The Demon Drink

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Jimmy Greaves was one of them, and way back, Alex James
True lovers of the beautiful game pay homage to their names
Maestros of their chosen craft, with tricks that made you blink
But, as everyone now knows, alas, they lost to the demon drink

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Paul Gascoigne was magic, but failed the acid test
And perhaps the greatest of them all, the genius, Georgie Best
All of their tales are tragic, when they were on the brink
Of doing even more with the ball, they lost to the demon drink

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In recent times Paul Merson, And Tony Adams too
Have shown you youngsters of today exactly what to do
If you’re an addictive person, and want to stay in the pink
If you want to win and you want to play, don’t lose to the demon drink

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-demon-drink/