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The Bus Fare to Kirkby

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 How much is the bus fare from Walton to Kirkby?
How long would it take to ride there on a bike?
Or what if you chose to roll up in a taxi?
Would you have enough change left to buy half a pint?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 How much is a bottle of Smirnoff in Moscow?
Don’t know, never been there, and neither have you.
I s’pose you can get it for lots less at Tesco.
Couldn’t say, but I’ll tell you if we ever move.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 How many Bluenoses are really for leaving?
Do they truly outnumber all those who say No?
I wonder, in ten years, just who will be grieving –
The ones who say stay or the ones who say go?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 How much would it cost to revamp the Old Lady?
Is the idea so bad? Is it really not on?
Some say the suggestion is totally crazy,
While others shrug shoulders and sigh “Can’t be done.”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 What price can you put on a century of history?
And what is the cost of a riven fan-base?
Why on earth we should move to myself is a mystery.
I don’t think “We gotta get outta this place!”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I say we should stay put, stick here in our city,
Not uproot to Kirkby – a leap in the dark.
I’d rather we played in dear, tumbledown Goody.
We can’t ply our trade in a Retail Park!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 16/5/08
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

Our Great Stadium Debate is still raging…

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