The Sporting Life Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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I fell on the playing field
The work of an errant heel
The din of the crowd and the loud commotion
Went deafening silence and stopped emotion
The season was almost done
We managed it 12 to 1
So far I had known no humiliation
In front of my friends and close relations

There's my father looking on
And there's my girlfriend arm in arm
With the captain of the other team
And all of this is clear to me
They condescend and fix on me a frown
How they love the sporting life

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Infanta
  • 2 We Both Go Down Together
  • 3 Eli, the Barrow Boy
  • 4 The Sporting Life
  • 5 The Bagman's Gambit
  • 6 From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  • 7 16 Military Wives
  • 8 The Engine Driver
  • 9 On the Bus Mall
  • 10 The Mariner's Revenge Song
  • 11 Of Angels and Angles


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 4 in album Picaresque
    release date: 2005-3-21
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:39
    producer: Chris Walla and The Decemberists
    mixer: Chris Walla
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Trifekta Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    script: Latin