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IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM…..JOIN THEM.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He came strutting in my direction
Outside ‘The Stadium of Light’
Wearing his Sunderland shorts
And his socks of red and white
The Three lions of England
Proudly showing on his chest
Tattooed on each upper arm
He wore the Sunderland crest
But when he walked on by me
I turned my head and then
I saw on the back of his England top
That he wore the number Ten
Was this just a error of judgement
Surely he must have known
For above the number on the shirt
Was the Toon Army’s ……..MICHAEL OWEN.

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Notes

I suppose I could have mentioned the mismatch to the young man
but I find it hard to disguise my strong geordie twang.

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