"Golden Gate Fields" as written by and John Stewart....
This is not Churchhill downs this is not Hollywood Park
When the field is wide open
I'll pick the horse that's got the biggest heart
Let em run let em ride let em roll down the track
Let em win place and show
Let em one dollar exact
Six furlongs four phillys
Three mares three years and up
Who measures up
Well I wish you luck
Who measures up
Well I wish you luck
This is not Churchhill downs this is not Hollywood Park
When the field is wide open
I'll pick the horse that's got the biggest heart
Well they rush the windows and play odds on fave
(But the)My starter in 2nd deuces down a bit of give and take
Race is a puzzler when they open from the outside
It's a hit and run and they look back
You can't count on that
That's a fact
The old men from El Cerrito
Who talk about their picks
And they talk about all the wins of the great jock leftgit
Pincay
This is not Churchhill downs this is not Hollywood Park
When the field is wide open
I'll pick the horse that's got the biggest heart
Every time I come back to the east bay I run into "big L"
My old friend Big L he's not doing so well
Me and Big L grew up across the freeway from the track
WE spent may days at the track
I see Big L come rollin up the street
On his little sister's pink ten speed
He said "Tim, Tim don't you remember me?"
"way back from 1973?"
Every time I se him he has to remind me
Like I would ever forget Big L
Then he's gone
Like a flash
Then he's gone
Like a flash
Yeah like a flash
Ok this is rancid signing off for now
Until next time we'll see you guys later...



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    General CommentBasically about the shithole Tim came from... The slums with so much soul. Great song.
    EZ3on October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts about a horse race track near berkeley. Tim used to spend a lot of time there. I love the break even though Tim's voice isn't the best.
    rancidbreatheon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbasically, and im pointing otu the semi-obvious, he's comparing the horse track to life growing up. he says "ill pick the horse with the biggest heart", what he means is that in this horse race that life is, its not who wins it, its who races, like big l.
    brandnizzle6on May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTrue, just look at lines like "...When the field's 'wide open'..." It has a double meaning.
    Big L is a guy that doesn't seem to be doing too well in "the race" of life, but he has a heart of gold, and that's what matters.
    WeNeedTheEggson August 18, 2007   Link

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