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"Olympia, WA" Tweaked BHM Song

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Unread postby PapermakerFC » Sat Sep 5, 2009 12:18:39 am

So, I was surfing through music to put for the Post-USOC '09 video, and I came across my ol' favorite Rancid. I was reminded that they did a song called, "Olympia, WA" and I thought maybe BHM could use their own song for matches, even though it was originally a song about New York City. (You know, something that could identify with the group. You have shirts and scarves already made up. Why not a f**kin' punk song!?)

Take a listen at the song with this YouTube video. Below is my little tweak to it, and you're free to run with this idea.

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Hangin' on the corner: Occidental / Railroad Way.
Voice to the sky, to a Sounders victory today.
BLACK HILLS MILITIA! Later we're on the highway,
baaaaaaack to Olympia!
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Unread postby danimal » Sat Sep 5, 2009 3:22:51 pm

nice. i always wanted to use that song somehow
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Unread postby EVILIVE » Tue Sep 8, 2009 6:20:53 am

Yeah i like where your going with that. We can change the street names to oly roads though. or maybe put brougham way in there some how. I'll think about that one.

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Unread postby EVILIVE » Tue Sep 8, 2009 6:22:09 am

Do occidental and brougham way intersect? i think they do. that would be better to chance that line to occidental and brougham way.....

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Unread postby nuthatch » Tue Sep 8, 2009 9:39:40 am

Yes, Occidental and Royal Brougham intersect. I like that better too...

Hangin' on the corner / of Brougham and Occidental
Voice to the sky / going f***ing mental
Black Hills Militia / Yeah we're on the highway
Back to Olympia...

or something.


I know capos are wanting to keep the f-bombs out of songs inside RBP, so we should probably replace that with something else...
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Unread postby EVILIVE » Tue Sep 8, 2009 10:13:24 am

Change it to this,

hanging on the corner of occidental and brougham way
sing for our boys, giving them our full 90
black hills militia, time to get on the highway
baaaack to olympia
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Unread postby PapermakerFC » Tue Sep 8, 2009 5:57:17 pm

Keep in mind the second line has to rhyme with "way."

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Unread postby EVILIVE » Tue Sep 8, 2009 6:58:34 pm

EVILIVE wrote:Change it to this,

hanging on the corner of occidental and brougham way
sing for our boys, giving them our full 90
black hills militia, time to get on the highway
baaaack to olympia



ok lets see

how about changing this around a bit....

singing in the brougham end, with emerald city supporters (or something else can go here)
supporting our boys, giving them our full 90
Always sounders, we come all the way from oly
Blaaaack Hills Militia


i dont think it needs to rhyme but it needs to have oly stuff in it. and saying blaaack hills ....at the end sounds better.
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Unread postby EVILIVE » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:12:20 pm

how about this:

hanging on the corner of occidental and brougham way
supporting our boys, giving them our full 90
always sounders! We've come all the way from oly...
Blaaaaack Hills Militia


i like that! who wants to sing that shit tomorrow???

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Unread postby PapermakerFC » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:18:33 pm

EVILIVE wrote:how about this:

hanging on the corner of occidental and brougham way
supporting our boys, giving them our full 90
always sounders! We've come all the way from oly...
Blaaaaack Hills Militia


i like that! who wants to sing that shit tomorrow???

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The first line seems like a mouthful. I'll think up an alternate in case it doesn't flow well.
As for how the verse ends, I was a fan of how the original went ("... baaaaack to Olympia!"), but it is your song now, and putting BHM in place of it isn't half-bad. I think you're well on your way to making some great songs for ECS and setting an example for other subgroups.
Keep on rockin' in the free world.
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Unread postby CursedFrogurt » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:20:13 pm

I think that first line is a mouthful too, but I can't think how to fix it. I think I'd ditch the rhyme scheme and drop 'way' from the end. Either that or garble 'brougham' into one fast syllable - and pronounce it similar to bromway

I'd suggest printing up a few copies to pass out if you want to test it at fuel...
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