1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 you’re the keeper of the fire and you ain’t afraid
when the game explodes like a hand grenade
cos you can take control – like a customs man
breed fear in men with a wave of your hand
you like to stamp authority – early in the game
but you don’t take- anybody’s – name in vain
and when a man hits the floor – you’re right there like a rocket
an’ everyone thinkin’ – is it back or top pocket
they want red – but you ain’t led –
you got a calm and collected bald head –
and when the shit hits the fan with a disallowed goal
you’re like a style guru – you got total control
you stay cool – you stay mellow
you blow hard – you show yellow –
you got a flourish like an actor in a pantomime
but you let the man know – he got one more time
cos you the ref – you know best –
an i bet you look macho in a vest – oi ref

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 an’ evr’y single time – i said your name comes up
about the start of the final in that world cup
you had the gaul and the guts with no fear and no blame
to give a penalty two minutes into the game –
you’re like a gladaitor – being thrown to the sea
you blow a half-time whistle – like symphony
cos ‘you’ the man – main man – you’re in the middle like a park bandstand
and you sure ain’t on no twenty five grand – but you the man

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 now in the day-to-day world – you might act so placid
but put on the black -you’re darth vader on acid –
you get to soak up hate from every fan –
you got enemies– right across the land
but if anyone can take it – you can
you got the power of the laws – in your hand
cos you got balls of steels – you got a heart of stone
and when you’re out in the middle-man you’re on your own
you make quick decisions – an’ you never gonna crack
when the card say red you ain’t ever goin’ back
job done – it ain’t fun – but if anyone can do it – you the one
an’ when the crowd all bellow – oi ref – leave it out
you ain’t ever afraid to whip your whistle out
cos you’re loud and you’re in charge
and you been giving it – and living it large
– cos you’ the ref – and you’ the best – oi ref

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ref-rap-poem/