"It's Coming Home!" - Boy George performs Three Lions anthem in Texas

"It's Coming Home!" - Boy George performs Three Lions anthem in Texas

Comedy duo David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's football song Three Lions is on course to top the United Kingdom singles chart for a third time. "Aye. It's coming home", will come the unvarying response.

The Three Lions are now daring to dream. and why not!

England reached the World Cup finals only once before, back in 1966 when they hosted and won the Fifa World Cup.

The last time England reached the last four of a World Cup, their heroes in the win over Sweden - goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and goalscorers Harry Maguire and Dele Alli - weren't even born.

And last but by no means least, our personal favourite: Neo finally getting to grips with "The Matrix" by accepting that football is, unequivocally and without doubt, coming home.

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The number one comes 22 years after the song was released in 1996 to accompany the European Championships, which were that year held in England.

Safe to say that royal fans were delighted by the Duke of Cambridge's outburst of national pride, and his tweet has since been liked over 40,000 times with plenty of replies praising him for his words. As a result, there isn't an obvious tune to belt out along the lines of a World in Motion from 1990, or Three Lions '98 from the World Cup of that year.

The idea that the girl group's saccharine hit record would be revived as a paean to the England manager would have seemed improbable before the tournament kicked off, but World Cup fever can have rather odd symptoms.

2017 was definitely England's year.

Meanwhile, it's been a good week for the inescapable "Three Lions" song, even if it has been ruined forever for those of us who appreciated its charm up until now. Who knows, maybe they'll still be there on 15 July, the day of the World Cup Final?

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"If I was a betting man, I'd put a lot of money on England winning it, but the teams in the other half of the group are going to have some real tough games to get through".

The song, originally by the Lightning Seeds & the comedy duo of Baddiel & Skinner, was initially a Euro 96 song.

"It's coming home / It's coming home / football's coming home", runs the chorus that has become the universal England fan refrain.

I know that was then.

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