Watch ‘Someone Like Lu’, the last (and best) Luongo tribute, we promise [VIDEO]

The Roberto Luongo trade caught everyone off guard. Heck, would it really have surprised anyone if Mike Gillis had been called for comment, only to respond with, “WE DID WHAT?!” It was pretty sudden.

There really wasn’t much time to get our bearings, either. We wrote our songs as we tried to come to terms with the new order, but before we could even be close to over the guy, suddenly, the Canucks were down in Florida watching Luongo tend net for the Panthers.

There’s really one way to tackle a situation that emotionally complex, and it’s with more music. And so, at the suggestion of several readers, I took it upon myself to repurpose Adele’s “Someone Like You”, which is a sad song about seeing a former flame and feeling weird, as a song about our curious situation.

Then I rounded up a couple friends. In the long-awaited first (and hopefully far from last) collaboration with the insanely talented Marie Hui and Clay Imoo, may I present, “Someone Like Lu”.

Marie is good. She should sing at sporting events or something.

Here are the lyrics to this thing:

I know that you’re settled down
That you found a trade, you’re a Panther now.
I saw that your dreams came true.
Guess your new agent did things your old one couldn’t do

Old friend, part of me understands
Why after us you’d want a place that has no fans

I hate to see Lu out of the blue and green sweater
But it seems he likes the red and blue better.
Every time I see you now it’s like you score an empty-netter
And I know it’s really over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like Lu
I wish nothing but the best for Lu too
Don’t forget us, I beg
Even though you’re in another net
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead,
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead,

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday you played the Stanley Cup Final
No one pumped your tires
People started fires
We were all surprised by those out-of-town guys

I hate to see you out of the blue and green sweater
When I think of how it ended, I get bitter.
When Vancouver’s on the ice but you’re active on Twitter
Then I know it’s really over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like Lu
I wish nothing but the best for Lu too
Don’t forget me, I beg
Even though you’re in another net
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead,
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead,

Nothing compares
To falling for players
Then watching them play
For some other fanbase
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, I’ll find someone like Lu
I wish nothing but the best for Lu too
Don’t forget us, I beg
Even though you’re in another net
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead,
Sometimes when Lack’s in goal I wish it was you instead.

Thanks to Marie for lending her voice and Clay for lending his piano hands. You can check out more of Clay’s stuff at Canucks Hockey Blog, and if you want to hear Marie sing more than wistful songs about goalies, you can check out her stuff here.

10 comments

  1. Noodle
    March 18, 2014

    Love the lyrics. A+, would listen again.

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  2. 5minutesinthebox
    March 18, 2014

    I would have preferred: No One Like Lu by the Scorpions :) …of course reviewing the lyrics, it may have gotten a bit weird.

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  3. cathylu
    March 18, 2014

    Bravo!

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  4. Kevin
    March 18, 2014

    “Sometimes When Lack’s In Goal I wish it was you instead.” Brilliant.

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  5. Vladimir
    March 18, 2014

    Awesome!

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  6. arjay
    March 18, 2014

    Mr Mooney…Harrison, if I may, what an excellent job on the Lou song parody. Looks like the “Mooney” came out just in time for St Patrick’s Day…..you have a very good voice, sir.

    Also, loved, the Gallagher scorch today re ZK to Buffalo. Word of warning….the “Dark One” does not take prisoners……keep using Corsi, “Fenwicks” and fact based reportage and you will end up on his extensive “targets” list. Must just kill the man who has existed for decades on “gossip-style” yellow journalism to be bettered by “those damned kids” over at PITB.

    Keep it up, folks……I am “dialed in to your channel” and, once again, great job on the vid.

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  7. Body Schmautz
    March 18, 2014

    WOW. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing your fine talents.

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  8. Wetcoaster
    March 18, 2014

    You guys need a room with better acoustics and a better mic, I think.

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  9. Chocoball
    March 18, 2014

    Wow nice! Marie hui’s got a good voice…..but Harrison’s no slouch either!

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  10. PD
    March 19, 2014

    Haha you guys are hilarious. ‘Why after us you’d want a place that has no fans’, that’s great.
    You both have some pipes on you that’s for sure. I also agree though with Wetcoaster that the room isn’t quite doing you any favours.

    These fan videos are sometimes charming, sometimes painfully square. This one is very charming and just the right amount of square. I like to picture a single tear rolling down Lu’s cheek as he watches this from Florida.

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