Elegy for Tony

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lyrics

It’s true that Tony always dreamt of becoming a good winger.
One of the forwards in the top-flight or at least in the minor leagues.
Although he never ever made it to the first line.
He had that hunger for success and the rigor you need in pro hockey.

In junior league they put him on the bench, but he kept asking for
for more ice time so the coach just made him wear
that scruffy old, sweatsoaked No. M costume that made all the stands go nuts.
Being out on the rink was so dearly bought, but at least he made the drunk crowd cheer.

They saw the mask, but underneath it felt like 1000 degrees. His facade just hid a heart full of bitterness and grief. But when he lay in bed at night, he longed for agitating fights and retaliating against the pest for taking liberties.

Well, Tony never was no good, just utterly misunderstood. He always tried but he never could
and resigned for he never had a choice. An unsung zero among the boys who failed to speak up ‘cause he was in too deep. ‘Til they retired his number and pulled it onto the roof.
Too bad he never knew.

Instead of postgame partying with the goons he was made to clean the locker room.
And when the center’s lights went out he drowned his pain and all the shame.
But then one night, it’s not hard to guess, Tony just drank himself to death, yeah, all alone,
right in front of the deserted concession stands.
He perished anthromorphic somewhere down in the catacombs.

Well, Tony never was no good, just utterly misunderstood. He always tried but he never could and resigned for he never had a choice. An unsung zero among the boys who failed to speak up
‘cause he was in too deep. ‘Til they retired his number and pulled it onto the roof.
He perished anthromorphic.

He perished anthromorphic somewhere down in the catacombs.

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from Spacement Mission, released September 1, 2019

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