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When I was just a kid
One of the first things that I did
Was select a football team
A new theme to bring
Into the playground when we kicked a ball around
Playing ‘3 & In’
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And ‘Southampton’ were my team right from the begining
And I’d like to think it was symbolic
Of the ‘opressed’ (i.e. me)
Taking on the ‘opressers’ (like Liverpool or Spurs) & winning
But it was probably just because I quite liked their shirts.
It could have just as easily been Sunderland or Stoke or Sheff U
(why do so many of these teams that play in vertical red & white shirts begin with an ‘S’?)
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I was quite a short kid, but Danny made me walk tall.
I remember beating Coventry 8-2, Danny scored a hat-trick, so did Steve Moran but Danny scored his first so it was he that went home with the match ball.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 He just disappeared altogether. He’d had his moment in the ‘Sun’, it was a time for different weather. For players for which people like Danny had set the scene. Wages were about to become obscene. Danny had just missed the boat, he was now just a footnote.
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Danny! we were never meant to have anything in common!
I used to idolise you
I still do
But now for a different reason.
And I can still remember the player you used to be
With your trickery & your pace.
How you used to beat challenges & continue to beat challenges
That I must too now face.