We are not fairweather, but foulweather fans
Like brothers in arms, in the suites and the stands
There’s magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard
The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score
In a world full of greed, we could never want more
His unjaded joy for the sport that I love is heartening, and this song makes me happy. Here’s a live version; there is talk of him releasing it (a studio version?) on vinyl as a 45 single, and it’s currently burning up the radiowaves around Chicago.
STREAM: Someday We’ll Go All The Way – Eddie Vedder
(file removed, you can now buy it over here)
Like The Hold Steady’s effort to bolster the Twins, or even the slightly less prominent Rockies anthem, Vedder’s effort is a noble contribution to my favorite sport. Now can someone rad could just please, please make a song for the Giants that will pull them up by, oh, 12 or 13 games? Thank you.
[song and story via Hire Jim Essian. thanks!]