HOW MAN WAS MADE (TEESSIDE REMIX)
We made you on red fire whisky
and Newcastle Brown ale.
We made you with overproof rum
and golden parmos.
We made you with the cool Afro jazz of the desert shabeens
and the ruckus of Irish pubs.
We made you with snow-covered Ayresome Park nights,
yelling at referees from the terraces
and the sweet samba of Juninho’s goals.
We made you,
your mother and me
with our own sugar cane dance, our own makossa.
We made you with love.
Whatever others may call you,
the name we gave you
means ‘the best of both worlds’
in the language of the heart.