Basement Blues

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I woke up this mornin’.
Turned on my TV.
Bad nooz was comin’
From the Premier League.
They read out the rankings,
OMG, what a fright.
Cos right down there at the bottom were…
My beloved Blue and Whites!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Yeah, we’re stuck down in the Basement,
Not a single team below.
When you’re anchored to the bottom,
Up’s the only way to go.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We’re blunt in attack.
The midfield’s a mess.
Our keeper’s erratic.
We leak in defence.
Our Gaffer’s a dino –
No tactical nous.
He kept us up last Season,
But a lot now want him out.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Cos we’re deep down in the Basement,
Only way to head is up.
But how on earth we gonna do that,
When we’ve been jilt’ by Lady Luck?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I went to my GP –
Prescribed me some pills.
Said “Take these twice daily,
They’ll cure all your ills…”
Did as I was told,
But it weren’t no use.
What good is any tablet,
When you’ve got the Basement Blues?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 If you’re stuck down in the Basement,
There can only be one fix –
That’s to get out of the Basement,
Get out there double-quick!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They say the darkest hour
Comes just before dawn.
I ain’t seen it so dark
Since the day I was born.
“Dark before dawn”?
Hope that sayin’ is true.
If not, we’ll keep on singin’
Them mean ol’ Basement Blues…

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 4/9/2023
Denys E. W. Jones



I wrote the draft for this on Saturday 26th August, after Everton had lost one-nil at home to Wolves (three defeats, no goals, no points, worst start ever!), but I was away on holiday, so I could not type up and post until now. Emily Dickinson had nowt to do with this one, it’s more Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/basement-blues/