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Bowling Song

(David Potts-Dupre)
BOWLING SONG by David Potts-Dupre 1988

Well I hate to disappoint you babe, but I'm just a regular guy
I ain't no deep thinker and you'll never see me cry
Now don't misunderstand me babe, it ain't that I don't care
It's just that when you talk to me, I wish I wasn't there

The other day you asked me what I most wanted in this world
You thought I said, "I just want to know," but you didn't hear me girl
Let me tell you what was on my mind, what was deep down in my soul
When you asked me that, I replied, "I just want to bowl"

Give me a straight true lane, with two gutters on each side
Give me a ball that fits my fingers, and ten pins standing high
Give me a warm pitcher of beer, and a plate of greasy fries
Oh I just wanna go bowling, I want a night out with the guys

Bowling is the life for me, I play on Tuesday nights
Everything is simple, everything is right
Just three short steps, release the ball, and it rumbles down the lane
A strike or spare or split -- Hell I don't care, just set em up again

It's just this side of heaven, but it's a funny thing as well
That lots of guys that play the game, they'll probably end up in hell
They may be crooks or gamblers, but I don't really care
Cause in a bowling alley, there's one thing we all share

Give us a straight true lane, with two gutters on each side
Give us a ball that fits our fingers, and ten pins standing high
Give us a warm pitcher of beer, and a plate of greasy fries
Oh we just wanna go bowling, we want a night out with the guys
Oh we just wanna go bowling, we want a night out with the guys
Oh we just wanna go bowling


Song Notes

Bowling Song

I was listening to the radio one day and I thought I heard some guy say, "I just want to bowl". When I realized he actually said, "I just want to know", it got me thinking about mishearing something that so changes the meaning and feeling of what is said. I liked turning it around, and the woman feeling the guy was finally expressing some real and deep emotion, but then realizing that it is all about bowling. For the record, I do like to bowl and I was in a bowling league in Kansas when I was thirteen. I actually had a bowling trophy but my brothers Chris and Dan and I blew it up with firecrackers one Fourth of July.