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Guido 2 Years Gone

Gone but never forgotten

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Dumbarton FC | | Leave a comment

Anniversary

It is hard to believe that it was a year ago today that Gordon Lennon was so cruelly taken from us following his tragic accident.

Much water has passed under the bridge since then, from the initial shock, subsequent grieving and thereafter the series of fund raising events staged to raise money for Kelly and Kai all magnificently organised and managed by Robert Ryan and his numerous hard working committee members.

The final event held recently in the form of a Memorial Dinner was a fitting close to nearly a year of hard mental and physical work on the part of many.

For the family and friends today will be latest of many milestones they will have faced over the last 12 months be it key birthdays, family occassions or DFC events.

Through the year we will all have moved on to  varying degrees, some may even now as they read this feel that events may have dragged on too long, such a view doesn’t make anyone a “bad person”  there is no wrong or right process or concept when handling grief.

Those closest to Gordon will have seen people return to complete normality in their lives whilst they continue to carry the weight of the loss, this is life and although today will be another landmark reached it will not be conclusive, such circles can never be fully closed.

Hard times will continue to face them all, people say time is a healer, personally I have yet to experience any evidence of this at best it can be an enabler which allows one to function at times with some form of normality, whatever that is, life is like a book full of chapters some short some long, some happy some sad, but whenever one closes another opens the door for new experiences and unless we live that chapter we won’t know whether it will be good or bad.

Life is for living,  experience it the best you can, but there will always be room for memories.

“Can’t Give Up Now” – Mary Mary

There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how do I expect to win if I never try.

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

Never said there wouldn’t be trials
Never said I wouldn’t fall
Never said that everything would go the way I want it to go
But when my back is against the wall
And i feel all hope is gone,
I’ll just lift my head up to the sky
And say help me to be strong

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

[Hook:]
I know you didn’t bring me out here to leave me lonely
Even when I can’t see clearly
I know that you are with me(so I can’t)

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me bullshit fuck this

To buy the music of Mary Mary click HERE

June 7, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Family, Friends, Gospel, Old Music | , | 1 Comment

The Gordon Lennon Memorial Match

Dumbarton FC photocall 12.05.09

2.oopm TODAY AT SRATHCLYDE HOMES STADIUM TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

SHS celebrations 09.05.09

All proceeds to the Gordon Lennon Memorial Fund

SHS celebrations 09.05.09

Gordon with Kelly and Kai

“Precious Lord” – B.B. King

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic 09.05.09

“Can’t Give Up Now” – Mary Mary

Can’t Give Up Now
There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory all defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how can I expect to win If I never try.

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

Never said there wouldn’t be trials
Never said I would’t fall
Never said that everything would go the way I want it to go
But when my back is against the wall
And i feel all hope is gone,
I’ll just lift my head up to the sky
And say help me to be strong

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

No you didn’t bring me out here to leave me lonely
Even when I can’t see clearly
I know that you are with me(so I can’t)

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic 09.05.09

 

 

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Footbal, Old Music, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

Can’t Give Up Now

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The above song was sung at Guido’s funeral by his sister Heather and his Aunty Annwenand I can honestly say their  accapela version was BETTER than this 2001 version by Mary Mary, given Friday night’s passing of Bonnie it seems to hit home again.

“Can’t Give Up Now” – Mary Mary

There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how can I expect to win If I never try.

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

Never said there wouldn’t be trials
Never said I would’t fall
Never said that everything would go the way I want it to go
But when my back is against the wall
And i feel all hope is gone,
I’ll just lift my head up to the sky
And say help me to be strong

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

[Hook:]
No you didn’t bring me out here to leave me lonely
Even when I can’t see clearly
I know that you are with me(so I can’t)

I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me

To buy Mary Mary music click HERE

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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Family, Old Music, The Dugs | , , | Leave a comment

Fiona Friday – Dear God

 

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It is not even half way through the year and I have attended four funerals and regretably missed a further three due to unavoidable commitments.

The common question from all was………why?

It is enough to question the deepest faith.

Here is XTC from the album “Skylarking”

‘Dear God” – XTC

Dear god,
Hope you got the letter,
And I pray you can make it better down here.
I dont mean a big reduction in the price of beer,
But all the people that you made in your image,
See them starving on their feet,
cause they dont get enough to eat

From god,
I cant believe in you.

Dear god,
Sorry to disturb you,
But I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears,
And all the people that you made in your image,
See them fighting in the street,
cause they cant make opinions meet,
About god,
I cant believe in you.

Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind after we made you?
And the devil too!

Dear god,
Dont know if you noticed,
But your name is on a lot of quotes in this book.
Us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
And all the people that you made in your image,
Still believing that junk is true.
Well I know it aint and so do you,
Dear god,
I cant believe in,
I dont believe in,

I wont believe in heaven and hell.
No saints, no sinners,
No devil as well.
No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
Youre always letting us humans down.
The wars you bring, the babes you drown.
Those lost at sea and never found,
And its the same the whole world round.
The hurt I see helps to compound,
That the father, son and holy ghost,
Is just somebodys unholy hoax,
And if youre up there youll perceive,
That my hearts here upon my sleeve.
If theres one thing I dont believe in…

Its you,
Dear god.

To buy XTC music click HERE

For more information on XTC click HERE

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Friends, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

Gordon Lennon – Funeral For A Friend

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“Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” – Elton John

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Gordon Lennon Tribute – Your Radio

Thanks to Your Radio and to Big Rab for posting this.

Video footage from Sons TV

Filmed, edited and produced by the Sons Supporters Trust

For more footage click HERE

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June 17, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music | , , | 1 Comment

Gordon Lennon RIP

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic 09.05.09

God Bless

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An inspirational guy on and off the park.

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A true gent who lived for his family and football

June 7, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC | | 2 Comments

   

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