Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh When the Saints....

I don't know if other cities do this or if it's just NOLA's love of music. But there are tons of songs written about our Saints. These songs play on the local radio stations during football season. The boys are playing in the NFC Championship on Sunday and it's all any one can talk about. Since I can't get these songs out of my head I thought I'd share my favs with y'all.

This is probably the fist Saints song I heard. I remember being a kid and knowing the words.

A song that was originally written for the first post-Katrina season. This season was the first time in franchise history the Saints made it to the NCF Championship. It was exactly what the city need. This song was re-done for this season.

This may be my favorite of this group. Even if you don't listen to the others, listen to this song. It's uplifting and is not strictly about the Saints. I may be partial because Cowboy Mouth reminds me of good times in high school.

This song is traditionally a hymn that we've adopted as a theme song. Growing up Catholic I could never understand why they play a Saints theme song in mass.

The first time I heard this song I cracked up. I like it WAY better than Miley's version. You've gotta know a lot about NOLA and the Saints to get the references. And my 3yr-old love it.

I'm sure I'm missing some. But as you can tell we love out boys and to write songs about them. These songs will be on heavy rotation until the season is over. We're favored to beat the Vikings by the Vegas stats but the spread is only 4pts. So this game should be fun to watch.

Last Saturday, we dressed in our Saints best to watch the game. I didn't own any Saints gear so I made my shirt. It's amazing what you can do with a bleach pen and a black shirt.

Who Dat!


Staci Dombroski said...

:-( They really cremated the Cardinals this last weekend!

Anonymous said...

WHO DAT!!! Oh man do I love NOLA music! I think I may have to download some of this to my ipod because my radio doesn't play well! I'm usually the girl in IL rooting for the "wrong" team according to the locals. I also HATE the Cowboys and love the Saints so last weekend was obviously a good one for me. Looking forward to this weekend...there's a lot of Vikings fans up here! ;)

Have you ever played the board game "Mad Gab?" My mom had the phrase "Wendy's aints go merch hen" or something like that and I was positively rolling on the floor that she couldn't figure out it was "When the Saints go Marching in."

Melissa said...

I love me some Saints. I really hope they kick butt this Sunday. I can't wait for the game!
The governor will be in town for a reception around lunchtime and then he's flying out to the game and I'm going to fly home (not literally) and watch it myself.
Should be a great weekend!

Libby said...

I'm begging the Saints to beat the Vikings1 After going to school in MN the Packer Viking grew, especially now that Favre is there.

I have the song This is the way we live on my ipod! I haven't updated my ipod in about 2 years so apparently I knew about it back then and I like when it comes on when I'm running :)