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In The Middle Of The Shed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 on nights like this the heart returns

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 to where our passioned hearts would burn

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 along that heaving Fulham Road

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 to where the floodlights loomed and glowed –

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 the push and shove before those gates

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 in frantic cup-tie queues and waits

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 that snaked through streets for miles and miles

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 to squeeze at last through old turnstiles

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 and climb those steps to claim our place

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 that magic concrete sacred space

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 where you and I on dreams were fed

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 within the middle of The Shed –

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 how different then the atmosphere

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 when we would stand and roar and cheer

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 and yell and bay for hours and hours

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 as though empowered with super-powers

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 where you and I both old and young

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 were crammed so tight and sung and sung

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 those anthem songs in anarchy

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 so famous in our loyalty

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 away away to every ground

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 we bathed thoses terraces in sound

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 from Carefree to the CFC

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 wherever you or I would be

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 we carried hopes with hearts of stone

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 like snails our corrugated home

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 and jumped and leapt and screamed on high

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 until our voices all ran dry

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 when relegation hung like thread

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 within the middle of The Shed –

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 an hour or so before each game

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 we’d meet to lift the vibe again

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 and raise our hopes to one day see

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 success from mediocrity

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 but often never knew or saw

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 exactly who had missed or scored

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 when hopes would fly at fever pitch

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 the underdogs against the rich

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 where instant wit and jokes combined

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 to quell those butterflies inside

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 that to this day will still remain

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 in nevousness before each game

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 to banish ridicule and scorn

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 that lingered since this club was born

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 to reach these current dizzy heights

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 and Euro glory heartstop nights

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 we stood and stretched above the heads

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 within the middle of The Shed

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Notes

Early memories from The Back Of The Shed to follow…. certain followers of Arsenal,Man U,Celtic,Swindon,Bolton,Norwich,Forest Green Rovers and assorted Irish sides be warned…..

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/in-the-middle-of-the-shed/