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He's just the blind man in the bleachers
To the local home town fans
And he sits beneath the speakers
Way back in the stands
And he listens to the play by play
He's just waiting for one name
He wants to hear his son get in the game

But the boys not just a hero
He's strictly second team
Tho he runs each night for touchdowns
In his fathers sweetest dreams
He's gonna be a star some day
Tho you might never tell
But the blind man in the bleachers knows he will

And the last game of the season is a Friday night at home
And no one knows the reason but the blind man didn't come
And his boy looks kinda nervous
Sometimes turns around and stares
Just as tho he sees the old man sittin there

The local boys are tryin but they slowly lose their will
Another players down and now
He's carried from the field
At halftime in the locker room
The kid goes off alone
And no one sees him talkin on the phone

The games already started
When he gets back to the team
And half the crowd can hear his coach yell
Where the hell you been?
Just gettin ready for the second half,
Is all hell say
Cause now you're gonna let me in to play.

Without another word, he turns and runs into the game
And through the silence on the field
Loudspeakers call his name
It'll make the local papers
How the team came from behind
When they saw him playin his heart to win

And when the game was over
The coach asked him to tell
What was it he was thinkin of
That made him play so well
You knew my dad was blind, he said
Tonight he passed away
It's the first time that my fathers seen me play



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    UnregisteredOct 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    When i lived in nashville tn in the mid-1970's a friend of mine was sterlingwhipple. I believe he was the song writer who actaully wrote this song for kenny starr. Can you confirm?

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