I’ve always loved the Cup Final
ever since I was a young lad,
I’d be glued to the telly for hours
and so was my football loving dad.
I liked watching all of the build up
on how the two teams got there,
I’d fantasize that I was playing
from the comfort of my chair.
The sun always seemed to shine
on Wembley at the end of May,
as the excitement started to mount
when the band marched on to play.
Then you’d get some famous singer
blasting out the song Abide With Me,
but all I was waiting for by now
was for the kick off dead on three.
I longed for the day my club was there
watching my team in the Sky Blue,
my father said we’ll get there one day
and in 1987 my dream came true.
I couldn’t believe it was happening
as I was walking down Wembley Way,
but here we were in the Cup Final
with only the mighty Spurs to play.
We were going to be lambs to the slaughter
the bookies said Tottenham will rip us apart,
but I just knew we could beat them
as we had a side full of spirit and heart.
It was a really exciting end to end final
and it could have gone either way,
but my beloved Coventry City won the Cup
and I’ll never ever forget that wonderful day !