I have found the recent debates from the pro- and anti-Kenwright factions extremely enlightening and entertaining. However, after a while, trawling through the endless opinions and counter opinions makes one a little weary.
So, to lighten my mood, I reached for my iPod and started searching through my extensive music collection for some soothing tunes. I have to admit that my music selection can be described as eclectic at best. One song jumped out at me though and just had to be played: the song in question was Sad Songs by Elton John.
Whenever I hear this song, I get goose bumps down my arms and the hairs in my neck stand up. And if I am really feeling sentimental, then I can swear that I actually get tears forming in my eyes. Now, before I get derided for being some sort of silly romantic fool with questionable sexual tastes, I have to explain that this is the song that ITV choose to play after Everton had beaten Watford in the FA Cup Final in 1984.
I remember getting home from Wembley via a couple of pubs, with my brother, in the early hours of the morning, praying that my dad had remembered to tape the game. Of course he did, and those pictures of Rats, and Gray and John Bailey et al running around with the FA Cup at the end of the game with ITV playing Elton?s Sad Songs means that this song will forever remind me of happy times. I was too young to remember the Championship winning team of 69-70 so this was the first trophy I had ever seen us win ? and boy did it feel good.
It got me wondering as to how many other fans have a particular song that probably doesn?t mean anything to anybody else, but to them it can bring back evocative memories of a time in their lives when watching the blues was the only thing that mattered in their lives.
Shaun Sparke, Posted 22/11/2010 at 00:27:37
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1 Posted 22/11/2010 at 07:53:57
2 Posted 22/11/2010 at 08:07:19
I get kn.................
3 Posted 22/11/2010 at 12:21:09
4 Posted 22/11/2010 at 14:48:01
That was a HAPPY night.
5 Posted 22/11/2010 at 14:53:58
6 Posted 22/11/2010 at 15:13:17
Going back to the sixties when my dad would turn the sound up on the radio when this came on saying, 'This is our song lad'.
He even had a car window sticker with 'Everton- We Shall Not Be Moved'.
7 Posted 22/11/2010 at 15:35:42
We Shall Not Be Moved has been sang everywhere and has no real ties with any team... Z-Cars is unmistakenly EVERTON!!
8 Posted 22/11/2010 at 15:35:17
9 Posted 22/11/2010 at 17:12:36
Coming up to Xmas, there's a whole host of songs that remind me of Everton!
10 Posted 22/11/2010 at 17:47:28
11 Posted 23/11/2010 at 08:46:23
I've Got Tears in my Ears from Lyin' on my Back in my Bed While I Cry Over You
My Give-A-Damn's Busted
I Don't Want Your Body If Your Heart's Not In It
I Gave Her My Heart and a Diamond and She Clubbed Me with A Spade
I'm Gettin' Gray From Being Blue. (Uncanny!)
I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling
Going to Hell in Your Heavenly Arms
Your Negligee Has Turned To a Flannel Nightgown
You're The Hangnail In My Life, And I Can't Bite You Off
My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back to You
You Stuck My Heart In a Old Tin Can and Shot It Off a Log
I'd Rather Pass a Kidney Stone than spend Another Night With You
She Got The Gold Mine and I Got The Shaft
I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me
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