Back to Wembley: Play off final song one – Wembley Twice, it’s Alright

By Jason McKeown

City’s return to Wembley has inspired a number of supporters to once again get musical. Just like last time, Width of a Post is looking to plug the best ones in the run up to Saturday. If you have produced a song, please email widthofapost@gmail,com with the story behind it.

Kicking us off is Martin Keighley, who follows up his Swansea record with a Bob Dylan reworking – Wembley Twice, it’s Alright.

Martin told Width of a Post the story behind his creation:

“My wife and I had planned a weekend away next week. It was to be either Wembley with City or the seaside. At half time last Thursday evening (3-1 down to Burton) she texted me with ideas for Northumberland hotels. My reply assured her that City must never be written off this season.

“As I set off at 8am for the second leg on the Sunday, she was still looking forward to walks on the beach. By 6pm, still in a state of the now all familiar euphoria, the London hotel and train were booked for the both of us. By 11.30am the next morning so were the Wembley tickets. Here we go again!

“My inner psyche demanded another song. Perhaps it’s my way to let off steam. It’s my contribution to the Wembley build up. I wanted to reflect on the fact that we were at Wembley twice in one season, a very rare feat. How many Premiership and Championship teams wish they had played a full strength team in the early rounds of the cup?

“I ended up deciding to rework an existing song, and finally chose the Bob Dylan classic “Don’t think twice, it’s alright”. It was learnt, re-written, arranged, recorded, and mastered in about 8 hours over two days. The chorus is:

When the Bantam’s roar for game 64.

This time it’s gonna be for real.

You’re the reason I’m travelling down again.

Wembley twice, it’s alright.

“I don’t have thousands of Twitter followers and I’m not looking for fame and fortune. In fact I’m happy with my lot in life. I’ve promised my wife a seaside break later in the year, but we can’t leave it too long as the new season starts in early August!”

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1 reply

  1. My favourite of the three songs to date (but it may be influenced by Dylan nostalgia) did Martin play guitar on it. ?

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