Football To Me

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 who was it showed me this ocean
when did I dive in this sea
what did it cost me and what have I lost
and what is this football to me?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 was it ok for Shankley to one day announce
it was bigger than life and death
if it is then I wonder why players get paid
much more than the poor flipping ref?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 but football to me is a mirror
of all that we chase in our world
from the riches of kings to faling in love
and finding the right boy or girl

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 it’s like all of your dreams have been rolled into one
and poured into some football ground
where we love to be lost like a kid in the crowd
with emotion and colour and sound

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 it’s like something that grabs you the very first time
to guide you through good times and pain
and whatever may happen it’s with you for life
and you come back again and again

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 it’s like something inside you awakens
you can call it escapist or mad
and you have to ignore those who don’t understand
who may label your passion quite sad

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 for it’s better than war as a channel
yet it’s never the same on TV
but wherever I go I will find it I know
though I can’t expain football to me

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 and I travel around half the country
meeting people who all feel the same
and I come across people who think it’s the pits
who have hate and disgust for the game

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 and they bang on and on about money
these stadiums rising so proud
but somewhere a young kid still dreams with a ball
in Delhi and Rio and Stroud

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 and where will it end now I wonder
and what would an alien see?
’cause it’s bigger than shopping in our little world
and much more this football to me



inspired by Skin / Head The Ball ( but is that their real name?)
.so what is football to you..?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/football-to-me-2/