We Are The Champions, Yes We Are The Champions Of The World

I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I’ve come through

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions of the World

I believe it was on Instagram a few weeks ago that I mentioned Queen providing so many memories from different periods in my life. I think both the songs form this 45, “We are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” are the songs to go with my earliest Queen memory.


As you can see from the above collage, I played softball for years. Those were some of the best years of my childhood, the camaraderie among my team, the sportsmanship you learn and of course, ultimately, the feeling when you win. One of my favorite parts was the cheers we’d sing. Of course there were the standard chants, made up and passed around to teams for years, but we also sang songs about being victorious. Obviously, that makes “We are the Champions” perfect for our games when we were up! When we needed motivation to kick some butt, it was “Will We Rock You”.

Buddy you’re a young man, hard man
Shoutin’ in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face, you big disgrace
Wavin’ your banner all over the place

We will, we will rock you
Sing it now
We will, we will rock you

Buddy you’re an old man, poor man
Pleadin’ with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face, big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place


Side One

We are the Champions

Side Two

We Will Rock You


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