Kid With a Dream

Tommy’s out there early in the morning
Shootin’ buckets into a worn out hoop and net
His Pop put it up when he was ten years old
It doesn’t even look like he’s breakin’ a sweat

His free throws glide into the basket,
every single one
And this kid with a dream,
he’s just havin’ his fun
He’s got it all, the ambition
and the work ethic down
He could end up at Illinois State
Purdue or Georgetown
His whole future stands before him
He’s the star player of the area’s
Number one High School team
The kid with a dream

Some of his friends tell him he’s crazy
They say he better have a backup plan
Sometimes things don’t always come to pass
And you grow up to be a broken old man

They say he’d be better off getting into business
They tell him basketball’s not a practical goal
But Tommy, he’s a pistol, he’s gonna go far
He’s a natural talent with self-control

His three pointers glide into the basket,
every single one
And this kid with a dream,
he’s just havin’ his fun
He’s got it all, the ambition
and the work ethic down
He could end up at USC, Yale
or Harvard in Beantown
His whole future stands before him
He’s the star player of the area’s
Number One High School team
The kid with a dream

Tommy’s just living his dream.

2017

Lyrics Note:

OK, this one took about three sets of lyrics to go to this morning. I wrote about a couple of things, then I came up with the title “Kid With a Dream”. I looked it up via the BMI repertoire, and the title surprisingly had not been taken. Yay! So I thought about what it was that title could be about. There are so many things that title could be about when it comes to kids and dreams. I just knew though there was one thing I had not touched on in previous lyrics I’ve written, and it was about Basketball. Where I come from, Basketball was a big deal. At Moreland Notre Dame, I knew two Tommys who played basketball – Tom Sglav and Tom Barsi. They were both great players. So, essentially, I had to use that name as the character of the top player of the team.
This one was very easy to write. I thought it was going to be about songwriting, but you know, a song comes the way it wants to come.

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Published by Matthew Kenneth Gray

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