A song to play at KC Wizards home games...

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by irishapple21, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even though I'm a Metrofan, I thought I'd pass this along. In Giants Stadium we play "Hells Bells" on corner kicks. You guys need a rocking home game theme song and after hearing The Price Is Right theme and A Current Affair theme played during your games, I thought this might help. This song is by a band called Breaking Benjamin and it rocks hard AND goes along with your team's Wizard of Oz theme. Try listening to the MP3. I think it would be perfect for you guys:

    "Home"

    I've got a little red bow
    And I bought it for you
    'Cause I know you're not fair
    I don't get it, oh well
    And you color my skin
    And the colors don't blend
    'Cause I'm gonna get you
    And your little dog too
    There's a yellow brick road
    That we follow back home
    'Cause I know you can't wait
    Your belligerent hate
    There's no place like home
    There's no place like home
    Like home
    I've, got a southern belle too
    And ruby red shoes
    With a body of straw
    Are you sick of it all?
    There's a man made of tin
    With an oil can grin
    And I'm gonna get you
    And your little dog too
    There's a yellow brick road
    That we follow back home
    And I know you can't wait
    Your belligerent hate
    There's no place like home
    There's no place like home
    There's a little white porch
    And you wanted it so
    Can you let me go down
    To the end of the road
    In the black and the white
    A technicolorful life
    Can I stand by your side?
    We can make it alright
    Like home
    'Cause I'm home
    There's a little white porch
    And you wanted it so
    Can you let me go down
    To the end of the road
    In the black and the white
    A technicolorful life
    Then another arrived
    It's a cowardly lion
    What I want from this world
    What I wanna resolve
    When I want you to stay
    So I want you to wait
    I don't wanna be bold
    I don't wanna be cold
    I don't wanna grow old
    I don't wanna go home
     
  2. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    A bit long for a soccer chant.
     
  3. KCRovert

    KCRovert BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Overland Park
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When did this happen??? I don't recall seeing ANYTHING remotely related to the Wizard of Oz in association to the Kansas City Wizards?? Did I miss a meeting or something? :confused:
     
  4. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um... Kansas... Wizard... Rainbow on your badge...
     
  5. KCRovert

    KCRovert BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Overland Park
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, those three things: Kansas, Wizard & a "rainbow" on our badge make our teams "theme" The Wizard of Oz?

    None of the Wizards merchandise have ever seen has any tie-in to The Wizard of Oz. Although one of my pennants has a Merlin-type Wizard on it.
     
  6. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's because Frank L. Baum's estate owns the copyright for the Wizard of Oz and MLS would have to pay out the ass to license it. Instead they use the generic imagery.
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Actually when they first launced the Wiz, the first T-Shirt offered had a flying monkey on it. It said "Bad Monkeys" and "Red Cards".

    Then rumors about MGM or Disney or whoever owns the Baum franchise not liking the linkage, and the t-shirts were pulled and every media guide from 1996 on has had some sort of nonsense about the name "not being related to The Wizard of Oz".

    Hah.
     
  8. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    But the fact is, the team, nor the fans, use ANY Wizard of Oz imagery.
     
  9. StuBentley

    StuBentley New Member

    Sep 12, 2000
    Olathe, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, to a little more back on track of the thread title - some of us are working on a variation of a Dropkick Murphys song for the games. It's a bit longer than our usual stuff but not nearly as long as the one suggested here...and by a much better band. If we can get it worked out a bit we'll pass it around and work on it at the next tailgate.
     
  10. FreeNachos

    FreeNachos Member

    Apr 10, 2001
    North Hollywood, CA
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're totally right. The original 1996 catalog listing for the Wizards jersey said "over the rainbow graphics". I agree with you that the whole thing about no Oz connection is P.R. bull. Still, it got the fans to ignore the Oz imagery.

    I think the team should strut out on a red carpet, have a giant disembodied head behind the endline and have a "Omaha World's Fair" balloon hovering over the stadium.

    It's also been beaten to death but the sound guy doesn't have one cool bone in his body. I don't care, play White Stripes, Weezer, Run-DMC or even some white trash (stadium) rock like Motley Crue, AC/DC and Guns and Roses.

    I'll check Breaking Benjamin on iTunes later.

    Speaking of music that "rocks"...what's that really ridiculous band where the guy screams for a minute then sings in this goofy operatic voice and keeps yelling inane things like "Why don't president's fight in wars...why do they always send the poor?" or some non-profound pseudo-intellectual doodie. I think he's Celtic or something. Anyway, it's totally hilarious.

    Anyway, play AC/DC at the stadium.
     
  11. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Hell yes, love Dropkick Murphys. :)

    What song?
     
  12. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it would be kind of cool to have the team come out to "Home" by Breaking Benjamin and then have the coaching staff come out from behind a curtain with green lights and dry ice. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain... JOHN CONE, BRIAN BLISS AND... BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB GANSLER! :D
     
  13. the_cyclones

    the_cyclones New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    The Cauldron
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D you'll have to wait
     
  14. Merlin172

    Merlin172 Member

    Mar 16, 2000
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Except Breaking Benjamin sucks bizalls.
     
  15. FreeNachos

    FreeNachos Member

    Apr 10, 2001
    North Hollywood, CA
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I said "strut out on a red carpet". I meant yellow brick road. Duh.
     
  16. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    System of a Down? He doesn't sound real Celtic, but it was the first voice that came to my head reading that description.

    http://www.systemofadown.com/

    AC/DC sucks but it would still be an improvement.
     
  17. Roush

    Roush Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it a song "For KC" perhaps? :)
     
  18. SamPierron

    SamPierron BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 30, 1998
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's Armenian-American. So is the guitar player, at least. Why do I keep track of these things? I haven't the foggiest.
     
  19. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Why does this guy care?

    I'd agree we could use a song that is our song, similar to You'll Never Walk Alone, but I haven't heard one good idea yet.

    I do love "Hey Blue..." though.
     
  20. the_cyclones

    the_cyclones New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    The Cauldron
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ;)
     
  21. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    While on this note -- we do need to have a song for each player.
     

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