For the 96

You should have been complaining about the calls the ref had made

Or the cheating of the other team

Or the way that ball was played.

You should have been deciding what to do, to wear, to say

But the last thing that you did was go

To see your team that day.

 

They tried to blame the other fans when all they did was try

To help you as you reached for them

And they had to watch you die.

They even tried to blame you, take your dignity away,

When the only thing you did was go

To see your team that day.

 

Your families always fought for you to make the truth be known,

They fought to win some justice

But they never walked alone.

For you were always there for them on each step of the way,

Since you didn’t come back when you went

To see your team that day.

 

As we bow our heads in silence and we breathe a wordless prayer

We can show you you’re remembered

That so many people care.

And though your candles burn down, your flame will always stay.

Reminding us you only meant

To see your team that day.

 

You still have not had justice but I know that soon you will

For there’s a spirit in this city

That lies could never kill.

And they joined their hands together, and their voices too, to say

You know you’ve never walked alone

Since you saw your team that day.

 

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