Kevin Savino​-​Riker - Ode to the Sportsman

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My celebrity is Andre Roussimoff a.k.a. Andre the Giant.

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This is an ode to the sportsman

You were seen by some as just a brute, in fact
But you're the one who shamed Goliath by choosing the hero's path

You wrestled your demons for years and years
For years and years

Admirers of yours far and wide sing your praise
And it carries on for days and days
For days and days

You masked your anguish despite knowing that people in masks cannot be trusted
But you just did
You had to make your way by aligning with any criminal genius who showed interest
But it wasn't your fault for being the biggest and strongest

You did something right
You didn't let it go to your head
Or compromise your giant capacity for loyalty

The biggest part of you was always your heart
When the pain drove you drunk with grief
You didn't let it defeat you, it fueled you
And it freed you to find relief by saving the day
You helped find your princess
You did it with purpose, you did it with pride
You loved with all your remarkable might

The biggest part of you was always your heart
You walked softly and carried a big everything

You did something right
You didn't let it go to your head
Or compromise your beautiful humility

You could best any other pirate on any other day
But it takes a greater kind of courage to ensure a fair fight come what may

You did something right
You were so sportsmanlike

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from SpinTune #13 - Round 1, released July 10, 2017

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