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Extraterrestrial Lights

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Woke up one mornin’ to a brand new year

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Me heart full of hope and a little bit o’ fear

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We playin’ Norwich City in de afternoon

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So hurry down to Deepdale cos they startin’ soon

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 De famous Norwich City are a Championship side

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 They say “Preston beware – we gonna tan your hide”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I look up to de floodlight in de Deepdale sky

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Hopin’ for glory in dis Third Round tie.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Why man, dat’s de weirdest thing you ever seen,

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 De floodlight, it change into a Martian Machine

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 One o dem tripods invadin from space

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Declarin’ war on de human race

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Dere’s a second one now, and two at me back

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 And de Deepdale crowd shoutin’ “Martian attack!”

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Each tripod has a mobile phone on de top

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 (Doctor Who must have landed on Spion Kop)

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Defying de laws of probability

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Preston score two and they almost score three

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Faced by de Martians, Norwich City disbanded

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 We shout out de news “De Canary has landed

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Feathers first in the mud”, knocked out in Round Three

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 By a League One outfit called PNE.

I had been looking at the posters for “War of the Worlds” showing surreal Martian Tripod Fighting Machines, when I spotted the unusual shape of the floodlight pylons at Deepdale.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/extraterrestrial-lights/