"463" as written by and Graeme Ross Campbell Charles Wishart Austin....
I don't know what's wrong with the youth of today
Wandering lost, it's true what they say
And who is to blame? tv and magazines
They would have you believe that everyday is halloween
Why, when I was a kid, playing in the ditches,
Living in fear of satan and the witches
The whole world was made of wood and smelled like gasoline
The days were at least twice as long and the grass was green

Running for my life, I was cursed by a talking snake
I'd walk all day and throw rocks across a bottomless lake.
There was a killer in the woods who would whistle.
Once in a while I could hear him shoot his pistol.
And the other kids hated me...but like a martyr,
I drove myself harder and harder
Blood in my eyes, scrubbing to get the dirt off
I didn't say much, didn't like to take my shirt off
I was quick but I didn't know the meaning of pain yet
I would visit father bob and he would show me his train set,
Tell me a story, offer me a glass of milk
Send me on my way with a question to ask myself
The rain didn't bother me the search had meaning
Church was good but I'd rather be dreaming.
High speed horseshoes, harnesses and heavy string
The problem is, today they got an answer for everything.
4-6-3 an x, an o
And I can't think of a better way to end the day
4-6-3 a punch, a kick
And I can't think of a better way to end the day
4-6-3 as yes, a no
And I can't think of a better way to end the day
4-6-3 it's life, death
And I can't think of a better way to end the day

Learning the words, turning the double play.
Doing some damage in my own subtle way
Been all over, I've seen too much
I no longer feel the need to rush
I'm upside down, I'm inside out
Broken glass all in my mouth
Cut wide open and everybody knew why
'Cause when it comes to rocking something fierce, boy do I

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"463" as written by Graeme Ross Campbell Charles Wishart Austin

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    General CommentSeems to be questioning his childhood, and how things have changed in modern times, in reference to how kids view faith, the devil, etc. I believe the actual number 463 refers to the middle pillar in the bible, and in the lines "4-6-3 an x, an o", "4-6-3 as yes, a no", "4-6-3 it's life, death" , it's comparing opposites. Since 463 is in the middle, it's like he finds it hard to make decisions, being stuck in the middle.
    confinedinsanityon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with your post confirmedinsanity, and although you may be right about the biblical reference with 4-6-3, Buck has stated in an interview that a 463 is a baseball phrase for a double play, where the ball is rapidly passed between three players (apparently different positions on the field have numbers). Buck apparently had a good career in baseball ahead of him before he ruined his knee around and had to give it up. He apparently still loves baseball and the video of this song shows Buck filling all of the positions of 2 opposing teams.
    50GallonDrumon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General Comment4-6-3 is a common double play. The second baseman (4) catches the hit and then passes it to the shortstop (6) and then to first base (3) to get the two players out.
    Two-HeadedBoyon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment463 is a double play in baseball, Check out the video it re-inforces this.

    This is also about being a child, being superstitious and imaginative.
    MyOwnBloodon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview, buck said that this song was about absolutely nothing.
    dan16von October 07, 2007   Link

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