It is a big hello and thank to to Eric from e-rawk who dropped me a line just before Chrimbo with some good suggestions for music and football. His submissions are a variation on a series which I began, but haven’t continued yet, that had links to footieandmusic, no matter how tenuous it was.

In my posts I went with bands that share the same name as a football team... I told you it was thin… and Eric found artists who slip football references into their songs.

Oh and the “e-rawk” name ? He tells me that it came from a fleeting nickname he had whilst fronting a Scorpions cover band. The band lasted for a year… 5 years ago.
You shouldn’t have told me that Eric.

On with the music:

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

The Decemberists – This Sporting Life

Selected lyrics:

“I fell on the playing field
The work of an errant heel
The din of the crowd and the loud commotion
Went deafening silence and stopped emotion
The season was almost done
We managed it 12 to 1…”

I'm not the only one who thinks the intro/drums sounds like Lust For Life am I ?
Thought not.

The Lucksmiths

…were an Australian band who sadly broke up just last year.

The Lucksmiths

The Lucksmiths – Tmrw Vs Yday

Selected lyrics:

“And on your left
Is all that’s left of the bowling green
A town without a football team”

The Lucksmiths – Goodness Gracious

The opening line: “What a beautiful day for a crushing defeat” and then:

“Don’t be hopeful on my behalf
I’d like to offer my resignation
And strangle myself with a football scarf
Or act in self-defenestration..”

Bell and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

» Bell and Sebastian – Another Sunny Day

Selected lyrics:

“Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football
We’re playing for our lives the referee gives us fck all
I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines…”

and of course…

B & S – I Don’t Want To Play Football

Selected lyrics:

“I don’t want to play football
I don’t understand the thrill of the game
I don’t want to play football
I don’t understand the thrill of the running, catching, throwing
Taking orders from a moron…”

Some good selections there E-Rawk, I now bestow the title of Chief (football&music) Scout upon you.

If you’d like to become a F&M scout then email us here with any music/footie songs you’ve spotted.

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