The Mockingbird

The Way It Is

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Here is a poem I wrote about the heartbreak and suffering of following the Jays through mediocrity and indifferent upper management throughout the decades, as they have their moments and are briefly hyped, but then inevitably fade down the stretch to superior teams time and time again. It finishes with a personal account of my painful processing of the latest moves and a return to the understanding that every trade has a silver lining. I hope you like it.

Everything’s the way it is
It’s got to be the way it is
Everything’s the way it is
It’s got to be the way it is

I need a heartache, but it won’t be long
Till I get to where it’s coming on
A little fame and I know it’s true
You can feel it and it’s coming for you

No matter how hard I’ve tried to stay
I feel you ṗulling further away

Feel like it’s a trivial game
You get in order but you stay the same
You look good when you shaking my way
But let me think of something awful to say

I step back take a total view
I take some little, baby it’s hard to do
But I’ll call, I’ll try to change
It’s better than to stay the same. 

Ok, no it’s not. These are actually most of the lyrics to “The Way it Is“, a song by The Sheepdogs being used by Sportsnet to promote the Jays right now. But it could be, right? Uncanny…


Written by halejon

August 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. “Uncanny”: yes! It’s not as if Jays’ management has been particularly canny lately, eh?


    August 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  2. […] Hale of the Mockingbird finds something poetic about a Sheepdogs song that Rogers is using to promote the […]

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