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Inappropriate Walk Up Music: The Pogues

For an intro to this series, click here. For the original series way back in 2009, click here.

It is only fair and just that we mention The Pogues on this most Irish of days. Now, most Pogues songs are inappropriate for one reason or another. But I wanted to mention one that is currently being used in an inappropriate sports context: the title track from If I Should Fall From the Grace of God.

You may have heard this tune in a Suburu ad featuring a busy mom and her brood of hockey playing young’uns, all of whom are very ginger-y. So the choice of song vaguely makes sense–as long as you’re ignorant of the lyrics, which concern completely bottoming out and dying in the gutter. That’s a great minivan song, Madison Ave!