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Owen in the Sky with diamonds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Picture yourself on a field or a football pitch
With Shankly Gates rising and cold soggy pies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A Liverbird with Kaleidoscope eyes.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Cellophane footballers of red and white
Towering over your head
Look for the play with number 10 on his back
And he’s gone.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Follow him down the pitch to the goal mouth
Where Liverpool fans sit eating those cold soggy pies
Everyone chants as he strikes the white football
Watching in slow motion as it flies.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Chip shop paper buses appear at the gates
Waiting to take you away
Climb on board with your buzzing head
And you’re gone.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Picture yourself on the bus at a junction
With the Liverpool players and those soggy pies
Suddenly someone is there at the window
A Liverbird with kaleidoscope eyes.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds
Owen in the sky with diamonds

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/owen-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/