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This is not Churchill Downs
This is not Hollywood Park
When the field's wide open
I'll pick the horse who'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 Churchill Downs
This is not Hollywood Park
When the field is wide open
I'll pick the horse who's got the biggest heart


Well they rush the windows and
Play odds on fave
But the 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 and
You can't count on that and
That's a fact and
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 Churchill Downs
This is not Hollywood Park
When the field is wide open
I'll pick the horse who's got the biggest heart


Everytime I come back to the East Bay
I run into Big L.
Oh, my old friend Big L,
No, he's not doing so well.
See, me and Big L grew up
Across the freeway from the track.
Yes, we spent many, many, many, many
Days over at the track.
I see Big L 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?"
And everytime I see him
He has to remind me,
Like I would ever, forget Big L.
But then,
Then he's gone,
Like a flash

But then he's gone,
Like a flash.
Yeah, Like a flash,
Yeah.

Ok,
This is Rancid signin off for now,
Until next time,
We'll see you guys later...



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    General Commentthis song is good
    Gram7tfton August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree deep deep story to it..
    xTheCorrodedxon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWonderful close song for an album.
    Golden Gate Fields is a horse track in San Francisco. Hollywood PArk is in LA, and Churchill Downs in England.
    The song is about the horse races that he use to go when he was a kid. Guess Big L is an old friend from that time.
    poker_cheateron February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentchurchill downs is where they run the kentucky derby...how old is tim if he has friends callin him out from 1973?that was 33 years ago....
    mikehobenon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTim turned 40 nov. 25.
    cobalt26on November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually Churchill Downs is in Kentucky. As a racing fan AND a Rancid fan, this song is the shit. The chorus is about that it doesn't matter if they aren't the most expensive horses at the most prestigious track, it's all about heart and what's inside that counts.
    bansheezhaloon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentya YES everyone laughed at me when i wanted to start an equestriancore punk rock band
    peace.love.ska.punkon June 12, 2007   Link

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