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The Story Behind The Song (St. Louis Rams)

tunesmithth

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Back in the early 2000's, St. Louis not only HAD a football team...we had a winning football team!

The 99-2000 season, we were Super Bowl champions.

Flash forward to 2001-2002 & we were headed to "The Show" again!

 

In January 2002, a local radio station (the Steve & D.C. morning show) sponsored a Super Bowl song contest.

The winner would receive 2 free tickets to the game.

 

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For those who don't know, these tickets can go for thousands of dollars each...if you can get 'em.

I figured what the hey, I'll give it a shot!

 

Given the circumstances, contestants were allowed a few weeks to write, record & submit their entries to the station.

Best I recall, the rules were as follows:

- it had to be a song about the Rams

- it had to contain a reference to the Steve & D.C. show

 

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Unfortunately, I didn't win! BUT, I did learn a valuable lesson. Actual songwriters don't enter contests like this!

Wanna know what won?

A cover song with rewritten lyrics, sung by a guy who got up on stage with his friend’s bar band & taped the performance with a boom box.

That's what won!

 

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NO...that's not me in the middle!

I was a good sport about the whole thing. 

On the plus side, I did have fun & the song did get played on local radio.

But....I DIDN'T get to go to the Super Bowl !

 

BTW the Rams lost.

I'm not sayin' that one thing led to the other, but who can be sure about these things? 

 

Certainly I got extra points for this ending! Very original, don’t ya’ think? ;)

 

YouTube Video Version (*includes full song) - https://youtu.be/V6oEIBB94eQ

 

Tom Hoffman

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Lyrics:

 

St. Louis Rams  -  Mike Martz’s team
St. Louis Rams  -  Kurt Warner’s dream

 

They call us the champions

That’s become our name

We’ve earned ourselves a place in history

No one is…better at the game

 

Worthy opponents come & go

We send ‘em packin’, don’t they know?

That we were destined for “the show”

St. Louis Rams

 

St. Louis Rams  -  Steve & D.C.’s…

…show really jams – You should pick me!

 

Misc. justification & begging w. fade-out

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