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Noles Didn't Start the Fire (The Bobby Bowden Retirement Song)


Last night I decided to try my hand at song-writing.  Be gentle.

(PS- You might want to listen to the real song one time to get the rhthym in your head.)

 

Music:  Roughly taken from Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (1989)

Lyrics: MattDNole

 

CHORUS:
Why don't you just retire?
We're just always losing
Your ego you're choosing.
Why don't you just retire?
Yes we'd really like it
Pack your stuff and hike it.


Sugar Bowl, Virginia Tech, Wire to Wire what the heck

Greatest season, undefeated, now we're on top.

 

Amato leaves for NC State, Weinke's back so ain't it great

Starting strong, streak goes on, never be stopped.

 

Jared Jones and some Funyuns, Kicker's name is Matt Munyan

Blows a kick, makes me sick, replays won't stop.

 

Weinke wins the Heisman, BCS Bowl once again

Richt says bye, offense dies, bubble goes pop.



CHORUS:
Why don't you just retire?
We're just always losing
Your ego you're choosing.
Why don't you just retire?
Yes we'd really like it
Pack your stuff and hike it.



Jeffy's turn, what a burn, Rix's playbook stays unlearned

Morg-an, Bold-in, receivers all down.

 

Carolina blows us out, Canes continue with a rout

NC State, then the Gates, Boosters all frown.

 

'02 expectations high, Looking back I don't know why

Feeling luck, To Kentuck', well that trip just really sucked.

 

At least we have our guy Greg Jones, Beat the Canes up on his own

One small slip, miss the kick, Betia goes home.

 

Fumbles against Notre Dame, AD cheated what a shame

Overslept, what the heck, how'd our team become a wreck?!


CHORUS:
Why don't you just retire?
We're just always losing
Your ego you're choosing.
Why don't you just retire?
Yes we'd really like it
Pack your stuff and hike it.

2003 here we go, Taylor makes Chris Rix his ho

Stupid rain, fans complain, Jeffy's not fired.

 

Saving brother Tommy's job, Referees paid by the mob

Dockett tossed, season lost, students get tired.

 

Bobby's name on the facade, Wyatt Sexton thinks he's God

Ron Zook WON, FANS ARE DONE, HOW MUCH MORE CAN THIS GO ON? 



CHORUS:
Why don't you just retire?
We're just always losing
Your ego you're choosing.
Why don't you just retire?
Yes we'd really like it
Pack your stuff and hike it.

Finally beat the Canes again, Can't get one November win

Willie Reid, does the deed, ACC Kings.

 

PSU is number 3, we can't make a PAT

Another loss, Jeff's not tossed, Dave Hart's phone rings.

 

30-0 loss to Wake, force some changes for Pete's sake

Jimbo's in, with some friends, future looks bright.

 

Several years pass us by, Bobby still won't say goodbye

Team's confused, we still lose, end is in sight.

 

What the heck will happen next, all we do is post and guess

We do know, Bobby's old, Chuck has big breasts.

 

Since this joke is almost dead, I think I'll quit while I'm ahead

Dear Head Coach,  It's time to go, you're being a pest.



CHORUS:
Why don't you just retire?
We're just always losing
Your ego you're choosing.
Why don't you just retire?
Yes we'd really like it
Pack your stuff and hike it.


Why don't you just retire?
But when we're all gone
Will you still coach on, and on, and on, and on...

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