"Heaven Is A Better Place Today" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
Here's a glue guy, performance god A makeshift shrine, a newly lain sod Hardly even tryin', gives the nod I sure hope I'm not the type to dwell Hope I'm a fast healer, fast as hell Heaven is a better place today because of this But the world is just not the same If and when you get into the end zone Act like you've been there a thousand times before Don't blame, don't say people lose people all the time anymore A toonie to the busker and a husky 'keep it comin'' under my breath But then said, ?Though, if you wouldn't mind Less cryin' and more tryin', more tryin' and less cryin'? I'm not the type to dwell I'm a fast healer, fast as hell Heaven is a better place today because of this But the world is just not the same Oh, if and, if and when you get into the end zone Act like you've been there a thousand times before Don't blame, don't say people lose people all the time anymore Don't say people lose people all the time anymore If and when you get into that end zone Act like you've been there a thousand times before Don't change but don't say people lose people all the time anymore Ooh, it's just not the same because of this Ooh, it's not the same


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"Heaven Is a Better Place Today" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois, Robert Gordon Sinclair

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    General CommentAww, I'm sad nobody wrote about this yet! This song was written for Dan Snyder, the Thrashers/Wolves played who died Oct. 5th, 2003 after sustaining injuries in a car accident with Dany Heatley. This song is frequently played at Wolves games because Dan played on Chicago for a while. The song talks about how the accident has affected the players, the hockey community and Heatley's life, such as when it says "I sure hope I'm not the type to dwell, im a fast healer fast as hell", it's talking about the community and team coming together in spite of the accident. and "If and when you get into that endzone" is obviously a hockey reference. Hockey fans, especially us Thrashers/Wolves fans, appreciate and love this song for helping us remember a player we all knew and loved.
    hockeyfangirlon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou nailed it dead on and beat me to it :P I love the part "Heaven is a better place today becuase of this but the world is just not the same"

    Dan is now in heaven and his presence there makes it a better place and in turn, his lack of presence here on earth makes it a slightly worse place. I just love that part :D
    Daryl24on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRIP Dan Snyder.....you were a special player, and from everything i have heard, a very special person!
    This is definately a song for you and all the other grinders out there
    jmo78on December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRIP Dan Snyder.....you were a special player, and from everything i have heard, a very special person!
    This is definately a song for you and all the other grinders out there
    jmo78on December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHell, I'm a Hurricanes fan, and I saw someone in a Snyder jersey at a game, and asked him about it, since my since my surname is Snyder, and he told me what happend to Dan...anyway, this song is just awesome, The Tragically Hip couldn't have done any better.
    HoboSpartan7on March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just wanted to say that I know this song was written for Dan Snyder, but the world lost one of its biggest Tragically Hip fans yesterday. Darcy Robinson, also a hockey player, died suddenly at the age of 26 three minutes into his 3rd season with Asiago of the italian hockey league. I knew Darcy personally and it's a tough loss to bear. I immediately thought of this song when I got word of his passing.

    I'll never forget you Darcy. You made me laugh and smile more times than I can count, some of the best memories of my life involve you, and I truly know that heaven is a better place today now that you're there. Rest in peace, Darce. :(
    trlgrl20on September 29, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionAs a fan of the Hip and hockey, I have to comment though it's been years since anyone else has. Buffalo native here, but residing in Atlanta. Still a Sabres fan but was deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy. I will leave my opinions of Mr. Heatley out of this.

    Anyhoo...hockeyfangirl wrote: "'If and when you get into that endzone' is obviously a hockey reference." Say what? Sounds like a football reference to me. In fact, it's borrowed from a quote attributed to Bear Bryant, the great coach of Alabama, among others. Seriously, I can't find any agreement on this. Nonetheless, I don't see how it could be a hockey reference. That's a stretch. Though, the Hip are never afraid to make those stretches.

    Curiouser still is the line: "A toonie to the busker and a husky 'keep it comin' under my breath". I'd give a nickel to find out what the heck that means.

    gebobson September 08, 2010   Link

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