Euro Love 2016 (Euro 2000 revisited)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 another golden Euro football summer
across the land in villages and towns
another chance to pit our wits in Europe
another chance to turn it all around
to rearrange your life around the matches
to hopefully avoid some awkward scenes
a festival a wedding or a party
to miss them all and watch it in on the screen
and in the street or when you’re out with strangers
to act aloof as if you didn’t care
but in your heart the child inside takes over
when Euro16 Love is in the air

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 seen Ireland throw it all away one summer
inside some smokey tent at Glastonb’ry
missed half a Madness gig for Maradona
to stuff us with a goal that shouldn’a been
i’ve made some bar turn over from Eastenders
i’ve done some pretty bad things down the line
the penalties – the Nevilles and the Waddles
no matter what – i got there ev’ry time

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 they come around so quickly but they’re special
a chance to watch some sides you barely know
discovering the latest wonder whizz kid
as transfer hungry agents dealings grow
and I will spend my days anticipating
the way I did when i discovered girls
and in my heart for just a month I’m focused
this Euro Love’s the strongest in my world



Adapted and re-visited from a poem ‘Euro Love 2000’ published here shortly after our Football Poets website inception in June 2000

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-love-2016-euro-2000-revisited/