Birds of Tokyo revamp West Coast Eagles official club song


Long-term club stalwart and West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett said now was the right time to review the club song after extensive consultation with its fans and members.

“The song has been with us for 33 years and there has been a couple of iterations, but it’s just the right time,” Nisbett said.

“We’ve moved to a new stadium, we have moved to new premises and we just thought it was important to get the song looked at.

“The player feedback has been very strong to try something different. As much as it’s a bit of the same, it is a different feel and it’s quite creative and we’re really pleased with it.”

Scroll to the bottom to see the new lyrics of the club song

The new anthem was written, composed and produced by Ian Berney, with Birds of Tokyo and Karnivool singer Ian Kenny delivering the lyrics.

Berney plays bass for the ARIA award-winning Birds of Tokyo and has been a massive Eagles fan since childhood, as has Kenny, who now lives in Perth after years abroad touring and performing.

The new song begins with didgeridoo and clapsticks – a first for any AFL club – that honour the club’s proud Indigenous heritage, which were recorded by prominent Indigenous musician Matthew Doyle.

The new song will make its debut at the club’s historic first AFLW game against Collingwood at Victoria Park on Sunday February 9.

WEST COAST: LYRICS FOR NEW SONG

Born is pride from isolation
Our fortress built, we cross the nation
Our colours share, the west coast sky
Our will to win will never die

We’re the Eagles, the West Coast Eagles
And we’re here, to show you why
We’re the big birds, kings of the big game
We’re the Eagles, we’re flying high

We stick together, through thick and think
We grow as champions, from within
Our club knows, it’s more than winning
It’s west coast magic and it’s just beginning

We’re the Eagles, the West Coast Eagles
And we’re here, to show you why
We’re the big birds, kings of the big game
We’re the Eagles, we’re flying high
We’re the Eagles, we’re flying high

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