The Fields of Anfield

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Farewell the sands of time that fastened
Farewell to lovers whence I stole
A willin’ heart and willin’ lips
I cannot leave but I must go

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The best of years I gave, and freely
Me money spent and rarely wise
But there within me heart it trembles
The roar goes up ‘neath blood red skies

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 There’s none so loved as this my passion
Snatched me soul and stripped me bare
Yea when I asked was freely given
The Fields of Anfield waiting there

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Farewell the days of youth oh slender
Fragments held by silver threads
The kings that brought us honour, glory
The crown of victory upon each head

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But now the time for dreaming over
The Kings all turned to silent sleep
Their swords disguised as football boots
That once pierced defences quietly sheathed

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 All peaceful now but ne’er forgotten
The scent of glory but remains
For sure affection never withers
The Fields of Anfield still the same

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And in the heart of every Redman
Reveal the hopes of Kopites true
Long when the bloom of youth has perished
Eternal there is Liverpool

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The language from the voice familiar
The cherished words will find a home
And none despair but find their comfort
Knowing none will walk alone

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Our time is measured counted finely
What riches given must be returned
But lo! Behind the gates of heaven
The Fields of Anfield forever there…

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 (c) tobyjones 2nd january 2004

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-fields-of-anfield/