Fight Song - Do you know the words?

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  1. dcxme1183

    dcxme1183 Member

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    Over some beers last night with 2 of the biggest Cyclone fans I know, I discovered neither knew the words to the fight song, which I find to be wholly unacceptable for alumni. This isn't Don't Know the Words, this is ISU Fights. I've seen others on here make fun of Iowa fans that don't know their fight song, so I know I'm not alone in thinking loyal sons oughta be able to sing along. But I told them I'd take it up here because they think it's pretty common to not know the words. Am I wrong?
     
  2. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Well, that depends on how many beers you were discussing this over. I know the words but if I have enough beers I am liable to screw them up as well.
     
  3. CyStalker

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    What? I know the word better when I'm drunk (plus I sing louder and more off key!!) :wink:
     
  4. fsanford

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    I believe most fans simply sing "Don't know the words." That is more of a tradition than singing the actual words
     
  5. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    I know the words, but I think it wasn't until my junior year that I learned them.
     
  6. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    I know the fight song but I don't know I don't know the words song. Assuming the fight song is the one that starts out we will fight fight fight.
     
  7. dcxme1183

    dcxme1183 Member

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    The "Don't Know the Words" song is not the fight song.
     
  8. oskyclone

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    I even know the bell of Iowa State and for I for S
     
  9. 00clone

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    I know them, but I'll admit it wasn't until I got tired of doing pat-a-cake and wheels on the bus with my first infant son all the time, so I made up hand motions for the fight song. BTW...he loved it.
     
  10. CyStalker

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    At least we don't have to "dumb down" our fight song like OU. Boomer Sooner and repeat....
     
  11. VikesFan5

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    Thinking that's the fight song might be worse than not knowing the fight song words.
     
  12. MattforState

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    The fight song is the only song my 2 day old daughter knows. Or, atleast the only one I have sang to her.
     
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  13. fsanford

    fsanford Well-Known Member

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    Yeah your right, the Don't Know the Song, is something else, had brain cramp or effects from a hangover not sure which. By the way does anybody know the real words to the Don't Know the Words tune.
     
  14. ISUagger

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    I've known it since middle school, but after doing yell like hell it is beat into my head and I will never forget it.
     
  15. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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    #15 CYCLNST8, Nov 8, 2013
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  16. CyStalker

    CyStalker Active Member

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    Good Man!! I use to work at a physicians office where we were once trying to hold down a very young child for stitches. The child was very scared and screaming her head off. Her dad was right by her side and was trying his best to calm her. He started to sing the Iowa fight song and I looked at him and said "Please don't make it worse." He had a good sense of humor and laughed.
     
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  17. dualthreat

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    Not that it has ever come in handy in my life, but i know the words to the Iowa state and Iowa fight songs, as well as about a dozen other schools across college football. I could voice the music (without the words) to about 50 as well.
     
  18. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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    What song does "don't know the words" even correspond to? I honestly have no idea.
     
  19. ISUCubswin

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    "Don't Know the Words" by Gullible and Confused

    Google it, it has an interesting history.
     
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