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THE MIRACLE OF ISTANBUL

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “There are miracles!” gasped Moses, “In Istanbul they say,
A sight to warm the coldest heart the 25th of May
The glory that was Rome brought home to Liverpool this day
The Reds crowned Kings of Europe on the 25th of May”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 St Rafa took us on a journey and the lads they played a game
Woke up the ghosts of Byzantium on the 25th of May
AC Milan they had us rockin’ but the Redmen would not break
Istanbul resembled heaven on the 25th of May

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Xabi, Vlad and Stevie how AC Milan’s defence would pay
And we roared the Redmen onto victory on the 25th of May
Our hearts screamed with a passion as we rolled like ocean sway
To sail home with “Arl Big Ears” on the 25th of May

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Serginho missed the goal and Pirlo’s shot was saved
The atmosphere electric on the 25th of May
20 years we’ve all been patient for that’s the Liverpool Way
The Big Cup slept in Stevie’s arms on the 25th of May

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Bill, Bob, Joe and Emlyn danced with God then turned to say
“Lord, you’ve the 25th of December but we’ve the 25th of May”
Carra’s boots with passion turned Shevchenko’s boots to clay
Whilst Jerzy whirled just like a windmill on the 25th of May

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The Reds they came to party waiting for the big parade
And we won’t forget the glory of the 25th of May
The Legions all saluted as the Romans marched this way
To hail Rafa crowned as Caeser on the 25th of May

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Robbie lifts his fingers when he gives the mancs a wave
5 Euro Cups belong to us, and the 25th of May
The dust will never settle on the silver of the brave
The boots of heroes walked the walk on the 25th of May

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Italian hearts were broken tho’ Milan had cut a swathe
Maldini dreamed of glory on the 25th of May
But the Kop just kept believin’ as they bent their heads to pray
To Paisley, Shanks and Fagan on the 25th of May

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 “Arl Big Ears” may be dented but our hearts won’t be dismayed
And Emlyn’s smile a mile wide on the 25th of May
Pope JP2 he winked at God of this such dreams are made
The Angels sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on the 25th of May

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Sighed God “I’ve calmed the storms of Galilee, countless souls I’ve saved
But now I’ve witnessed history on the 25th of May
I’ve turned water into wine and packed the devil on his way
But the Reds rose up like Lazarus on the 25th of May”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 “3 times the Reds came back from dead, for me it took 3 days
Thank me they had a big Pole in their goal on the 25th of May
In his gloves I sprinkled blessings, in his heart a dose of faith”
Then God pulled on His red shirt on the 25th of May

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 5 times I’ve seen the glory rest in our hallowed Anfield place
When we’ve cheered the Kings of Europe on the 25th of May
96 Reds in heaven in the kop they sing and say
“God summoned up a miracle on the 25th of May”.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-miracle-of-istanbul/