From the recording Time & Chance
It was quite early on when writing this song that baseball came in to view. I’m not quite sure why, to be quite honest, it just did. (No surprise really, as I played so much of it in my youth) So I ran with it...some time previously I had read a quote regarding baseball that had made quite an impression on me:
*Baseball teaches us, or has taught most of us, how to deal with failure. We learn at a very young age that failure is the norm in baseball and, precisely because we have failed, we hold in high regard those who fail less often--those who hit safely in one out of three chances and become star players. I also find it fascinating that baseball, alone in sport, considers errors to be part of the game, part of its rigorous truth.
*Francis T. Vincent, Jr., Commissioner of Baseball
Certainly, as you can see, I can not say it any better than this. Nonetheless, I continued to write the song. The references to baseball are quite obvious and anything but cryptic. They speak for themselves. It is titled “Second Chances” and is the opening track on my most recent CD release “Time & Chance”. I hope you like it!
Every time I see your face, I know, I know
Every time I see this place, I wanna go, I want to go
Won’t you just tell me where and when, where and when
And I hope I can get it right this time, this time
Second chances can come real slow, second chances they ain’t for sure
It’s time to go from on deck to the plate, there ain’t no time to hesitate
It’s time to bring it, bring it on home, got to bring it on home
And I do believe I can get it right this time
Ya got to keep your eye on the ball, ‘specially when the count is full
Ya got to see it right down to the stitch, ya got to step right into the pitch
It’s time to bring it, bring it on home, got to bring it on home.
And I do believe I can get it right
Yes I do believe I can get it right
Just you go ahead and watch me, get it right, this time