A Fish Like This feat. Trinity Richter

by Tim Stiles

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A tribute to MLB Angels baseball player, Mike Trout
Written by Tim Stiles and produced by J. Lee Mezus (Audiodose, Active I), 'A Fish Like This' features the debut recording of talented 13yo Trinity Richter singing the bridge.
Watch the official highlights reel music video here: vimeo.com/timstiles/afishlikethis

lyrics

[Tim]
Our stream still flows
While their lakes run dry
Trout will spawn
While the Angels fly

Taking flight
With an astronomical RBI
Meet Mike,
Our Millville Meteorite

The media’s in tow
As the season’s streamed live
All at the way to the heavens with
Twenty-seven ways to die

Gravity defying
When fielding in Anaheim
Undeniably a match
For greatest of all-time

His streak can only grow
Pitchers oughta opt to quit
Once they “reel" from the first hit
Expecting the opposite

At 20 years old
He’s a piranha in the mist
With the gills and gall
To crush ‘em all over the fence

With the tenure of a rookie
And a professional confidence
There’s no question,
Among us, a legend exists

It seems he’ll never falter
You can lead players to water
But can you teach ‘em
How to fish, like this!?

CHORUS [Tim]
Whether crushed to the left
Or deep, center-right
Their fence is neglected
By Magic Mike

Putting runs on the board
Hear the ring and the crack
As the Angels sing
With every swing of his bat

[Tim]
We’re in flight now and it's
Always the right crowd
From the opening pitch
Till the stadium’s, light’s out

A star on the field,
Stand up off the diamond
With a generous light,
Mike Trout

“The Phenom” astounds
Straight poundin’ the zone
Striking low, never out
At this plate called, “home"

Taking the first pitch brings a
Short, compact swing
Making pitchers’ heads ring
With a strength to crack bones

With 100’s of home runs
And stolen bases
He leaves opposing players
In tears with swollen faces

Previous records he erases
It’s been years since the league
Has seen such a
Winner Above Replacement

Flying through the air
Making catches with ease
Reaching for the skies
While others grasp at the trees

In the '09 draft
Passed by 21 teams?
Now making an act out
Of the acronyms
In the M-L-B

From M-V-P to W-A-R leader
These two are just a part
Of a running list

It seems he’ll never falter
You can lead a rookie to water
But can you teach him
How to fish, like this?

[Trinity]
Fans begin to gather
Halos above their heads
Wings spread wide as grins
Feathers catch the wind

Predators in the water
Start to sneak in
But no one ever taught ‘em
How to swim

CHORUS [Tim]
Trout Farm on the left
Trout Net, center-right
Our fence is protected
By Magic Mike

Taking runs off the board
Steady bringing ‘em back
Letting the Angels sing
With every leap and a catch

Whether crushed to the left
Or deep, center-right
Their fence is neglected
By Magic Mike

Putting runs on the board
Hear the ring and the crack
As the Angels sing
With every swing of his bat

[Tim]
With class, speed, power
And a smile to increase his leverage
It’s no wonder he’s compared
To major league legends

Back-to-back MVP
Like Mays, Garvey, & Carter
A feat unaccomplished
Since Jr. Cal Ripken

Bets against Trout are
No doubt, a sticky gamble
Features on ESPN
Keep ya from switching the channel

Channeling the
Best of the majors,
Wagered quick as Ricky Henderson
Switch-hitting like Mickey Mantle

To those who say his skill set
Is merely unilateral,
Why would Sports Illustrated
Declare him supernatural?

Just for the “halibut?"
We’ll give ‘em a line test
Let their damaging press
Sink down into collateral

While haters state their claims
With a clear defiance
His fans won’t fan those flames
They’ll defeat the tyrants

It doesn’t take two kids
In an 80’s basement trying
To make the best ball player
No longer a Weird Science

[Trinity]
Fans begin to gather
Halos above their heads
Wings spread wide as grins
Feathers catch the wind

Predators in the water
Start to sneak in
But no one ever taught ‘em
How to swim

Fans begin to gather
Halos above their heads
Right outside the fence
Feathers catch the wind

Predators in the water
Never learned to swim
They’ll sink to the bottom
As Angels win

CHORUS [Tim]
Trout Farm on the left
Trout Net, center-right
Our fence is protected
By Magic Mike

Taking runs off the board
Steady bringing ‘em back
Letting the Angels sing
With every leap and a catch

Whether crushed to the left
Or deep, center-right
Their fence is neglected
By Magic Mike

Putting runs on the board
Hear the ring and the crack
As the Angels sing
With every swing of his bat

credits

released April 1, 2016
Written by Tim Stiles
Produced by J. Lee Mezus
Feat. Trinity Richter
Copyright 2016 Tim Stiles Music
All rights reserved

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Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist from Seattle, WA and lead vocalist/rapper of satirical hip-hop band, Passion Party

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