Black And White Army (bringing The Pride Back Home) Lyrics

by Sting

Work up early this morning and I jumped out of bed
I didn't have to wear my work clothes, I put on this shirt instead
It's a black and white jersey, it's a thing I couldn't hide
'Cos it's almost a religion and I wear it with some pride

Now the streets are all empty in this little town of mine
I was born to make this journey like the ships outside
I've got my ticket to London, and a little bit of cash
I've got this black and white jersey nice and clean for the match

Now tell me, why is the whole world staring?
Must be the shirt I'm wearing

Black and white army
Bringing the pride back home, we'll be
Bringing the pride back home
Bringing the pride back home
Black and white army

It's been a long hard season, been a long hard year
And they're telling us that we're lucky, so lucky, to be here
But if we all stand together and hold our heads up high
We will raise up our voices and tell it to the sky

This time they can't deny us
This time they won't get by us

Black and white army
Bringing the pride back home, we'll be
Bringing the pride back home
Bringing the pride back home
Black and white army

You'll never understand us if you thought that we'd give up
'Cos it's more than just a game, and it's more than just a cup
'Cos we're marching the length of England and I wouldn't tell no lie
I'll wear this black and white jersey till the day I die

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