Eddie Vedder’s ‘All The Way’ written for Ernie Banks more relevant than ever

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SHARE Eddie Vedder’s ‘All The Way’ written for Ernie Banks more relevant than ever

Ever since Eddie Vedder burst onto the entertainment scene with Pearl Jam, he has made sure everyone knows how big of a Chicago Cubs fan he is.

Eddie Vedder and Theo Epstein are hanging out in the Cubs dugoutVedder wrote the above song, “All The Way,” for Ernie Banks back in 2008. Yesterday, the lead singer of Pearl Jam was in the Cubs’ dugout ahead of their wild-card win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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The 50-year-old singer grew up in Evanston before his family moved to San Diego later in his developmental years.

The lyrics of “All The Way”:

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 with pinstripes and heroes in blue

Give us the chance to feel like heroes too

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

Hold our heads high as the underdogs

We are not fairweather, but foul weather fans

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

Well, 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

Yeah Ernie Banks said, “Oh, let’s play two!”

I think he meant two hundred years

In the same ballpark, our diamond, our jewel

The home of our joy and our fears

Keeping traditions, and wishes made new

The place where our grandfathers’ fathers they grew

The spiritual feeling if I ever knew

And 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

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