Warren Zevon and Mitch Albom collaborated to write the greatest hockey song of all time. Warren is ably backed up by David Letterman's band, including Paul Shaffer on Hammond B-3 organ. It's the story of Buddy, a Canadian farm boy who dreamed of being an NHL superstar. He wasn't very good at skating or scoring goals but, being a big bruiser, he was good at beating people up. What else could he do but, as David Letterman himself says in the song, "Hit Somebody!" He makes an NHL team as a goon, winning fights and racking up penalty minutes. In his last game, he's hit from behind as he shoots the puck. Just before he passes out he sees the red light above the net light up, realizing he's finally scored a goal. In a perfect world, this song would have been a big hit. The CD single also includes a second song, "For My Next Trick, I'll Need A Volunteer" from the album "Life'll Kill Ya." It's the story of a third-rate magician and his lonely life on the road. "I can make love disappear. For my next trick, I'll need a volunteer." Only Warren Zevon can perfectly capture the essence of these quirky characters in the space of one song.