The Beautiful Game

Still got that World Cup hangover ? Yeah me too…

You forget about that feeling after a major tournament has finished. Especially after what we’ve just witnessed.
But the pre-season friendlies have already started. Then there’s the Euro qualifiers plus the new season.

Football never sleeps.

I’ve lost some enthusiasm but I’m sure it will return soon.

After hearing this song though, I know it will.

This song, by Charlie Hipwell was three years in the making and was released just before the World Cup, but it got lost in the crowd because of all the other football songs. Also because this song isn’t specifically about the WC, there was an attempt to link it with a video featuring previous England performances, which is always a kiss of death.

So I’m taking this opportunity to forget about the England bit (not hard) and remember this is about the football.
About the beautiful game…

» You can download this via Bandcamp for only 99p, or contact Charlie via his website if you’d like a physical CD including karaoke backing for £2.99 or signed copy including karaoke backing for just £4.99.

Step out on the field
Illusions gone, the dream is real
Together, not alone
This place is where we’ve built our home
Seasons change but we stay
Any night, any day
We’ll give everything to get us all the way

You can’t take my love from the beautiful game
Live for the good times, play through the pain
Some other lifetime, I’d do it again
You can’t take my love from the beautiful game

Problems left behind
The whole of life between these lines
Ready for the fight
‘Cos we’re gonna make history tonight

We’re colourblind to the skin
We’ll never stop believin’
‘Cos together we never will lose the will to win

You can’t take my love from the beautiful game
Live for the good times, play through the pain
Some other lifetime, I’d do it again
You can’t take my love from the beautiful game.

This is a beautiful song for the beautiful game. I urge you to purchase a copy.

There will be a small break here now, a short time away to recharge the batteries.
Back soon.

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