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New jumper inspires song

Sam Lord  February 9, 2015 1:17 PM

Jason Old (left) and Steve Janevski (right) wear the jumper that inspired their song 'Never Knock A Believer'

Jason Old (left) and Steve Janevski (right) wear the jumper that inspired their song 'Never Knock A Believer'

At first I wrote it just for me, but also for 'us' Lions supporters.

The return of the Brisbane Lions’ original guernsey – the one famously worn by the Club during its 3-Peat premiership success – has certainly fuelled fans’ excitement in the lead-up to the 2015 season.

One such fan, Steve Janevski, has even gone so far to writing and producing a song inspired by his own ‘pride in the jumper’.

You see Janevski is not only a long-time Lions member, but also a songwriter and guitarist with Melbourne-based melodic rock band, The Radio Sun.

Together with his fellow band members – Jason Old (vocals), Robbie Erdmanis (bass), Ben Wignall (drums), and guest musicians Hanny Mohamed and John Cavaliere from Black Majesty – he has helped produce a special track entitled ‘Never Knock A Believer’ as a tribute to his beloved Club.

With an incredibly catchy tune and relatable lyrics, the song will no doubt ring true for the majority of Lions fans.

Janevski said he took great satisfaction in producing this labour of love.

“I've been a passionate Lions supporter ever since I can remember. My parents grew up in Fitzroy near the Brunswick Street Oval, and I have been following the Lions ever since. Now my children are now Brisbane Lions supporters and have that same pride in the jumper, as we say!” Janevski told lions.com.au.

Never Knock A Believer was written purely from a selfish fanatical love for the Lions. At first I wrote it just for me, but also for 'us' Lions supporters. I thought it would be cool to write a heavy rock type of song in the style of the iconic Australian rock 'n' roll band AC/DC that would bring on adrenaline and give you a rush – kind of like how it feels being at a Lions game.

“Lyrically, I tried to focus on how us Lions feel as supporters – we're believers, we're passionate, with a love for the jumper. Call me one-eyed, but it's that 'never say never' attitude that the Lions have that we all embrace.

“All of us in The Radio Sun are looking forward to playing it live!

Janevski and The Radio Sun will treat Victorian-based fans by performing the song live at selected Lions supporter events throughout 2015.

If you would like to find out more about The Radio Sun, you can visit their official website www.theradiosun.com, head to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheRadioSun or hit them up on Twitter (@theradiosun)

LISTEN TO 'NEVER KNOCK A BELIEVER' NOW

NEVER KNOCK A BELIEVER - lyrics by Steve Janevski

pride of the jumper
roar like never before
our colours form a bond for us all
respect the past yet move forward as one
it’s time to answer to the call

they'll knock you down, but you just got to stand up for your rights
don't bring me down, stand up and stand tall for what's right
yeah, yeah

never knock a believer
coz we've got strength in numbers
united with a love for the jumper
never knock a believer
coz we're the kings of the jungle
together we can win the fight
never give in

this is our jumper, we’re together as one
push beyond limits known
follow the leader, gonna make a stand
it’s time to answer to the call

they'll knock you down, but you just got to stand up for your rights
don't bring me down, stand up and stand tall for what's right
yeah, yeah

never knock a believer
coz we've got strength in numbers
united with a love for the jumper
never knock a believer
coz we're the kings of the jungle
together we can win the fight
never give in