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The Chimes They Are A-Changing

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 come gather round die-hards
wherever you can
they’re stripping our assets
all over the land
and the pitfalls and closures
are beyond our command
and the old game is rapidly fading
and it’s chuck it all in if you can’t make the grade
for the The Chimes they are a-changing

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and it’s Pompey up first
but they won’t be the last
for there’s plenty more out there
who cling to the mast
and it’s just like the 80s when Thatcher said ‘spend’
and we went for it hook line and sinker
and the higher you climb
well the harder you fall
for the Chimes they are a-changing

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 for Chester it’s curtains
but what have we learnt
it’s a path that so many will follow
and it only seems yesterday Luton got burnt
and who will it be come tomorrow?
and you reap what you sow
when you open that door
and the salaries still don’t stop rising
’cause it’s get out the way if you can’t take the heat..
and in times like this ..is it surprising?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 so it’s gather round die-hards
wherever you can
they’re ruining football
all over the land
and the spiralling madness
beyond our control
and the old game is rapidly dying
and it’s chuck it all in if you can’t make the grade
for the crime is we’re still paying

Having worked at Portsmouth with it’s fabuous throw back ground
and visited as an away fan my heart goes out to Pompey fans and Chester too.But who’s next?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-chimes-they-are-a-changing/