From the recording Singer in the Rye
A take-off on Housman’s elegy, “To an Athlete Dying Young,” this song is part ode, part elegy, celebrating an athlete who quits on top while at the same time expressing the sadness that attends the end of a golden era. Any connection between the song & one Michael Jordan is purely regrettable in light of his misguided return to the court as a Wizard . . .