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It's a million miles away from the usual World Cup song fare, assuredly melancholic, hauntingly sad yet strangely rousing...

"I soon as I heard this record it evoked so many memories of bald fat men crying... No I wasn't reminiscing about a week of work here at Norman but I was casting my mind back to an event that occurs every 4 years..... An event that the English football fan looks forward to with a unhealthy mixture of hope and dread, an event that the Scottish football fans look forward to by picking which team to support that might beat England... The World Cup!!! The fricking World Cup!!!

 

I doubt England will win the hallowed trophy but I know this song will be my personal soundtrack to the tournament. It's a million miles away from the usual World Cup song fare and galaxies away from the twattish "Vindaloo" lager lout style of football songs. It's assuredly melancholic, hauntingly sad yet strangely rousing... Perfect for drowning your sorrows after the predictable exit on penalties to Portugal. It really makes me replay all the great World Cup moments I have seen and it hits the back of the emotional net with a great piece of build up play from the strummed acoustic guitar and flair from both wings contributed by the lush string section. Great chorus too. He's a powerhouse, that chorus.. Great engine... Go Bafana Bafana!!!" Norman Records

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