Back on January 31st, Eddie Vedder issued a press release describing the conception of his Chicago Cubs theme, “All the Way”:
January 31, 2007…Cubs Spring Training Facility, Mesa Arizona…Rain Delay. While taking shelter in the clubhouse, Jose Cardenal introduces me to Ernie Banks…We sit down….Ernie hypnotizes me…He asks me for a song…It happens to be his birthday…Seventy fifth…Locking into his eyes, I listen…It’s like having a conversation with Wrigley Field….Go back to my room under the spell of Mr. Cub…This beer drinking number wrote itself, per Ernie’s request….Played it in Chicago last week…Recorded it so Ernie could hear…Hope he likes it….Dedicated to the Chicago Cubs and all who love them.
If you missed the news last week, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder penned a Cubs
tribute song. Although it’s not likely to replace “Go Cubs Go” anytime
soon, it is a rousing song in its own right. The lyrics in part include:
“We are not fair-weather, but foul-weather fans.
Like brothers in arms, in the streets and the stands…
Someday we’ll go all the way.”
“All the Way” is available as an exclusive digital download for 99 cents from pearljam.com.
While they may also release it as a physical CD single or vinyl record
at some point, you’ll need to download it now in order to get it in
time for the playoffs.