96 brothers I’ll never meet,
96 fans I can never greet,
Following your heroes on that sunny April day,
You passed before you had a say.
You loved the mighty reds that played the game,
And in our hearts burns the eternal flame,
For we too now know the pain;
the heartbreak, the anger,it still remains.
I never met you, I know not why-
Those 96 guardian angels had to fly.
To you my heart will always belong,
Written in the stars and inscribed in song.
The fight for justice will go on,
The truth, the lies that don’t belong,
Have been extinguished in eternal song,
My heart, to you it does belong.
You were there in Istanbul in `05,
You keep the spirit of this family alive.
Beyond this city, beyond this club;
You’re our number one, the rest are subs.
One thing’s for sure-we lest forget,
That `89-that year of death,
Our fans that did us proud,
When God came and brought you to the clouds.
And as we sit here and look toward the sky,
Nobody can help but wonder why?
Why I lived when they died-why he’s buried and I cried,
All I know is that it was meant to be, 96 reasons to be free.
96 reasons to have hope.
96 reasons to live your life,
96 reasons to struggle through strife,
Because that is the true meaning and value of life.
96 reasons no-one can deny.
So wipe away your tears and open your eyes,
Tell the stories of those 96 lives.
In the end justice shall prevail,
I’m sure of it-I know, I’ve wailed.
Hand in hand we’ll reach God’s throne,
But for now; You’ll never walk alone.