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Please release me, let me go

The joys were few but not the lows

You’ve caused me pain for 60 years

Release me and let me dry these tears.


My love for you’s not what it seems

I did not get to choose my team

But why, oh why, did you choose me?

Release me, cruel mistress, set me free.


To leave the wife I did with ease

To leave my home I found a breeze

But your lapdog I remain

Release me and free me from these chains.


You stole my heart in ‘61

You stole my dreams that have now gone

The pain won’t go; I’ve had my fill

I hate you, lousy Tottenham Hotspur Nil.


We’ll snatch from victory a loss

We Chosen Ones must bear this cross

With Desperation I can cope

What kills me is lousy rotten Hope.




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John Coopey

Sun 21st May 2023 20:22

Thankyou for your thoughts, Kevin and MC again. I think Ray Charles must also have been a Spurs fan when he wrote “Take these chains from my heart and set me free”.

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Kevin Tan

Sun 21st May 2023 19:28

Come on. You can release yourself. It's a good parody though 👍

Sorry, I understand. You're emotionally stuck. I've been there about 20 years ago. I will release you!

We have friends in high places. It will be alright. Don't worry. We got you

'The Ceiling Can't Hold Us' - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 21st May 2023 18:38

Rather you than me, JC. But surely it helps make a man what he is to "suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune"? 😋

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John Coopey

Sun 21st May 2023 18:27

“Triumph and Disaster” ? My arse, MC. Kipling should have been a Spurs fan. He’d have soon found out different.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 21st May 2023 18:08

A soulful lament for what might have been?
There must be fellow London team/Arsenal fans who feel this
way! Kipling's words about meeting triumph and disaster and treating those two imposters just the same certainly take on
a sporting relevance here.

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John Coopey

Sun 21st May 2023 09:59

Thankyou for your condolences, Graham and Uilleam.
If the season had started in January, Graham, we would have been too. And Uilleam - I envy you.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 21st May 2023 09:01

I both feel and fully understand your pain JC even the local mob here have been relegated. Better next time eh?

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sun 21st May 2023 08:18

I'm not a footy fan, so life's a little less complicated for me.
Here's a little something to ease your pain John, from the good old days.

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