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Kensington to Kensington

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Leave Liverpool??” I blurted
When Torres thought to ditch
Swapping heritage for riches
Yacht trips with Abramovich

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Kensington in London
Where the other half live
Kensington in Liverpool
Deemed much less attractive

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Residents of Fairfield 
Treats with free broadband
For Europe’s most deprived
Prescot Road and a brass band

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 West to Westminster
Royal Borough for Chelsea 
East to Hammersmith
Richest location in Blighty

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Child poverty is endemic
Life expectancy less than Peru
Rocking the streets of Kenny
Edge Hill not for Bono’s crew

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Abodes of the upperclass
Queen Vic sipped Chablis
Walked Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Thomas Moore’s spree

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Elliott, Secret Millionaire 
Natasha the Atomic Kitten 
Shack’s frontman Mick Head
Thommo, son of Kensington

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Albertopolis and Kings Road
Never played second fiddle
London’s elite go Harrods
Kenny makes do with Lidl

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Quam Bonum in Unum Habitare
‘How good it is to dwell in unity’
Harvey Nics and Peter Jones 
Or Brompton Oratory

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Home of Notting Hill Carnival 
Royal Hospital, Saatchi Gallery
Long walk up the Portobello
To join footballs aristocracy

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Yet one step is still elusive
Quest to join the Royalty
Blue may be the colour
Reds have all the history

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Eighteen leagues, seven FA 
Seven League Cups, three Uefa
Five European Cuppas
They let us keep it forever 

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Unity, pride, success
Billions it’ll cost to dethrone
Adoration all over the globe
In that you’ll always walk alone

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Inspired by Dave Kirby

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 (c) Emdad Rahman

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