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South Stand Man

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s five to three on a Saturday
The usual crowd wander in
There’s a guy in a full kit beside me
But he reckons our chances are thin.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He says: “mate are we up for a good one?
‘Cause you never what you will get“
But unlike away fans stood under the sky
None of us here will get wet.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But it’s cold if it’s August or Christmas
The roof on the toilet’s not there
And the guys in the middle make most of the noise…
Whenever they choose to appear!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So sing us a song we’re the South Stand
Sing us a song today
Forget all your moans and be loud as you are
When you watch Rovers away.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We gave up our badge and our black and white stripes
Our new zebra look is quite strange
The walk up the hill is a nightmare
But it’s great running back down again,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Now Jamie he’s made some great FGR flags
He follows us home and away
And Cam’s just a kid but he turns out a vid
Wherever whenever we play.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So sing us a song in the South Stand
Don’t just rely on the young
Forget all your gripes about vegans and vibes
And I’ll bang along on my drum.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Now football’s a novelty round here
The concrete steps here ain’t that steep
The terraces don’t go as high as the Kop
But at least we can still see the sheep.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 And the microphone man tries as hard as he can
To generate match atmospheres
And lately the East Stand have found a new voice
As the library tag disappears,

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So sing us a song we’re the South Stand
Sing us about Forest Green
And we’ve played on this hill for a long time
But we’re still just a small village team.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Now our owners a rich New Age Hippy
Some of our fans have their views
We’re electric and solar and vegan
But it keeps up there in the news.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 And away fans they chant for a meat van
The parking’s a nightmare – but hey
It’s a beautiful place in the sun or the rain
And we’d love it to just stay that way.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 We’re a throw back to games in the fifties
We’ve got terraces here on three sides
But we’ll love it and stand for as long as we can
Just embracing enjoying the ride.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 So sing us a song we’re the South Stand
Some of still share your dream
But when we all cheer it’s amazing in here…….
Not bad for a small village team.

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Notes

With sincere apologies and thanks to Billy Joel/ ‘Piano Man’ for the re-write. (Ouch!)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/south-stand-man/