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Written by Joe Rathburn & Dave Blackburn
Produced by Dave Blackburn

Lyrics

Opening Day
Words and music by Joe Rathburn

I woke up this morning
It sure felt like spring
I didn’t much need
my alarm clock to ring
'Cause I was up before daylight
With my team colors on
Can’t wait any longer
Color me gone

Down to the ballpark
First game of the year
I got my peanuts
And Cracker Jack
Hotdog and a beer
Toss out the first pitch
Get this game underway
Six months I waited
for opening day

From catch in the backyard
to Little League games
gum cards with all of
my favorite players names
The smell of the leather
The ball on the bat
That’s what got me started
And man, that was that… so

CHORUS

It’s America’s pastime, it's America’s game
Without it this country would not be the same
There’s mom's apple pie and baseball my friend
The national anthem and then…

It’s the boys of summer
Simple and plain
Neath the sun or the lights
And it don’t look like rain
If it goes into extra
It’s alright with me
There’s no place
That I’d rather be… than

Down to the ballpark
First game of the year
I got my peanuts
And Cracker Jack
Hotdog and a beer
Win or lose
I’m fine either way
Season’s just started, man
It’s opening day

Na, na na na na
Na na na
Na, na na na na
Na na na
Na, na na na na
Six months I waited
Six months I waited
Six long months I waited for
Opening day!

Yeah, yeah yeah - Opening Day
Opening day
Yeah, yeah yeah - Opening Day
All right!
Yeah, yeah yeah - Opening Day
Let's go!
Yeah, yeah yeah
Baseball opening day!