The tension is building, my stomach is churning
Nervous excitement and a passion that’s burning
Both sides of the divide know what’s at stake
Three points forgotten, bragging rights we will take
Form not a factor when the North London teams collide
Rivalries long standing, friendships and families divide
Who wants it more on the day and is up for the battle?
And who will be overwhelmed and whose nerves all a rattle?
Some men become boys when the whistle does blow?
Other men become heroes tomorrow we’ll know
We’ll try and sleep, all restless tonight
Dreaming the heroes are clad in the red and the white
A fast start is vital, home advantage must tell
So sing up The Emirates make my pride swell
You know what it means, so on them inflict the pain
Send them skulking back to the pitiful Lane
History is with us for the past 20 years
Send them home to Middlesex to cry in their beers