Songs and chants

 

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.Song lyrics

Song and chant lyrics

 

1– City Forever

City, you’re ours until forever,
Our bond is made of blood and bone,
For you, our hearts all beat together,
We’ll always sing for rouge and gold
Oh oh oh ohhhhh, Oh oh oh ohhhhh
Oh oh oh ohhhhh, Oh oh oh ohhhhh
City, I’m yours until forever,
This, I promise to be true,
Le Rouge, I’ll never love another,
One look, and I fell in love with you
Oh oh oh ohhhhh, Oh oh oh ohhhhh
[a cappella]
Oh oh oh ohhhhh, Oh oh oh ohhhhh

 

2– Sing for you City

Supporters doing Sing For You City
I will sing for you City
‘til you finish the fight
Gonna be a party in Detroit
No one’s sleepin’ tonight (repeat once)
Na, na-na-na-naa-na (repeat x3, wave scarves)

 

3– Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you

1-2-3-4

Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da

I love you City, and if it’s quite all right
I need you City, to warm the lonely nights,
I love you City, trust in me when I say
Oh Detroit City
Don’t let me down, I pray
Oh Detroit City
Now that I found you, stay
And let me love you City
Let me love you…

 

4– Just Can’t Get Enough

Tune: Just Can’t Get Enough/Depeche Mode
When I’m with you City, I go outta my head
I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough
All the things you do to me, and everything you said
I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough
We slip and slide as we fall in love
And I just can’t seem to get enough of
do do do do do do do, do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do, do do do do do do do
D-C-F-C

 

5– 500 Miles

Tune: 500 Miles/Proclaimers
When I’m City, well you know I’m gonna be
gonna be the one that’s City through and through,
And when I’m standing, well you know I’m gonna be,
gonna be the one that’s standing next to you
I would walk 500 miles
and I would walk 500 more
Just to be the one to walk a thousand miles to back the rouge and gold
Capo: da da da dah!
Guards: da da da dah!
Capo: da da da dah!
Guards: da da da dah!

 

6– French Chant

Capo: qu’est que-ce a vous chantez
Supporters: Rouge and Gold, Allez! Allez!
Capo: qu’est que-ce a vous chantez
Supporters: Rouge and Gold, Allez! Allez!
Capo: qu’est que-ce a vous chantez
Supporters: Rouge and Gold, Allez! Allez!
Supporters:
(while dancing) na-na-na-na, na-na-
na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na-na

 

7– Dirty Old Town

*Scarves up!*

I met my love by the gasworks wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town, dirty old town

I’m gonna make me a big sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
I’ll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town, dirty old town

 

8– Wild Wild Wild

Supporters singing Wild Wild Wild
Tune:
 Cum on Feel the Noize/Quiet Riot
Come on City boys
Make some fucking noise!
We’ll get wild, wild, wild
Wild, wild, wild

 

9– Bury Me

And when I go, And when I go
When I go make sure I’m wearing rouge and gold
*clap clap clah clap*
And when I go, And when I go
When I go make sure I’m wearing rouge and gold
*clap clap clah clap*
Bury me in City rouge
Ohhhh-ohhhh
Bury me in City gold
Ahhh-ahhhh

 

10– Addams Family

Tune: Addams Family theme song
Your sister is your mother
Your father is your brother
You’re all fucking each other
The [opponent]s family
Duh duh duh duh, DC,
Duh duh duh duh, FC
Duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh duh
Duh duh duh duh, CITY!

 

11– Biz Markie

Tune: Just a friend/Biz Markie
Oh City you!
You got what I need!
And I’m City ’til the end
And I’m City ’til the end

 

12– Wings of a Sparrow

If I had the wings of a sparrow
If I had the ass of a crow
I’d fly over [opponent’s town] tomorrow
And shit on the bastards below
Shit on! Shit on!
Shit on those bastards below-oh-oh!
Shit on! Shit on!
Shit on those bastards below-oh-oh!

 

13– C’mon You Boys

Capo: DEEEETROIT!!!!
Supporters: DEEEETROIT!!!!
Capo: CIIIIITY!!!!
Supporters: CIIIIITY!!!!
Capo: Come on you boys in gold!
Supporters: Come on you boys in gold!
Capo: Come on you boys in rouge!
Supporters: Come on you boys in rouge!
Capo: Deeeeetroit’s tried and true!
Supporters: Deeeeetroit’s tried and true!
All: (To the tune of Yankee Doodle) Wooah!

 

14– Can You Hear?

Capo: Can you hear [opponent] sing?
Guards: No! No!
Capo: Can you hear [opponent] sing?
Guards: No! No!
Capo: Can you hear [opponent] sing?
Guards: We don’t hear a fucking thing!
All: No! No! No!

 

15– Allez Oi Oi Oi

Allez, Detroit City!
Oi Oi Oi Oi!

 

16– Twist & Shout

Tune: Twist & Shout/The Beatles
Well, shake it up City now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on City now
Come on and work it on out
You know you look so good
You know you look so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you’re mine
Ah!
Ahh!
Ahhh!
Ahhhh!
Ahhhhh!

 

17– Score a goal

Tune: Yankee Doodle
Come on City score a goal it’s really very simple
Put the ball in to the net
and we’ll go fucking mental

 

18– Push It

Tune: Push it/Salt n Pepa
Ah, City!
City real good!
Ah, City!
City real good!

 

19– No One Likes Us

Example
No one likes us!
No one likes us!
No one likes us, we don’t care!
We are City! Super City!
Detroit City Football Club

 

20– Ruining Football

Example
We’re ruining football and we don’t care
We’re ruining football and we don’t care

 

21– Bonfire

Tune: Oh, My Darling Clementine
Build a bonfire
Build a bonfire
Put [opponent] on top
Pub Ann Arbor in the middle
And we’ll burn the fucking lot

 

22– Nothing to Fuck With

Example
Detroit City ain’t nothing to fuck with!
(Drums)
Detroit City ain’t nothing to fuck with!
(Drums)

 

23– Sha la la

Clap to the beat
Sha la la la la la la
Ohhhh, rouge and gold

 

24– Ten Rotting Oaks

Tune: Ten German Bombers
There were ten rotting oaks in Ann Arbor
There were ten rotting oaks in Ann Arbor
There were ten rotting oaks
Ten rotting oaks
Ten Rotting Oaks in Ann Arbor

And the boys in rouge from City chopped ’em down
And the boys in rouge from City chopped ’em down
The boys in rouge from City
Boys in rouge from City
Boys in rouge from City chopped ’em down
Repeat, reducing the number of oaks with each verse

 

25– Battlefield

Capo: Pointing at the pitch) Is this not the battlefield?
Guards: Yes that is the battlefield
Capo: (Pointing at the scoreboard) Is that not the scoreboard?
Guards: Yes that is the scoreboard
Capo: Is that not a [City’s score]?
Guards: Yes that is is a [City’s score]
Capo: Is this that not a [opponent’s score]?
Guards: Yes that is a [opponent’s score]
Capo: (Pointing at the City side of the pitch) Is that not the winning team?
Guards: Yes that is the winning team!
Capo: (Pointing at the opponent’s side of the pitch) Is that not the losing team?
Guards: Yes that is the losing team!
Pointing at City, then the opponent
All: Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team!

 

26– Allez Allez

Allez allez, allez allo
Detroit City, we love you so! (x2)
We all bleed in rouge and gold, rouge and gold
Rouge and gold (x2)

 

27– Oh

Sung during the march and the beginning and end of the match
Oh, oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Detroit!

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28– Tetris

Example
Done in the 20th and 70th minutes
Tune:
 Nintendo Tetris theme
*arms around your neighbor*
De-troit Ci-ty, We adore you
De-troit Ci-ty, For you WE SING!
HEY!
Na, na na na, na na na… (bounce to the left)
HEY!
Na, na na na, na na na… (bounce to the right)
Repeat, faster each time

 

29– D-C-F-C (Cross Stadium chant)

Example
Done in the 25th and 75th minutes following Tetris
Supporters’ side: D! C!
Press box side: F! C!

 

30– Suck So Much

(sung after City scores)
HEEEEEEEEY, Hey [OPPONENT]
Ohh, Ahh!
I wanna knooooooow … why you suck so much!
YOU! SUCK! YEAH!