Kent State is garbage, so although I said I wouldn't touch it, SubLime inspired me to finally put the Alabama game behind me.
The song is a parody of this disturbing work as performed by Porter Wagoner:
My Dad named me Trent Richardson when I was born.
He smiled and said, "He'll sure surprise Penn State."
"I don't think they’ll know, he’ll run them all down.
‘Cause they don’t know the cold hard facts of life."
Their fans posted like they were unafraid.
They pictured lots of big celebrations.
I stopped those thoughts right when, I got the ball from Greg.
Their eyes soon saw the cold hard facts of life.
A stranger stood up admiring my biceps.
He said, "My name is Brent Musburger, Trent."
"My old eyes noticed your big grace and power."
He winked as if to say you know the rest.
I took the ball and ran behind the linemen,
From there to the ‘zone his eyes followed me,
But it wasn't till I scored again my friend at last learned,
He was witnessing the cold hard facts of life.
I read around the ‘net ‘till I was dizzy,
Each time their fans screamed loudly at my name.
And then I saw their head coach yelling at me,
And he said I was a Spaniard and walked on.
Lord you should've seen their defense’s faces,
They screamed and cried, "Please go away, you beast."
I guess they’ll go to Outback or rot in Alamo,
But their team met the cold hard facts of life.
Yes, they all saw the cold hard facts of life.