Second single for Mushroom, a football-themed disco-rock number. Mixing footy with pop music was just too ahead of its time. Or maybe it wasn’t very good? Though I reckon it’s not bad at all. Those who have purchased a MUGS GAME VINYL DOUBLE ALBUM REISSUE get this as one of the tracks on the second bonus LP that goes with the original Mugs Game. (hit the title above to see the video)


When you’re parked with your lover and outside all is dark

Or making love with another under cover from the rain in a park

Be sure you abide by the rules that make smart men brave and brave men fools

Refrain from action if in doubt ’cause if you overstep the mark

It’s certain someone will shout

Free Kick (Free Kicks) * 2

I knew a man once who held society in his palm

He was a winner and a winger he pushed women in the back with his charm.

He was never offside but he was always pretty off when he spoke

And I envied this man ’cause I was such an average bloke

Then one day he broke the rules got drunk at a discotheque

Society threw him out trippin’ up a debutante and grabbing round the neck

Free Kick (Free Kicks) * 2

I once went out with the same girl for nearly a year

She loved me so much she’d wait while I mated my beer

My concession to her was the same drive-in every week

I thought I could do what I liked and she’d never crack

But I retained possession too long and when I finally let her go

The siren had gone

My goals were empty before me

So berated and frustrated I hit the referee

Free Kick (Free Kicks) * 2

So if you can’t play by the rules I suggest you better not play at all

I hate players who yell “trip” when all the time they’re holding the ball

If you pick the time to end you can’t expect to pick the time to start

When you meddle with emotion

You’re liable to get hurt yourself and break somebody’s heart

Free Kicks and play out.

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