Bannerman

Artist: Steve Taylor | Album: Squint | © 1993 warner alliance music / soylent tunes ASCAP

One man’s grinning from behind the fence
Waits till the camera’s adjusted
Don’t you worry ‘bout the flak you’ll get?
Aren’t you scared of getting busted?
The ball gets booted, it hits the crossbeam
Up goes the banner – JOHN 3:16 – Ohhh

He don’t worry ‘bout the critics (they tow the line)
He don’t worry ‘bout the cynics (they love to whine)
He ain’t gonna change the world but he knows who can
Bannerman

Prime time football on a Friday night
Freezing his little epidermis
Lifts that banner at the very first try
Drinks hot coffee from a thermos
He’s never missed a game
He never spells it wrong
He never talks back when they tell him “move along”, Ohhh

He don’t worry ‘bout the critics (they’ll howl for days)
He don’t worry ‘bout the cynics (they navel-gaze)
He ain’t gonna change the world but he knows who can
Bannerman

Sports fans everywhere dying for a drink
But they’ve gotta find a well first
One man’s ready with a banner and a wink
A whole lotta souls are getting well-versed
Every time I see him, I smile a little more
I can’t help praying for another try score, Ohhh

He don’t worry ‘bout the critics (they’ll howl for days)
He don’t worry ‘bout the cynics (they navel-gaze)
He ain’t gonna change the world but he knows who can
Bannerman

He don’t worry ‘bout the critics (they’ve met their match)
He don’t worry ‘bout the cynics (they sniff and scratch)
He ain’t gonna change the world but he knows who can
Bannerman