Baseball related songs: “Load Up The Bases” by Whiskey Falls

In today’s episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to “Load Up The Bases” by Whiskey Falls, a band that was short-lived and lasted from 2007 until 2011. The song is about a baseball player that exclaims his love for the game but in the meantime, he is bragging how he will hit a home run.

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Whiskey Falls was a country music group that contained of the following members: Seven Williams (lead vocals, guitar), Wally Brandt (guitar, vocals) Damon Johnson (guitar, vocals), and Buck Johnson (lead vocals, mandolin, guitar, keyboards).

In the short time the band was together, Whiskey Falls was named 2008’s “Breakout Band of the Year” by Nashville’s Music Row, has been featured in People Magazine, USA Weekend, Billboard Magazine and Country Weekly. They have also made appearances on US television including performances on The Early Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Extra!, GAC, and at several NASCAR pre-race events, as well as being featured in television commercials for AAMCO Transmissions.

Their song “Load up the bases” (the baseball song) is featured in promos for Atlanta Braves telecasts on FSN South and SportSouth, as well as for Colorado Rockies telecasts on FSN Rocky Mountain. This song also hit the No. 55 spot on the country music charts from airtime during the 2007 World Series. It was re-released again in 2008 and re-entered at No. 55 on the country charts from airtime during the 2008 World Series. The part of the chorus of Load Up the Bases, “I’m gonna knock one out”, is the cause of much hilarity among British and Australian fans of US baseball. In the UK and Australia, “knocking one out” is a widely used euphemism for masturbation.

The lyrics of “Load up the bases” are as follows:

Born with a baseball and a bat in his hand
Daddy had him swinging from the time he could stand
Out in the sandlot he was king at the plate
He kept his eye on the ball and sealed the pitcher’s fate
And every time he’d stand on deck
You’d hear him say

Load up the bases, fire up the crowd
Lets clear out the dugout, we’re gonna get real loud
Just throw me a fastball, smoke from the mound
We’re gonna end this thing with just one swing
I’m gonna knock one out
I’m gonna knock one out

Now he’s in the big leagues and his dad is in the stands
He traded in the sandlot for a million fans
Got his face on the big screen and his stats on a card
And every time he’s up at-bat, the ball leaves the yard
But in his heart it’s still the same, man he loves this game

He says load up the bases, fire up the crowd
Lets clear out the dugout, we’re gonna get real loud
Just throw me a fastball, smoke from the mound
We’re gonna end this thing with just one swing
I’m gonna knock one out
I’m gonna knock one out

Give me a game underneath the lights
Give me the roar of the fans
Give me the sound of the big bat swinging
Give me a ring on my hand

Give me a game underneath the lights
Give me the roar of the fans
Give me the sound of the big bat swinging
Best of the best in the land (2 times)

Just throw me a fastball, smoke from the mound
We’re gonna end this thing in just one swing
I’m gonna knock one out
I’m gonna knock one out


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