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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

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Notes

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/