Sucks At Sports

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lyrics

When I was growing up, I had a habit that was strange
Always liked to put myself slightly out of range
You never botch the play, if you never get the ball
I'd sit and watch my friends take the glories and the falls

Building castles in the sand
The outfield was my home and native land
I'd sing it from the edges of the fields and rinks and courts, singing
I'm a kid who sucks at sports
I'm a kid who sucks at sports

What's the point of t-ball anyway?
It's just baseball with the most interesting part taken away
So until things get more cool, I guess I'll just bide my time
I'll brush up on the rules while I sit on my behind

Building castles in the sand
The outfield is my home and native land
I'll sing it from the edges of the fields and rinks and courts, singing
I'm a kid who sucks at sports
I'm a kid who sucks at sports

Play Ball!

Here comes the pass! Shucks, I missed it...
Coach says, "You made the 'D' team, son." I didn't know that one existed...
Here comes the shot! But I never stopped it...
I made the catch!! Yeah, but then I dropped it...

So if you never win gold medals, never get the MVP,
Never make a diving catch, or even scuff your knees
You might be a dreamer and a schemer just like me
Your trophy is this song, and the architecture of your

Castles in the sand
If the outfield is your home and native land
Sing it from the edges of the fields and rinks and courts, singing
I'm a kid who sucks at sports
I'm a kid who sucks at sports, sing it loud
I'm a kid who sucks at sports, because I'm proud of it
i'm a kid who sucks at sports

credits

from Love You Over Time, released July 1, 2018
copyright 2018, Demon Squadron Recordings
Written by JF Garton, SOCAN
Recorded by Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron Feb 2017 Hipposonic Studios, Vancouver, BC
produced by Steven Drake and Jack Garton
engineered and mixed by Steven Drake
mastering by Ryan Morey, Ryebread Mastering

Personnel:
Jack Garton - lead vocal, accordion
Brendon Hartley - bass
Amrit Basi - drums
Adam Farnsworth - piano, bg vocal
Steven Drake - guitars and mandolin
Sage Trampleasure - violin

additional voices - Jenny Ritter, Jess Rampling, Chelsea DE Johnson, Carly Warkentin

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Jack Garton Galiano Island, British Columbia

Coming from Galiano Island in the Salish sea, Jack Garton's pursuit of foot-stomping beautiful songs has taken him as far as Europe, Canada's arctic, and the Southern USA, playing his unique combination of trumpet and accordion. Parts writer, composer, player and showman, Jack's show is a roller-coaster tour through roots music in the folk and blues traditions. ... more

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