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Wanted Man (at Hounslow Central)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Wanted man at Hounslow Central
Wanted man outside the Stoop
Wanted man on Chiswick High Road
Wanted man at Botanic Kew

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Wanted man outside the Beehive
Wanted man in Osterley
Wherever you might look tonight a wanted man you’ll see

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Went to sleep in Uxbridge
Woke up in Syon Lane
Now I’m wondering why I’ve ended up
In the bowels of GSK

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 There’s somebody set to grab me
Anywhere that I might be
And wherever you might look tonight
There’s a kettle without the tea

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I got sidetracked by the SEAT
Stopped to get myself a map
Walked the wrong way down the New Road
straight into a honey trap

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Wanted man outside the Griffin
Wanted man at Button’s back,
Wanted man at Sainsbury’s local,
dipping in there for a snack

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Wanted man on Brentford High Street
Wanted man in Gunnersbury
Wherever you might look tonight a wanted man you’ll see

With apologies to Johnny Cash!

Instead of the vast canvas of the American west, our protagonist is adrift in Brentford…

The last couple of seasons has seen a rekindling of one of perhaps the lesser known rivalries in the league, that of Fulham & Brentford. In the late 80’s and early 90’s the fixture had some real needle to it, which has only intensified in the intervening years! It’s a healthy rivalry relished by both sides.

‘Kettle’ refers to a police tactic used around the ground to promote public order, but you’ll perhaps pick up that we’re hardly talking Millwall/West Ham here…fans mix freely in pubs such as the Griffin before the game.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wanted-man-at-hounslow-central/