"America's Great National Pastime" as written by Kim Fowley and Skip ...
One of America's great national pastimes
Is drinking a Coke
Taking a smoke
Telling a joke

One of America's great national pastimes
Is playing ball
Taking it all
And thinking so small

Ah, but the great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the sore
The great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the sore

One of America's great national pastimes
Is chocolate fudge
Carrying a grudge
Bribing a judge

One of America's great national pastimes
Is poisoning rain
Acting insane
Inflicting pain

Ah, but the great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the sore
The great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the

One of America's great national pastimes
Is the worship of speed
Planting the seeds
Taking more than she needs

One of America's great national pastimes
Is cutting the grass
Grabbing some ass
Living too fast

Ah, but the great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the sore
The great taste of Coke has refreshed players
The hot and the tired the weary and the


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"America's Great National Pastime" as written by Skip Battin Kim Fowley

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    General CommentNo comments for this great song? This isn't a typical Byrds song, as it was written by Skip Battin, who was only in the group for a short time.

    This song paints two portraits of the good old USA. One that loves its baseball, Coca Cola, fast cars, and apple pie. The side effect of this is that America tends to live vicariously through this materialism and ends up losing sight of why it was created in the first place. Liberty soon becomes tyranny.
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