Start the Fireworks

PuckDriving home tonight, I heard The Tragically Hip's "Fireworks". I love that song, and it always makes me think about hockey. Here's the opening verse.

If there's a goal that everyone remembers,
It was back in ol' 72

We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
and all I remember was sitting beside you

You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
I never saw someone say that before

You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

Damn, that's sweet. It doesn't get more Canadian than that. When I hear Gord sing this verse, think about the ties that bind this country. I think about our national team successes and the NHL. I think about the sport I love.

Games that actually count begin tomorrow. According to my handy dandy Toronto Mike Countdown Clock, there are only 6 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes, and 58 seconds left until the Maple Leafs opener. I can't wait.

Another thing I realized while belting out "Fireworks" at the top of my lungs is that I haven't seen the Hip live since February 8, 2007. That's the longest I've gone without a Hip concert in over a decade. We're way overdue for a Toronto show.

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James Edgar

I LOVE the song too It's on heavy rotation on the MP3 player

October 3, 2008 @ 9:57 PM


One of my favorite Hip songs.

October 4, 2008 @ 1:01 AM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Yeah, I remember when that CD came out awesome song, I was just thinking that too....I havent seen them since March of 2007 which was my 18th hip show

October 4, 2008 @ 8:38 AM


great song. your post actually got me thinking about the sabres home opener. so i went on ebay and picked up a pair for my wife and i.

October 4, 2008 @ 7:57 PM

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