Opinion Our Club Song

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The Opportunist
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Melbourne Storm's theme song would have to be one of the best going around. I'm not sure if that's a popular opinion but I reckon it's a ripper.
 

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Strap yourselves in

Good Charlotte - The Anthem



It’s a great game

Dogs go for gold

It’s a new game

Dogs are so bold

And everybody’s just so pumped they came

At the oval

It’s great to see

Doggies faithful

Supporting me

Time out there, it only makes us see

It’s only ever red white blue

They're the only colours that will do

Warriors from ol’ Footscray

Coz it’s only ever

It's only ever red white blue

It’s gotta be red white blue

Oh, what I'm saying is

This is the anthem

Throw all your hands up

You!!

Red white blue!!






Go to Marvel

Or the M....C....G

Get the job done

And break on free

And we are always in the fight to win

Game by game

And we’ll be fine

With the oppposition

In the firing line

We are the danger, all the time

It’s a flag we want there’s no mistake

It’s up for grabs for us to take

Out on the road we’ll take our crowd

Coz it’s only ever

It's only ever red white and blue

It’s gotta be red white blue

Oh, what I'm saying is
This is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
You!!
Red white blue!!
 
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Brass Dog

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We could also just change it to Sweet Caroline....DaDaDa

*sorry not sorry for the ear worm
Need to get rid of sweet Caroline. Plenty of good dog songs that would pump the crowd.

My vote would be Iggy and the stooges:



Definitely down for a rejig of the tune of the theme song, but happy with the words, however I’d like sons of the scray back in there.
 

dogwatch

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This is like getting rid of the monarchy.
Everybody agrees* that it should be dumped but we'll never get any agreement on what to replace it with.


* InB4 DM chimes in. :crown:
 

lateniter

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I reckon the current song is ok if it's sung with some gusto.
They seemed a bit flat on Friday night.
Maybe it was after conceding those seven last quarter goals.
 

D Mitchell

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Need to get rid of sweet Caroline. Plenty of good dog songs that would pump the crowd.

My vote would be Iggy and the stooges:



Definitely down for a rejig of the tune of the theme song, but happy with the words, however I’d like sons of the scray back in there.

Strike me., BD, that's terrible ! It's just the sort of song that Melbourne players would pinch.
 

Chalky White

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It’s terrible. A ridiculous, tuneless old British music hall seaman’s ditty parodying the 19th Century Royal Navy. All the da da das and Whooooos only make it worse. The Club should abandon the "We are the boys from ..." format and adopt a musical, whimisical, recognisable tune and song that reflects upon the club and supporters as in

(a) You’ll never walk alone Liverpool. Gerry and the Pacemakers version. Gerry Marsden a life-long supporter. There’s the Liverpool connection and the lyrics reflect quiet defiance.

(b) Bubbles West Ham. Although Broadway in origin, “Bubbles” became a British music halls favorite in the 1920s. Just how or why it was adopted by the East End West Ham supporters remains a mystery. Sung by the Crowd at Upton Park, it’s catching;

(c) Sunshine on Leith Hibernian. The Proclaimers, the Reid twins, are lifelong Hibs supporters and Easter Road, Leith is the home ground. A few months after Fitzroy tried to take over Footscray, in 1990, the Edinburgh cross town rival, Heart of Midlothian (“Hearts”) tried the same and Hibs were, similarly, saved by the grass roots “Hands off Hibs” Campaign. Sunshine on Leith was an anthem of the campaign. Just quietly, if you want a real tear jerker experience, watch the film Sunshine on Leith.

Mike Brady's confected further parody of the Club song was a joke and the fightback didn't "Save old Footscray's name" anyway. What about Ernie Sigley’s version of I did it my way as a starter ?

The English songs aren't official team songs. They are songs sung by the supporters that end up being aligned to the club.
Similar to Port Adelaide with Never Tear Us Apart, however I believe the club kind of pushed that song.
It's kind of kitsch but if I was a Port fan I would like it
For what it's worth Bubbles is awful but tell a Hammers fan that.
 

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LondonBulldog

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The problem with Sons of the West is that they slowed the tune down from Sons of the Scray which had “as you can’t beat the boys of the bulldog breed” with more gusto. It’s just too slow now, up the tempo




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footscray1973

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"We're the Bulldogs, used to be Footscray,
Always red, white and blue.
If you're not one of us, we say **** you."

Still working on the tune, but I'm pretty sure I nailed the lyrics
 

D Mitchell

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The problem with Sons of the West is that they slowed the tune down from Sons of the Scray which had “as you can’t beat the boys of the bulldog breed” with more gusto. It’s just too slow now, up the tempo




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The problem with "Sons of the West" is that it hasn't been embraced by the members/supporters, it was imposed upon us, by the now metaphorical fat bloke with a pony tail. Maybe it's OK for the players in the Rooms, but not for we, the emotionally exuberant, after the big win. What members/supporters deserve is something we can sing along to, proudly, triumphantly. The more I think about it, the more I like Ernie Sigley's I did it my way
 

Brass Dog

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Strike me., BD, that's terrible ! It's just the sort of song that Melbourne players would pinch.
Not as the theme, thinking more like a half time song. Scrap sweet Caroline. ‘WB taking over’ to start the game
 

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To the tune of Light My Fire by The Doors

We are the Red, White and Blue
We are a bunch of honest triers
We need a coaching panel review
We hear the soft cap's looking dire

Come on baby, let's make finals
Come on baby, let's make finals
We gotta play in this year's finals

The days of two rucks are through
Bevo's brain is unrivalled
If the other coaches only knew
That there's no beating our gamestyle

Come on baby, let's make finals
Come on baby, let's make finals
We gotta play in this year's...FINALS

Premierships? We only have two
Let's see one more before we die
It's time the trophy cabinet grew
We need Brucey back in July

Come on baby, let's make finals
Come on baby, let's make finals
We can't f**in miss these...FINALS
 
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What's wrong with The Sash my Father wore ? its less offensive that Neil Diamond's offering.
Lol. Good ol' DM stirring the pot again.

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