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Here For The Salad?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 this is when you pinch yourself
dust that scarf from off the shelf
we ain’t scared of no-one else
we are FGR
brand new season brand new era
can you feel it drawing nearer
see our vision growing clearer
raise that concept bar

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 seats of green lie silent waiting
local hearts anticipating
eco-friendly no debating
living out the dream
days like this will linger longer
time to rise up and be stronger
and confirm that we belong here
up at Forest Green

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Forest Green ? But where I hear?
in the middle of nowhere?
Did the salad bring you here?
here to FGR
Wembley mem’ries back in May
blow those cobwebs all away
now it’s here so come the day
come from near and far

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 perched up on our hillside home
clock our fan-base how it’s grown
see our pitch by solar mown
up at the New Lawn
come and taunt us if you dare
world is changing we don’t care
we’re just grateful to be here
swapping meat for Quorn

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 we’re prepared for mocking chants
we reply ‘Give Peas A Chance’
come up here and take a glance
this is who we are
call us upstarts when we score
tell us that our menu’s poor
our agenda’s something more
this is FGR

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 close to Stroud but could be Mars
vegan food electric cars
beer’s organic in our bars
in our bright green home
here where grazing sheep will greet us
we boast Q-Pie and fajitas
green agendas? you can’t beat us
we are on own own

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 catch the wind that turns the mill
by our home upon the hill?
call us anything you will
“hippies -blah blah blah”
‘fairy tale’ tags out of date
laced with jealousy and hate
we don’t punch above our weight
we are FGR

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 all those seasons we have known
changing football’s face alone
in a league that’s all our own
we are FGR
are you open can you take it?
are you ready to embrace it?
can you feel it can you taste it ?
up at FGR

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 this is when you pinch yourself
dust that scarf from off the shelf
we ain’t scared of no-one else
we are FGR
brand new season brand new era
can you feel it drawing nearer
see our vision growing clearer
raise that concept bar

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 seats of green lie silent waiting
local hearts anticipating
eco-friendly no debating
living out the dream
days like this will linger longer
time to rise up and be stronger
and confirm that we belong here
up at Forest Green

Written on the eve of Forest Green Rovers v Barnet ,FGR’s first ever match in the EFL Football League 2 on Saturday 5th August 2017 .
In case you’ve been sleeping under a non-organic hedge (is there one?) this is the little team on the hill’s first season in the League after 19 years in the Conference’, having been a non league team since 1889!

Will the green vision bubble burst or implode like a carton of houmous on a hot day at Womad ? Climb aboard if you dare. Take the mickey we don’t care.

All together now, in those deeply spiritual words of Herman’s Hermits: “Woke up this morning feelin’ fine …”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/here-for-the-salad/