Alan Babbitt

Alan Babbitt

facebook twitter
Folk - Rock | San Francisco, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 5,135   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Profile    Songs    Albums    Videos    Photos    Playlists    Comments    Bios    Connections    Endorsements   

Sign up for Broadjam today to follow Alan Babbitt, and be notified when they upload new stuff or update their news!

Plays:

384

Song Description

The 1st hints of spring trigger feelings of rebirth, renewal, hope, optomism and ... well, Baseball. From childhood to our senior years, as fans and as players, millions of us feel the magnetic pull, the anticipation and the joy as we keep coming "Back to Baseball."

Story Behind the Song

The original "Back to Baseball" song begins with a boy growing up in Brooklyn during the 1950's - a Dodger fan who had his heart broken when "Dem Bums" picked up and left town. The little auto-biographical story goes on to a surprise and I'd say, satisfying ending, but while I was producing it, I realized it could "easily" (ha ha) be reworked into a version that would appeal to a broader audience - the millions of fans who know the 1st hints of spring trigger feelings of rebirth, renewal, hope, optimism and ... well, Baseball. "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." ~ Rogers Hornsby?

Playlists this song is on:
Playlist CreatorPlaylist NameDate Added Reverse Sorted
 
 
 
Lyrics

Back to Baseball - Spring Edition
Lyrics by Alan Babbitt

You start to feel it in your bones
after new years
Soft little breezes
Whispers in your ears.

The sun moves higher in the sky
Glowing like an old, gold jewel
Brings familiar feelings
of rebirth and renewal.

And from deep inside, where dreams reside
A memory's kicks in
It's a yearly thing - in the early spring
And it's about to begin.

As the calendar turns, our spirit yearns
For that comforting call
When the words are heard "Play Ball!"

Chorus
We're comin' back, comin' back to baseball.
We're back on track, getting on back to baseball.

We're comin' back, comin' back to baseball.
We're friends again, with that good old game
of baseball.

Lead section

Our love for this game
Usually came
from our parents.
They pointed the way.
We became little fans.
And we learned how to play.

We imagined we won the World Series
We were the stars of our team
We'd close our eyes and fantasize
We were the heroes of our dreams.

And like a childhood friend
You could depend on
From spring until fall

In the background we often heard the sounds of baseball
The crack of the bat,
The roar of the crowd,
The play-by-play
Still resonates today.

Chorus
We're comin' back, comin' back to baseball.
We're back on track, getting on back to baseball.

We're comin' back, comin' back to baseball.
We're friends again, with that good old game
of baseball.

Whatever team you root for
holler and hoot for.
It's up-and-down all season

They win - There's highs
They lose - there's blues
With no good rhyme or reason
But we keep coming back,
coming back to baseball
We're comin' back
Gettin' on back to baseball,

(A cappella)
We're coming back, coming back to baseball.

Song Length
4:15
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Joyful, Delighted

Subject Matter
Happiness
Similar Artists
James Taylor, Paul Simon
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Alan Babbitt
Music Credits Alan Babbitt
Producer Credits Alan Babbitt
Publisher Credits Alan Babbitt
Performance Credits Alan Babbitt
Label Credits Alan Babbitt