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Still Trying To Kick It Out (2015 Re-Mix)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 appalled by such behaviour
embarassed by our fans
the hatred shown in Paris
our heads are in our hands
and though they are minority
we know without a doubt
we still have many miles to go
to kick this madness out

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We worked with Chelsea for some years
Paul Cannoville and I
we spoke and rhymed on how it was
and how it had to die
and Paul’s still out there ev’ry day
the club do all they can
but when I hear those dreadful songs
I’ll never understand

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 we have not closed our eyes or ears
we have not gone away
this racism we loathe and hate
we hear it still today
we’ve not become invisible
we may not scream or shout
but we’re still here and crying
and trying to kick it out

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 it’s moved in new directions
wherever players play
it’s brought in homophobia
and schoolyard taunts of ‘gay’
it’s used with no regard at all
and shows a deeper trend
where people play …where will it stop
and will it never end?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 from parents sat in swanky stands
to kids in streets and schools
where countries meet in fields and streets
and live to different rules
and out in Eastern Europe
and even still in Spain
those hurtful grinding racist chants
are being heard again

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 our mesage still remains the same
abuse does not belong
it’s great to chant and roar and sing
we love to sing along
but listen now as insults hurl
inside our little grounds
where little’s ever done at all
to stop that vile sound
where people feel they have the right
to scream out for a lark
at superstars in stadiums
or kids just in some park

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 you may think we are silent
we have not gone away
this racism we loathe and hate
we hear it still today
we’ve not become invisible
we may not scream or shout
but we’re still here and crying
and trying to kick it out

© Crispin Thomas 2008 (updated)

there’s always more that we can do.
ignore it but report it…and if you see it or hear it film it…

Kick it Out – www.kickitout.org
Show Racism The red Card – www.srtrc.org
Football United Racism Divides – furd.org

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/still-trying-to-kick-it-out-2015-re-mix/