I always heard it as “that’s when a spoke was a spoke.” But it made no sense to me: maybe some mid-western euphemism?
So, I see on some search pages “Thats when sport was a sport.” What the hell is that?
I have also heard “that’s when a smoke was a smoke,” profound, isn’t it?
BTW I love the song… this one line has always been elusive. What is it? What Indianian concept do I fail to grasp?