The Ball (Album Version)

The Ball (Album Version)

James Otto

If I hadn't dropped the ball, I would've took it all the way
Homecoming '89 with ten seconds left to play
We were driving toward the goal line, they were screaming in the stands
I had the chance to be a hero, but it slipped right through my hands
There would've been a big pep rally, they would've hung my jersey on the wall
If I hadn't dropped the ball

Me and Cindy Miller were supposed to meet after the game
I waited by the bleachers, but she never came
I found her note on my windshield underneath the wiper blade
With goodbye bleeding through it in the cold October rain
We probably would've gotten married
And those recruiters in from ?Bama would've called
If I hadn't dropped the ball

My life would've been so different if in that instant
Things had gone the way I planned
But the fact is that they didn't and the hand I wound up getting
Is something that I'll never understand

I ran away that summer, took a job out on the coast
That's where I met your mama and the rest I guess you know
If I had the chance to go back and score that last touchdown
Well, son, I wouldn't do it ?cause I wouldn't be here now
I wouldn't be your hero, I wouldn't be around to catch you when you fall
If I hadn't dropped the ball

My life would've been so different if in that instant
Things had gone the way I planned
But the fact is that they didn't and the hand I wound up getting
Is the one that God intended me to have

Oh, I wouldn't be the man I am at all
If I hadn't dropped the ball

Written by PHILLIPS, KERRY KURT / OTTO, JAMES / MATTHEWS, JASON
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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