Jersey Flegg

by You Beauty

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released February 1, 2014

Will Farrier
Flyn Mckinnirey
Josh Phuah
Kino Verzosa

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Track Name: Jersey Flegg
In the pool they stare at me
You gotta stretch it out post-game you see
These young ones making me their enemy
Cause they don't wanna end up down like me

They say I've done the best I was gonna do
I got some games behind me I know it's true
I'm off the field by four in the afternoon
Watch the boys kick home from the dressing room

Had a bit of time before
When it wasn't me in the pre-game show
When the five-eighth saw me make the play
Straight down the line to seal the day

But the Jersey Flegg starts at two today
The ref's a peanut I think he heard me say
I'll catch the coaches eye if it kills me hey
But the same thing happened yesterday
Track Name: Mennal Mondays
They aren't always grubbin at me though
After a couple in town after the show

They'll drop by my empty table
Ain't empty cause it's littered with empties now
They'll buy rounds and gather round
For a laugh I can tell
But they're buying and I'm flying back

They wanna know bout '93
When everything looked so good for me
I'd pull up to the ground in my LTD
Wood-grain on the dash and leather seats

They wanna know bout '93
When everything looked so good for me
I'd rock up to the game with a blonde on my arm
And leave with another
Bought one house for me old man
And one for me mother

That's where I live now
Back with her the old sow
Track Name: Scent of my youth
Yeah, I'm going back
I can smell the turf
On my old man's boots
When he kicks them off
The scent of my youth

Not on my clean floor!
My Ma would yell
But he'd grin at me
Get him a cold VB
Sit up on his knee
The game on TV

I'd be polishing those boots til they shone
He was a mean bastard when a mood took on
But in those good moments I wanted to be like him
And play

Yeah, it's under 15s
And I'm on the wing
With him meters away
Just over the line
Loosing his shit as always

You don't want it bad enough!
He shouts
With his squinty eyes
From that amber breaky
There's some girls havin
A good old laugh about me

It's the only time I see him now
On Saturday mornings at the oval
Since Ma kicked him outta home because of the drink

And he softens a bit after the game
Puts a tenner in my hand
Says he knows I can play
Then my mates call me over
And he's gone with a nod
And his paper bag

Yeah I'm in the change rooms
Underneath a stadium
Calling my name
Or baying for blood
Time to give them a game

Get out here and whip these bastards round!
When we come up the ramp
To the roaring mass
I'll sometimes look up
And think I see my Dad

Now I know I'm doing this 'cause of him
It's what he wanted from me
Not to turn to the drink
But we'll see how that goes
Won't we?
Yes we will
Track Name: Ann-Maree
You're never going alone again Ann-Maree
And now that I've found you
You're never going alone again

Saw you at a thing for children's TV
The club sent me cause I had choof in my pee
Caught your big green eyes, I couldn't believe
Someone so pretty staring back to me

Your baby voice joyous, me here mushroom ear
But I can tell you want me
Now you're not going alone again Ann-Maree
And now that I've found you
You're never going alone again

Winnie Cup day came
I sent a car to see
Here's the best tickets
Could you get ready
High up in the stands
In the VIP
I saw you like an angel
My heart skipped a beat

The cheer girls had given some flowers to me
White flowers in ribbons next to the trophy
I told the water boy to bring them to you
I winked when he whispered, whispered from who

I mean it when I say I want you for good
These others mean nothing
Now that I found you up there Ann-Maree

And now that I've found you
You're never going alone again Ann-Maree

At the function center out by the sea
Ribbons in the colour of the team's jersey
I realised I already popped your friend Stacey
Now I knew it straight
There's no ranger for me
You got me missing training
Got the coach on me
But I'm still making tries
Cause I know you can see
You got me spinning girl
Baby, can't you see
It's only been a month
But I'm on my knee

Say yes Ann-Maree

Let's go it together from now Ann-Maree
And now that I've found you
You'll never go it alone again Ann-Maree
Track Name: Now her skirt
There ain't nothing to work out
Cause nothing happened
'Cept seeing her little red mouth
Locked to another man's

I spose I just waste my time
Went down to the studio
To pick her up
A booking at Maricio's
Guess a pupeteer's trained to have his hands up things
Now her skirt

You coulda had
Whispering Jack
Playing your wedding day

I spose I just waste my time
You held me like no one had
Made me think
I was loved for more than my success
Guess it's back to chasing thrills
In the Cross again
Waste my time

Waste my time
The gods of cheating get me back
Waste my time
They know I've done my share of that
But it's different cause I wasn't mucking round with you
Like you were
Track Name: Crummy Thoughts
CAN'T REMEMBER CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE I WENT TO SLEEP
WOKE UP IN THE GUTTER FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK

WENT TO TRAINING DRUNK... FUCK IT
HAD TO HAVE A SPEW IN THE ORANGES BUCKET

CAN'T REMEMBER CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE THE BIG GAME IS THIS WEEK
GUESS I'LL JUST GET ON THE BUS AND TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP

SLOW ON THE PITCH AND HEAVY ON MY STUDS
MISSED A PASS TRIPPED FACE FIRST IN THE MUD

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME?
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME?
BET IT ALL UPON A GIRL ONLY FOR IT TO COME CRASHING DOWN ON ME

GOTTA PULL MYSELF BACK FROM THE BRINK
BUT THERE'S FIVE MORE BEERS FROM THE SLAB I GOTTA DRINK
FOURS BEERS
THREE BEERS
WHO CARES?
WHO CARES?
BET IT ALL UPON A GIRL ONLY FOR IT TO COME CRASHING DOWN ON ME
Track Name: Drop me now
WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
WOMAN'S DONE IT
WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
THE TEAM'S DONE IT
WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
I WOULDA DONE IT
IF I COULDA MY TURNED MY HAND AROUND
TO GET A GOOD ONE IN

WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
OLD MANS' DONE IT
WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
MY DOG'S DONE IT
WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?
I WOULDA DONE IT
IF I COULDA MY TURNED MY FIST AROUND

IF THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH A BIT OF BLOOD BETWEEN
TWO MEN ON A FIELD AS THE CROWD STRAINS TO SEE
THEN WHY NOT ONE MAN AGAINST HIMSELF
TEACH A LESSON TO THE SON OF A BITCH
REMIND HIM OF THE THINGS THAT HE ONCE FELT

WHOSE GONNA DROP ME NOW?

IF THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH A BIT OF BLOOD BETWEEN
TWO MEN ON A FIELD AS THE CROWD ROARS AND SCREAMS
THEN WHY NOT ONE MAN AGAINST HIMSELF
TEACH A LESSON TO THE SON OF A BITCH
REMIND HIM OF THE THINGS THAT HE ONCE FELT

THEY COME TO SEE TWO GROWN MEN GET MEAN
THE SWEAT RISES AND EVERYONE JUMPS IN
SO WHY NOT ONE MAN AGAINST HIMSELF?
TEACH A LESSON TO THIS SON OF A DOG
REMIND ME OF THE THINGS THAT I ONCE FELT
Track Name: Healin' Spirit
Course I still think of her
She's the first thing plain in my mind
As the mist clears from the night before
And she whispers so close I can feel:
Baby come back to me please

She calls to me in hours of tarnish
When I can't fight it off anymore
When I don't have the fire to be hateful
When I forget this heart that she tore

Course I still ache for her
But it seems like the right thing to do
When you're back playing down in reserves
And everything blows yes it's true
Baby it wouldn't with you
Track Name: Rabbits
I was in a bar then I was out the front
People don't remember a face
Ofcourse, when it's all bloated from the sauce
I don't blame them in the first place

And who comes pushing through the evening glow
The last person I want to see
Ray Warren jogging those big lungs sucking
The cool air of winter Sydney

I turned and buried my face into my hood
Didn't have to try hard to look
Like a worthless drunk
But he sits down and says:

When you were younger you had everything
We envied your girl and your game
But when it fell to bits and things went to the shit
We stood by you all the same

And now you're wasting yourself away
Lost the last thing you'd held on to
That was dignity and you can hold the tears
Cause I'm gonna tell you how to get through

I've seen all the greats, they come and go
Meninga, Wally, Langer, Sterlo
Only the men last you know

Do you wanna feel like a real man now?
Then find a way to forgive her somehow
Gotta let it go or you'll never come home
She stuffed it up but you're still all alone
Track Name: Off the bench
Off the bench
I've been keeping it warm for too long
Time won't forgive me again
We all know

Taste that wooden spoon
In my mouth
Take it out
Get it out
Cause it puts nothing in my belly at night
No hunger for a woman or a game or a fight
It's a dud feeling alright

Off the bench
There's no roar from crowd this time round
But in my chest I'm exploding again
And it's not just from the lap around the park
Though that makes a mark
There's someone in my heart

Off the bench
Now I'm off the couch I can dream
And I can give it all to Ann-Maree

Off the bench
I got off the...

OFF THE BENCH OFF THE BENCH
OFF THE BENCH OFF THE BENCH

I picked up the phone with cold clarity
Wasn't gonna let life high tackle me

When she heard my voice she sighed oh so sweet
And now she's on the hill watching down on me