Saturday, 20 September 2008

Eddie Vedder and the Chicago Cubs...

Eddie Vedder—Pearl Jam singer and avid Cubs fan—is doing his part to bring Chicago's North Side baseball team its first World Series victory in 100 years.

On Friday, he made available for digital download at "Go All the Way," a song he recorded during his two-night solo stand at the Auditorium Theatre in August. It's a simple acoustic folk ditty, written at the request of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, that poetically sings the praises of the city's own field of dreams, Wrigley Field, and anticipates the day the perennial losers finally win it all:

"And when the day comes for that last winning run/And I'm crying and covered with beer/I look to the sky and know I was right today/Someday we'll go all the way."

The robust chorus turns it into the kind of sing-along sea shanty or drinking song that Vedder loves. download the song here...

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