05 October 2008

Matter of Perspective...

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Now, I'm not exactly Kenny Rogers' biggest fan, but I have always loved this song and the great 'twist' at the end. It's not only a sweet little song about a boy playing some baseball, but about life and how you look at it. And today, playing with Emery, I was reminded of it so thought I'd share...
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"The Greatest"




Little Boy, in a baseball hat
Stands in the field with his ball and bat
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Says I am the greatest player of them all
Puts his bat on his shoulder and he tosses up his ball
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And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
Swings his bat all the way around
The world's so still you can hear the sound
The baseball falls to the ground
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Now the little boy doesn't say a word
Picks up his ball, he is undeterred
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Says I am the greatest there has ever been
And he grits his teeth and he tries it again
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And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
Swings his bat all the way around
The world's so still you can hear the sound
The baseball falls to the ground
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He makes no excuses,
He shows no fears
He just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers
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Little boy, he adjusts his hat
Picks up his ball, stares at his bat
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Says I am the greatest; the game is on the line
And he gives his all one last time
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And the ball goes up like the moon so bright
Swings his bat with all his might
And the world's so still as still can be
And the baseball falls, and that's strike three
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Now it's supper time and his mama calls
Little boy starts home with his bat and ball
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Says I am the greatest; that is a fact
But even I didn't know I could pitch like that !



Is he not just the cutest?
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But, don't be fooled by the cute little face...
He's a natural born athlete, that one!
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Look for him on the pro circuit in about 15-20 years!!
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There's no tellin' what kind of damage he could do if his aunt could actually pitch the ball !!


4 comments:

Michele said...

OMG! I love this song. I'm crying thinking about jacob at age 3. That's when it all started for him.

Brad and Shana said...

So cute!!

jodi said...

Awwww...that's so sweet!

Chanda said...

Awww! So cute!