Well, I beat the drum
And hold the phone
The sun came out today
We're born again
There's new grass on the field
Just roundin' third and headin' for home
It's a brown-eyed handsome man
Anyone can understand
The way I feel

Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Look at me
I can be
Centerfield!

Well, I spent sometime
With the Mudville Nine
Watchin' it from the bench
You know I took my lumps
When the Mighty Case struck out
So Say Hey Willie, tell your cap
And Joe DiMaggio
Don't say it ain't so
You know the time is now

Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Look at me
Gotta be
Centerfield!

Gotta beat-up glove
A homemade bat
And a brand-new pair of shoes
You know I think its time
To give this game a ride
Just hit the ball
And touch 'em all
Moment in the sun
It's a gone, and you can tell that one goodbye!

Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Look at me
Gotta be...
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Put me in coach
I'm ready to play, today
Look at me
Gotta be
Centerfield

Yeah!


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Centerfield song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentBoth the first 2 posts are correct.
    Fogerty in his concerts plays a special guitar shaped like a baseball bat for this song.
    "Centrefield" is the album's name too.
    chrisb1on September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a feel good song about baseball and it's past and such. Good stuff. A staple in almost every ballpark out there.
    Flutter49on June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this should actually be listed under "John Fogerty" because it's a solo effort and not a CCR one. It was released on a John Fogerty album at about 1985.
    stoolhardyon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoth the first 2 posts are correct.
    Fogerty in his concerts plays a special guitar shaped like a baseball bat for this song.
    "Centrefield" is the album's name too.
    chrisb1on September 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe best tune very good song abut basball. lol right on chris gene has the axe john has the bat lol gret song
    mattyboy11891on June 22, 2006   Link

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