Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Unreachable Bar

Susie Pegel (a real Laser sailor) sent me a number of suggestions for Laser sailing songs to help Sam Chapin build his fleet. Susie says that they used to sing a version of Impossible Dream. She didn't give me the words, so here are my suggested words. The tune is very similar to the completely unrelated song on this video...

To sail the interminable race
To beat the unbeatable foe
Knowing that I will feel tomorrow
A stabbing pain in my big toe

To sail while singing this song
To see that guy ahead and so far
To try when my arms are too weary
And I can't wait to get to the bar

This is my quest
To follow that guy
No matter how awful
The burn in my thigh

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to bang the corner
Why? Well, just because

And I know that it's probably true
When the wind's from the west
That guy will pick the shifts like a charm
And once more I'll lose the contest

And the club will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still staggered with his last couple of dollars
To reach the unreachable bar

1 comment:

Greg and Kris said...

Is Garrison Keillor going to put the exclam on your's?

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