Noc-A-Homa

Album: Arabia Mountain (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song tells the story of Chief Noc-A-Homa, the former mascot for the Atlanta Braves baseball team (as in Chief "knock a homer"). Frontman Cole Alexander explained this ode to the drunken Native Indian in an interview with Spin magazine: "The guy who acted as the mascot was a real Native American and he used to do prayer dances on the pitcher's mound. A lot of the other Native Americans were bummed out on him. Apparently he drank a lot and would pass out in this teepee that was part of his shtick. He was just a nice guy who rooted for the team. He eventually got fired for running around the field drunk."

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