Do They Know The Time?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Looks to me like there’s a minute or two left
A few are walking out with occasional glances
Back towards the action they’re leaving.
They’ll be home in about fifteen minutes
Hardly long enough for the car to warm up.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 To the right I see the away fans
I can count them all in my head.
It’s November tonight, the winter’s coming
My feet are numb and unsteady.
How far have they come anyway?
A day off work and maybe tomorrow too
They won’t know much sleep tonight.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It is Tuesday.
They’re miles from home.
Do they know the time?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It makes sense to me why they’re here
They only do it because they love it
So I wonder if they forget it is Tuesday,
Forget it is night, forget they’re going home
And in a minute or so they’re going to remember
And not regret a thing about it.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/do-they-know-the-time/