(Eur)Oh Let Us Sing Like Them (reworked)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 those painted faces hair and clothes
those bouncing girls and men
they bay like armies off to war
why can’t we sing like them?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 their energy drums wild and free
we never quite compare
our children’s songs and age-old hymns
just don’t quite take me there
the endless bursts of Great Escape
the Dam Busters and more
our ‘Come On England’ offering
needs to become a roar

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 you’ve travelled far and laid out loads
just to make it there
come lift your voice in passion
and raise our hopes back here
meanwhile the oppositions fans
their passion know no bounds
they’ll heave as one beneath the sun
and fill these Summer grounds

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 they’ll dance and leap in unison
as voices rise again
we’re turgid in comparsion
please let us sing like them?
we’re like the mouse that longs to be
a lion strong and loud
our blood is just the same as theirs
and we are no less proud

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 it’s time to make a mighty sound
it’s time to start again
this time upon the bigger stage
oh let us roar like them !



This poem reworked from Euro 2008 ..Same plea though…

I always love the passion of the fans at this tournament. I just wish SOME of our fans, having spent a fortune to be out there to support their respective countries, didn’t just stand with arms crossed waiting to be entertained.

Don’t get me wrong , they’re amazing fans… but we are continually and constantly outsung, as our teams are inn the Champions League… .

Good luck to England and Republic of Ireland..may their football this time be so wonderful and passionate they inspire our fans to really raise rooves…and may there be no racist chanting.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euroh-let-us-sing-like-them-reworked/