My Liverpool

My Liverpool, my home, my future and past
The birthplace of names that forever will last
Liverpool, sitting neatly on the Mersey's side
Its culture, its people, its buildings abide.

Our 800th year, a historical year to come
Capital of Culture, a fantastic honour won
And a personal milestone, next year it will be
Cause the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 08 is - ME

I remember as a child, the black and white pics
Of ferries and buildings and swords made of sticks
Those wonderful memories of a bygone age
A bus into town and the Pier Head landing stage

And now the renaissance, a City reborn
New buildings abound, a skyline transformed
A showcase year, for the right reasons FrontPage
So here's to Liverpool on your coming of age

By Steve Rotheram Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool 2007