A Thirteen Goal Breakdown                [Part 1 of My Soccer Trilogy]

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme:  Accent points align for all 3 verses

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

In the year of 20-1-9,

 

On the green grass so Fran-cais.

 

The whole world watched,

 

As football fe-lines,

 

Changed how we view soccer to-day.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Lift a glass and make a toast,

 

To the gals who scored the most.

 

They deserve a thirteen goal...

 

Breakdown.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

When they ran the friggin' score up,

 

Whiners called for a lynch mob.

 

The game they played,

 

Sug-gested one thing:

 

That scoring goals is a girls job.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Lift a glass and make a toast,

 

To the gals who scored the most.

 

They deserve a thirteen goal...

 

Breakdown.

 

 

BRIDGE #1

 

Some say one shouldn't celebrate,

 

A single goal scored following 8,

 

And that doing so is a blunder.

 

 

Pushing forward defines "Risk-Reward",

 

Favor that play and never be bored,

 

Yeah, thirteen is a lucky number.

 

 

BRIDGE #2 - THE Instrumental Breakdown

 

 

VERSE 3

 

You won't care who suffers A loss.

 

When the of-fense earns it's keep.

 

A game that's much,

 

Like watchin' la-crosse.

 

Where defense and keepers come cheap.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Lift a glass and make a toast,

 

To the gals who scored the most.

 

They deserve a thirteen goal...

 

Breakdown.

 

 

BRIDGE #3 - Obviously Very Optional

 

Now, don't get me wrong,

 

Sure, my love is strong,

 

For the awesome play of the men.

 

In that, I cannot be alone,

 

But when offered testosterone.

 

I reply: "Thanks, no. I brought my own...

 

Estrogen."

 

 

CHORUS

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Breakdown! Breakdown!

 

Lift a glass and make a toast,

 

To the gals who scored the most.

 

They deserve a thirteen goal...

 

Breakdown.

 

 

The End

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2019.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords: Poems about the performance of the US Womens National Soccer Team in France.