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“Go Cubs Go” Vs. “All the Way”

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Posted by admin On September - 19 - 2008

~Z.T.~ Music plays a pretty big role in baseball. You’ve got the closer entrance song. The batter introduction. “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” for the stretch, “YMCA” for the first opposing pitcher swap and the ending song, “Go, Cubs Go.”

Now we have another.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder wrote this “All The Way” song. As soon as I heard about it I had a feeling it would be horrible. And I love Vedder. It’s the worst thing Cubs-related since we had a Patterson on the team.
I was at Milwaukee for the no-hitter. When Zambrano struck out the last batter, after we were all done screaming, we looked around and instinctively broke into “Go, Cubs Go.” We sung it over and over and over. We sung it as we walked down the ramp. We sung it in the parking lot. We sung it in the car.

Let me know when you ever feel the need to start a round of “Don’t let anyone say that it’s just a game…” (I had to listen to the beginning of the song four times just to get it right, because it’s the least catchy song ever.)
I hope you’re looking for better lyrics, Eddie.

Let’s start with the lyrics. “Give us a chance to feel like heroes too.” Oh, yeah after the no-hitter that’s all I kept thinking. I’m a hero. “Someday we’ll go all the way.” What happens to this line if we win this year? Kinda pointless, right? Well at least he only says that line once. Oh wait. He moans it over and over the whole time.

Ok musically, how is it? The simplest pithy strum ever. Half the time I’m straining to even hear any guitar playing. Eddie Vedder is like that college freshman strumming just enough Dave Matthews to get laid. It’s pathetic (only in this song, usually he’s the man)
“Go Cubs, Go” just works. It’s simple, easy to sing along to and gets the message across.

Am I supposed to get excited about singing this Vedder song in October? Cause I’m not. Do you see any old school guys getting into this? It’s gonna be the same clowns that make me embarrassed to love the cubs so much packing those Wrigley Bars, which have awful music to begin with.

I’ll have to make sure Lexi is nearby with that tray of Jello shots if I ever get stuck in Sluggers during the soon to be interminable barrage of this song.

1 Response

  1. Anonymous Said,

    The song is awesome. Go fuck yourself for even thinking such a thing. If your ever at sluggers when this comes on, me and my friends will have no problem tossin your ass to the curb.

    Posted on September 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

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