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Wailing for Wayne

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 If you’re thinking of us, Wayne, you should hang your head in shame,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘Cos you’ve left us and we don’t know what to do.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 You forsook the Sacred Blue for the red shirt of Man U,

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Things at Goodison will never be the same.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And although with grief we’re stricken and we’re choking back the tears,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 (Your Betrayal leaves us racked with boundless pain).

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We will often think about you in the next few coming years,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Meanwhile hear our parting words, Beloved Wayne.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Oh, you can change the colour of your shirt.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 And you can wear another brand of boots.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Can sign your sponsor deals, and broaden your appeal,

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 No doubt you’ll earn a thousand times more loot.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 You can win the Title, and you can lift the Cup,

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 And you could even scoop the Champions’ League.

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 And you can grab the headlines, and you can strut your stuff,

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 But are you sure success will taste so sweet?

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 For still you know, Dear Wayne, there’s something you can’t change:

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 The fact that you’re a Scouser from the street.

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Now you can take a train, a chopper or a plane,

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 And head to party down at Saint Tropez.

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 And you can play roulette, and place your hefty bet,

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 And lose one hundred grand in just one day.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Yes, you can leave your home, can wander, range and roam,

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 And you can travel, travel far and wide.

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Forget your humble roots, take part in fashion-shoots,

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 Have any girl you fancy for your bride.

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 And yet you know, Dear Wayne, there’s something you can’t change:

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 The fact that you were born on Merseyside.

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 Then you can treat yourself and splash out on a posher pad,

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 And wallow in your king-size swimming pool.

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 You’ll drive a flasher car, sip champagne, eat caviar,

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 Invite your mates for tasty barbecues.

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 And you can have a ring put through your ear or through your nose,

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 And you can sport the trendiest tattoo.

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 Can stock your walnut wardrobe with the best designer clothes,

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 Or even wear a pair of high-heeled shoes.

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 But we all know, Dear Wayne, there’s something you can’t change:

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 The Blood, the Blood that’s flowing through your veins.

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 That Blood is deepest Blue, ‘tis of no other hue,

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 You’re a Scouser, you’re a Toffee born and bred.

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 And in spite of what you’ve done, you are still Our Favourite Son,

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 (Though we think you’ve gone completely off your head).

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 We’re your family, we’re your friends, your beginning and your end,

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 We’re your body, we’re your heart and we’re your soul.

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 We’re your conscience, we’re your mind, which you cannot leave behind,

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 Like the shadow that pursues you when you stroll.

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 Now you’ve made your well-timed Move, played the Judas, spurned our Love,

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 And we wonder how you with yourself can live.

49 Leave a comment on verse 49 0 Though you’ve acted like a canker, * we’ll not bear you any rancour,

50 Leave a comment on verse 50 0 Nay, if you come back, we’ll readily forgive.

51 Leave a comment on verse 51 0 For you should know, Dear Wayne, one thing will stay unchanged:

52 Leave a comment on verse 52 0 The Love, the Love that in our hearts remains…

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Notes

my poetic response to Wayne Rooney’s move from Everton to Manchester United.

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Editor’s note :
edited – rhyme retained

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wailing-for-wayne/