Franks, Michael - Baseball Lyrics




Ev'ryone sings, "Home of the brave
And land of the free"
You've had twenty wins and one save
Now you're up against me
How can I keep control of my nerves?
The way you wind-up
When you throw me those curves?
I hear him yell, "strike"
And it's a good call
It's so hard to keep my eyes on the ball

On the baseball
Love is just like baseball
All it is is baseball
Love is just like baseball

You have played with me like a pawn
For most of the night
How'd you get your uniform on
So perfectly tight?
You strike me out twice
I singled but died
Then you made me pop up
By sneakin' inside
I'm gonna change that sneer to respect
Make your eyes open wide
When you feel connect to the baseball

On the baseball
Love is just like baseball
All it is is baseball
Love is just like baseball

Here I am behind in the night
The count 's 3 and 2
End the game like Beethoven's Ninth
Is what I must do
So now that we're here
Alone in the dark
I'm gonna send this
Right out of the park
If I was you I'd leave it alone
'Cause I'm tearin' round third
Slidin' towards home
Tearin' round third
Slidin' towards home

On the baseball
Love is just like baseball
All it is is baseball
Love is just like baseball





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  1. Xavier Jackson

    Jimmy, you MFer! bwhahaha anyway this is still entertaining as hell..even if not one of Frank's best...

  2. Spencer Nicks

    I love his music. It's AWESOME!!!!! And I'm 32

  3. Scott Strick

    Yeah...............had this one in 1990...! Great stuff..and the boys on all the Instruments... Gadd-- ErIc on Guitar n Sample most of the time!

  4. J Wim

    Micheal Franks was recording great music before the best part of little jimmy fallon ran down his mom’s a$$ crack.

  5. 武蔵野ゆうき

    こないだこのアルバム買ったのよ。したら、針飛びしやがって悔しいったら。  凄い内容いいからな。

  6. СССР

    Supperrrrr

  7. Vernon Hart Sr.

    Why ya'll listening to Jimmy Fallon? Are you kidding me?😂 this guy took over a show that had 28 million viewers it's down to 2.8 million

  8. Fictitious Brown

    Lyrics
    Ev'ryone sings, "Home of the brave
    And land of the free"
    You've had twenty wins and one save,
    Now you're up against me
    How can I keep control of my nerves?
    The way you wind-up
    When you throw me those curves?
    I hear him yell, "strike",
    And it's a good call
    It's so hard to keep my eyes on the ball
    On the baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    All it is is baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    You have played with me like a pawn
    For most of the night
    How'd you get your uniform on
    So perfectly tight?
    You strike me out twice
    i singled but died
    Then you made me pop up
    By sneakin' inside
    i'm gonna change that sneer to respect
    Make your eyes open wide
    When you feel connect to the baseball
    On the baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    All it is is baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    Here i am behind in the night
    The count 's 3 and 2
    End the game like Beethoven's NINTH
    Is what I must do
    So now that we're here
    Alone in the dark
    I'm gonna send this
    Right out of the park
    If I was you i'd leave it alone
    'Cause I'm tearin' round third
    Slidin' towards home
    Tearin' round third
    Slidin' towards home
    On the baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    All it is is baseball
    Love is just like baseball
    Songwriters: Michael Franks
    Baseball lyrics © Mississippi Mud Music Co., Warner-tamerlane Pub Corp., MISSISSIPPI MUD MUSIC CO

  9. Mariah Kaye Gonzalez

    Lmao all these comments about Jimmy Fallon; Dylan Ross led me here cx

  10. Peter Perez

    First heard this song, I believe, 1978-79, I was just a teenager who played a lot of baseball.  Cool song, I like it.

  11. Martina Patricia Guest BEST FAVS

    I was so In LOVE AT THIS TIME W/ Someone. I WON THE FIGHT HE WOULDN'T DO RIGHT. MARTINA PATRICIA GUEST. 💖💔💜💝💞👄💋MPG

  12. Giorgi Jakeli

    !!!!!!!!!

  13. 中山周二

    凄い懐かしいです!当時これのレコード持ってました!確かオープニングに入ってました!マイケルフランクスのナンバーの中では明るいナンバーです!

  14. Darryl Thompson

    Michael Franks is so smooth u can have a house party with his music and still listen to the songs and the women love all his song and when it cold light a fire in the fireplace and some wine and a beautiful lady yea boy jackpot

  15. Alicia Torres

    I love you Michael! You’re the best jazz singer ever!!!

  16. Pauley_Jr

    Album cover looks like a wannabe/broke baseball player.

  17. 中山周二

    凄い懐かしいです!これのレコード持ってました!確かオープニングの曲がこれです!私が一番好きな曲ですありがとうございます

  18. Eldie Valenciano

    Legend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. pablo zapata

    Michael Franks brought me here :)

  20. Christian Bennerman

    Not sure what all the Jimmy comments are about, but I’ve been jammin Michael Franks since the 80’s

  21. The Raven

    Is obvious to me... Jimmy Fallon got F*CKIN good TASTE NO DOUBT! GO JIMMY! I been listening to this since the Tiger in The Rain Album was released!

  22. Von Burke

    where can i find what jimmy fallon said about this song in particular ?

  23. Mike

    I play this on my iPhone at my nephews freshmen baseball games..on a loop until the game is over.

  24. Crimsonbro

    The intro guitar lick was fabulous!

  25. bananablues66

    Great song!

  26. Von Burke

    is there a video of jimmy fallon talking about this song ?

  27. Max v B

    F JF, just enjoy the song...

  28. brainsareus

    Subtle funk

  29. Salseroboy

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here

  30. ebbhead20

    Jimmy must know that half of his DNP list is bloody sweet stuff, right ?

  31. Scott Dallas

    I was upset Jimmy Fallon ripped on one of my all-time favorite artists. I guess Jimmy has no love that is just like baseball. He's just a tiger in the rain who's frightened.

  32. Ray Campbell

    Jimmy Fallon is trippin. THIS IS HEAT!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Yo The guy

    DAMMIT WILL YOU PEOPLE STOP INTERRUPTING OUR CONVERSATION WITH YOUR JIMMY FALLON COMMENTS?

    We TRUE fans are here to listen and express our mutual admiration for this finely crafted piece of audible art, you Tonight Show groupies are too late to the game to be truly cool, sorry

    signing off, my parents won't let me run extension cords into my van anymore so no more internet access in the Rolling Love Den. sucks...

  34. JollyMe

    Who came here because of jimmy Fallon?

    Mike Causey

    JollyMe not me

  35. Google User

    I bet no one will ever guess what brought me here

  36. Manny V

    who cares if fallon brought u here. enjoy the music michael franks is a really good artist.

    Gothboi Prince

    Emanuel V right

  37. Lady DI .Williams

    Thanks Jimmy Fallon for leading all these late comers to some Greatness!!! We go way back!!!

  38. Dan MacLerran

    I actually like the smooth groove of this tune! :-)

  39. Roberto Rumbos

    jimmy falllonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn brought us allll heree

  40. Eddie

    everybody came here from fallon lol

  41. Aslaam Mahdi

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here!!

  42. andrew v

    Smooth as fuk

  43. ALICE AQUARIUS

    Ok what the heck was jimmy talking about?! This song is actually cool haha!

  44. Little Tiger

    JF brought me here

  45. pasquale sebastiani

    Jimmy Fallon

  46. zimozolda703

    Thx Jimmy Fallon :D greetings from Poland :)

  47. Anita Hagen-Weise

    Fallon's fault. I like this. Really.

  48. Nimrit Singh

    Jimmy Fallon brought me there

  49. Ruaaa

    Wish Jimmy would change the segment's name so as to not offend these artists. Besides, a lot of the songs mentioned aren't bad at all. Almost all of the past 'do not play' lists have been removed from YouTube and I remember hearing one of the artists even threatened to sue or something.

  50. smate333

    no jimmy didnt bring me here, ima a hardcore mike franks fan, thats my jam

  51. William Eleazar

    This was good lmao what jimmy on Bruh. This the sex music foreplay type of ish for the baseball lover in your life

  52. joseph mourad

    pretty good song to be honest haha... thanks jimmy.

  53. Tahlia T

    Dude! Jimmy, this song is actually pretty cool... I would totally bump it on Crenshaw Blvd on a ripe Sunday night!... in my minivan lol

  54. Courtney Love

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here lol this song sounded bad ass and it is ❤

  55. jay jay

    on the floor ice JJ fish

  56. GreenGateTV

    Smooth & easy for the ladies!

  57. GreenGateTV

    who's Jimmy Fallon?

    KBtube

    a puppet for the dems with no voice his own.

  58. Curtis Johnson

    Jimmy trippin.. This song is crazy smooth!!

  59. Solomon Koger

    I heard this on fallon,pretty cool

  60. Erchelia Washington

    Jimmy Fallon lead me here too! I might add... I actually find Mikes voice very peaceful.

  61. Alex Varela

    it's actually a good beat, lol

  62. Lisa Labarre

    Ha ha ...Jimmy Fallon brought me here too. I remember this song when I was younger. I kinda like the song

  63. 88cutty

    "u made me pop up when its sinking inside" lmao...this guy is a fuckin G

    andrew v

    Sneakin inside

  64. Black Ceaser

    thanks jimmy f.

  65. Bertholomew Bailey

    The Best Song from Jimmy Fallon's list!

    Aplustradomus

    Bro have you heard "one bad habit" by this dude..OMG..we talking neo soul..

    Gerald Harris

    Dude check out Eggplant, I grew up on Michael. Then you have to do Tiger in the Rain, the whole album, you'll be hooked for life. He used to teach at UCLA then just packed it in for his music.

    Aplustradomus

    +Gerald Harris thank u...imma check it out✌

  66. Jai Gee

    Me, too (although I already like Michael Franks)!

  67. mbg1211

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here

    Heiesuke Oda

    yes lol me too

    Mohammed AlAttar

    +mbg1211 At least better than IceJJFish

    Timothy Bolden

    haha me too

    I WILL REIGN

    Same here.

  68. 88cutty

    fallon!

  69. David de Medicis

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here.

  70. Linyell Davis

    Jimmy Fallon brought me here

  71. Neo Neapolitan

    Jimmy Fallon lead me here.

    Ja Re

    that's the reason I'm here

  72. Joe Jones

    HOME RUN!!!

  73. TIGRE TIGRE

    Excelente Rolita. Para pasarla con tu pareja.

  74. ringmansos

    Loved his stuff forever.  Saw him in 1990.  Would love to see him again.

  75. Logans Run

    omg...my parents were jammin' this CASSETTE when I was a kid. I was like.....5 years old and I knew all the lyrics. LOL...I didn't know what I was singing but I liked it! It always calmed me and made me feel like love was in the house, especially around holidays! I never forgot MF. This Saturday 8/23/14 he will be in Las Vegas and I will be seeing him for the first time in concert. Excited!

  76. logansrun80

    omg...my parents were jammin' this CASSETTE when I was a kid. I was like.....5 years old and I knew all the lyrics. LOL...I didn't know what I was singing but I liked it! It always calmed me and made me feel like love was in the house, especially around holidays! I never forgot MF. This Saturday 8/23/14 he will be in Las Vegas and I will be seeing him for the first time in concert. Excited!

    Howard Harris

    So, did you see him???

  77. RoseChypre

    Thank you billwill for uploading all this! 

  78. Emir Rajendra

    just 33,195 viewers ?!?!?!?!?!

  79. eduardo yap

    Zstill the best ever..

  80. Shaakir Ndlovu

    it was my first from Mr Frank about 25years ago , not even knowing who sang it till two years latter,still the best

  81. derek lee eskelson

    nice cut, thanks.

  82. Idalina Valoroso Barros

    Loved it thank you. Lovely voice

  83. Isaac Belonga

    Now you know why baseball is still being called the national sport. LOL

  84. Frank Wiggle

    When I was real young and in the dream land, I listen to this track and others with a young little woman and I make up stories around most MF's tracks while I mime some parts of the tracks. It was my biggest mistake, we found ourselves all wrapped up in the magic of romance. we have been apart for more than 30 years now the time just get wiped out with one track from Michael Franks.

  85. fitria maina

    i love this song...

  86. LetitGo lazziter

    My man!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting!

  87. simplyxhris

    This is one of my best MF's songs. Simply mind blowing!

  88. Michelle Haneburger

    wow. my all time favorite michael franks song. ty for this!

  89. Michelle C. Clark

    Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  90. Leilani

    This is the song that hipped me to MF when I was in high school. Truly my all time favorite artist. This song is absolutely hilarious. The lyrics are so layered and creative I can't help but laugh. Michael Franks is a genius.

  91. Dave Micklon

    This often played in the Syracuse Chiefs' stadium in 1991.

  92. TRACY VENABLE

    I was turned on to Mr. Franks when he made One Bad Habit..Love him..I wish I could find one that is not live..

  93. drfugawe

    I discovered Michael Franks through this song, and I still think it's his best.

  94. Adgurl Oone

    AWESOME! Sorry it took me soooo long to notice. I turned on Franks on Panadora this morning and this was the first song that came up! THANKS!

  95. nel rubia

    Cool Voice,Yet Fierce!