Big League, a great hockey song by Tom Cochrane, is a sad one if you listen to the lyrics. A young player’s life cut short by a drunk driver and based on a true story. The word have always resonated with me because I have always loved playing hockey outside. Hearing the ice crack, the romance of someone making it out of “a cold northern town”.
Cochrane’s description of how the song “was born” is really cool. One pass. The perfect pass. It’s a beautiful thing on the ice and a beautiful way to write a song.