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this is a song about Phil Kessel
Phil! Phil! Phil!
In the hour of our greatest need
He came to save the day
A nice guy, he works hard and loves the game
He’s got a shot like a laser ray
With the steely gaze of a champion
The number of this beast is 81
Shining radiant light, black and gold and white,
We are his witnesses
He’s an American hero
He’s the American dream
He’s the exact kind of player
That every coach wants on their team
And his name is Phil!
Phil! Phil! Go Phil!
Phil! Phil! Phil Kessel
With sonic speed he’s scoring goal after goal
It sets the crowd on fire
Tell me now, are you not entertained?
If you say that you aren’t, I’ll call you a liar
He is a cancer survivor
He’s a Maple Leafs survivor as well
That Toronto sports writers can go choke on hot dogs in hell
I believe Phil!
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin
On the greatest day in the history of mankind
He is emblazoned with glory
That he has answered the call
The ages will carry his story
He might be the greatest of all
I believe in Phil!
released August 24, 2016
written, recorded, and produced by Ben Robson
audio samples from the Penguins Radio Network, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, NBC Sports
art by Tara Jaggi
instruments and backing vocals recorded in my living room
Lead vocals recorded at Fire K Studios (Pittsburgh PA)