Phil Hughes is yours and Phil Hughes is mine

Phil Hughes is yours and Phil Hughes is mine

Your heart’s fallen out and your tears have all but made it to the ground
You can’t make no sense of any of this
This was not supposed to happen on a field of cricket
This was not supposed to happen to one of us
This was not supposed to
Happen
It’s just a game, fuck, it’s just a game
Why is the game fucking us so
My best mate’s a gonner
Fell face flat in front of my eyes
Where are the doctors
When will they bring him back to life?
Fuck, what have I done
It was only 135 kmph, son
Fuck, what have I done
You just bowled the ball, son
Fuck, what have I done
He just missed the ball, son
Fuck, what have I done?
It wasn’t a beamer, it didn’t slip from your hand, you bowled as you did, a hundred thousand times before
Fuck, what have I done?
Don’t crucify yourself, son
Help them help you pull the blame and the pain apart, they’re not one and the same, they’re not one and the shame
I know now he’s a country boy from a banana farm and if cricket didn’t happen he’d still be peeling away
I know his smile better than any cricket smile
It’s etched so deep and etched so young
It’s etched so deep makes you wanna weep
The way he talks with a nervous stutter
I wanna protect him when we go back Live
And the cricket plays out
The way it was s’posed to play out
And I hardly knew him
And I hardly saw him play
Yet in spite of those low scores and no scores against spin
How I loved the way he stretched all over the place
And sort of smothered the spin
And I’ve never said that before except in my mind
And there was this bugger called Dennis Freedman
Who went on and on for the last many months on twitter
How he should play for country
Just look at those scores
And he didn’t stop there
He went on and on
And I feel so sad for him.
But we all feel Dennis’ pain
And it’s not because we thought he should play for country
But because we saw cricket die before our eyes
Because we saw a bit of ourselves die
Put out your bats
Hang out your tears to dry
Hang your heart on the line
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