Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)

Album: My Ride's Here (2002)
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  • He was born in Big Beaver by the borderline
    He started playing hockey by the time he was nine
    His dad took the hose and froze the back yard
    And Little Buddy dreamed he was Rocket Richard
    He grew up big and he grew up tough
    He saw himself scoring for the Wings or Canucks
    But he wasn't that good with a puck

    Buddy's real talent was beating people up
    His heart wasn't in it but the crowd ate it up
    Through pee-wee's and juniors, midgets and mites
    He must have racked up more than six hundred fights
    A scout from the flames came down from Saskatoon
    Said, "There's always room on our team for a goon
    Son, we've always got room for a goon"

    There were Swedes to the left of him
    Russians to the right
    A Czech at the blue line looking for a fight
    Brains over brawn-that might work for you
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do

    Hit somebody! was what the crowd roared
    When Buddy the goon came over the boards
    "Coach," he'd say, "I wanna score goals"
    The coach said, "Buddy, remember your role
    The fast guys get paid, they shoot, they score
    Protect them, Buddy, that's what you're here for

    Protection is what you're here for
    Protection-it's the stars that score
    Protection-kick somebody's ass
    Protection-don't put the biscuit in the basket just
    Hit some, Buddy! it rang in his ears
    Blood on the ice ran down through the years
    The king of the goons with a box for a throne
    A thousand stitches and broken bones
    He never lost a fight on his icy patrol
    But deep inside, Buddy only dreamed of a goal
    He just wanted one damn goal

    There were Swedes at the the blue line
    Finns at the red
    A Russian with a stick heading straight for his head
    Brains over brawn-that might work for you
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do

    In his final season, on his final night
    Buddy and a Finn goon were pegged for a fight
    Thirty seconds left, the puck took a roll
    And suddenly Buddy had a shot on goal

    The goalie committed, Buddy picked his spot
    Twenty years of waiting went into that shot
    The fans jumped up, the Finn jumped too
    And coldcocked Buddy on his follow through
    The big man crumbled but he felt all right
    'Cause the last thing he saw
    was the flashing red light
    He saw that heavenly light

    There were Swedes to the left of him
    Russians to the right
    A Czech at the blue line looking for a fight
    Take care of your teeth-that might work for you
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do
    But what's a Canadian farm boy to do
    What else can a farm boy from Canada to do Writer/s: MITCHELL DAVID ALBOM, WARREN ZEVON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Matthew from Berlin, Germany"Knocked out cold". I've always interpreted it that he died. "He saw that heavenly light". Gives it more of a tragic ending.
  • Bartholomew H from Glenolden, PaHi there my name is Bartholomew H. Palo Sr.. I thought I would let you know that I have the trademark for "HIT SOMEBODY".
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaGotta love a Goon!!
  • Rebecca from Sutersville, PaI love this song! Listen to it!
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