Great White Hope

The arena’s filled
Packed in like sardines
All walks of life
On the edge of their seats
Wide eyed and amazed

Blow by blow they do gaze
As the giants in the ring
Dance in a maze
No compromise tonight

Victory is sweet
Layin’ down your opponent
In unanimous defeat
From the sports writer pages who pound the print
To the gamblin’ man layin’ down a mint
With your ticket stub still in your hand
Five’ll get you one on him to win
Managers linin’ your loot in his pockets
Twelve rounds of blows to your head he’ll be sockin’
Your trainers says he’s got a plan
Round by round
Blow by blow
Fist to the head
Fist to the head
Fist to the head
Is all you know
Referee’s hoverin’ above you now
He’s shoutin’ out numbers and shoutin’ em out loud
Someone’s dancin’ all around
A belt round his waist he’s about to mount
The reporter shoves a microphone in the ring
The cut on your forehead it barley stings
Someone else shoutin’ hoax
But the fellows that surround you they bellow nope
The great white hope
The great white hope
Takin’ it on the chin
Up against the ropes
The great white hope
The great white hope
The man is down
Underneath the ropes
From the boxer’s glove that laid you down in the eighth
To a nation stunned watching in disgrace
And as they lead you defeated from the ring
All the boos and the jeers
Amidst the shoutin’ and the cheers
The people scornfully say
The great white hope
The great white hope
The man is down
Underneath the ropes
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