This past weekend at PPL Park helped drive home a painfully obvious point. Every Supporters Group in the MLS is singing the same exact songs & chants.
We in Section 133 are in a very unique position in PPL Park. We sit right inbetween the Sons of Ben in the River End and the visiting Away Support of every other Club in the MLS. It makes for a really amazing atmosphere, but lately it has meant hearing the same songs coming from HOME & AWAY support with only the team name or jersey colors changed in the songs. 90 minutes of both sides singing the same songs has left the atmosphere a little less than electric as of late.
We have almost one month inbetween home matches at PPL Park and I am hoping that we can do something to bring in some new chants to PPL Park and even bring back some old chants that are uniquely Philadelphia.
This is not about blaming any specific people or Supporters Group in the River End/River Corner. This is about acknowledging a potential problem and working at a solution.
p.s. Sons Of Ben in The River End. We sit ABOVE and BEHIND you and can’t always hear you very well (Neither can the Away Support) due to that. Any chance of getting a drum in Section 134? It would help us sync up with the rest of you.
Here are some chant/song SUGGESTIONS take them with a grain of salt… What I would REALLY love is to hear some chant/song ideas from YOU. The trick is to keep them short and sweet and set them to a familiar tune. This will make them easy to learn and therefore more likely to catch on.
“Oh You Can’t Scare Me I’m Sticking To The Union.. I’m Sticking To The Union.. I’m Sticking To The Union.. Oh You Can’t Scare Me I’m Sticking To The Union.. I’m Sticking To The Union.. Til The Day I Die”
Adu Adu Adu Adu.. A-DU! A-DU! Adu Adu Adu Adu.. A-DU! A-DU!
Four Leaf Clover
(To Be Song Randomly Not At 20:10)
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover That I Overlooked Before.. One Is For Sunshine The Other For Rain.. Third For The Roses That Grow In The Lane.. No Use Explaining The One Remaining Is Someone That I Adore.. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover That I Overlooked Before!”
Roll The Union On
“We’re Gonna Roll.. We’re Gonna Roll.. We’re Gonna Roll The Union On.. We’re Gonna Roll.. We’re Gonna Roll.. We’re Gonna Roll The Union On!”
“Take A Look Around This Is A Union Town 1, 2, 3, 4 Let’s Go!This Is A Union Town A Union Town All Down The Line.. And If You Come To Strip Three Points Away We’ll Give Them Hell Every Time.. This Is A Union Town A Union Town All Day The Line.”
Honorable Mention (Needs Team Specific Lyrics)
Winnie The Pooh
Why isn’t there a Freddy Adu Chant to this tune already?!
There Is Power In A Union
“The Union Forever Defending Our Rights..
Down With The Right Wing, All Workers Unite..
With Our Brothers And Our Sisters From Many Far Off Lands
There Is Power In A Union.”
Specifically For Those In Section133
Battle Hymn Of The IllegitimateS
“We’re The IllegitimateS We Sit In 133.. We’re The IllegitimateS We Sit In 133.. We’re The IllegitimateS We Sit In 133 And This Is What We Sing! We Defend The River Corner.. We Defend The River Corner.. We’ll Defend The Blue & Gold Til We’re 6 Feet Deep And Cold As the UNION Marches On!”