The co-chairwoman of Reading FC has written a new club song that will be played at the club's first home game of the season against Leeds United.
Khunying Sasima Svrikorn has co-written 'They Call us the Royals' with the song to be played ahead of kick-off on Saturday at the Madejski Stadium - the song includes a rap verse and a music video that will be beamed on the big screen.
Lady Svikorn has said she wrote the song as "a gift" to the club.
“I, along with my friends, wrote a song as a gift for Reading Football Club,” she told Get Reading.
“We have made a music video together with it. So it will be an opening show. I was in the studio for many days doing that. It’s so meaningful for us to open the season well and for us to feel the spirit and the emotion of the fans with us. They have to be inside us.
“So we wrote the song which I’m pretty proud of. We tried to do the song in a trendy way. I used to compose songs for my country, we did the Asian games, by this one we’re aiming at the crowd. This is British rock.”
She added: “This is a good opportunity to welcome our fans to the first home game of the season.
“I didn’t do it alone. I did it with friends. The one who wrote the melody is a world class composer, his name is Henrik Algren, he’s a friend of my friend’s son.
“We worked together well. I shared my idea, my concept. I wrote something and he corrected it. We had a lot of fun. But I can’t claim I did it on my own.”
We Are The Royals
We started when all the odds defied us
Through passion and dreams we reached new heights
We were marching proudly from Elm Park into the stadium
We forced our rivals to make way
Now we’re here and we’re strong, we’re going to bring it on
Can you hear when we shout come on
We will fight til the end, they call us the Royals
With our might we’ll defend, the glory of Reading
Like the kings of our land, they call us the Royals
Let us sing every man, we stand by the Royals
We rise to the challenge of our rivals
We’re fighting the butterflies tonight
It’s our moment, feel the expectations rising
We smell a victory today
How we love the thrill of a good game
How we like the smell of the fame
Doesn’t matter if we learn or win
Unstoppably we burn within
Getting ready to shed our sweat
Everybody get ready and set
Let’s celebrate tonight. Or blood is blue our wings are white.
Blue and white, blue and white, blue and white
Give us blue and white, blue and white. Everybody come on.
Like the kings of our land. they call us the Royals
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