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The Beautiful Game

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I was 5 years old when I saw that first match,
Stadium overcrowded with fans, flags and clapping hands,
Some say its just a game,
Its the beautiful game

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Football not touched by the devil investors,
Passion was what fuelled the players not money,
It wasn’t about record signings and big costing names,
It was about the beautiful game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Leagues separated by deeper pockets and bigger wallets,
Fans becoming just a noise from the stands,
Thats not what football should be about,
Its the beautiful game

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Putting on the shirt used to mean something,
Wearing the club crest with passion and pride,
Nowadays its about seeing the readies roll in,
Where’s the beauty in that?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Football’s passion has been crushed by bank notes and dollar signs,
There was a time when a community inflamed a club,
I felt like I meant something when I took that seat,
I felt like the team needed me

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Nowadays that seat isn’t about the beautiful game,
That ticket goes into the back pocket of a nameless owner,
Has the beauty of football been lost?
Has money succeeded passion?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Now on your 5th birthday you have a ticket
With your shirt, scarf and socks,
I can see your passion,
The beautiful game can be rescued back to its loving times
It can be saved by the next generation

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-beautiful-game-11/