Flaming Lips Rewrite “Race For The Prize” For OKC Thunder

By Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Oklahoma City bannermen the Flaming Lips have slightly rewritten their “Race For The Prize” in honor of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s race for the NBA Finals prize. The critical tweak:

Oklahoma City was once in a decline
Home of the workin’ man
But he was losing
But heard off in the distance
Came a roar out of the sky
Thunder came thunderin’
So determined
Theirs is to win
We win with them
They’ll keep fighting
For Oklahoma

And it’s obviously interspersed with lots of “Thunder Up!” chants. The Thunder probably need the mojo; they’re up against a team so finely tuned — Spurs are 33-3 in their last 36 games, including playoffs — that they’re basically an algorithm (and about as fun to watch as linear regression). Hear it:

Your move, Butthole Surfers? That’s all I got, San Antonio. The Thunder and the Spurs play again tonight at 9 PM ET.