Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Fattylympics Anthem!

If you're going to have a Fattylympics, and if you're going to have an Opening Ceremony, you need an anthem to go with it. Fattylympians, we have not let you down. It gives me enormous pleasure to share the official Fattylympics Anthem.

Please have a listen to it, familiarise yourselves with the words and the tune. Sing it loud and proud, or hum it quietly (substitute 'fudge' for the swearword if you need to). We will be singing the Anthem on the day, hopefully with you.

Listen to the Fattylympics Anthem, played and sung by Verity in super hi-fi (.wav 25mb) or slightly more lo-fi (.mp3 3.3mb)

The Fattylympics Anthem 2012
Words by Charlotte Cooper, music by Verity Susman

When you're looking in the mirror and you don't like what you see
Try to dream of social justice
Try to dream of being free

Trapped in the shadow of a corporate beast
You don't have to fuck people over to survive

You can try a different way
Maybe today we'll learn a new way to be alive

Let's try to dream it together
Let's dream it together today

It won't be perfect because things never are
But when times are hard we'll remember messing around in the park

Doo doo doo doo doo doo...

Verity and I have released the Fattylympics Anthem under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licence. This means that, as long as you credit us and your work is non-commercial, you are free to share this song and remix it as long as you share your remixes.

Fattylympics Anthem chords in F Major (.txt, 10k)
Fattylympics Anthem chords in Eb Major (in case you want to sing it in a lower register) (.txt, 10k)

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1 comment:

  1. I only found out about this yesterday, and now I madly want to come.
    Just looking at the chord structure to see if there's a way I could work a trumpet part into that...