Excited and anxious I await my dream To escape, applaud And embrace my team Opening day I always can trust It’s just for this high That I crazily lust Return of our hero Does brighten the days Just briefly, my troubles Get lost in the haze The grace from the field Arouses the crowd Reflects on the days When I was quite proud I’m more entranced Than the average fan I used to play, you see And I know I still can That time I drove the ball With such loft My exit atop shoulders As they carried me off This pastime and I Just fade into one Expanded upon From father and son My boy is young And awkward for now I just need the time And can show him how I really am quite close Just a break away From straightening things out And being okay I can help my team To regain its glory With just a little twist To the same old story Players say now They play for themselves This causes a burning Within me that dwells The fan is the one Who pays for the game Which bestows all the riches And welcomed fame The players will listen But really don’t hear All the while just hiding Behind an invisible tear I grow tired now of all this greed And chart a course to set things free
Great score. I "mainlined" it as a listening experience almost every day for a week around October of last year. I hadn't listened to it in awhile and I was guiding my wife through Tony Scott's filmography.
My holy grail. Love the 20 minute suite and it makes for a unique listening experience, but a complete score is really needed. Love Gil's theme, the main "innocence" theme, the cello themes. And the way it all meshes with the Nine Inch Nails style music... Just a great score. Very under appreciated.
I seem to remember reading something about Hans Zimmer collapsing from exhaustion on this one and Harry Gregson-Williams and Nick Glennie-Smith stepping in and helping out. Unless I imagined reading it.
Jeff Rona wrote additional music, the beach scene for instance. HGW was conductor. NGS is not credited on imdb.
Maybe it wasn't NGS or someone got their hyphenated people wrong lol... Or he just didn't want to be credited on it. Who knows. We may never know now that the film is over 25 years old.
But the HGW story was from someone on this site. Unfortunately the search function doesn't work so great on here and I can't find the thread. It was within the last couple of years though, I remember that.
Another fun fact relating to this score, the suite on the album was assembled by composer Marc Streitenfeld.