The Wrong End Of Life

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I wondered lonely in the crowd
How could I ever be so proud
To think that I on such a day
Could into opposition stray

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And did i take some fatal bend
To find myself in the wrong end
the turnstile clicked it would not stop
and here we stand upon the Kop

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Whilst all around may lose their heads
Ecstatic in this sea of red
I’m wedged in here to watch the blues
And face a nightmare if we lose

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When all at once some hope draws near
Then just as quickly disappears
As dragged away in police vans
A host of blue-scarved football fans

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ‘Tis fathomless this strangest test
This reasonless and odd behest
This blatant trick on such a day
Desert me not my courage pray

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ‘Tis close to going round the twist
To come and stand up here like this
O woe is me alas what fate
But we came in at the wrong gate.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Alas – alack – oh woe is me
Far better to watch from some tree
Than here in this opposing din
Because i spaced out – coming in.


Inspired by and dedicated to ‘World-Cup-Willy’ Wordsworth…
True story…Hitched from London with my mate John Hadden to be the only two Blues fans standing on the Kop by mistake (All the Chelsea fans were down the other end!) Liverpool v Chelsea Boxing Day 1966.

The Liverpool fans welcomed Chelsea ‘keeper Peter Bonetti like he was their own. They always showed appreciation and still do for away teams’ goalkeepers.

Bottom line, we lost 2-1y but the ‘craic ‘was good, even though -after the match the Cavern was closed for holidays. Got a lift back with The Chants (early 60’s L’Pool beat group!).

Where are you John?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-wrong-end-of-life/