Basketball

by Oh, that Patrick

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

about

Basketball's fun, right?
Well, I enjoy it so much I felt like it deserved its own love song.

lyrics

It was a long day at the office but I saved
some energy for the active catharsis that my whole body craves.
No matter how good I could see, my world come together
I'll still have available no better pleasure (than)
Riding my bike to the courts nearby so I
can do the only thing that helps me get by
PLAYIN' BASKETBALL (has become like my new religion)
PLAYIN' BASKETBALL (when I feel I'm truly livin')
Oh, the world is never as clear as it appears within court vision when I'm playing basketball (when I'm free then I can see the world so clearly)
------
So long to the preoccupations that plagued my brain today
Now it's time for them all to just melt away
No matter how good I could see, my world come together
I'll still have available no better pleasure (than)
Riding my bike to the courts nearby so I
can do the only thing that helps me get by
PLAYIN' BASKETBALL (I don't want to ever see myself fade away, but it's just a natural law: every wave must decay, every heart must break, every hair must gray. Lord you know sometimes we wonder why it's that way)
-----
One day it will be done, I won't be having the same fun as I was able to when I was a child.
One day it'll be done, I won't be having the fun, that I was able to when I was young.
There's tennis, golf, and bowling, taking hikes and baby-strolling.
It's still my live, so I will live it.
But I will realize I'm no longer still in my prime when I can't extend my body to the limit.
There's a curse that's put on our lives we don't just keep on improving until the day that we die, oh my-my-my-my.
But I just wanna keep on going. I just wanna keep on knowing.
I just wanna keep on throwing passes to my friends; finish one then run it back again.
PLAYING BASKETBALL (is when I feel like I'm living ... my all is what I'm giving ... Oh, what a different life this would have been if it didn't waste my time with basketball).
(Uh-oh, here we go, time to put on that show)
PLAYIN' BASKETBALL (when I feel I'm truly livin')
Oh, the world is never as clear as it appears within court vision when I'm playing basketball (when I'm free then I can see the world so clearly)

credits

released February 9, 2017

tags

license

about

Oh, that Patrick Los Angeles, California

Originally from the Maryland/DC border, Patrick moved to LA in 2006. Since then, he's been writing/recording songs as a one man band. His clearest influences are Ben Folds Five and The Beatles. He loves life and fears death. Most of his songs are meant to help people cope with fear/loneliness through appreciation of life's awesomeness. He plays in an LA-based band called Nerds & Jerks. ... more

contact / help

Contact Oh, that Patrick

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code