Sportsong of the Week #25


"Possessed to Skate"

Suicidal Tendencies

1987

(Louiche/Mike Muir)

Sportsong of the Week #25 is 'Possessed to Skate' by American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies. It tells the story of an all American boy who got in to skating and became possessed with it and as a result an outcast of society. A story that happened regularly in the '80s before it being seen as the legimitate sport it is now.

Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash". Suicidal Tendencies have released nine studio albums, one EP, four split albums including the rare Welcome to Venice, six compilation albums and two long-form videos. They are planning on releasing a new album after 13 years again!

This song and the accompanying video, in a 'Fight for your right' style, is one that makes you rebel, ollie and hopefully air!

Full lyrics "Possessed to Skate" - Suicidal Tendencies

Let's skate! Seemed like such an innocent toy He was the All-American boy Got a skate at eight years old Now the story can be told Beware he's possessed to skate! Skating takes him up in height He's a pilot on a modern flight See him flying through the air If he don't land then he don't care [CHORUS] Cause he rips-he rips When he skates-he skates Cause he never hesitates He's the wizard on the wheels Like a modern gladiator ain't got no fears So skate He shoots the pool like a launching pad If it ain't insane then you can't get rad Skating is all that's on his mind He's skating radical all the time [CHORUS] Beware he's possessed to skate! Looks like a magic carpet ride Six foot airiels inverts backside Optical illusion it must be He redefines insanity [CHORUS] Doesn't understand why you'd wanna walk Ain't got time to sit and talk Used to be just like you and me Now he's an outcast of society Beware he's possessed to skate! And the skating's getting radical


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