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The Redgrove Shuttle

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “The next station is God
Mind the doors!”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 As we slip down the tracks
clackety clack
I hope and pray
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That I’ve taken the special
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The one that’s already stopped
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At Stamford Bridge
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Wembley, with its arc de triomphe
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And our very own
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Istanbul
clackety clack
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3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And that my name
clackety clack
Isn’t …
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Jean Charles de Menezes
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A nod to poet Peter Redgrove
who wrote the first two lines, and to his widow and fellow poet, Penelope Shuttle.

Inspired by a review of their books in the Sunday Times Culture magazine, July 30th 2006
Also here : http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23120-2285903,00.html

And I still reel in horror, a year later, at the death of an innocent young Brazilian man, killed by the British police on an underground train.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-redgrove-shuttle/