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I Write Your Name

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the songs from The Kop
On the tales from The Jungle
On the North Bank of Highbury
I write your name

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 On the steps of the Maracana
On the door of The Nou Camp
On the roof of The Bernebeu
I write your name

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 On the twin towers of Wembley
On the jumpers for goalposts
On the wings of Steve Heighway
I write your name

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 On the toe of Beckham
On the studs of Pele’s boots
On the vision of Gustav Sebes
I write your name

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 On the goals of Bergkamp
On the dreams of Berlusconi
On the left foot of Maradona
I write your name

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 On the passion of Roy Keane
On the backyard walls
On the scarves held high
I write your name

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 On the twisted feet of Garrincha
On the precision of Puskas
On the right foot of Tommy Lawton
I write your name

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 On the dignity of Francescoli
On the timing of Bobby Moore
On the fingers of Yashin
I write your name

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 On that turn of Cruyff
On the control of di Stefano
On the eloquence of Platini
I write your name

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 On the power of Beckenbauer
On the creativity of Didi
On the sparks of Mark Hughes
I write your name

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 On the bricks of the bootroom
On the legend of Duncan Edwards
On the gates of Heaven
I write your name

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 On the words of Matt Busby
On the mystique of Cantona
On the mazy runs of Gascoigne
I write your name

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 On the saves of Chilavert
On the redemption of Rossi
On the ambition of Rimet
I write your name

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 On the hoops of the Celtic
On the angles of Dalglish
On the head of Bill Dean
I write your name

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 On the cannons of Muller
On the desire of Desailly
On the sweat of Stuart Pearce
I write your name

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 On the fire of Eusebio
On the tackles of Rattin
On the thunder of Riva
I write your name

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 On the laces of Tom Finney
On the resolve of Kopa
On the energy of Viera
I write your name

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 On the gifts of Henry
On the knees of McGrath
On the hips of Roger Milla
I write your name

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 On the scars of Van Basten
On the heels of Socrates
On the will of Gentile
I write your name

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 On the lightning of Zico
On the genius of Bob Paisley
On the echoes from childhood
I write your name

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 On the sadness of Hillsborough
On the miracles of Leonidas
On the light of Jose Andrade
I write your name

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 On the tricks of Ademir
On the prayer that was Bettega
On the silhouette of Jair
I write your name

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 On the star of Baresi
On the despair of Baggio
On the stripes of Blanconeri
I write your name

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 On the webs of Maldini
On the arrows of Hagi
On the socks of George Weah
I write your name

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 On the scissor kicks of Negrete
On the songs of the magpies
On the stamina of Robson
I write your name

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 On the sun of Alberto
On the faith in Facchetti
On the limbs of George Best
I write your name

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 On the sleeves of Denis Law
On the volleys of Charlton
On the tragedy of Escobar
I write your name

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 On the stones of the schoolyard
On the banknotes of FIFA
On the enigma of Romario
I write your name

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 On the solitude of Obdulio
On the sadness of Porte
On the riddles of Kempes
I write your name

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 On the wizardry of Zola
On the tricks of Okocha
On the smile of Shaun Goater
I write your name

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 On the pusle of Africa
On the earth of strangers
On the stillness of being
I write your name

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 On the vision of Scifo
On the 10 of Owen
On the heart of Bill Shankly
I write your name

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 On the strength in Nat Lofthouse
On the pride of Zidane
On the time still left to us
I write FOOTBALL, your name.

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Notes

Based on “Liberty” by Paul Eluard

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/i-write-your-name-2/