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The Leavin’ Of Anfield

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 They want to take us from Anfield
And build somewhere new
Well it’s better than ground share
With a team in the blue

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 There are those who say “No!”
We can’t leave our home”
“This place is so sacred
Each brick and each stone”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “The cups we’ve paraded
The titles we’ve won
The glorious games
‘Neath the old Anfield sun”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Would they knock down Old Trafford
To put in more seats
Course they would laa
Prawn butties don’t come cheap!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They took down The Kop
Now we sit when we sing
And I know it’s not the same
But safety is the thing

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 For every title and cup
And honour we’ve won
I’d swap each and all to
Bring back just one

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Of the 96 souls whose
Lives where lost
Cos of old fashioned views
And allegiance to cost

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Anfield’s not a monument
To cement and to steel
But a spirit in our hearts
Come to life when we sing

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The memories are forever
And fine ones they are too
And they’ll all come with us
When the time comes to move

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 And yes there’ll be sadness
And yes there’s be tears
The stories recalled
Of our history here

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The pride of Milan
Who we sent home 3-1
St Etienne’s role in the
Greatest match-bar none

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 The wonderful goals
And the great nights of lore
The songs from The Kop
And a win was assured

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 The soul of Bill Shankly
How gracefully it shines
Remembers the pain in our hearts
When the great man retired

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 The wisdom of Paisley
The vine in good hands
Its fruit bore the finest
The best in the land

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 The games that we witnessed
Those blessed who drew near
But time waits for no one
Tho’ its progress we fear

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 But as we move forward
And it pains to depart
Old Anfield comes with us
In our songs, and our hearts.

Notes

Redman 2003

The Yes/No “Should We Leave Anfield” rumbles on………

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-leavin-of-anfield/