Paying The Penalty

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Oh England, my Lionheart
Step up, men born for this day
Waddle … MISS and Pearce … SAVE
Into the night, they stream away

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Years of hurt but it’s coming home
The nation holds it’s breath
Gareth Southgate … tamely shoots
Out we go in “sudden death”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Victory awaits and England expects
Folks back home, they watch and wave
Ince and Batty … both fail to score
Gallant losers, bold and brave

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 This England never did, nor never shall …
And this is the moment for glory
Beckham … MISS and Vassell … SAVE
Wearing thin, this same old story

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Arrows of desire, chariots of fire
A chance to raise our game
Lampard, Gerrard, Carragher …
Three Lions, hang heads in shame



World Cup 1990 Italy
European Championship 1996 England
World Cup 1998 France
European Championship 2004 Portugal
World Cup 2006 Germany

Thanks to (Kate) Bush, Baddiel & Skinner, Nelson, Shakespeare and Blake for their assistance.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/paying-the-penalty/