The Everton Poems

THE EVERTON POEMS

HERE TO STAY
We’ve given the reds the blues
Proved everybody wrong
Punched above our weight
Resilient and strong

Confounded all the critics
Beyond all expectations
Silenced all the experts
With on pitch revelations

The bite, the fight, the timing’s right
Against the odds, victorious
The goal that’s bright is in our sight
In this, our season glorious

We may have limped and stumbled
We’ve never fallen by
Led by the man with vision
The team that doesn’t die

Everyone’s a hero
In this band of brothers blue
All for one and one for all
Honest spirit, bold and true

One last push, we’ve done enough
It’s time to live the dream
Believe the unbelievable
With Everton Football Team

And now they must believe us
And now we’re on our way
The Goodison Boys of David Moyes
Are here and here to stay.

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE
I will never forget the crowd tonight,
The atmosphere electric
The air charged with energy
The current of expectation fizzing

The tackles and commitment that lifted the crowd
The noise and cacophony that lifted the players

Weathering the storm
Fighting against the elements
So that lightning struck

One dynamite flash of electric blue lightning
Struck with devastating and deadly effect
Just like ten years ago

It was our time
It is our time
And I will never forget this time.

JUST
We’ve scaled the heights and stayed there
Just

Through dizzy spells, occasional vertigo
And heart in the mouth moments
We’ve stayed there
Just

No-one good enough to profit
In the weeks that we have stumbled
We’ve always stayed there
Just

And as the pundits always say
When the season closes in
The table does not lie

We are where we are on merit,
We are where we are on results
And on reflection, where we are, at the end of the day is
Just

OVER THE MOON
Over the moon
Under the influence
In the Champion’s League
Out of the doldrums

PAUL COOKSON