N-Y-C-F-L

by Frank Riccobono

In the style of "This is Halloween" from the Nightmare Before Christmas in honor of the speech tournament we have each year around Halloween time.

Boys and girls of every grade
Wouldn't you like to do something great?
Come with us and you’ll speak well

Join the N-Y-C-F-L

N-Y-C-F-L, N-Y-C-F-L
Yellow buses at the crack of dawn

N-Y-C-F-L, everybody here can tell
Do some warm-ups so your vocal cords will sound so bright
Start your speech, everyone do well.
At the N-Y-C-F-L

I am the Dec that hasn’t been timed
Speaking this long is considered a crime.

I am the bingo-winning drama piece
Listen to me and your tears won’t cease

N-Y-C-F-L, N-Y-C-F-L
4N6! 4N6! 4N6! 4N6!

In this school’s hallowed halls
Everyone shouts at the cleanest walls

In this school, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the rounds to start.

Debate that never end, Congress kids rehash again
Gavel’s waiting now to pound, and how they’ll

Speak! N-Y-C-F-L
Ready not to show, but tell

Hoping you break?

Well, that's just fine
Fist at ten, C at grace,

Make an animated face
Breathe with the partner in your Duo team

Everybody speak, everybody speak

In the N-Y-C-F-L!

I am the judge that’s never been trained.
I’m just here to be entertained.

I am the speech with an anecdote
I’m winning rounds with a sympathy vote

I am the Prose that you’ve heard before
Seventeen times, soon fourteen more

N-Y-C-F-L, N-Y-C-F-L
4N6! 4N6! 4N6! 4N6!
4N6! 4N6!

Nervous freshmen everywhere
Read their scripts and try to prepare.

Extemp kids try not to yell
At the N-Y-C-F-L!

In this school, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the rounds to start.

Tournament staff might, snake each room in half
And place you in the order
Speaking first in every round
N-Y-C-F-L, everybody speak

Won't ya please make way for a very special guy?

Our Tom Beck is King of the Judge remarks
Everyone hail to the President now!

N-Y-C-F-L, N-Y-C-F-L
4N6! 4N6! 4N6! 4N6!

In this school’s hallowed halls
Everyone shouts at the cleanest walls

La, la, la, (4N6! 4N6!)
La-la-la, la, la (4N6! 4N6!)
La-la-la, la, la, (4N6! 4N6!)
La-la-la, la-la-la, hey!

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