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Ilkeston band, Dion Dublin and a song for the World Cup

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Football fans are being given the chance to star in the video for a World Cup song being released by a band started by an Ilkeston man.

The Establishment, who are managed by former England, Manchester United and Aston Villa star Dion Dublin, are releasing The Winner In You — a rewritten cover version of The New Radicals’ song You Only Get What You Give.

The idea was the brainchild of football pundit Ray Stubbs who mentioned it to Dion after filming Final Score when he was working for the BBC.

The song is ready before the Three Lions, under the captaincy of Steven Gerrard, head out to Brazil this summer.

Guitarist Stuart Landon said: “We’d talked about the idea last summer, it’s an obvious thing to do with Dion’s connections but we didn’t want it to seem cheesy.

“When Ray suggested it and Dion told us we were really happy with it, it’s a song by fans for the fans.

“The tune is really catchy and the lyrics are easy to pick up, we want to hear fans singing it on the terraces.”

Dion himself features on the track playing saxophone and percussion.

The band, who were started up by Ilkeston drummer John Burns, pitched their single for the official England song but Gary Barlow and co’s effort was chosen instead.

Stuart explained: “It was disappointing to be honest because we thought it was a safe choice.

“We really wanted to do this for the fans, especially seeing as they’ll be in the video.

“The most important thing is all joining together to send a message of support to our boys heading off to Brazil.

“The track is a rousing call to arms to let our boys know that the whole country is behind them.”

The band are asking football fans to film a ten-second video selfie and submit via their website for a chance to star in the song’s video.

A few famous faces have already sent in their selfies but they will remain under wraps until the video is complete.

Visit www.theestablishmentband.com to upload your video.

Why not send it to us here at the ‘Tiser at the same time? Email your videos to news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk or Tweet @IlkestonTiser.

Here are the lyrics.......

‘Winner in you’

England, England, England, England

Wake up kids we’ve had the dreamers disease

Red or white we’ll wear our hearts on our sleeves

Make us proud you’ve got the world at your feet

Hopes and fears we stand together as one

Lift the roof the nation’s cheering you on

Win or lose we’re England til we die

And when the time comes calling

(England, England)

And you’re ready for the fight

(England, England)

If you feel your dreams are sliding hold tight

You’ve got the winning in you

Don’t let go

You’ve got the winning in you

Side by side

The country’s pulling you through

Sleeves rolled up

You’ve got desire to win

England we only get what we give

England, England

Chosen men to run the miracle miles

You can win and you can win it in style

Don’t look back we’ll have the time of our lives

And when the time comes calling

(England, England)

And you’re ready for the fight

(England, England)

If you feel your dreams are sliding hold tight

You’ve got the winning in you

Don’t let go

You’ve got the winning in you

Side by side

The country’s pulling you through

Sleeves rolled up

You’ve got desire to win

England we only get what we give

England, England

(Great escape theme)

Don’t let go

You’ve got the winning in you

Side by side

The country’s pulling you through

Sleeves rolled up

You’ve got desire to win

England we only get what we give

England we’ll only get what we give

England we only get what we give

England we’ll only get what we give

England we only get what we give

England

 

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