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Don’t Tackle Me Argentina*

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It won’t be easy, this Sunday’s game
Try to kick me and step on my heel
But I still need to win after all that I’ve done

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You won’t get near me
All you will be is a team you once knew
You’ll be paying your fines
After we hammer seven past you

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I had to let it happen, UEFA had to change
Couldn’t stay each eight years down at heel
Looking forward to EURO, staying out of the sun

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So I chose football
Running around, trying everything new
As Brazil barely touched the ball
I never expected them to

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Don’t tackle me Argentina
Because DiMaria left you
To how Messi plays
You owe existence
The ref has red cards
So keep your distance

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
But for footballers now, they’re pretty much required

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
By next Monday this time
We’ll have four and you will not have three

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Don’t tackle me Argentina
You needed penalties to get through
We’ll tie your hands
Break your resistance
The ref has red cards
So keep your distance

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Have I said too much?
There’s nothing more I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do is ask Luiz to know
That every word is true

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Notes

*Apologies to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Don’t Cry For Me Argentina: Evita). Bit of fun. Both Germany and Argentina have commendable disciplinary records this WC. Let’s hope that continues. Best of luck to both and their supporters. TM

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dont-tackle-me-argentina/