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Still Possible …Play On !

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 anything’s still possible
a knife-edge to endure
some say it’s improbable
many are unsure –
we’ve seen the Spaniards with their drum
the Oranje future’s dim
the France game was a fairy-tale
desperate and Grimm*..

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 they say this is their moment
with nothing left to lose
and back at home in flag-less streets
we’re hopeful but confused –
they travelled over land and sea
they’ve practised for so long
they bring a certain something
to our dirgey England song

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 they may be well outnumered
In Kiev on the day
and some of us prefer to listen
than to watch us play –
they are the unsung heroes
they journeyed there by van
they heard the call and give their all
woman child and man

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 their repertoire is limited
a few old films and stuff
but they keep going even when
the going gets quite tough –
you either love or loathe them
it may not be your taste
it is’nt folk.. it is’nt rock
or brassy drum n’ bass

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 we missed them in the Donetsk heat
their presence in the crowd
but fear not for the Sweden match
the band have been allowed!

Fear not. The England band will play on after being given assurances they would be allowed into the remaining games at Euro 2012
England band given permission to play at Sweden match .(Link Courtesy of The Guardian:Football Unlimited)

* Grimm (.reference to a fave John Cooper Carke line from a poem ..”you’re like a fairy tale…Grimm. ” )

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/still-possible-play-on/