A Sound of the Oakland Raiders: Moans, Groans, and the “Ranan”

The Sound of the Oakland Raiders : Listen and Read

Everything has a sound, sometimes audible, sometimes not so easily heard. "Autumn Wind" has been the song of the Oakland Raiders for many years. John Facenda was one of the best at reciting the sound and song of the Raiders.

His voice, tone, and inflections were so suitable for communicating the fearlessness, strength, and determination of the team.

The spirit of the Raider Nation is stirred when the symphonic rendition of "Autumn Wind" is played. The sound and song rallies the players to victory.

The lyrics contain these words:



"shake" (a sound of great tree is made)


"Song" is used to awaken the spirit and strength of the pirates or warriors on the football field. The "song" is a sound.

The "growls" record the moans and groans of physical contact, tackles, and other confrontational moves.

The "laugh" is the stridulous sound, the sound of joy when there is victory during the interim and final stages of the game. It is the "ranan," the sound of triumph and of victory.

The meanings of the Hebrew word "ranan" are:

"to shout"

"a cry out"

"to be joyful, to rejoice"

"to cause to shout"

"to sing aloud, for joy"

The coaches, like Tom Cable and Hue Jackson, are the conductors who have powerful gestures and thoughts to direct and drive the men to victory. It is their task to inspire to sound of victory.

For everything there is a sound. The sound permeates the stadium, Oakland, and this nation to serve as a response to the victories that are anticipated.

Give us our sound, our "ranan."

Give us victory and a triumphant season in 2010!

Source: E-Sword and YouTube

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