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C C Csiders

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Partly inspired by Kevin Hogg's Despite... thread he is my Southend United version of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire:


Arthur Rowley, Gary Moore, Billy Best sure to score
Trevor Roberts RIP, Albeson and Moody
Peter Taylor, Chris Guthrie, Ken Foggo, Bellotti
Terry Nicholl, Andy Ford, Bill Garner to Chelsea

Silvester, Friday nights - under Roots Hall Lights
Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron Pountney
Stuart Brace, Baseball Ground - FA Cup Fifth Round
Laverick, David Smith and boring Bury

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Stuart Parker, Neil Freeman, Townsend and Al Foggon
Colin Morris and Derrick Parker too from Burnley
Cawston, Terry Gray, a 5-0 at The Shay
John Burridge, Danny Greaves and Phil Dudley

Newport Gerry Fell, a Divison 4 title we all yell
Mickey Stead number 2, Davey Cusack’s after you
Anton, Derek Spence, Smith’s sacking makes no sense
Johnson and his consortum, Loan Club pandomonium

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Bill Kellock, Warren May, Peter Morris, Judgement Day
Maxwell and Kenny Bates save us from our dreadful fates
Steve Hatter, Bobby Moore, Inchy’s pen, Sri Lankan tour
Silkman, Frank Lampard, Richard Cadette, Jim Stannard

David Webb, Paul Clark, Shane Westley, Edgeley Park
John Adams and Vic Jobson want to play in Basildon
Dick Bate, Roy McD, Pennyfather and Ginger Lee
David Webb back again, Crowny and Steve Tilson

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Andy Ansah, Chrissie Powell, Brett Angell and Scully’s foul
Champagne soaking wet who put the ball in the Bury net?
Newcastle New Year’s Day, FA Cup Everton away
Colin Murphy, Collymore, Barry Fry, Hammers what’s the score?

Mooney, Andy Sussex, Ricky Otto and Phil Gridelet
Italy Fiorentina away in the Stadio Artemio Franchi

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Spud Taylor man in charge, Steve Thompson and Mike Marsh
Dublin, Gary Jones, Ronnie Whelan and his moans
Alvin, John Main, Ron Martin wants a stadium
Alan Little’s got the job, fills the side with his York mob

Newman, Steve Wignall, Mark Gower, Marky Rawle
Tilly and Brush twice take us up, Millennium, Duncan Jupp
Freddie Eastwood and a goat to feed, Barrett, Maher, blueblood bleed
Alex Fergie what’s the score, listen to the Roots Hall roar

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on?
 

Kevin Hogg

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You nearly got in it. Would have been around the Bobby Moore line and would have been Field Mill, Kevin Hogg wearing shorts, Grimsby fog

Oooooohhhhhh! Field Mill, 1985 I believe!
Am not sure the Mansfield Town Secretary believed the "tipsy" bloke, in shorts, borrowed top (from a girl if I remember) who emerged from the mayhem (in my defence I was doing my job and trying to restore order) was ...his opposite number at the time.

A few words of advice from one R.F. Moore OBE on the Monday!!!

Fun days and so many memories in your lyrics..move over Joel!!!
 

Guybrush13

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Record it and it could be played before the teams come out at each match. We need a "theme tune" that gets the crowd going.
 
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Mmm, excellent stuff for a record. Well done.

As for a terrace chant though I suspect TBV might get a tad lost after, lets be optimistic, half way through the second line. As for the drummer ............ :smile:
 

C C Csiders

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Isn't there a couple of Shrimperzone members that are also musicians? "The Colours Between" rings a bell (as well as a guitar)...

Boxer Rebellion (drummer) I think.

It might be the kind of thing that the club might want to pursue if we get to the play-off Final (biggest 'IF' in history). Bit like the old Cup Final records that used to come out.
 

C C Csiders

Life President
Joined
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Messages
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Location
On the journey to spiritual enlightenment (via the
Partly inspired by Kevin Hogg's Despite... thread he is my Southend United version of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire:


Arthur Rowley, Gary Moore, Billy Best sure to score
Trevor Roberts RIP, Albeson and Moody
Peter Taylor, Chris Guthrie, Ken Foggo, Bellotti
Terry Nicholl, Andy Ford, Bill Garner to Chelsea

Silvester, Friday nights - under Roots Hall Lights
Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron Pountney
Stuart Brace, Baseball Ground - FA Cup Fifth Round
Laverick, David Smith and boring Bury

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Stuart Parker, Neil Freeman, Townsend and Al Foggon
Colin Morris and Derrick Parker too from Burnley
Cawston, Terry Gray, a 5-0 at The Shay
John Burridge, Danny Greaves and Phil Dudley

Newport Gerry Fell, a Divison 4 title we all yell
Mickey Stead number 2, Davey Cusack’s after you
Anton, Derek Spence, Smith’s sacking makes no sense
Johnson and his consortum, Loan Club pandomonium

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Bill Kellock, Warren May, Peter Morris, Judgement Day
Maxwell and Kenny Bates save us from our dreadful fates
Steve Hatter, Bobby Moore, Inchy’s pen, Sri Lankan tour
Silkman, Frank Lampard, Richard Cadette, Jim Stannard

David Webb, Paul Clark, Shane Westley, Edgeley Park
John Adams and Vic Jobson want to play in Basildon
Dick Bate, Roy McD, Pennyfather and Ginger Lee
David Webb back again, Crowny and Steve Tilson

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Andy Ansah, Chrissie Powell, Brett Angell and Scully’s foul
Champagne soaking wet who put the ball in the Bury net?
Newcastle New Year’s Day, FA Cup Everton away
Colin Murphy, Collymore, Barry Fry, Hammers what’s the score?

Mooney, Andy Sussex, Ricky Otto and Phil Gridelet
Italy Fiorentina away in the Stadio Artemio Franchi

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Spud Taylor man in charge, Steve Thompson and Mike Marsh
Dublin, Gary Jones, Ronnie Whelan and his moans
Alvin, John Main, Ron Martin wants a stadium
Alan Little’s got the job, fills the side with his York mob

Newman, Steve Wignall, Mark Gower, Marky Rawle
Tilly and Brush twice take us up, Millennium, Duncan Jupp
Freddie Eastwood and a goat to feed, Barrett, Maher, blueblood bleed
Alex Fergie what’s the score, listen to the Roots Hall roar

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on?

Mods, if appropriate move to Wembley Forum.

Anyway I emailed Steve Kavanagh with the idea of recording my original lyrics as a Wembley song, as in the old days of FA Cup Finals when clubs used to release "songs".

He has emailed me back, thus:

Firstly sorry for not responding earlier, the last few days have been quite hectic.



I have asked my Media and Communications manager to look into costs of recording and we are speaking to South Essex College about this. I haven’t yet had a response although I have discussed the idea with various supporters yesterday when I was walking the quite lengthy queue. I will be honest the response was less than lukewarm, I hasten to add I did not show them your lyrics which I have to say I am quite impressed with.



Once I have feasibility and costings then based on these we can asses if it is feasible. It is a long time since a Club did such a venture and in a way that could capture the imagination but we have to be realistic about where we invest our time and resources so it will need to be a compelling business model.



I am really appreciative of the effort and if we can make this work we will be in touch.



Kind regards


Steve



So, if any of you think it a go-er , and would be prepared to download or buy a CD of this, I suggest email the club to let Steve Kavanagh know.
 
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