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This song is by The Baseball Project and appears on the album 3rd (2014).

When you started in Seattle
You were barely just a kid
I think you learned how to dope in Texas
Just like everybody did

When you came out to the South Bronx
You were anything but clean
The Babe had the number 3
So you tempted fate and you settled on 13, 13, 13

Some things don't come down to luck
It's just the way that you add it up, 13

You didn't lack the numbers
Or the talent or the drive
But sometimes we all need just a little more
To make us feel alive

And you were sure that you wouldn't get caught
Sneaky and serpentine
Detection is for losers
And losers just don't hang out with 13, 13, 13

Some things don't come down to luck
It's just the way that you add it up, 13

Sometimes I wonder what I'd do
If I'd had the chance to stand inside your spikes and shoes

It didn't help when your talents dwindled
It didn't help when your body failed
It didn't help when all your handlers
Were facing time in jail

It might have helped if you showed remorse
But you don't know what that means
Contrition is for losers
Until you lose it all, unlucky like 13, 13, 13

Some things don't come down to luck
It's just the way that you add it up, 13, 13 13
Some things don't come down to luck
It's just the way that you add it up, 13

Band NotesEdit

You could say the only people more disparaging of Alex Rodriguez (#13) these days than the ubiquitous Yankee-haters, are Yankee fans themselves. I found myself exceedingly annoyed last year by A-Rod’s never ending hogging of the sports page with his unrepentant bad behavior and before too long this song poured right out of me. It may not be “Blowin’ in the Wind” as far as protest songs go, for a Yankee fan in the summer of 2013 it might have been damn close.

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