Norf = “Let’s Go Padres”

Let's go Padres!

Let’s go Padres!

Let's show them how it's done!

Let’s show them how it’s done!

Let's go Padres!

Let’s go Padres!

Let's have some baseball fun!

Let’s have some baseball fun!

YEAH!

YEAH!

We're gonna turn up the heat!

We’re gonna turn up the heat!

Time to take 'em deep!

Time to take ’em deep!

Line drives...

Line drives…

...and stolen bases!

…and stolen bases!

Diving catches!

Diving catches!

We're goin' places!

We’re goin’ places!

Come on...

Come on…

Come on!

Come on!

COME ON!

COME ON!

Let's go Padres!

Let’s go Padres!

Try as we might to do otherwise, we can’t help but love the Norf out of Norf. Norf.

Also, someone at the Padres (hi Garf!) should do us a solid and play this song after a win. “Bro Hymn” isn’t ours, and several other teams use it. It’s kind of like the Padres uniforms of victory songs. We’ve already got a Padres song, so let’s use it! At least once? Please? And yes, it is awful. So is “San Diego Super Chargers”, but we love it anyway.

After that, throw Padres Public guest contributor (and great Twitter follow @ItsDis) David Israel a bone and play Buck-O-Nine’s “My Town” after a win, will you? It would be super Norfy of you.

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  • CT2SD
    • VM David

      Norf can’t be Deno, because Norf is Norf.

  • There’s an important message here amongst the silliness. Stop trying to control who you are, Padres. Embrace your quirkiness. Embrace Let’s Go Padres. Embrace brown. Embrace Chase (I know, not really the same). Being “classic” is an imitation, and it’s see-through. The Padres aren’t a classic franchise, they came up to the big leagues in a weird era. Be who you are, Padres. Stop trying to fool everyone. You’re only fooling yourself.

  • F-ing brilliant.

  • Melvin

    Call me a blue lover if you wish, but I like the Bro Hymn. Maybe it’s because I grew up with it, but I also dig the high energy excitement and sing-along nature of it. That said, there also needs to be a song played after, during the Padres high-fives while everyone kind of winds down. And that song should be “Lets Go Padres!”

    • I like Bro Hymn too, also probably because I grew up listening to it and because Pennywise bass lines were easy to pick up when I was learning to play. And I guess you’ve got the sing-along thing going, what with the words being so easy:

      “Brooooo-oh-oh-ooooh
      Broooooo-oh-oh-oh-ooooh!”

      But I loved this post, and bringing back that cheesy, horrid song I grew up with would be awesome too – in the same vein that the Chargers’ disco anthem is miserably wonderful, as VM David points out. Can we also get the groundskeepers dancing to “Too Legit 2 Quit” again, old Tony highlight reel and all?

    • SDPads1

      I don’t know why you’d be called a blue lover for liking Bro Hymn. I like Bro Hymn. I grew up listening to Pennywise. I personally don’t like how they just play the WHOAAAA’s on a loop though. It’s the mark of someone who is not “young and hip” (AKA F**KING OLD) meeting the fans in the middle. I see starting at the chorus, but after that just let it play out. There are no curse words or derogatory lyrics. But after that’s over then play either the Lets Go Padres song or the Keep the Faith song, both are timeless classics in Padres history.

      I also love the My Town suggestion. I’ve been requesting that song for years at every game I’ve been to where they have asked fans to tweet suggestions. I played shows with Pebs before (non-Buck-O-Nine bands) and they are all cool dudes too.

      • Melvin

        Because David referred to Bro Hymn as the “Padres uniforms of victory songs” which I definitely don’t agree with. I’d think something more like that Macy Gray song or Taylor Swift would fit that category.

      • VM David

        No, no…I’m saying it’s that way because it’s a song a lot of other teams in sports have been using for a while. Like the uniforms, the Padres are choosing to latch on to something that makes them blend into the crowd as opposed to doing their own thing.

        No problem with Pennywise or Bro Hymn. Great live band, by the way (especially when they play Bro Hymn).

      • Melvin

        Oh gotcha. Sorry for the misinterpretation.

  • Rumble In BrightonTonight…RumbleOnThe BeachTonight

    • SDPads1

      Stray Cats references always get a +1 from me.

  • I cover most of what I’m saying below, but add a +1 to the “My Town” suggestion too…

  • SDPads1

    Also l when I went to Wrigley last year the Cubs won and the awful Go Cubs Go song was played immediately after. BUT, it was awesome because EVERYONE was singing together because it’s the same song they play ALL THE TIME so everyone knew the lyrics. This proves that songs to have to be good, just make it your own and roll with it.

  • GoldenBoy

    “Stop trying to control who you are, Padres. Embrace your quirkiness.”- Amen to this. And for the completists out there, let’s not forget Eric Show’s classic, “Padres Win Again”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dxypMDYLXw

  • how about The San Diego Sports Band – Super Fun Padres Fight Song!

    http://open.spotify.com/track/3g9ZmiMiGB5gRraqZm4LMR