Out on the Driving Range

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro with much help from Mark Boon of The Netherlands.

 

A relyric of the Diesel song “Down in the Silvermine”, by Mark Boon and Rob Vunderink

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

INTRO

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

I’ve got a pro line golf set

 

It’s put me deeply in debt.

 

Can’t pay for green fees any more.

 

 

Irons are custom fitted

 

Putter is not permitted

 

Laser array, sure helps my score.

 

 

My driver’s head is unobtainium

 

Dug from beneath The Mother Tree.

 

No cost too high if I can

 

Cut my handicap by three.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Found us the perfect stages

 

Down by the batting cages.

 

Sounds like a friggin’ combat zone.  (“Klank, klank”)

 

 

I like the mats they’re quicker.

 

Let’s hit the golf ball picker.

 

No need to buy testosterone.

 

Pic of Kellie Pickler's lovely feet in a pair of red high heels, or as we call them...red pumps

 

I’m getting signals from that baseball mom.

 

White halter top, need more be said?

 

So hard to swing my driver.

 

When she’s rockin’ pumps of red.

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Grave yard, beyond the fencing.

 

Must have a net preventing

 

Scenes wrought by Edgar Allan Poe.

 

 

Light grip, the secret, mister.

 

Too tight, you’ll get a blister

 

Too light, no chance that you'll let go.

 

 

Yeah, it’s a good bet I’ll be hangin’ out

 

Where gaudy t-shirts are allowed. 

 

Here with 'The Driving Rangers'.

 

Swing for the fence to feel endowed.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

VERSE 4 (Optional prose, not lyrics)

 

Golf pros, swing aides they’re selling.

 

Sports shrinks, self doubt they’re quelling.

 

Golf channel’s winning all around.

 

 

Gurus, swing thoughts they’re sharing.

 

So we might keep our swearing

 

Aimed at the groups who slow us down.

 

 

Pause briefly at the top said Tommy A.

 

Down swing’s sequence will benefit.

 

J. B. taught us connection

 

Place a hanky in your pit.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

INSERT 1  (Optional prose, not lyrics)

 

Let’s offer kudos to Ping’s legal team.

 

Once, playing square grooves was a crime.

 

Now with a sixty swing speed.

 

My ball moonwalks all the time.  (“Back it up”)

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

INSERT 2  (Optional prose, not lyrics)

 

Do you aim for the cart path on the T?

 

Due to your pesky power fade.

 

Exhale to start the downswing.   [Note:  As the upper body is restrained, the weight shift begins automatically]

 

Learn why golf beats getting laid.

@  That club's now worth what you paid.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

INSERT 3  (Optional prose, not lyrics)

 

New drivers' distance is a problem now.

 

They make the back fence obsolete.

 

What are the owners to do,

 

Move the mats out to the street?

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

INSERT 4  (Optional prose, not lyrics)

 

There was a time that I played once a week.

 

Back before I became deranged.

 

Now I'm a scratch or plus 1

 

But my family is estranged.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Out on the driving range.

 

I can knock it out of sight.

 

Swing away til a shot looks right.

 

Out on the driving range.

 

The End

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2020.  All rights reserved.

 

 

The Dutch band Diesel was:

 

Mark Boon - Guitars and Vocals

 

Rob Vunderink - Guitars and Vocals

 

Frank Papendrecht - Bass guitar and Backing Vocals

 

Pim Koopman - Drums, Keyboards, backgroud Vocals, Production

 

Cover for the single 45 rpm record "Down In The Silvermine" by the band Diesel out of The Netherlands.

Cover for the single 45 rpm record "Down In The Silvermine" by the band Diesel out of Holland.

Back cover for the albom Watts in a Tank for the Dutch band Diesel.

 

 

 

Feast your eyes on this choice red Chevy Chevelle SS convertible which was parked in front of Bob Moore's Sports Center in Colleyville, TX, serving the Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, TX area.  It's Northeast Tarrant County's finest driving range.

 

Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro of Grapevine, Texas at the Bob Moore's Driving Range in Colleyville, TX.

 

Keywords:  Poems about golf, golf course poetry, Golfer Tommy Armour, Golf instructor Jimmy Ballard, Karsten Solheim, Bob Moore's Sport Center, Colleyville, TX, Southlake Sports Mom, Grapevine Sports Mom