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Subaru Forester 'Hockey Mom' Commercial -- What's the Song?

The Pogues' 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' is the soundtrack for an extremely busy mother, who is shown corralling her hockey-playing triplets in the new Subaru Forester commercial.

The song is the title track from the band's 1988 album of the same name, the third and most popular collection of their unique blend of folk, punk rock and traditional Irish music.

Accordions, mandolins and banjos carry the upbeat song over shuffling drums as lead singer Shane MacGowan sings instructions for his own funeral in his endearingly ragged and possibly whiskey-soaked Irish brogue:

"If I should fall from grace with God / Where no doctor can relieve me / If I'm buried 'neath the sod / But the angels won't receive me / Let me go boys / Let me go boys / Let me go down in the mud Where the rivers all run dry."

The Pogues released five albums with MacGowan as their lead singer before he left the band in 1991 due to his well-chronicled drinking problems. They reunited with him in 2001 and have since performed live regularly. The band has no announced plans to record new material, but did release a box set of previously unreleased recordings back in 2008.

Check out the Subaru commercial featuring 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' by the Pogues below.


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