The Sound of Football

Submitted by Baldbill on December 4th, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I have been having Simon and Garfunkel's song the Sound of Silence running thru my head for a couple of weeks now, not sure why. Last night I had a restless night and the song kept coming at me but the words were different.

Today I wrote them down, the tune is the same so just use that as a guide. I hope this can take it out of my head. I know it isn't perfect but it needed to come out.


Hello Michigan, my old friend
I've come to cheer for you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sounds of football

In linemen’s dreams we ran it well
Come hi’gh water or fiery hell
We beat them underneath the lights
This year we didn’t win the fight
When the ulnar nerve was hit by the huskers just right
That ruined that night
And touched the sound of football

And in the glaring light I saw
Hundred thousand people, maybe more
People cheering without shouting
Students paying without watching
Bloggers writing words about things that I don’t care
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of football

"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Off season like a cancer grows
Victors valiant that I might hear
Conquering hero’s that I might cheer
But my words, like schadenfreude fell
And echoed
In the wells of football

And Jim Delany go’t paid
By league that he had made
And the blog flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the blog said, "The words of the coaches are written on the stadium walls
And Shembechler hall”
And whispered in the sounds of football



December 4th, 2012 at 3:39 PM ^

Don't worry man. This economy will eventually turn around and you'll find a job again. Then you'll be able to fill your days with something meaningful again.