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Cubs in Five
YPJ9A

Album

Nine Black Poppies

Released

1995

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:05

Next Track

"Going to Utrecht"

Cubs in Five is the first song on the Nine Black Poppies EP.

LyricsEdit

They're gonna find intelligent life up there on the moon
And the Canterbury Tales will shoot up to the top of the bestseller list
And stay there for 27 weeks

And the Chicago Cubs will beat every team in the league
And the Tampa Bay Bucs will make it all the way through January
And I will love you again
I will love you, like I used to
I will love you again
I will love you, like I used to
 
The stars are gonna spell out the answers to tomorrow's crosswords
And the Phillips Corporation will admit that they've made an awful mistake
And Bill Gates will single-handedly spearhead
The Heaven 17 revival

And the Chicago Cubs will beat every team in the league
And the Tampa Bay Bucs will take it all the way to the top
And I will love you again
I will love you, like I used to
And I will love you again
I will love you, like I used to

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "I like the song, but it really doesn't have anything to do with the Chicago Cubs. Right? But then, when people come up and say, 'I love that song because I love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers', you go, 'Oh, well, then you have missed the point of the song. The song has nothing to do with any -' and then, why don't they ever come up and go, 'I'm a Chaucer scholar, and that's why I like that song'? Strictly Cubs fans and Bucs fans. Now on the one hand, if I was a cynic I could go, 'That's my fuckin' market, I'm going to write five more 'Cubs in Five's and I'm gonna max out and pay off the house and the car and it's gonna be rad.' But because I come from the indie rock world, I don't roll like that. No, I have to fail a little or I can't be happy with myself." -- 2010-03-14 - The Social - Orlando, FL
  • Slate.com article by Darnielle on the song, October of 2016

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