"We Are Not a Football Team" as written by and Snider Murchy....
She was sitting on a swing
And dangling her feet
Like the leaves of a tree
I think I heard her singing.

We're still out at 10 in the evening.

I knew her in the way that
I knew not to speak.
Quietly took a seat
And thought I'd stay for a week

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"We Are Not A Football Team" as written by Johnson Bayles

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    General Commentbeautiful song, lyrics don't need interpretation-- the whole thing just speaks for itself... sometimes sitting in silence is the best way to enjoy the time with someone you love.
    Smitten Kittenon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Quietly took a seat, and thought I'd stay for a week" - who else hasn't felt like this at some point? Amazing song.
    straylightrunon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its so beautiful. i agree with smitten kitten.
    sevenatenineon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song just paints the most beautiful picture in my mind. there is nothing better than just letting the silence tell her how much you love her
    dudesweet017on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's an amazing song yes. But if you look closely at the words and the way the song flows, you'll come to appreciate this song even more.

    The speaker comes to this enchanted seen of a beautiful girl, casually sitting on a swing. Dangling her feet, swinging them back and forth, without a care in the world. How beautiful. How innocent.

    Then like the leaves of the tree, which the girl is swinging from the girl starts to sing. Re-enacting the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind. How delicate.

    Then from first look it would appear the Chorus is being sung by the girl who is sitting on the swing, but it is NOT. The Chorus is the speaker, who is so overwhelmed with this image of beauty that he is witnessing comes to the realization that it is Only 10 in the evening. There is much more to the nite with this beautiful girl and it is like he is trying to wake himself up, out of this dream, which he is so sure he is in, as he repeats "And we're still out at 10 in the evening" over and over again.

    The last couple lines signify that he knows he should not speak to her, or state how beautiful he thinks this image is, as the girl would stop singing if he were to say something to her. He decides to keep his distance and not to alter this Majestic beauty. He wants to keep it pure and real.

    So, he takes a seat on some grass and just quitely wathches her. For hours upon hours. And he is so mesmerized by this girl that he would be happy for weeks just watching her.

    And we're still out at 10 in the evening.
    danfranon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he sits on the swing next to her with a profound and humble smile as he watches and listens... a reverent smile....

    also methinks that he sits next to her during the day and the day just flys by. through high noon, to sunset, dusk, evening, then eventually at night, 10 at night. which works great, when dreams start everywhere, his has already begun.
    loser4allon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the image of this song, I always go on the swings in my backyard with my ipod and sing while swaying back and forth with my eyes closed, so it kinda reminded me of that.
    TheShorelineon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti wonder what the title means. the lyrics are pretty straightforward yet perfect, but what is we are not a football team?
    cehsogreenon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing, I agree with you who said everyone has felt this way before. And Danfran I think you have most of it right but I think the chorus is in a different place. Like this girl he stays out with even after it gets late. Also I want to point out the flanger effect throughout the verses. It gives a very flowing sound that mimics a swing. Like the noise passing through ones ears as they go back and forth on the swing. That's another reason why I thin the chorus isn't taking place in the setting of the versus, because the feeling of the verse is gone.
    KAC89on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe forgot about the time and everything else in the world , he is with her and when they are together nothing else exists, at one time he looks at his clock and its 10 pm and he gets out of his special world but just for a second. at the end when he sings " and we're still out at 10 in the evening" the important thing is the word " we " and still his singing about the time when in their world time doesn't exist
    incuvanson January 13, 2008   Link

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