Last evening whilst having my own late night concert featuring the music of my younger days, I came across this Terry Jacks number. I was immediately struck by the relevance of the choruses of this song, to Football fans everywhere and Arsenal fans in particular.
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun. But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone
One only has to read this blog, to see these sentiments reiterated regularly in so many ways.
This is the song of the we haven’t won anything for years brigade, the time for a change, we can’t look back or live in the past supporters, desperate for more trophies.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.
Written for the “Wenger got lucky, he arrived at the right time and inherited a back line that won him trophies and he couldn’t recognise a centre back today if one fell on him”
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. But the stars we could reach were just starfish’s on the beach.
We never aimed high enough took the easy pickings then surrendered any further progress, by swapping our best players for a new ground and a yearly profit.
Amazing what you can find in a song especially if like me and many older supporters who come on here, you’ve had Joy, you’ve had fun and those seasons in the sun, rain and the snow, and a lifetime of memories you wouldn’t swap or change for anything.
Because it is that mixture of triumph and disaster that has made Arsenal the club we love above all others, secure in the knowledge that it has not yet been defiled or turned into a personal plaything by a Johnny come lately with questionable motives or finances.
Written by dandan