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Listening To The Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 sometimes we’re in lock-down
the pressure is immense
it’s different at this level
but always it’s intense

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 sometimes it’s confusing
the crowd subdued or bored
sometimes you can’t quite make out
exactly who has scored
sometimes it’s hard to handle
a feeling you can’t name
and clock-watching gets nervy
just listening to the game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 sometimes it’s impossible
you’re working on the day
or distances are massive
on nights when they’re away
but sometimes if we’re losing
there’s no-one you can blame
and fear and stress get multiplied
listening to the game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 sometimes it’s so frustrating
we scream until we’re blue
but radios can’t hear us
there’s nothing you can do
and sometimes commentators try
to calm us on the mike
with memories of playing days
or what the food’s been like~
sometimes it feels old fashioned
like way back in the day
before TV before BT
we followed games this way

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 but sometimes deep inside you know
it’s always been the same…
why do we put ourselves through this
listening to the game?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 1 ~

Maidstone United 1 Forest Green Rovers 4 2016
on BBC Radio Glos ….or
any 5 Live game,

For Bob Hunt and Richard Joyce .(Ccommentators for FGR)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/listening-to-the-game/