PDA

View Full Version : Go Cubs Go



cincinnati chili
07-28-2009, 12:16 AM
Among the vast sea of lame franchise theme songs, this has got to be the lamest in history. Even lamer than the Cincinnati Bengals theme song "sung" by team members back in the day.

I'm neither a Red Sox nor Yankees fan, but I admit that it's kind of fun to stand amongst the local chuckleheads after a home team win and enjoy the jubilant out-of-tune strains of "Dirty Water" or "New York, New York."

Not so for this travesty of a theme song. The next time you find yourselves at Wrigley after a Cubs win, please dump your beer on the nitwit next to you who subjects you to this drivel.

If you know anyone in the Cubs marketing department, beg them to find a replacement victory song. Emmanuel Lewis singing "My Kind of Town" is preferable to this.

http://ballhype.com/video/go_cubs_go_2009_edition/

Brutus
07-28-2009, 12:17 AM
Among the vast sea of lame franchise theme songs, this has got to be the lamest in history. Even lamer than the Cincinnati Bengals theme song "sung" by team members back in the day.

I'm neither a Red Sox nor Yankees fan, but I admit that it's kind of fun to stand amongst the local chuckleheads after a home team win and enjoy the jubilant out-of-tune strains of "Dirty Water" or "New York, New York."

Not so for this travesty of a theme song. The next time you find yourselves at Wrigley after a Cubs win, please dump your beer on the nitwit next to you who subjects you to this drivel.

If you know anyone in the Cubs marketing department, beg them to find a replacement victory song. Emmanuel Lewis singing "My Kind of Town" is preferable to this.

http://ballhype.com/video/go_cubs_go_2009_edition/

Please. Please. I beg of you. Never, ever mention that God forsaken song again.

Please!

Everytime I accidently leave on WGN after a Cubs game, I have nightmares from that song for two days.

*BaseClogger*
07-28-2009, 12:22 AM
"WGN" is actually in the lyrics!

919191
07-28-2009, 12:37 AM
It blows my mind that the writer of that song also wrote thast davis Alan Coe song "You Never Call Me". I think John prine had a hand in it too.

Homer Bailey
07-28-2009, 12:47 AM
How dare any of you complain about that song. I live RIGHT NEXT TO THE STADIUM.

We had to turn the movie up tonight to hear it over the song after Soriano's grand slam tonight.

Thank god I'm moving in 2 days.

westofyou
07-28-2009, 12:49 AM
It blows my mind that the writer of that song also wrote thast davis Alan Coe song "You Never Call Me". I think John prine had a hand in it too.

You mean David Allen Coe, correct? That's You don't even call me by my name. But even better is he (Steve Goodman) wrote City of New Orleans

RedsManRick
07-28-2009, 01:04 AM
Listen -- they're Cubs fans. They had to write a song that even they couldn't screw up -- only claim they're going to win AFTER they've won.

919191
07-28-2009, 02:15 AM
You mean David Allen Coe, correct? That's You don't even call me by my name. But even better is he (Steve Goodman) wrote City of New Orleans

Yep. That was some bad typing. :)

I think I've got a Prine show where he sigs the Coe song.

RFS62
07-28-2009, 06:17 AM
That's every bit as good as the old Houston Oilers fight song.

traderumor
07-28-2009, 09:51 AM
The even sadder thing is watching the fans standing, waving their foam fingers and pennants singing along. They did it in Houston with "Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers #1" they're doing it now with "Go Cubs Go." People seem to dig it, and I just don't get it.

M2
07-28-2009, 10:00 AM
Do the White Sox at least have the good sense to play "Sweet Home Chicago"?

westofyou
07-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Do the White Sox at least have the good sense to play "Sweet Home Chicago"?

I was in Old Comisky and the organist played "Like a Virgin"

Johnny Footstool
07-28-2009, 10:04 AM
Don't badmouth Isaac Curtis's "Bengals #1".

But yeah, that Cubs song is godawful.

traderumor
07-28-2009, 10:06 AM
I was in Old Comisky and the organist played "Like a Virgin":eek:

macro
07-28-2009, 10:10 AM
That song sounds like something that would have come out thirty years ago.

M2
07-28-2009, 10:17 AM
That song sounds like something that would have come out thirty years ago.

It's definitely got that "Believe It or Not" vibe from Greatest American Hero. Apparently someone thinks Mike Post is a musical genius worthy of emulation.

BCubb2003
07-28-2009, 10:19 AM
"The Reds are on the radio ..."

Now everybody on the third base side:

Hoosier Red
07-28-2009, 10:24 AM
You mean David Allen Coe, correct? That's You don't even call me by my name. But even better is he (Steve Goodman) wrote City of New Orleans

And even better than that, he redeemed himself writing "Dying Cubs Fans Last Request."
By the shore's of old Lake Michigan
Where the "hawk wind" blows so cold
An old Cub fan lay dying
In his midnight hour that tolled
'Round his bed, his friends had all gathered
They knew his time was short
And on his head the put this bright blue cap
From his all-time favorite sport
He told them "its late and its getting dark in here"
And I know its time to go
But before I leave the line-up
There's just one thing I'd like to know
(Chorus, sung)
Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the national league
(talking blues)
Told his friends "You know the law of averages says:
Anything will happen that can."
That's what it says.
"But the year the Cubs last won a national league pennant
Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan"
The Cubs made me a criminal
Sent me down a wayward path
They stole my youth from me
(that's the truth)
I'd forsake my teacher's
To go sit in the bleachers
In flagrant truancy
and then one thing led to another
soon I'd discovered alcohol, gambling, dope
football, hockey, lacross, tennis
But what do you expect,
When you raise up a young boys hope
And then just crush 'em like so many paper beer cups.
Year after year after year
after year, after year, after year, after year, after year
'Til those hopes are just so much popcorn
for pigeons beneath the "EL" track to eat
He said "You know I'll never see Wrigley Field, anymore
before my eternal rest
So if you have your pencils and your score cards ready,
and I'll read you my last request
Give me a double header funeral in Wrigley Field
On some sunny weekend day (no lights)
Have the organ play the National Anthem
and then a little "na, na, na, hey hey, hey, Goodbye"
Make six bull pen pitchers, carry my coffin
and six ground keepers clear my path
Have the umpires bark me out at every base
In all their holy wrath
Its a beautiful day for a funeral, Hey Ernie lets play two!
Somebody go get Jack Brickhouse to come back,
and conduct just one more interview
Have the Cubbies run right out into the middle of the field,
Have Kieth Moreland drop a routine fly
Give everybody two bags of peanuts and a frosty malt
And I'll be ready to die
Build a big fire on home plate out of your 'Louisville Sluggers' baseball bats,
And toss my coffin in
Let my ashes blow in the beautiful snow
From the prevailing 30 mile an hour south west wind
When my last remaind go flying over the left field wall
Will bid the bleacher bums adieu
I will come to my final resting place, out on Waveland Avenue
The dying man's friends told him to cut it out
They said stop it that's an awful shame
He whispered, "Don't Cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of Fame
He said I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
So its just what I'm going to do
He said but you the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs,
So its me that feels sorry for you!
And he said "Ahh Play, play that lonesome losers tune,
The one I like the best
And he closed his eyes, and slipped away
What we got is the Dying Cub fan's last request
(Chorus, big finish, sung)
Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the national league

Unassisted
07-28-2009, 10:37 AM
"Go Cubs Go" is not even an original chant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMlhmVxMdlc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62hn7VCqrxc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WZ0tRed-jE

Brutus
07-28-2009, 11:51 AM
It's definitely got that "Believe It or Not" vibe from Greatest American Hero. Apparently someone thinks Mike Post is a musical genius worthy of emulation.

Ugh. You just trampled right over my wing and a prayer with that one.

redsfan1966
07-29-2009, 12:01 AM
Unfortunately I had to hear this drivel live and in person after Friday's debacle at Wrigley...I had a good trip to Chi-town with the missus, but that song made me cringe...

WVRedsFan
07-29-2009, 12:29 AM
I didn't know baseball teams had a fight song. I am reminded of the George Carlin routine about football and baseball, but nevertheless...

I didn't know the Reds had a song until I found such a song on a ringtone site. I listened to the sample and thanked the Good Lord that the Reds didn't use it that I know of. Hideous.

Oh, btw, Steve Goodman wrote "You Didn't Even Call Me by My Name," which includes "The Perfect Country Song," which was penned by Mr. Coe.

cincinnati chili
07-29-2009, 12:50 AM
Do the White Sox at least have the good sense to play "Sweet Home Chicago"?

Good call. They should.

Reds fans should break into the "Who Dey" song after every home run, just so the out of towners suspect they have a sense of irony.

reds44
07-29-2009, 12:51 AM
The Sox play "Go Go White Sox" after they win.