Cubs, Family And Music

DSC_0104Music has been used to deal with heartbreak forever. And what’s more heartbreaking than being a Cubs fan?

So here we have an original song about generations of Cubs fans. As part of the Cubs Fan Therapy experience, we’re going to do more songs, and this musical experiment won’t stop with baseball songs because the most interesting thing about being a Cubs fan is that we’re fans of life — how can you not be when you choose to get up off the mat time and again after being knocked silly (1969, 1984, 2003, enough said).

In the future we’ll use this site to share other people’s original music — starting with the stuff that’s got some kind of tie to the Cubs and/or baseball. Then we’ll see where it goes. Send me a note if you’re interested.

So here’s the song “Clark and Addie’s Son” by the group we’re now calling 1908 but thought about calling The Turk Wendell Experience, Viva Jose Cardenal or Santo Woo! And by the way, the song is FREE TO DOWNLOAD.


Clark and Addie’s Son

1908 when the Cubs are great
My great-grandad comes to the States

By ’18 he’s got himself a son
And they watch the Babe take the Cubbies down

’29 that son becomes a man
When everybody’s grapes just turn to wrath

He wonders “Is it worth it?”
A wrinkle on his brow
But he just sits back and grins
And this he says aloud

They say I’m a loser, but I think I won
Learnin’ this lesson since I was young
Life ain’t easy, but it sure is fun
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Clark and Addie’s son
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Clark and Addie

In ’32 he quietly watches Ruth
Call his shot on Charlie Root

In ’35 he could really cry
As 100 wins still come up shy

Then it’s ’38, it’s also not so great
As the Cubs go 0-4 against the Yanks

He wonders “Is it worth it?”
A wrinkle on his brow
But he just sits back and grins
And this he says aloud

They say I’m a loser, but I think I won
Learnin’ this lesson since I was young
Life ain’t easy, but it sure is fun
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Clark and Addie’s son
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Clark and Addie

By 1945 his son Clark’s at his side
As summer’s hopes hit October’s slide

Clark marries Addie, and then there’s me
We see black cats, Garvey at-bats and Alou let out a scream

Clark died last year, happy except one thing
He never got to see his Cubbies win that ring

And I wonder “Is it worth it?”
Did it bring him joy?
But I just sit back and grin
And say this to my boy

They say I’m a loser, but I think I won
Learnin’ this lesson since I was young
Life ain’t easy, but it sure is fun
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Clark and Addie’s son
I’m Clark and Addie’s son
Yeah

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