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Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 19:31
Boro's Anthem.

After reading all about the 12th man, ultras etc, and the thoughts about we shall overcome being our song, I just thought it might be an idea to try and be original.

How about picking a tune that is easy to bounce to, and make our own words for it.
12th man can then place a piece of paper or something of the sort with all the words on, and the instruction to start bouncing when it is sung, on every seat in the riverside. Surely that would not cost too much.
OK, loads of people would ignore it, but just maybe enough would give it a go to realise it is actually more fun than just sitting there moaning.

Firstly, we need to pick the tune.
Then we can write the words


Any nominations for our song.

Towell Posted on 12/05/2008 19:32
Boro's Anthem.

You can't just pick an anthem FFS.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 19:33
Boro's Anthem.

We have nine weeks to write one FFS.

mailinator Posted on 12/05/2008 19:37
Boro's Anthem.

The more you try to force an anthem on people, the more they will actively resist it as they don't want to be labelled a rara.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 19:42
Boro's Anthem.

So they will just sit quiet, and then moan about the lack of atmosphere.
Thats no a rara, thats a F***in arsehole.

mailinator Posted on 12/05/2008 19:47
Boro's Anthem.

My point is that if you hand out sheets with the song on, people seem to get their backs up. I don't know if it's a Boro thing but there's a real paranoia and disdain for anything that people suspect is "telling them what to do".

The best you can hope for is to throw some ideas out there and the good ones will stick. Be warned though, most club anthems are pretty F***ing S*** and if they were introduced today, most fans would reject them.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 12/05/2008 19:49
Boro's Anthem.

i get a anthem going ,here ya go ,
to the tune of r kelly ....
we are a mountain
we are a tall tree
we are the river sweeping the valley
so if anybody ask,s us who we are
we just stand up tall look them in the face and saaaaayyy
we are the boro from the north ,,,,,any one join in...iam stuck..

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 19:49
Boro's Anthem.

Thats why I'm saying pick something modern or catchy.
Maybe the Batman theme isn't such a bad idea.
Just da da da along to it and bounce around.

On second thoughts, F*** that. I'd rather sit down and moan.

Towell Posted on 12/05/2008 19:50
Boro's Anthem.

Good lad that's the spirit.

JohnAnderson Posted on 12/05/2008 20:59
Boro's Anthem.

I'm walking wounded on the ground
But I will stand here tall
Well I will stand here tall

Well if you want war with me
If you want war with me
If you want war with me, then bring on beef
If you want war with me
If you want war then you got war.

You try to rip me but I don't tear and I don't care
My skin is thicked out, our love was lost years before (?)
This time I'm ready for your war
But now I'm ready for your war

I should have put this flame out years ago
but you burnt my house down, I won't leave
and if I stand here alone in this dust I've got nothing left to lose
nothing left to lose

Cuz I see your ways and I know your plan
cuz you've been around and I've seen this place before
I won't do this anymore
but if you want war, you got war

So bring your friends out, I'll take my place and you take yours
and launch your guts out but will the parents (?) let us war
I should have seen this years before
but now I'm ready for your war

I should have crossed these borders years ago
but you left me somewhere I don't know (?)
and as I stand here in no-mans land
I contemplate your attack

Cuz I see your ways and I know your plan
cuz you've been around and I've seen this place before
I won't do this anymore
but if you want war, you got war

You can try and hurt me
I'll come back for more

Cuz I see your ways and I know your plan
cuz you've been around and I've seen this place before
I won't do this anymore
but if you want war, you got war

Cuz I see your ways and I know your plan
cuz you've been around and I've seen this place before
I won't do this anymore
but if you want war, you got war

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 21:01
Boro's Anthem.

Very good, but maybe a little difficult to remember for any miserable B******s.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 21:10
Boro's Anthem.

Just needs words writing for it.
Easy to jump around to.
Most of the miserable old gets in the staduim probably jumped about to this years ago anyway, it might just stir up a few memories.


Link: Catchy tune

JohnAnderson Posted on 12/05/2008 21:12
Boro's Anthem.

The road I walk is paved in gold
To glorify my platinum soul
I'll buy my way to talk to God
So he can live with what I'm not.

The selfish blood runs through my vains
I gave up everything for fame
I am the life that you adore
I feed the rich and F*** the poor.

I got, you want
It's just, don't stop
I got, you want
It's just, don't stop.

This is entertainment
Lives are entertainment
You are down on your knees
Begging me for more.

The road I walk is paved in gold
To glorify my platinum soul
I am the closest thing to God
So worship me and never stop.

The rested blood runs through my vains
I gave up everything for fame
I am the life that you adore
Now feed the rich, F*** the poor.

I got, you want
It's just, don't stop
I got, you want
It's just, don't stop.

This is entertainment
Lives are entertainment
You are down on your knees
Begging me for more.

Dear future,
I bought you,
I own the rights

To let go
Destroy you
This is my life.

Dear future,
I bought you
I own the rights,

To let go
Destroy you
This is my life....inside.....

I've got, you want
This is, don't stop
I've got, you want
It just, don't stop.

This is entertainment
Lives are entertainment
You are down on your knees
Begging me for more.
(Begging me for more)
Begging me for more.

(I've got, you want
It's just, don't stop)

GGGG Posted on 12/05/2008 21:13
Boro's Anthem.

its got be this


Link: link arms and sway

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 21:16
Boro's Anthem.

Now we are getting somewhere.

GGGG Posted on 12/05/2008 21:18
Boro's Anthem.

Its perfect heres the lyrics and you can do some sort of bopping to it

Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain well never give in
Side by side, hand in hand
We all stand together
Play the game, fight the fight
But whats the point on a beautiful night?
Arm in arm, hand in hand
We all stand together
La-
Keeping us warm in the night
La la la la
Walk in the night
Youll get it right
Repeat
Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain well never give in
Side by side, hand in hand
We all stand together

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 12/05/2008 21:52
Boro's Anthem.

Should we go the full nine and dress up as frogs?

marskephil Posted on 12/05/2008 22:22
Boro's Anthem.

Youv'e lost it or your P***ed johnny boy, probably the later!!

Aright mate

GGGG Posted on 12/05/2008 22:22
Boro's Anthem.

Awww yeh defo

uberweiss Posted on 12/05/2008 22:52
Boro's Anthem.

I hate being forced to sing an anthem. We dont have one like Youll Never Walk Alone - so what. Its not the end of the world....

We are boro
Proper mint n tha like
We are boro
Gis a go of ya bike

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 12/05/2008 22:57
Boro's Anthem.

To rehash Millwall's version of Sailing.

We are Boro, super Boro.
No-one likes us, we don't care.
We hate Newcastle,
Geordie B******s,
and we'll chase them everywhere!

Failing that, GGGG has made a good call with the Frog Chorus.

newholgate Posted on 13/05/2008 07:25
Boro's Anthem.

[:D] The Frog Chorus is a great idea!

Short, catchy and appropriate words.

I've got visions of alternate rows bobbing up and down [:D]

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 08:04
Boro's Anthem.

That is actually genius. Would sound amazing if it got going. Top quality. Good lad.

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 08:14
Boro's Anthem.

Hoof it for 12th man. Could be the tune for them. Lets really get this going for next season. I'm gonna hoof it for next 6 months so we all know the words come august. we might even get on britains got talent. ARE YOU WATCHING SIMON COWELL

TTTeesside_Trev Posted on 13/05/2008 08:33
Boro's Anthem.

GGGG I like it mate, very catchy and the words are easy enough to remember even for the numpties

wokingmassive Posted on 13/05/2008 08:37
Boro's Anthem.

What about this song then?


Hey, Mr. Churchill comes over here
to say we're doing splendidly
But it's very cold out here in the snow,
marching to and from the enemy
Oh I say it's tough,I have had enough
Can you stop the cavalry?
I have had to fight, almost every night
down throughout these centuries
That is when I say, oh yes yet again
Can you stop the cavalry?
Mary Bradley waits at home
in the nuclear fall-out zone
Wish I could be dancing now
in the arms of the girl I love

[ Chorus ]
Dub a dub a dum dum
[ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/cs ]
Dub a dub a dum
Dub a dum dum dub a dub
Dub a dub a dum
Dub a dub a dum dum
Dub a dub a dum
Dub a dum dum dub a dub
Dub a dub a dum
Wish I was at home for Christmas

Bang goes another bomb on another town
While the Czar and Jim have tea
If I get home, live to tell the tale
I'll run for all presidencies
If I get elected I'll stop - I
will stop the cavalry

[ Chorus ]

Wish I could be dancing now
in the arms of the girl I love
Mary Bradley waits at home
She has been waiting 2 years long
Wish I was at home for Christmas

Nuge Posted on 13/05/2008 09:38
Boro's Anthem.

Frog Song, or should I say "Smog" song is a winner. Brilliant

newholgate Posted on 13/05/2008 17:52
Boro's Anthem.

Hoof

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 17:54
Boro's Anthem.

We will get more tortured than for pigbag.

We must be able to come up with something short and catchy.

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 17:58
Boro's Anthem.

was just about to do that NH well done

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 18:00
Boro's Anthem.

Anyone suggest a short catchy riff from a local band that we can put words to?
Please not Chris Rea.

collo1875 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:14
Boro's Anthem.

got no words
but the laughing gnome is a short cathy tune
as far as the frog song goes i would burst out laughing every time the north stand started singing it

newholgate Posted on 13/05/2008 18:20
Boro's Anthem.

we_hate_mackems1, no problem [;)]

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:24
Boro's Anthem.

Come on then all together. Imagine it loud. Sure to inspire the lads and a bit of fun for us lot too.


Link: GGGG is a genius

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 13/05/2008 18:28
Boro's Anthem.

Theme from the "Flashing Blade", defiant lyrics me thinks!



You've got to fight for what you want

For all that you believe

It's right to fight for what we want

To live the way we please

------------

As long as we have done our best

Then no one can do more

And life and love and happiness

Are well worth fighting for

------------

And we should never count the cost

Or worry that we'll fall

It's better to have fought and lost

Than not have fought at all

------------

Let's always take whatever comes

And never try to hide

Face everything and anyone

Together side by side

------------

You've got to fight for what you want

For all that you believe

It's right to fight for what we want

To live the way we please

------------

As long as we have done our best

Then no one can do more

And life and love and happiness

Are well worth fighting for

They're well worth fighting for

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 18:30
Boro's Anthem.

Thank you very much people for my flash of insperation i also like the change of the frog to smog lets do it

jam69 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:38
Boro's Anthem.

we have one,its called we shall overcome,just because the new sky fans who dont know the clubs history dont find it catchy enough aint going to change that.
maybe its not liked because it aint got no drum n bass?

Juan_Kerr_Was_Kevo Posted on 13/05/2008 18:40
Boro's Anthem.

It's not liked because it's simply rubbish, i'd sooner we freshen things up than forever live in the past like some. That frog song is already growing on me, I can picture it now!

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:43
Boro's Anthem.

I can honestly say it's the funniest and best idea i have EVER seen posted on FMTTM.

jam69 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:43
Boro's Anthem.

ever wondered why liverpool dont freshen up ynwa? or west ham with bubbles? not exactly rocking tunes.its called tradition

Juan_Kerr_Was_Kevo Posted on 13/05/2008 18:48
Boro's Anthem.

Those clubs actually do sing their anthems tho, most probably due to the fact the clubs fans like the song

jam69 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:49
Boro's Anthem.

to my knowlage its been song for over 40 years at least,and about our only orginal song

Juan_Kerr_Was_Kevo Posted on 13/05/2008 18:53
Boro's Anthem.

I honestly cant remember the last time I heard it buzzing around the ground

Cornerflag Posted on 13/05/2008 18:53
Boro's Anthem.

Dont be so bitter johnny, GGGG come up with a excellent one there frog to smog sounds great. Come on lets do it.

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:55
Boro's Anthem.

Can we not sing both?

jam69 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:55
Boro's Anthem.

i agree juan,but thats not the point.it was always sung at ayresome park,i blame the new fans who came along when we moved to the riverside

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 18:57
Boro's Anthem.

w_h_m1 lets push this through mate see if we can get it in place for next season

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 18:58
Boro's Anthem.

GGGG i honestly believe you should email the 12th man with this also. Comedy genius, we as fans take singing far to seriously this would be superb IMO.

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 19:02
Boro's Anthem.

Ha see what happens its getting mixed views at moment some find it a cracking idea some are thinking its silly

Cornerflag Posted on 13/05/2008 19:04
Boro's Anthem.

Good point mackem GGGG come up with a fantastic song simply, catchy,easy 2 understand and lets bring it on.

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 19:05
Boro's Anthem.

cornerflag see what happens when you move your self away from the ssd crowd and further your self your brain starts working again [:)]

jam69 Posted on 13/05/2008 19:06
Boro's Anthem.

try adapt the words to the dubliners song the town i loved so well,always thought there was a football song in there.

in my memory i will always see
the town i have loved so well
where our team played ball
by the hospital wall
and we laughed throw the smoke and smell

etc


we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 13/05/2008 19:06
Boro's Anthem.

Always gonna get people who don't like songs. Seems most people like it to me.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 19:32
Boro's Anthem.

Jam, I've been around a bit longer than the Riverside.
I know it's been sung before, just my opinion that it holds bad memories.
It reminds me of the Wembley hidings by Chelsea.

As for the frog chorus or any other crap, don't rush into contacting the 12th man yet. We have nine weeks.

Personally, I wouls go for a catchy rock and roll tune. Modern or old.

borobuddah Posted on 13/05/2008 19:41
Boro's Anthem.

We shall overcome is strong, collective and defiant.

Frogs FFS!

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 19:51
Boro's Anthem.

We shall overcome=we will win some day but probably not today
Frog chorus=We are as one

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 20:03
Boro's Anthem.

I'd rather sign Alan Smith than have the Frog Chorus FFS.

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 20:05
Boro's Anthem.

BOOOOO Johnny [:)]

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 20:07
Boro's Anthem.

Plenty of time for argument yet GGGG.[;)]

GGGG Posted on 13/05/2008 20:09
Boro's Anthem.

What over Smithy or the chorous, i just cant see Mike Ashleys Smith shirt fitting Gibbo to be honest ha ha

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 20:18
Boro's Anthem.

Now this is an Anthem.
No words to remember, just jump about like a loony, or a little bit if you are old.


Link: Anthem.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 20:21
Boro's Anthem.

And if you want the words putting in...

Know your place in life is where you want to be
Don't let them tell you that you owe it all to me
Keep on looking forward...no use in looking 'round
Hold your head above the ground and they won't bring you down

Anthem of the heart and anthem of the mind
A funeral dirge for eyes gone blind
We marvel after those who sought
The wonders of the world, wonders of the world
Wonders of the world they wrought

Live for yourself...there's no one else
More worth living for
Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more

Well, I know they've always told you
Selfishness was wrong
Yet it was for me, not you, I came to write this song


I'll leave the rewriting to someone with more imagination than me.

sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 13/05/2008 20:22
Boro's Anthem.

eio

OPEO Posted on 13/05/2008 20:23
Boro's Anthem.

Now Boateng has gone why not adapt his song and substitute BORO for boateng.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 20:24
Boro's Anthem.

Because it is puke.
I cringe every time we sing it.

Rauko Posted on 13/05/2008 20:59
Boro's Anthem.

Ahhh .. I'll throw my tuppence in .. dunno about the words tho unless someone can come up with something boro-esque




Link: my tuppence

Elanos_Right_Boot Posted on 13/05/2008 21:20
Boro's Anthem.

Sorry to invade your space but i think you need to get some fans first. I know a few mindless numbnuts spoilt the end of show party but I left after a bit with my kids to avoid the nonsense expecting the streets to be empty and there was more leaving than staying. Apart from joining in the fun when you kept smacking goals past us ( hilarious and worth the entrance fee alone. I was disappointed with the noise coming from the rest of the Boro faithful throughout the match. Wish us luck with our quest for the Euro spot. You're welcome to join us if we scrape in and good luck for next year

RedSectorA Posted on 13/05/2008 21:39
Boro's Anthem.

J_T: Don't get many people dropping links to Rush on here.

GGGG: I'm with the Frogs. We don't need frog suits though, just the new goallie strip.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 21:50
Boro's Anthem.

Elanos, that is the whole point.

RSA, I know. I have class, and I've seen them live.......[;)]

sitheman Posted on 13/05/2008 22:05
Boro's Anthem.

I love the wonder of you, played at arsenal. I think it is class and would love boro to nick it for next season. wouldnt quite have the same impact though.

Ive always though that 'the last train home' by the lost prophests would be a fantastic song the play at the end of the game. win or loose it would sum the game up perfectly.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 13/05/2008 22:09
Boro's Anthem.

Si, we want something lively, catchy, and to play before and during the game.
Try to make a F***in big noise and maybe intimidate other teams.

You never know, if we make it noisy, we might bring crowds back AND convince them to
stay 'til the end.

Asking a lot, but worth a go.

TTTeesside_Trev Posted on 14/05/2008 00:49
Boro's Anthem.

GGGG If the 12th man get their drummer in the crowd next season, it'll sound great, at the beginning and the chorus
bom bom bom Boro
bom bom bom Boro

PS there's nothing wrong with the old songs like We shall overcome, but FFS lets sing some new songs as well

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 14/05/2008 08:42
Boro's Anthem.

nice tune to wake up to. Morning fellow frog lovers pmsl.


Link: come on boro

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 16:02
Boro's Anthem.

FFS pigbag has split the crowd enough, what the hell will the frog song do.

I still think mine is most suitable so far.
It just needs someone to write some quality lyrics for it.

GGGG Posted on 14/05/2008 19:53
Boro's Anthem.

If West ham can have the daft blowing bubbles song and Chalton have the red robbin bobbin along we can have the frog song

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 14/05/2008 19:56
Boro's Anthem.

what about the pouges dirty old town dirty old town..

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 19:57
Boro's Anthem.

[V]

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 19:57
Boro's Anthem.

Change dirty.

We can work with that.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 14/05/2008 19:59
Boro's Anthem.

change the words to they say its a dirty old town etc etc song writer needed...

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 20:11
Boro's Anthem.

I met my love by the boys end gate
Dreamed a dream by the clive road end
Kissed a girl by the holgate wall
Smoggy old town
Smoggy old town
Clouds a drifting across the works
Cats a prowling on their beat
Springs a girl in the floodlit night
Smoggy old town
Smoggy old town
Heard a whistle from the referee
Saw Hickton set the night on fire
Heard the roar on the eastern wind
Smoggy old town
Smoggy old town
And then we moved to the Riverside
Juninho set the league on fire
And Cardiff brought our finest hour
Smoggy old town
Smoggy old town

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 20:14
Boro's Anthem.

Well?

The second verse needs some work.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 20:38
Boro's Anthem.

Not one comment?





Must be really cack.

GGGG Posted on 14/05/2008 21:19
Boro's Anthem.

Sing it with me johnny you do the bom bom boms
and ill do
" Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain well never give in
Side by side, hand in hand
We all stand together"

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 21:20
Boro's Anthem.

Sorry GGGG

Every time you bump the frogs, I get evil visions from my childhood.
Pinky and Perky and Friends.

jam69 Posted on 14/05/2008 21:44
Boro's Anthem.

try that town i have loved so well by the dubliners,just change the words a bit

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 21:57
Boro's Anthem.

Give it a go jam.

GGGG Posted on 14/05/2008 21:57
Boro's Anthem.

We all know the frog song is the buisness!!!!!

Bendilo Posted on 14/05/2008 22:49
Boro's Anthem.

proper blokes anthem original and goes with southgates message
just cant find it


Link: who dares wins

standards Posted on 14/05/2008 22:54
Boro's Anthem.

Our anthem is lost because of our history,

So why have we changed?
why do we have to be the same as everyone else?

Ayresome Park was special, I just think we have forgotten that.

Towell Posted on 14/05/2008 22:56
Boro's Anthem.

Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler?
If you think old England's done
We are the boys who will stop your little game
We are the boys who will make you think again.
So who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler
If you think old England's done.


ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 14/05/2008 23:14
Boro's Anthem.

What about one by McCartney's old buddy, Lennon? From the Beatles' Let it Be album, "Don't let me down", as the title is quite appropriate for the Boro.

mfcsam Posted on 14/05/2008 23:21
Boro's Anthem.

this would be awsome as it is catchy, just needs lyrics to be more relevant to boro.


Link: na na na na na

Bukowski Posted on 14/05/2008 23:23
Boro's Anthem.

If not We Shall Overcome, then how about Down By The Riverside or Fly Me To The Moon?

These would make much more sense than all the cruddy suggestions that people have posted above.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 14/05/2008 23:45
Boro's Anthem.

None of the suggestions are really appropriate to us so far, but at least we are trying to come up with something.
There is one song out there somewhere that will become.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 17:45
Boro's Anthem.

Have a look on the site linked below.
Some teams have some good songs. Why can't we get something decent going.
Is everyone happy just to go along with the same few songs forever.


Link: Songs

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:00
Boro's Anthem.

Anything but pigbag. Please. And what about the awful music which kicks in whenever we score? Seems to highlight the fact that we can't muster enough voices to celebrate ourselves.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:06
Boro's Anthem.

Pigbag is just awful. Especially away fans giving us it when they score.

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 15/05/2008 18:08
Boro's Anthem.

STOLEN FROM THE MIGHTY DFC

When I was walking down Linthorpe Road
I met young Johnny Scobie
And he said to me would I like to see
The famous Boro FC

So we made our way to The Riverside
To see the famous eleven
And when we got there the away end was bare
As we gave the geordies seven

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:09
Boro's Anthem.

Whats the tune Cecil?

GGGG Posted on 15/05/2008 18:10
Boro's Anthem.

Its got to be the frog chorus thought id put that in to make it to the big 100 [:)]

LemmyKilmister Posted on 15/05/2008 18:11
Boro's Anthem.

What's that song Norwich play?> Not 'On The Ball City', the goal celebration music we heard 4 times in 3 minutes a couple of seasons ago.

ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 15/05/2008 18:14
Boro's Anthem.

dunno how to put a tune on a message board [:)]

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:15
Boro's Anthem.

If we can't get a song going, why not just jump up and down making any noise. Sort of grunting in tune....

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:16
Boro's Anthem.

I hate the goal scoring music. And who decided on Pigbag anywhay? Once upon a time it was mixed with a samba beat bec of our Brazilian friends, now it's salsa and bagpipes?!

What is Me Mark Page on?

GGGG Posted on 15/05/2008 18:17
Boro's Anthem.

He is on Smooth radio most sundays!!!

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:18
Boro's Anthem.

Wish he was on there F***in Saturdays too.

simmo Posted on 15/05/2008 18:18
Boro's Anthem.

this is wat norwich have, i think its a great tune. well brazilian and carnival should at least get played when afonso scores? any thoughts


Link: norwichs goal music

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:19
Boro's Anthem.

Haha... I asked for that one.

Also expains some of the dire selections we hear most matchdays.

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:20
Boro's Anthem.

When Alf scores it should be greeted with cheers from the crowd, not some recorded B******* pumped out to disguise the fact that we're an apathetic bunch of fns who can't be arsed to sing.

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:21
Boro's Anthem.

Never had a word automatically censored before!

I'm going up in the world.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:22
Boro's Anthem.

I have no problem with playing music at any point, just wish it was decent.
Like the Addams Family theme when Festa scored.

LemmyKilmister Posted on 15/05/2008 18:23
Boro's Anthem.

Cheers Simmo.

LemmyKilmister Posted on 15/05/2008 18:23
Boro's Anthem.

dp

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 18:25
Boro's Anthem.

Fair dos. Adams family was comedy. But that's bec it meant something.

I remember being at the Hawthorns a few seasons ago, and they played music which the fans sang along to with the words "fook off Wanderers, West Brom!"

That felt cool bec it was cheeky. The tune we have just doesn't make sense.

LemmyKilmister Posted on 15/05/2008 18:27
Boro's Anthem.

AnitaWheater - unfortunately that's the way football has gone over the last 10 years.
Over zealous stewarding, more women and kids and all seater stadiums.
9 times out of 10 only away fans sing nowadays.

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:28
Boro's Anthem.

I know what you mean, but the Festa thing, as daft as it was, got the crowd actually taking part.
Even the miserable old T*** next to me used to join in.

I know it's a silly example, but if we just find the right song, or hum along tune, it will catch the crowd.

simmo Posted on 15/05/2008 18:34
Boro's Anthem.

yes i know you will all say its crap but what about this? surely words could be altered any suggestions? i think its catchy


Link: anthem

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 15/05/2008 18:48
Boro's Anthem.

It's crap.

AnitaWheater Posted on 15/05/2008 19:20
Boro's Anthem.

Lemmy, nothing to do with women, surely, and kids have always gone to the match. Women can, and do, sing.

The problem is when we're dictated to by the blast of pigbag. It's hard to ignore, and then when it's finished, we're all left looking upwards like a bunch of doyles.

We need to have some gumption!!

mowbrays_number_4 Posted on 16/05/2008 08:54
Boro's Anthem.

WE SHALL OVERCOME


jam69 Posted on 16/05/2008 09:06
Boro's Anthem.

thats the one i like mowbray,but its not hip enough for the kids

Leg_End Posted on 16/05/2008 10:05
Boro's Anthem.

I like Bukowski´s idea of "fly me to the moon".

Some words would need to be changed but at least it would be relevant to Boro.

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 16/05/2008 11:03
Boro's Anthem.

What about this to get us pumped up?


Link: We're The Best...

Sheepfiddler Posted on 16/05/2008 11:46
Boro's Anthem.

WE SHALL OVERCOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

still_stood_on_the_holgate Posted on 16/05/2008 13:17
Boro's Anthem.

Here.............


Link: .................

Johnny_Thunder Posted on 16/05/2008 15:22
Boro's Anthem.

We shall overcome may be our anthem, but it never gets sung.

Why is that?

still stood on the holgate, terrible attempt at a hijack.[;)]

mowbrays_number_4 Posted on 16/05/2008 19:30
Boro's Anthem.

WE SHALL OVERCOME

It doesn't get sung at the moment but why can't we resurrect it if enough people want to?

mat_evans Posted on 16/05/2008 19:59
Boro's Anthem.

MN4 in my opinion it's because some fans young AND old aren't familiar enough with it. It needs to be played in FULL five minutes before every game. People will soon catch on.

Instead we have Page playing the latest top 40 'hits' which do absolutely nothing for the atmosphere except build the apathetic atmosphere. I know it's said often enough but he really is one of the reasons for a poor atmosphere.

I'd also like to add that if you people want new songs at the riverside you need to do more about it than, discuss it on a message board.

mowbrays_number_4 Posted on 16/05/2008 20:13
Boro's Anthem.

There are surely enough fans in the North Stand who know the song and if they sing it then others will soon pick up on it.

Also a flyer with the words on could be handed out.

outoftowned Posted on 16/05/2008 21:12
Boro's Anthem.

you don't need anything too clever ...
just a gadgie with the balls and a megaphone singing a song that blokes (20-50 ) know the words too

after that the women, kids etc will soon learn


outoftowned Posted on 16/05/2008 21:16
Boro's Anthem.

a bit like this



Link:

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 16/05/2008 21:31
Boro's Anthem.

madness it must be love...
soon as i wake up on a satttarrrday.
i know that its you i need to take my blues away,
we love you booorro boooro ,da da da..etc etc,help...

outoftowned Posted on 16/05/2008 21:40
Boro's Anthem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZy1h75QW
i meant that to be the link

as an option.. ray charles -

I got a gibson, he's good to me
he gives us money .. when I'm in need
he's a boro lad indeed ..........


Link: we've got steve gibson

mat_evans Posted on 17/05/2008 01:31
Boro's Anthem.

There are enough fans in the north to know what WSO is, the problem is the remainder. Try and picture one guy isolated trying to join in with and few guys, say 7 rows in front with no one else around him willing to join in because they are unsure about how it goes or scared they may get ridiculed for singing an old out of date song.

Playing WSO five mins before kick off will AT THE LEAST familiarise it with everyone. There's nothing lost by playing it over the tannoy, who knows maybe it will take off again like it did occasionaly at Ayresome.

Grumpy_Paul Posted on 17/05/2008 01:39
Boro's Anthem.

Julia by Chris Rea.

Could be adapted into a brilliant Boro anthem
The first 20 seconds should raise the hackles if blasted out.

Written by a Boro lad an'all so it could be a true Boro song

mat_evans Posted on 17/05/2008 01:44
Boro's Anthem.

i always liked Steel River. Would compliment We Shall Overcome very well. Follows he local theme too.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 17/05/2008 08:05
Boro's Anthem.

grumpy we would need a band in the new holgate would sound good ,any drumers..

Phil_K Posted on 17/05/2008 10:53
Boro's Anthem.

How about getting the 12th man to run a comp for local bands/song writers to write us an anthem - then have a fans poll to pick the winner.

The club and local press are sure to get involved.

I want the Lurios to write it for us!


Link: the lurios

neilg Posted on 17/05/2008 10:56
Boro's Anthem.

barbie girl by aqua for all the guys in the closet or bob the builder;

gate the builder
im gate the builder
can i fix it
yes i can!

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 17/05/2008 13:07
Boro's Anthem.

What about a re-worked version of Men of Iron?

Lord_Coshida Posted on 17/05/2008 21:22
Boro's Anthem.

We shall Overcome, traditional boro.


Link: we shall overcome

TTTeesside_Trev Posted on 18/05/2008 07:38
Boro's Anthem.

We shall Overcome would be brilliant played over the Tanoy just before Kick Off, But there's nothing wrong with adding a few new Boro songs during the game which we really do need. I personally like The Frog song, and would sound great and unique if everyone joined in. Anything is better than Pig Bag