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I’d Never Heard Of Forest Green

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’d never heard of Forest Green
nor had I glimpsed The Lawn
when I first came to live round here
just as the Eighties dawned
I’d always loved a bigger club
at home in London town
but found myself upon this hill
right opposite the ground
fast forward forty years or so
and now they are a part
of ev’ry weekend ev’ry year
I’ve taken them to heart

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 through years of non-league struggles
to where we are today
upon the verge of something new
that could be on its way
we stand upon the threshold
though we’ve been here before
the little vegan village team
who’ve made their mark for sure
who’ve placed the climate and the Earth
as valued as each game
who garner fans from far and wide
but rile some just the same

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 there’s still so much to play for
up here upon the hill
our little ground it rustles now
where once it sat so still
where sheep and cattle roam and graze
and valleys stretch so green
the setting here is quite surreal
the strangest I have seen
but ev’ry time I make my way
past cottages and trees
I pinch myself and feel the joy
to share such times as these

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 who knows if this will be our time
we cannot get ahead
we’re only half way down the road
to put this league to bed
and though this Covid virus blows
and will not go away
our football and our longing
it keeps the blues at bay
and are we ready I’m not sure
we have so far to go
just how we get there I don’t care
and that is all I know

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I’d never heard of Forest Green
nor had I glimpsed The Lawn
when I first came to live round here
just as the Eighties dawned
I’d always loved a bigger club
at home in London town
but found myself upon this hill
right opposite the ground
fast forward forty years or so
and now they are a part
of ev’ry weekend ev’ry year
I’ve taken them to heart

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/id-never-heard-of-forest-green/