The Warrior Poet lives on

Did you know the Ikeys have a team song called “The Warrior Poet”?

Specifically composed and created for the team by UCT alumni and musical talent Andy Schar, it has become an anthem for the UCT rugby players and has been sung by thousands since it was introduced in 2009. Usually there is even a talented player – or coach – who will jam it on their guitar or a piano if there is one close by.

Below are the lyrics for next time you visit the shiny new Ikey Pub.

Want to find out about the history of the Warrior Poet? ” I get a lot of questions about the name of the song, even though I feel it’s fairly evident. A Warrior Poet, as is also referenced in the closing lines of Braveheart, is an epic way to describe someone who is more than just a skilled warrior – someone who is courageous and virtuous, and who holds respect and honour in the highest regard.” Andy Schar

read the full story here: http://ikeytigers.com/warriorpoet/

THE WARRIOR POET

Verse 1:

Do you know how it feels,
When it’s running through your veins?
When everything feels like fire,
And you fear no pain…

Verse 2:

When the drum begins to beat,
And the crowd starts to sing,
And you see in the eye of the tiger,
The fear in the enemy king…

Pre-Chorus:

Well lift up your hearts to the night,
For they will be here at first light…

Chorus:

And as tears runs down my warrior face,
I swear that I will come for you,
Through the wind swept fields of this lonely place,
I swear that I will make it through…

Verse 3:

Do you know how it feels,
When the sky begins to fall?
When hurricanes of blue & white,
Play out the art of war…

Verse 4:

When you swear your allegiance,
To your brothers in arms,
Together on the green mile,
With the sound of the enemy’s alarm…

Pre-Chorus:

Well lift up your hearts to the night…

Chorus:

For as tears runs down my warrior face,
I swear that I will come for you,
Through the wind swept plains of this lonely place,
I swear that I will make it through…