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Thursday, August 04, 2011

if "You Gotta Curse Someboy"

if you gotta curse somebody....if you gotta rant...this is how you do it -

bobdylanstyle-


the last paragraph is amazingly blunt -

"And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead."



Full lyrics -


Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud.

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do.

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The show is not over !

Well, United look crap a lot of the time, Nani, Rooney etc have all had bad patches. Chelsea looked crap and Essien, Malouda, Drogba, Anelka all turned in pathetic perfomances from time to time this season. City and Tottenham got found out a lot when they attempted bigger feats, and Liverpool were shit for patches in almost every game they played.

Its a bit unfair to pick on the fact that Arsenal gave away a penalty so late, and forget that it was your second choice Eboue, in place of the injured Sagna, who anyway had shown great heart and energy throughout the match. So what if you come 4th or 5th in the league....didnt these lads sweat blood for the team throughout. They played through injury, exhaustion, chaos and humiliation and picked themselves up and kept slugging it out, and are still standing in the ring. What display did any English club give this year that can compare to beating Barcelona 2-1. At the end, the players looked exhausted and running on pure will power, and they kept taking the punches and kept believing and they counterpunched late and won it. They did it again in the return leg and this time the dice rolled the other way. Thats what it is, its a game.

There are shortcomings, they are immature and not 100% professional and focussed on winning. More focussed teams would not be distracted during a match by the referee or the opponent. They would not kick the ball after the offside whistle went, they would not take their shirt off and celebrate and they would know enough gamesmanship to slow the game down and kill the opponents tempo when needed.

Man U LOST to City and still no ones head is being called for, and Arsenal DRAW to Liverpool and people want the head of the manager and the players. What nonsense. They are learning and they will learn. They may have won and they may never win or they may win next year. Its a game, its unpredictable and it can change in a flash.

This year they learnt to be more physical Now we dont hear that they are soft and dont like it up to them, do we. They also can dive and get a penalty or free kick sometims now.

Now they need to decide if they really want to win. If they do, then they will need to learn gamesmanship. The art of slyly fouling like Barca, the Art of targeting oppostion players of suspect temperament, the art of managing and pressuring the Ref throughout not after a bad decision, the art of kicking out a dangerous opponent or disrupting the tempo, even if a player is sacrificed to a red card. The press will hound them, saying that they are playing dirty, but thats the game isnt it. The Scholes, De Jongs and others are on the same field arent they.

Chelsea missed Ballack this year the most, because now they didnt have the dirty snarling mean blackguard element in them. Its needed and sometimes a player like Rooney whacks a opposition player in the face with his elbow, just to keep that aspect of his game alive.

Cesc says Arsenal has to decide if they want to win. If they do, they will get some muscle in attack, midfield and defence. 3 big strong players who are a bit dark and mean, to keep on the bench and throw in when needed to rough things up.

Personally, winning means a lot, but I wouldnt take it at that cost. Create a stronger bench by all means, but simply so that it helps to keep the players fit and you can rotate more. I like this team. They fuck up now and then. They produce magic now and then. I would like to see them with the same best XI for one more season, after a couple of months proper rest and pre-season with a settled board and revamped bench. If you gave the project 6 years, give it a seventh. Its always darkest before dawn.

Another thing to remember is that soon the game will be faced with a choice, is it sport or is it entertainment ? Money will win, and it will be entertainment, a form of a reality show. Results will be manipulated to maximise viewership etc etc... that time will come too. Till then, lets enjoy the pure fun of a bunch of kids playing. People criticise Arsenal by labeling them as kids. I say, that is a compliment. Its better to play the way kids play. Thats the true spirit of football.

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