Played the Game and Lost

I played the game and lost
I put my toes across the line
I played the game and lost
victory totally wasn’t mine

I gave it a try, I did my best
but the dice weren’t rolling my way
I was alone then and I’m alone now
and that’s how it’s gonna stay

I thought my grace and my skills
were fully demonstrated
now I’m sitting on the sidelines
realizing that I’m deeply hated
crawl into a bottle and get heavily sedated
because I … played the game and lost

I played the game and lost
my pigskin hit the turf
I played the game and lost
i should have stuck to using Nerf

turns out, that easy first down
was merely a deception
you could see my disappointed frown
when it led to an interception
now the mascot is farting
in my general direction
because I … played the game and lost

I played the game and lost
I thought i had a base to steal
I played the game and lost
I never got the contract deal

I thought that bringing it home
was sure to get me winning
but all those curve-ball pitches
took me out of every inning
got knocked into the dugout
and my helmet flew off spinning
because I … played the game and lost

I played the game and lost
I’m dashed upon the rocks
I played the game and lost
now I’m in the penalty box

(interlude)

I hit the ice with my stick high
and my teeth packed with dip
I didn’t hear period buzzer
’till I smashed my lower lip

I thought that making that goal
was well within my power
the clock was counting down
I had minutes instead of hours
the buzzer sounded
and I had to hit the showers
because I … played the game and lost

(finalé)