Grazing In The Grass
The Friends of Distinction Lyrics


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It sure is mellow grazin' in the grass
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
What a trip just watchin' as the world goes past
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
There are so many groovy things to see while grazin' in the grass
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
Flowers with colors bright, makin', everything outta sight in the grass
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)

The sun beamin' down between the leaves
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
And the birds dartin' in and out of the trees
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)

Everything here is so clear, you can see it
And everything here is so real, you can feel it
And it's real, so real, so real, so real, so real, so real
Can you dig it?

I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby?
I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby?

The sun beamin' down between the leaves
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
And the birds dartin' in and out of the trees
(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)

Everything here is so clear, you can see it
And everything here is so real, you can feel it
And it's real, so real, so real, so real, so real, so real
Can you dig it?

I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby?
I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby?

I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby? (Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Oh, let's dig it
Can you dig it, baby? (Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)





Grazin' in the grass is a yes, baby, can you dig it

Overall Meaning

The Friends of Distinction's "Grazing In The Grass" is a song that emphasizes the joy of nature and its beauty. The lyrics allude to the idea that there are plenty of interesting things to see and experience in nature if one takes the time to observe. The phrase 'Grazing in the grass" implies that the singer is taking the time to leisurely appreciate the ecology of nature. Whimsical verse structures are supported by lightweight instrumentation in the background of the piece, exemplifying the airiness of the song. The repeated line, "Grazing in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it?" drives home the song's theme that nature is a place of peace and beauty where one can enjoy life to the fullest.


Furthermore, the lyrics create the impression of the beauty of the sun shining between the leaves and the chirping of the birds, depicting nature’s beauty. The singer notices how completely real everything here appears to be, allowing its viewers to see and sense it. The friendly and welcoming words in the choruses give a sense of a community in which everyone can enjoy and thrive together. The Friends Of Distinction's call for everyone to "dig it" is hence an invitation to participate in this experience of sharing a moment of pure enjoyment and happiness.


Line by Line Meaning

It sure is mellow grazin' in the grass
Relaxing and calm activity of grazing or sitting among the grass


(Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it)
Grazing in the grass is exciting and fun


What a trip just watchin' as the world goes past
Amazed by the world as it moves around


There are so many groovy things to see while grazin' in the grass
Numerous amazing things to discover by sitting in the grass


Flowers with colors bright, makin', everything outta sight in the grass
The grass is full of splendorous flowers with vibrant colors


The sun beamin' down between the leaves
The sunlight passing through the leaves of trees and spreading around


And the birds dartin' in and out of the trees
Birds flying in and out of the trees quickly


Everything here is so clear, you can see it
The environment is so vibrant that one can clearly see everything


And everything here is so real, you can feel it
The atmosphere is so lively that one can easily feel the pulse of the surrounding


Can you dig it?
Are you enjoying it? Are you feeling it?


I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it
Everyone can enjoy and feel the liveliness of the environment


We can dig it, they can dig it, you can dig it
Everyone can feel and experience the groove in the grass


Oh, let's dig it
Let's enjoy this moment to its fullest


Grazin' in the grass is a yes, baby, can you dig it
Enjoying in the grass is definitely a fun activity




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Harry Elston, Philemon Hou

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@kimberlyc84

STILL jammin' to this is 2024!
I Heard the instrumental this morning by Hugh Masekela on the ride in & pulled up the video to jam to as we inched along.
Came here for the groove!

This week, my school celebrates Black History Month and there's a program this week. So all week staff is participating (some, not all) by themes.
Yesterday school was closed. Today is wear something black, green, gold/yellow, & red.
Tomorrow is African garb/attire dashiki day.
Thursday is HBCU jersey/shirt day (my bonus dad has DOZENS of University of TN shirts).
But Friday...oh Friday...get ready for the Hippest trip in America!! It's the Souuuul train 🚂!!
CanNOT wait!! Let the bell bottoms swing!!
Sock it to me! Rock it to me! Can ya dig it BaBAYYY?!!



All comments from YouTube:

@robertmarino7011

When music was music, not the BS that's out there today.

@nowitsabadtime

We have the advantage of Time on our side. Some day people will talk about Justin Bieber like we are talking about this!

@djzio

This is a masterpiece, but there's a lot of good music out there nowadays. 65 and hear lots of new sounds all the time.

@carlosbright9615

I am still listening to Grazing In The Grass on January 1, 2024. Hearing this song takes me back to 1970 when I was at Whitted Junior High School in Durham, North Carolina. I wish I had a Time Machine and I could go back to 1970. I didn't have a care in the world and I was young, attractive, and in good health. I am currently 68 years old soon to be 69 in June 2024 with aches and pains. Many of my Junior High and High School classmates are dead. I haven't seem most in over 50 years.😭

@user-jw6he1xb8j

I'm 59 and I feel ya

@Sacto43

The kids today with their healthy bodies will not have this music or your memories. You saw a time of history that may never be repeated or topped. Best wishes!

@estedetringham7528

I'm right there with you, carlosbright9615 as every part of your comment applies to me as well. The music from our time keeps me going. The fact that Gen x, y, and z actually like our music says a lot about us, both the creators of our music, and the lovers of it. On a nice day, take whatever mode of portable music that you have, something to sit on, go outside, find a spot under some trees, put on "Grazing in the Grass," and watch as the sun is "beaming down..." Genius lyrics, by the way. I do this, and then listen to more of our music. Sometimes it makes me feel happy, sometimes sad, but somehow I always feel more energized. For a few minutes I don't feel almost 69. Our music is our time machine.

@kenbanner1332

Carlos call them go find them you will be glad you did . We get together here in Edmonton Alberta with lots of old class mates and football guys . You wont regret it !!!

@gomogo2000

I turned 60 this year...so I figured I'm officially old. BUT I have found the fountain of youth, which alot of people our age are also doing...a Carnivore Diet. Pains and aches...and lots of other symptoms fall away. It's sad that we can't go back to those wonderful days, but you can start to relive thise much healthier, happier, and attractive days again...😊 Dr. Chaffee on YT is a GREAT place to start. 👍

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@dannyrand1733

Is it me, because I just can't take my eyes off the woman in the purple dress. She's like the energizer bunny; like she's grooving to a workout video, lol.

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