Schumacher the Champagne

Album: This Modern Glitch (2011)


  • In 2010 German motor racing driver Michael Schumacher made a surprise return to Formula 1 at the age of 41. Clearly past his best, Schumacher failed to win a race, obtain a pole position, a place on the podium or the fastest lap. Despite the relative failure of his comeback, he retained the respect of his fellow drivers and still had cause to celebrate his motor racing career. Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso said of the German legend: "He will be always super class; if the car is right, he will be a contender that we will fear most."

    This song finds vocalist Matthew Murphy singing: "Schumacher the Champagne never needed good cause to celebrate." He explained the song title to The Sun: "A friend of mine in Liverpool mentioned the phrase to me. Schumacher is a verb. Well, it's not yet but I hope it will become one. The idea of blasting a champagne cork in the air and spraying the foam into your face even though you came last felt quite exciting."

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  • Cee from United KingdomThe missing lyrics, in order, are:
    - Body
    - Fat (not far)
    - Place
    - Place
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