The Anatomy of a Match Penalty

from by Ed Klingenberger

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It's a frustrating night at the office - you know how it goes
They're stifling everything we do here - as the scoreboard shows
Now our best player is out of the game - got drilled in the jaw
Then their star player completes the hat trick - this is the last straw

And we fall again
As they throw the hats
We'll exact revenge
Cue the circus act

As the Code dictates our course of action again
Lose the game but maybe we gain back some respect

Well I haven't played yet this period - but I'm not a slob
But the coach just tapped me to take the ice - and I know my job
As I look for somebody's face to punch - someone calls my name
It's the referee, I don't know what happened - I'm out of the game

Soon I'll pay for this
True, I earned this one
Suspension time

And I know what everybody says
That my time will be up soon
I don't care - I'll fight until I drop
I am not just a useless goon


from The Hockey Project, released June 3, 2015




Ed Klingenberger Rochester, New York

Singer-songwriter-instrumentalist with a penchant for the absurd.

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