Papering over the cracks

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We’re papering over the cracks,
Absolving undisciplined backs.
We’re blaming the ref in
An orgy of effin’
And turning the vol to the max.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We failed to demolish Athlone
Because we are accident-prone.
But to that, we’re quite deaf,
We’ll just blame the damned ref
And hide our faults under a stone.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Decisions square out in the end.
On that, every fan can depend.
But we’ll play the poor victim
And the ref? We’ll depict him
As someone who’s not a true friend.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ll pretend we should win every game
If the ref treats the two sides the same.
But if things turn out wrong,
Sure it won’t be too long
‘Ere we single him out for the blame.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Yes, we’re papering over the cracks
With loud, vitriolic attacks
Let’s hope our myopia
Doesn’t get too much ropier
Or we’ll certainly come off the tracks.



Athlone Town 2 Shels 2 Athlone equalise in the 93rd minute and of course the ref was rubbish

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