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Night Games

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 there’s a certain spark
when the sky turns dark
and we gather from village and town
there’s something right
about the light in the night
when the floodlights loom from the ground
at night games

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 so you chat with your friends
and you try to pretend
that confidence runs through your veins
so you look at the time
and you say we’ll be fine
and you try to believe it again
at night games

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 its that magical land
where we sit or we stand
in the same place that we’ve come to know
and the eyes they adjust
as a fan’s eyes must
and the stage is contained in a glow
at night games

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 it’s a theatre like scene
with a pitch in between
as we go through the stuff we go through
the shadows appear
as we strain and we peer
and the nerves start to build as they do
at night games

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 but you’re there and you’re back
under skies that turn black
with a feeling of hope ev’rywhere
it’s hard to explain
as we stare through the rain
and the ball seems to slice through the air
at night games

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 you get fog rolling in
as proceedings begin
or the warmth of some late Summer night
but the atmosphere shakes
as the South Stand awakes
and victory’s there in your sight
at night games

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 and later alone
as you wind your way home
you reflect on the effort you’ve seen
but the lessons you learn
will not stop your return
like a moth you’re drawn back to the scene
at night games

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/night-games/