There is no …

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There is a Portuguese saying that loosely translates into :

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “There is no endless misery neither everlasting happiness.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Try telling that to the McCann’s
Or to Rhys Jones’s family
Neither can see beyond the first declaration
Only one can currently cling to the latter

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And no matter
What Everton’s fortunes this season
Even an unlikely Premiership title will only see –
Them and us celebrate within reason



The quote taken from a response to an article by Clive James on the BBC website, unrelated to football, but the original essay was about feeling guilty at feeling happy when there is so much around us to be unhappy about.

Genuine heartfelt emotion poured out during the minutes applause for Rhys Jones at Saturday’s game, Everton v Blackburn, 25/08/2007

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