Sportsong of the Week #93 is 'All the Way' by Pearl Jam vocalist and Chicago Cubs fan Eddie Vedder. It was recorded in 2008 and talks about the The Cubs franchise last won World Series in 1908. The song, which fondly looks forward to the Cubs' next World Series victory, was written with the encouragement of certain Chicago Cubs, most notably Ernie Banks. The song was first performed in Chicago and was recorded over two nights in 2008 at the end Vedder's first solo tour. The song accompanied an official video release by the team following 2016 World Series victory.
Don't let anyone say that it's just a game For I've seen other teams and it's never the same When you're 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 too Forever 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 head high as the underdogs We are not fair-weather but foul-weather fans We're like brothers in arms in the streets 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, I could never want more And 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
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