19 April 2011

I'll Let Them Fly: An Octopus Protest Song

1952 - The Wings start a tradition of throwing an Octupus on the ice during the playoffs, the 8 tentacles representing the 8 wins it took to win Sport's Greatest Trophy, The Stanley Cup

2011 - Gary Bettman continues his Sherman's-March-To-The-Sea-esque siege on the sport of hockey by trying to destroy the tradition. The NHL clamps down in an effort to ruin all fun had by anyone, everywhere. Soon, the league will attempt to outlaw puppies, rainbows, and the smiles of young babies.

Keep those Octopi flying, Hockeytown.


Hopefully I mitigated that whole "Can't Sing to Save My Life" thing by covering Cake's version, rather than Gloria Gaynor's. Lyrics and MP3 version below.

UPDATE: Click Here to Download the MP3 version

Lyrics - I'll Let Them Fly
At First I was Afraid, I was Petrified
Didn't know what I would do without the Octopi
But that I got real mad, thinking about your many wrongs
So I sat down, and I wrote this protest song

It started way back, in '52
A Hockeytown tradition, like that'd mean anything to you
We've hurled them on the ice, for such a long time
Now suddenly you say that we're subject to a fine?

Or even jail? How absurd
We're not going to take this you greasy little turd
We're from Detroit, yeah, We're from Hockeytown
What? Did you think that we'd just take this sitting down?

Oh no, Not I!
I'll let them fly!
As long as the Wings skate, I'll throw the Octopi
Go ahead and lock me up, or give me a fine
I'll let them fly! Let them fly!

When the Wings score, they'll come in waves
Same when Karen Newman sings "the home of the brave"
The Octopi will come, whether on the road or home
At the Joe, United Center, Jobing, or the Saddledome

It's just like when you said
Al Sobotka could no longer twirl them around his head
But despite your stupid rule, Al kept on swinging
Just like despite your lockout, the Wings kept on winning

So Hockeytown, get out of your chairs
All throughout the playoffs throw cephalopods through the air
Nevermind little Gary, and his stupid little league
It's out tradition, damnit, don't allow it to be under siege

Oh no, Not I!
I'll let them fly!
As long as the Wings skate, I'll throw the Octopi
Go ahead and lock me up, or give me a fine
I'll let them fly! Let them fly!

Oh no, Not I!
I'll let them fly!
As long as the Wings skate, I'll throw the Octopi
Go ahead and lock me up, or give me a fine
I'll let them fly! Let them fly!




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