Another diversion – forgive me please!
I want to talk about Jimmy Greaves.
Now Jimmy was the man
We learned to rely on
To score England goals
But here’s the diversion
For Greaves had been ill
He’d had hepatitis
Missed most of the season
And couldn’t oblige us.
As the World Cup begins
He was back on the scene
But three games had gone
And no goals for the team.
The whole England team had
Only scored four
And now Greaves was injured
And couldn’t play on
So who would be the chosen one?
Now what of the Germans
You may want to ask
‘You’re in their country’
You take me to task.
They start with a flourish
The Swiss swept aside
5-0 to the Germans
An excellent side
They’ve demolished the Swiss.
And they’re on a roll.
0-0 Argentina in a very rough game
But they clinched their progression
2-1 against Spain.
Their pictures are everywhere
Shots of the team
They’re convinced they can shatter
It’s really just a dalliance
A casual quick affair
Shouldn’t really of happened
But I saw you standing there.
It never really meant much
A spur of the moment thing
But I think of it and the sunshine
And my heart begins to sing.
Just a casual dalliance
A meaningless affair
But my heart still jumps
When I think of you
And I wish we were still there.
Conductors flourish batons
Batsmen flourish bats
You can flourish a bottle of whiskey
Do extravagant things with a hat.
I pray that you’ll flourish and prosper
Thrive and really do well
A burgeoning sense of well being
You clearly fell under a spell.
You’re moving on; you clear your drawers
Of files not needed any more.
The stuff to chuck goes in a heap
So little here you need to keep.
You worked so hard; it mattered once
But now has no significance.
You work so hard you toil, you care
And all for what? It don’t seem fair.
In retrospect it’s all forgot
So much you did not worth a jot.
It’s cast aside thrown on the floor
It doesn’t matter any more.
So why the worry? Why the stress?
It made so little difference.
So much is trivia you can park;
Will be forgotten; leave no mark.
You wasted so much anxt for this
What did you gain in happiness?