Monday 26 May 2014

'Let It Go' - The Tennis Version

"Where there's tennis, there's a rain delay"
     - old Chinese proverb
The 2014 edition of the Roland Garros barely started, and we're deep into a rain delay already. And what's a better way to spend a rain delay than to listen to a tennis player singing Let It Go at the top of his lungs?

I'll tell you what - writing a new set of lyrics for Let It Go, tennis themed of course! Thanks so much to @triplebagel for the idea and the corrections.

When you read the song, think... Maria Sharapova.

The clay shines red on the court tonight
Not a ballmark to be seen
A kingdom of tennis matches
Which player is the Queen?
The wind is howling and the forehand lands outside
Couldn't keep it in;
Heaven knows I've tried

Don't let them win,
don't let them see
Be the best, just like you have to be
Conceal, with feel
The slice goes low
Well now they know

Let it go, let it go
Don't hit it short anymore
Let it go, let it go
Ace away, smash like before

I don't care
What they're going to say
Let the crowd rage on
The noise never bothered me anyway

It's funny how some backhands
Make this court seem small
And opponents that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all

It's time to see what I can do
To test my limits and break through
No LET, no OUT, no rules for me
I'm free!

Let it go, let it go,
I am one with the court and sky
Let it go, let it go,
You'll never see me cry

Here I stand 
And here I'll serve
Let the crowd rage on...

My power hitting through the air into the ground
Sends the ball spiraling to lines and corners all around
And every forehand is unanswered, like a blast
I'm never losing now, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise at the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
Those errors are all gone

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the crowd rage on
The noise never bothered me anyway!

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