Mark E Smith was indeed a lifelong Man City fan but obviously has a soft spot for The Shaymen. In 1996 he dedicated the single ‘The Chiselers’ to Town. On the sleeve it states ‘This song is relevant to the recent experiences of Halifax Town Football Club’. In an interview he claimed he’d contacted the club about donating the profits from the record but nobody ever got back to him!
Typical of MES lyrics there pretty indecipherable. The following could be about us:
In the long long Yeltsin daysGet in touchThey're skintRelocation due for the chiseler