Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Fight Song For Leafa Gridiron Released!

Yomi Mutsuki, the wife of Leafa Spirit Gridiron's Graham Ryugazaki, and Fubuki Satomi, Aiden Satomi's wife. Mutsuki assisted on the lyrics for the Aiden Satomi-penned "Leafa, Heave Away" with three others.


New Fight Song For Leafa Gridiron Released!

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
November 15, 2073

Originally written by Leafa Spirit punter Aiden Satomi '75 as an ode to his wife Fubuki, the song "Leafa, Heave Away" ended up bring enhanced through assistance from Yomi Mutsuki, the wife of Graham Ryugazaki '75; Akari Yuudachi, the wife of Jackson Kaburaki '75, Hikari Naka, the wife of Liam Oono '74; and Dennis Lehrer '73, the grandson of Clem "International Lampoon" Lehrer, who is a fourth-year student at Leafa at the time of writing and who pens music under the name "Universal Lampoon." The tune uses an old power ballad march called "Fubuki" or "Blizzard."

Hikari Naka, co-writer of "Leafa, Heave Away."

"It was a no-brainer for us to enhance a song that was originally entitled 'The Great Australian Neckbeard,'" said Naka, striking a pose at a press conference at Tsuboi Centre. "We wanted to make this song a gridiron-team exclusive theme song and we did it. It was fun to add a little patter to the chorus and add some really strong in-your-face overtones to the lyrics. We're a confident team and we're built to make a dynasty of our own at this college."

Naka with Akari Yuudachi, co-writer of "Leafa, Heave Away" and wife of Jackson Kaburaki.

"It's an exciting day to be a Spirit student-poi," said Yuudachi. "I wanted some punchy, excitable lyrics to the song because when Aiden gave the original lyrics to me, they were too perverted-poi. So we had to change course and this is what we got-poi. Maybe we overdid it a bit-poi?"

The new fight song, "Leafa, Heave Away," was approved as a school song by the LeafaCAS today and will debut at the Mountain West Championship Game in December at a special concert by Leafa Social Club if Leafa Gridiron qualifies to host it.

Heave away, heave away, 
Leafa Town will win the day,
We're the greatest American football team 
The world has ever seen,
We're proud to be living, 
Be living the Australian dream,
Heave away!

Out there on the field Yunupingu,
You'll find the Leafa Gridiron Football Team. (yeah, yeah)
Our team is the pride of the nation,
We'll be the best the world has ever seen. (Uh huh...)
Raise your scarves and raise them high,
Swing them against the Southern Skies,
Watch them take the field to start the show,
Here we go!

Here we go, here we go,
Leafa Town will win the day,
We're the greatest American football team 
The world has ever seen,
We're proud to be living, 
Be living the Australian dream.
Green and Gold, Green and Gold,
Leafa Town is Green and Gold.
By morning, noon or night,
We're out to bring the fight,
And everyone will know the name of Leafa Town, all right,
Heave away!

We're ready to bring out the action,
We're gonna show you what we're all about. (yeah, yeah)
We're bringing the heat and the passion,
We're gonna make you want to scream and shout! (Uh huh...)
We'll be running up the score,
And then we'll run it up some more,
Hit you hard just like a bowling ball,
We'll take 'em all!

Take 'em all, take 'em all,
Leafa Town will watch you fall,
Cause we'll be the greatest powerhouse that
The world has ever seen,
We're proud to be living, 
Be living the Australian dream.
Green and Gold, Green and Gold,
Leafa Town is Green and Gold.
By morning, noon or night,
We're out to bring the fight,
And everyone will know the name of Leafa Town, all right!

Since 2045 we've raised the bar real high.
A thousand years may pass 
But all will know the name of Leafa Town,
Under the sunny Southern Skies.

Seven more, seven more, a pass and catch for seven more,
Another win, another win, this is where the dream begins.
Make a sack, make a pick, make a hit and make it stick,
Don't stop till we're done, number one!

Heave...a...way, heave away, 
Leafa Town will win the day.
We're the greatest American football team 
The world has ever seen,
We're proud to be living, 
Be living the Australian dream,
Heave away, heave away, 
Leafa Spirit all the way.
We're out to bring the fight,
The Green and Gold and White,
And all around the world will jump for Leafa Town tonight!
Heave away!
For Leafa Town, heave away!
HEY!


-A. Satomi '75, D. Lehrer '73, Y. Mutsuki '75, A, Yuudachi '75, and H. Naka '74