Apart from to recall that most Scottish of laments, which I recall echoing around the old Wembley Stadium back in the early Seventies, to the tune of the 1969 John Lennon song Give Peace A Chance: "All we are say-ing, is give us a goal..."
There was something so mournful about it. Scotland gave only one goal to their resigned fans in those years - after a goalless draw in 1970, they lost 3-1 at Wembley in 1971, 1-0 at Hampden the following season, and suffered two defeats to the Auld Enemy in 1973, going down 5-0 at home in a friendly before another 1-0 defeat at Wembley. Sorry, Scotland, but them's the facts.
Had I been a little quicker off the mark, I might have submitted my memory for consideration to BBC Sport as it put together its recent package of Favourite Football Anthems. The list had some obvious entries - "You'll Never Walk Alone", the Rodgers and Hammerstein song from The Carousel given a classic Mersey makeover in 1963 by Gerry and the Pacemakers is, understandably, top selection in tandem with Liverpool FC.
As the footage of Anfield fans singing their signature tune during this year's 25th anniversary memorial service to the Hillsborough victims bears witness, music has a way of gathering massive emotion to it and, sometimes, giving expression to things never conceived of by its creators.
There were some other rightful inclusions too - Everton's Z Cars theme and West Ham's I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles. You could argue there should have been a place for more well-known footy ditties, such as Back Home, the England 1970 World Cup song - increasingly relevant to England's players at the World Cup these days. Or another 1960s pop classic, Glad All Over, loyally reprised at Selhurst Park on a regular basis, despite the fact that it was recorded by a band of Tottenham lads, the Dave Clarke Five, and features a production method known as the "Tottenham Sound".
As Gary Ream, the US-based President of the International Skateboarding Federation, said to me, fervently, this week: "Music is power."
I was talking to this hyper-enthusiastic proponent of his sport - believe me, this guy is always on a roll - on the subject of sport and television, but what Ream - is the "D" in his name silent, I wonder? - soon made abundantly clear was the complexity behind those two capital letters. And beyond that, the profound importance of musical backing.
"Skateboarding is a lifestyle sport so it's all about media, social media, the internet and TV," he said. "It's very visual. It's very popular with viewers. On TV, it has featured in ESPN's action sports network X Games, which has been running for about 15 years, it's been on NBC as part of the Dew Tour for the past eight or nine years, and Fox Sports has been featuring Street League for six or seven years.
"Some of the guys in Street League like Chris Cole or Sean Malto are making over $1 million (£613,000/€777,000) a year. When they came over to do the Sports Lab at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing they were probably the highest paid people present.
"People want to watch it. It's simple. And you can record street skateboarding on your smart phone and load it up directly to YouTube or whatever. You create new moves, you show them off, you record them, you add music, you upload them.
"When we took skateboarding off the streets in the 1980s, no one really cared. But now it has gone to a new level, and what is driving it is the passion of the kids who are doing it, and also documenting it, photographing it, recording it and creating videos and uploads with musical backing. Kids nowadays have access to video editing equipment that only people like Sony Studios had 15 years ago."
The same democratised dynamic, with music as the driving rhythm, exists within the sport of surfing, a companion of skateboarding in the X Games roster of cool.
Get the mix of music and image right, and it is a heady brew - more than the sum of its constituent parts.
Personally, I don't surf the internet for slick moves I might emulate on the mighty ocean, nor do I investigate the latest smooth manoeuvres I might attempt as I skateboard to work, because I don't. But then, why would I? This is all the stuff of youth. I saw a 40-year-old in Notting Hill recently riding a skateboard, and I thought he looked, shall we say, a bit daft.
However, when it comes to trawling great goals from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, or perhaps personal choices of great goals encompassing some from that era, then I am your man. I recommend one recent example I discovered on a reconnaissance of great moments in Wolverhampton Wanderers' history. Don't ask. Anyway, here's the link to "my top 10 Wolves goals" - I promise you, the combination of action and music (127mph by True Love Always) is that heady brew.
Finally, to all you kids out there, all over the world, with your skateboards and your smart phones and your media savvy, I have this one simple message: Just Say Yo.
Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian. His latest book Foul Play - the Dark Arts of Cheating in Sport (Bloomsbury £8.99) is available at the insidethegames.biz shop. To follow him on Twitter click here.