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Chumbawamba – School Team lyrics

I always wanted to play
In the school football team
But the coach said I wasn't fast enough
I wasn't no good it seemed
I used to watch them practice
But I never got a game
I went to every trial they had
But every time I failed
I didn't want to be Pele
Unlike all my mates
That wasn't my ambition
I just wanted once to play
The football team would travel out
Playing other schools
But they'd never take me on the bus
Although I begged them to
Of course they'd all return
With talk of Robbo's goals
And how little Nobby Forder
Took the defense all on his own
All the ninety minutes were relived
Well, that's how to me it seemed
As I sat in awe and watched myself
Playing in my dreams
In my dreams...
Playing in my dreams...
In my dreams...
But never once the real thing
They'd never let me play
They just said I wasn't good enough
And I'd just get in the way
But then one day it happened
A real scorcher in mid-March
Paul Robbo broke his leg
And Nobby Forder holidayed in France
Kevin Soaper and Big Nose Duggan
They both caught chicken pox
They were both at home confined to bed
To nurse their itchy spots
It was the all-important semi-final
Second leg of the cup
Against local rivals Queensbury Boy's School
They were one nil up
The coach turned to me in desperation
And he pleaded for my help
"This is it, your big chance David!
Can you make the numbers up?"
Well I grinned from ear to ear
And I must have looked quite chuffed
As I seized my opportunity
And told him to get stuffed!



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