Thursday, December 3, 2015

New Song For Leafa No. 1: The Spirit Team From Leafa Town



New Song For Leafa No. 1: The Spirit Team From Leafa Town

By Reiko Arisugawa-Bell
The Spirit News
September 14, 2077


"The Spirit Team From Leafa Town" is a song written by a 17-year old (at the time) fan of the Leafa Spirit Gridiron Team, Ulysses "Uptown" Fong Wang Chung, a schoolboy and son of a former Islamist terrorist and buxom maneater that also plays as an offensive lineman for his club side. The song debuted at the Leafa Gridiron Victory Ceremony in January 2077 and was adopted by the Leafa College Spirit Pep Band and the LeafaCAS as an official fight song one month later. It incorporates a tune by his great-grandfather (on his mother's side), Ben Gibbard, entitled "I Will Follow You Into The Dark."


Green and gold, 
A story that is told
To many, the young and old,
The Spirit Team from Leafa Town.

Around the world,
The banners will be unfurled
By every boy and girl,
Raise them high, wave them around.

Desire, it burns inside, Southern Cross will turn the tide.
We're on a road to fame, it's our year and our time.
So head on down and join us, we're the best around.
We are the Spirit Team from Leafa Town.
 

So give your all, see the foes rise and fall,
And whether big or small, every team will be beat.
And on the field, we will never yield,
When we play for the Shield, at the crossroads we'll meet.

Desire, it burns inside, Southern Cross will turn the tide.
We're on a road to fame, it's our year and our time.
So head on down and join us, we're the best around.
We are the Spirit Team from Leafa Town.

Shout hurrah!
Give em a sis-boom-bah
From London to Canberra.
Wherever you roam,
Our hearts will sing
While riding the angel wings.
For Leafa means everything,
It's our hope and it is our home
And you're not alone!

Desire, it burns inside, Southern Cross will turn the tide.
We're on a road to fame, it's our year and our time.
So head on down and join us, we're the best around.
We are the Spirit Team from Leafa Town.
We're the Spirit Team from Leafa Town.


-B. Gibbard and U. Fong