Swindon Town

by Claire Welles

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The 92/93 campaign brought you celebration
Hoddle led you to the 2nd Premier League season
but before the champaign had a chance to go flat
he was nicked by Ken Bates & Matthew Harding at Chelsea...and forever a twat.

14th of August '93, started with a loss
then another...and another, then a fourth against lowly Southampton.
Took 16 games before you struck gold,
on the 24th of November when I was 10 and a half years old.

Swindon, Swindon...you fascinated me
Swindon, Oh Swindon...Martin Ling and Fraser Digby
Swindon, yeah Swindon...Jan Fjørtoft and Kevin Horlock
Swindon, I really cared about John Moncur.

93 turned into 94, I remember it quite well
'Things Can Only Get Better' was everywhere...Top Of The Pops
Well, Swindon Town DID improve with back-to-back wins
John Gorman's job was no longer a fear, haunting him.

Swindon, Swindon...you fascinated me
Swindon, Oh Swindon...Martin Ling and Fraser Digby
Swindon, yeah Swindon...Jan Fjørtoft and Kevin Horlock
Swindon, I really cared about John Moncur. x2

Ultimately, the weight of 'The Greatest League In The World' crumbled Swindon, they conceded 100 goals...poor Fraser Digby.
They went down in 94...and again in 95
In my heart their delusion burns bright. Forever.

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released November 15, 2015
Written & Recorded by Claire Welles.
From the forthcoming album 'Inadequacy, Desolation & Football'

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Claire Welles Liverpool, UK

Claire Welles is a Mersey Pop Princess who makes music in her spare room, whenever her cat allows her to. The music is created as the soundtrack for the collapse of the Bootle Trade Centre; her discography on this page shows a slow morphing from avant-garde lo-fi pop to something far shinier. Claire is very religious and identifies Todd as God. ... more

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