
A walk Out There
In a dangerous kind of way
Sets the clock back now
Will it ever be the same?


The ins and outs and in-betweens
The moments in your magazines
Goings on off of the court
Reduce to tawdry news reports

There’s no story they won’t record
No words that they can’t distort
Games are long and tempers short
‘Cuz when they’re bored, they’re really bored

credits

released September 20, 2016
Tracked at The Sound Gallery in Minneapolis, MN by Jacob Mullis and Aaron Baum

Additional Tracking at Gold Sleeping Tubes in Minneapolis, MN by Tony Schurbon

Mixed by Tony Schurbon and Michael Voller at Gold Sleeping Tubes

Mastered by Ryan Olcott

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Coool Records, 2016

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