Juno Award winner Tom Cochrane re-worked the lyrics to his song Big League to pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos.
On Tuesday night Cochrane played an acoustic version of the song on TSN’s playoff preview. He sat in front of a yellow and green backdrop, while images of the junior hockey team were played in a montage.
The song is about a hockey player with big dreams whose life was cut short by a truck driving in the wrong lane. Cochrane changed some of the lyrics, singing that they were “riding to immortality” and placed an emphasis on the unpredictability of life.
Cochrane said he “reluctant to perform” but decided to do it because it was the right thing to do to pay homage to the team.
@HumboldtBroncos you are heart and soul this song was for you! out of respect for the parents I was reluctant to perform this but friend @tsnjamesduthie said it’s the right thing to do @TSNBobMcKenzie @AndiPetrillo @TSNRay @odognine2 and crew you are class xo https://t.co/axxNLUGfs0
— Tom Cochrane (@TomCochraneMUS) April 11, 2018