Clinched!:Someday We’ll Go All The Way!!!

In eager anticipation of the 2008 NL Central title by your Chicago Cubs, I am posting the new and only theme song the Cubs will ever need again. As rock legend Eddie Vedder belts out the best (or the most recent best) song about baseball glory.

The Cubs are at the edge of greatness once again. The last time they appeared in back-to-back post seasons was nearly the time William Howard Taft was taking office. (Right) (His half-brother, Charles, owned the Cubs for a short time.)

In honor of these heady times, A video masterpiece by fahrenba with Vedder’s “Someday We’ll Go All The Way” supporting the pics is in order.

The Cubs are blessed to have such diehards.

In a world filled with greed, as Vedder states, and the videophotographer points out, while in the simple act of playing a child’s game to such excellence in front of 3 million plus fans yearly, makes up for that avarice seen in many, many folks. It has to, or else, the world becomes rather meaningless.

The 2008 Cubs year has seen many runs on history.

Winning more games than in a very long time. (1984)
Home dominance. (53-26, after today, 54-26.)
A trio of 15-game winners. (Hopefully…)
The resurrection of a career in Kerry Wood.
A no-hitter by Carlos Zambrano. (Milt Pappas, 1972. I was 4 weeks old.)

But to understand the Cubs, Vedder’s lyrics (below) tell you all you need to know. Good Luck, Cubs. See you in LA, twice, hopefully.

Someday We’ll Go All The Way
Yeah, don’t let them say that it’s just a game.
Well, I’ve seen other teams and it is never the same.
When your born in Chicago, you’re blessed and you’re healed,
The first time you walk into Wrigley Field.
Our Heroes wear pinstripes, heroes in blue,
Give us the chance to feel like heroes do.
Whether we’ll win, and if we should lose,
we know Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way.

We are one with the Cubs, with the Cubs we’re in love.
Yeah, Hold our heads high as the underdogs.
We are not fairweather, but foulweather fans.
Like brothers in arms, in the streets and the stands.
There’s magic in the Ivy and the old score board.
The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score.
In a world full of greed, I could never want more.
And Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we’ll go all the way.

And Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah!! someday we’ll go all the way.

And Here’s to the men and the legends we’ve known.
Teaching us faith and giving us hope.
United we stand and united we’ll fall
Down to our knees the day we win it all.
Yeah Ernie Banks said, “oh, let’s play two”.
Did he mean two hundred years?
In the same ballpark, our diamond, our jewel.
The home of our joy and our tears.
Keeping traditions, and wishes made new,
The place where our grandfathers’ fathers they grew.
The spiritual feeling, if I ever knew.
If you ain’t been, I am sorry for you.
And when the day comes for that last winning run, and I’m crying and covered in beer.
I look to the sky and know I was right today.

Someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way.

Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way!
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way!!
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way!!!
Oh! someday we’ll go all the way!!!
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way!!!
Yeah! someday we’ll go all the way.

Songwriter Eddie Vedder was born Edward Louis Severson III in Chicago in the north suburb of Evanston. He is the front man of 1990’s alternative/grunge rock, then Seattle-based, Pearl Jam. He won a Golden Globe award for his Into the Wild soundtrack. He is a lifelong Cubs fan. God Bless him.

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