Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Up There, The Spirit

The secondary fight song, "Up There, The Spirit," is based on the classical Australian Rules Football ballad, "Up There Cazaly." Michael Kotaro "Nazza" Hanasaki '70, a chemical engineering major who also played half-forward for the Leafa College Football Club and is currently a member of the Carlton Blues, penned this song, which was approved as a secondary fight song in Dec. 2071.


In the capital of Australia
Is a school that loves to play
With a drive that lasts throughout the years
And goes to win the day.
We hail from Canberra
And when it's game day you will see
That all the signs, they all will point to
A Leafa victory.

Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and cheer!
Lift high your banners, this will be our year!
Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and fight!
Onward to victory, the Green, Gold and White!

Now we do more than just athletics.
We come for knowledge, too.
Every Spirit team has leadership
And we learn a lot from you.
Though victories and losses,
We're stronger every day.
And when the battle's done and the war is won
You will hear us say...

Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and cheer!
Lift high your banners, this will be our year!
Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and fight!
Onward to victory, the Green, Gold and White!

Up there, the Spirit, we're out there to win.
Pride of Australia, never give in.
Up there, the Spirit, morning or night,
We're standing with you, the Green, Gold and White!

Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and cheer!
Lift high your banners, this will be our year!
Up there, the Spirit! Stand up and fight!
Onward to victory, the Green, Gold and White!
The Green, Gold and White!

-M. Hanasaki '70