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Memories: NRL hypocrisy

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I awoke this morning with one of the previous songs used by the NRL to promote the code running through my head.

    Chumbawumbah

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You're never going to keep me down

    All about binge drinking.
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Hahah omg massive hypocrisy! Good one!
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fair call, but they changed the context of the song, to refer to being knocked down, so to be fair their version wasnt
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      They used the original song and *everyone* who listened to Triple J at the time knew exactly what the song was about.

    If they weren't aware of the double meaning then they are dumber than we think. 
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The title line was also a good description of the football at the time with a wide 10 metre rule and unlimited interchange. 
     
  8. nodd

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      They used the original song and *everyone* who listened to Triple J at the time knew exactly what the song was about.

    If they weren't aware of the double meaning then they are dumber than we think. 
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    Not everyone knew the what the original song was about. Probably the majority of people didn't.

    But I see your point.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      They used the original song and *everyone* who listened to Triple J at the time knew exactly what the song was about.

    If they weren't aware of the double meaning then they are dumber than we think. 
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    Not everyone knew the what the original song was about. Probably the majority of people didn't.

    But I see your point.
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    With lines like

    he drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a lager drink, etc hard to not see the meaning really
     
  10. nodd

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      They used the original song and *everyone* who listened to Triple J at the time knew exactly what the song was about.

    If they weren't aware of the double meaning then they are dumber than we think. 
    [/quote]

    Not everyone knew the what the original song was about. Probably the majority of people didn't.

    But I see your point.
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    With lines like

    he drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a lager drink, etc hard to not see the meaning really
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    My stepson at the time didn't take that in, the under 12 side I was coaching at the time didn't take that in, they took in the knock down get up again part.

    Do you reckon the majority of fans over 40 really took the words to the whole song in?

    Nuh, the majority of fans would have taken it for what they were mean't to take it for-  a rugby league theme song.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      They used the original song and *everyone* who listened to Triple J at the time knew exactly what the song was about.

    If they weren't aware of the double meaning then they are dumber than we think. 
    [/quote]

    Not everyone knew the what the original song was about. Probably the majority of people didn't.

    But I see your point.
    [/quote]

    With lines like

    he drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a lager drink, etc hard to not see the meaning really
    [/quote]

    My stepson at the time didn't take that in, the under 12 side I was coaching at the time didn't that in, they took in the knock down get up again part.

    Do you reckon the majority of fans over 40 really took the words to the whole song in?

    Nuh, the majority of fans would have taken it for what they were mean't to take it for-  a rugby league theme song.
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    Sure but it made me drink a lot of vodka, whiskey and lager drinks too
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Ignorance is no excuse. 
     
  13. nodd

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    Unfortunately I didn't need the song to make me drinks lots of whiskey and lager.

    That was my irish and scottish ancestors fault.

    Maybe it sublimily? made me drink vodke though.
     
  14. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    It isn't?

    Bugger!
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    We'll be singing
    When we're winning
    We'll be singing

    2x
    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You're never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away
    Pissing the night away

    He drinks a whisky drink
    He drinks a vodka drink
    He drinks a lager drink
    He drinks a cider drink
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the good times
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the better times

    "Oh Danny Boy
    Danny Boy
    Danny Boy..."

    2x
    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You're never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away
    Pissing the night away

    He drinks a whisky drink
    He drinks a vodka drink
    He drinks a lager drink
    He drinks a cider drink
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the good times
    He sings the songs that remind him
    Of the better times

    "Don't cry for me
    Next door neighbour..."

    2x
    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You're never going to keep me down

    We'll be singing
    When we're winning
    We'll be singing
     
  16. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    But,Did they actuall use the all the lyrics ?
     
  17. nodd

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    Again, I do see your point though.
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No, but seriously.  The song was in the charts for ages so I struggle to see that anyone under 40 was under any illusions as to the content.  It is one of the most banal and repetitive songs of the last decade.  
     
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    All this talk of whisky drinks is making me want one!  ;D
     

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