We love them
We mourn for them
Unlucky boys of red

I wish I'd gone down
Gone down with them
To where mother nature makes their bed

We miss them
Every night we kiss them
Their faces fixed in our heads

I wish I'd gone down
Gone down with them
To where mother nature makes their bed

They can't hurt you
Their style will never desert you
Because they're all safely dead

I wish I'd gone down
Gone down with them



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"Munich Air Disaster 1958" as written by Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey

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    General Comment:As the title makes clear, this song is about the Munich Air Disaster, when a plane carrying a team of Man United players crashed in 1958, killing over half of them. I think it's a pretty straight forward lyric about how the fans felt afterwards, although I suppose, as Morrissey was born in 1959, the "I wish I'd gone down, gone down with them" part could be taken to mean something along the lines of "I wish I'd never been born", although that's probably just me reading into things too much.
    Shadeson June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:about the busby babes great lyrics
    kempeon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:An ode to any of your sport heroes who were once great and now are gone. We all wish we went down with them.
    Brixton66on June 08, 2008   Link

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