CENTERFIELD

Original John Fogerty version


Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man
Anyone can understand the way I feel

Oh, 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 some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin' it from the bench
You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out
So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio
Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now

Oh, 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

Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun
(pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!

Oh, 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

Oh, 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
Yeah!


Written by John Fogerty, from his 1985 album Centerfield.

John Fogerty - Centerfield
John Fogerty - Centerfield

The above lyrics are for the original John Fogerty version. See also the live 02 Oct 2004 version (more details).

Available Versions

List of available versions of CENTERFIELD on this website:

CENTERFIELD [Live 02 Oct 2004 version]
CENTERFIELD [Original John Fogerty version]