"My Oh My" as written by and Ryan S Lewis Ben Haggerty....
I used to sit with my dad in the garage
That sawdust that pine sol and the moss
Around every spring when the winter thaw
We'd huddle around the radio twist the broken knob
710 AM no KJR Dave Niehaus voice would echo throughout the yard
Couldn't have been older than 10
But to me and my friends
The voice on the other end might as well have been God's
1995 the division series
Edgars up to bat
Bottom of the 11th inning got the whole town listening,
Swung on and belted the words that started, Joey Cora rounds third
Here comes Griffey the throw to the plate's not in time
My oh my the Mariners win it
Yes, fire works they lit up ceiling in the king dome
We had just made history.

And swung, Lined down the left field line for a base hit!
Here comes Joey! Here comes Junior to third base!
They're gonna wave him in! the throw to the plate will be'.
Late! The Mariners are going to play
For the American League Championship!
I don't believe it! It just continues! MY OH MY!

Laces woven barley holdin' that stitch
The creases are time amongst the grime and the grit
Where the leather he used to pound his fists
To some it's just a mitt, but see that glove was him
Yep, tell me stories on the field with that sun stained brim
Blood under my chin, he taught me how to spit
Sunflower seeds back when me and my crew sun burnt arms
Big league chew, yeah we were like the sand lot after dinner
After practice we listen to the M's in the kitchen
And if mom wasn't trippin' come on dad
Please I swear just one more inning
Voice went pump pump through the system break out the Rye bread
It's grand salami time
My oh My another victory yes, my city my city.
Childhood my life watchin' Griffey right under those lights

Under that light rain gleaming in that night came, can't stop now
Keep moving no break pads came here to prove a point,
Live my life on the field
Make history in between the base path
And compete against the fear that is in me
That's my only barrier and I swear I'm going to break that
From the mud the cleats that we drug threw the feet
This is that moment and you cannot take it back
And I don't really collect cards anymore,
Just a box and some old card board
Memories embedded in the dust,
In the fighters that age just like us
Livin' some where off in the drawer
This is what you make of it yeah we play to win
Live it like we're under the lights of the stadium
Fight until the day that God decided to wave us in,
Right until he waves us in
It's my city my city childhood my life that's right
Under those lights
My city my city childhood that's right Niehaus
My oh My come on, my city my city childhood my life that's right
Under those lights
It's my city my city childhood my life Niehaus My oh My Rest in peace.


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"My Oh My [Bonus Track]" as written by Ryan S Lewis Ben Haggerty

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  • +5
    General CommentI am not a Mariners fan. I did not know who Niehaus was before hearing this song.

    It still gives me chills.
    PandemiKon April 10, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentHe performed this live on a local radio station in Washington. The radio host said he got multiple calls from people who had to pull off the road because they were weeping from the sheer emotion of this song. To be able to convey such emotion through music and lyrics is a rare gift that most artists do not have. I am not a fan of rap but nonetheless Macklemore is one of my all time favorite artists. It is real music with such meaningful lyrics that you cannot help but love it. Macklemore pours his life and soul into his music, and he shows that to be a rapper you do not need to be covered in tatoos or use excessive profanity in your music. He is an inspiration. RIP Dave Niehaus.
    ToughBeeon July 08, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentPandemiK, it's exactly the same for me.
    The lyrics are obviously straight forward...
    His emotion completely makes this song.
    BittersweetSymphonyon April 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike Macklemore I grew up in western washington, listening to dave on 710 am.

    he captured my childhood on this track.
    Karlos2121on June 27, 2013   Link

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